GETTING THERE AND PARKING
Parking: The Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk. FK2 9EE
Start line: The Kelpies, Falkirk (1km from event parking)
Finish line: The Falkirk Stadium
The Kelpies: Next to start line
The Falkirk Stadium: Next to the finish line (marshal and signposted)
Registration Option A: TBC
Registration Option B: TBC
Registering on the Saturday means that you are less likely to have to queue for a longer period of time on the day of the event, giving you more time to prepare on the day of the event itself.
Please take note before arrival of your rider wave number and time (document attached). Registration must
be done in person as you must sign the start sheet to enable you to start and confirm that you have collected your rider number and chip which both must be attached to your bike with the cable ties provided. Rider numbers should be attached to the handlebars of the bike.
Arrive at holding area at The Kelpies no later than 08:00 am, you will see your wave number attached to the starting funnel. Please enter the funnel and make your way forward until you reach the rider in front of you or the tape that separates your wave from the wave in front of you.
WHAT TO BRING
ID and note of emergency contact information on riders at all times
Food and energy drink (although there are feed stations en route)
Money/Credit or Debit Card
Small tool kit, saddle bag, pump and tubes (although there is mechanical support en route)
Helmet, bike, shoes
Weather appropriate clothing
GPX device or phone with maps
St Andrews First Aid will be providing medical cover for minor first aid and will be in a mobile vehicle on the route. There is also a dedicated first aid station at the event finish. Please alert an event marshal or dial 07854580349 if you or another participant require minor medical assistance. However, in case of emergency please dial 999.
Please ensure that you bring with you a small pump, saddle bag, tool kit including tyre levers and inner tubes. We have mechanical support / broom wagon for more serious mechanical issues roaming the course.
Photographs taken on the day will be shared on the Gran Fondo Scotland website and Facebook page. If you have any images from the day please share them on social media using the hashtag #GFS or #granfondoscotland.
Gran Fondo Scotland is a non competitive event. As this is an open road sportive, all participants must obey the Highway Code and abide by the Road Traffic Act. Helmets are mandatory and although there is mechanical support on the route you should ensure that you bring spare inner tubes, water, snacks and money for emergencies. Riders should ensure that they are able to ride at a minimum average speed of 10mph and can complete the event by 3.30pm to enjoy the Pasta Party where we will have music and food for you after the event.clothing and front and rear lights are also recommended.
SIGNAGE AND MARSHALS
The event will be fully signed and marshals will be present at all right turns and throughout the course. Cycle event signs will also be placed around the route at junctions and key locations to advise other road users of the event.
ROUTE SAFETY INFORMATION
Once the riders pass the start line, the normal rules of the road apply. Riders should be aware of any cars entering the Helix Park and Kelpies car park. Riders should always be aware of surroundings as some of the road surfaces are uneven and contain potholes. Areas that require particular attention have been highlighted throughout the route. There are fast descents at 36km (22.4miles) with tight corners and at 46.3km (28.8miles) where there are open fields. It is possible that there may be sheep on the road during this descent, please ensure that you slow down efficiently during these descents. At 65km (40miles) there is a fast descent leading towards a ford where there will be a recommended cyclists dismount sign. There are also fast descents at 69km (43miles) and at 119.5km (74miles), slow down efficiently during these descents
Further information - horses on the road: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20150106-
Further information - ride smart: britishcycling.org.uk/ridesmart
FEED STATION INFORMATION
Medio Fondo: Feed station - 25 miles at Antonine Primary School Bonnybridge.
Gran Fondo: Feed station - 50 miles at Antonine Primary School Bonnybridge.
The Pasta Party will commence from 21:30PM, however, pasta will be made throughout the day thereafter based on the rider finishing times. Riders should remove their rider number from their bike after the event and exchange the number for their pasta at the Pasta Party.
RIDER FINISHING TIMES
Rider finishing times will be displayed on the event website after the event.
RIDER CONSENT FORM
Riders under the age of 18 are required to send the below completed form signed by a parent/guardian to firstname.lastname@example.org.. Riders under the age of 16 must also be accompanied by an adult on the ride.