GETTING THERE AND PARKING
Parking: On the street and existing car parks in Stirling. Stirling Castle Car Park is not available for parking.
Start line: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Finish line: Castleview Park and Ride FK9 4TW
Start line toilets: Stirling Castle
Finish line toilets: Castleview Park and Ride
Registration - TBC
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 and wave number. 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.
Arrive at holding area at The Stirling Castle no later than 07:00am, your rider wave number will then be called forward to the start line.
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. Riders experiencing such issues should call 07854580349 and wait for assistance.
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 take caution on the descent from the castle as it is a cobbled surface followed by a tight left turn down Ballengeich Road. 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.
Further information - horses on the road: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20150106-
Further information - ride smart: britishcycling.org.uk/ridesmart
The Pasta Party will commence from 12:00PM, 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.