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2014 Tour of York – in aid of Bicycles for Humanity (WA)

Another great reason to do another iconic event from the organisers of the City of Armadale Grand Fondo.

The 2014 Tour of York is in its second year and it returns with the same route with great acclaim and feedback from participants last year. Join us for this progressive ride which sees you riding through the back country roads from Mundaring via Bakers Hills, Clackline and down the valley into York. Have lunch with us in York and then commence your second challenge from York back to Mundaring. Soak in the winter sun and achieve a new 154 km over around 1350 metres.

Tell your friends about it and nominate the speed that you would like to ride comfortably with them and with others and enjoy the Tour of York in aid of Bicycles for Humanity.

Full details and registration here:

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City of Armadale Grand Fondo 2014 – Event Director’s Report

A BIG thank you for your support and participation in CAGF 2014.

This Event Director’s Report summarises my thoughts, observations, challenges for CAGF 2014 and also now highlights our plans for CAGF 2015 as well as other Cycling Events hosted by the Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group.

Share this document around and tell others to look out for the EARLY BIRD registration for CAGF 2015 which is coming out in June 2014!

Download The Official CAGF Event Director’s Report

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CAGF 2015 – New Date – 17th May 2015

New to CAGF 2015 – three Grand Fondo routes:

  • Piccolo Fondo – 40 km
  • Medio Fondo – 80 km
  • Gran Fondo – 120 km

The Piccolo will be designed with the focus on the Armadale plains and the vistas that it allows. Specifically for developing riders wishing to do a Grand Fondo in Perth.

The Medio is yet another development ride for those who did CAGF 2013 and 2014 and wanting that extra challenge and kick. Defined in 2015 with a KOM / QOM segment as well as a Tarmac Sprint section.

The Gran as its name implies will be our 2015 signature route with epic and scenic climbs in excess of 2200 metres. Yet another development from CAGF 100 with the change of 2 KOM / QOM segments and possible 2 Tarmac Sprint sections. Something for the hill climbers and the flat landers for 2015!

What this website over the next few months and also actively on our City of Armadale Grand Fondo Facebook page.

The Event Director’s Report will also be out soon and posted also on this website.

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Live Tracking at the Armadale Grand Fondo

Want your family to know how you are going along CAGF? Will be handy also if you are planning to meet up on route.

Concerned that the team that you are riding with is still with you? Wondering how your team mates and friends are going?

Concerned about your standing for the Champion Systems KOM segment?

Well rest assured – you can now track them during CAGF through one of the portals below. Simply knowing their Route Distance (select one below) and their Timing Chip number and or Surname – it is that simple:

150km – http://www.bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=573&EId=1

100km – http://www.bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=573&EId=2

70km – http://www.bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=573&EId=3

Tracker for mobile – http://m.bluechipresults.com.au/Search.aspx?R=74

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Champion System King Of The Mountain Segment

In a direct acknowledgment of Road Riders and our sponsors Champion System– we have created the Champion System KOM Segment for CAGF 100 along Heritage Drive.

Download the details here.

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Sienna Wood Tent City Sponsor

The 2014 City of Armadale Grand Fondo is pleased to announce Sienna Wood as this year’s naming rights sponsor for our Cycling Tent City. The Sienna Wood Cycling Tent City brings to the event a community atmosphere where different cycling groups, social riders, clubs, cycling related companies and stakeholders get together in this carnival atmosphere with the three Grand Fondo distances and the Kermesse held around it as the focal point.

This community focus is similar to how Sienna Wood has been set out for the residential community. Lots now open for sale with a vibrant Display Home Village. Click here to review the Master Plan for Sienna Wood.

Sienna Wood Tent City Master Plan

Check out their website for more information here.

Welcome to the City of Armadale Grand Fondo

Sunday, 18th May 2014

 

Are you looking for your next cycling challenge?

Cycle within the City of Armadale through new routes never done before in a cycling event!

Many options to choose from:

Grand Fondo 70km – for the developing cyclist wishing to be challenged in their first hill climb event.
Grand Fondo 100km – Century ride for the established cyclist wanting to do very technical hills climbs in excess of 2000m over a distance of 100km.
Grand Fondo 150km – for the established cyclist looking for a new challenge.

Nestled in the foothills of Perth – the City of Armadale is a hidden jewel with some of the most iconic hills rides within easy reach of the Perth population. Many iconic cycling events foray into the region but never has a Grand Fondo been held within the City limits that will take you from the plains to the hills and once again to the plains of Armadale.

The City of Armadale Grand Fondo has been designed with the traditional Italian style Grand Fondo in mind where cyclists and the community mingle together to savour and experience all about road touring cycling as well as the sights and sounds of the local region. There will be three distances to choose from for the Grand Fondo aspect of the event: 70 km, 100km and 150 km, all achievable with the appropriate amount of time and training which the Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group can provide.

In addition to the Grand Fondo the organisers of CAGF will also host the Armadale Central Kermesse. A Kermesse is a Cycling road race around a shorter circuit and shorter distance, traditionally circling a town. This form of race also originated from Europe, in fact from Belgium specifically. The race will be on the flat roads just 2.5km out of Armadale central. Featuring straight roads and hot dog turns. It will be fast furious action and the win will be there for the brave, watch for early breakaways as people try to increase the establish a lead on a the short course. The ACK is an excellent opportunity to try out a road race with all level of abilities catered for.

Imagine a cycling touring event where your local bike shops are part of the event, including that of social groups and corporate companies. This together with local cycling related charities and bike related retailer will ensure that the Sienna Wood Tent City within the City of Armadale city centre will be a resounding success. In short everything to do with cycling will be in one place at the City of Armadale Grand Fondo.

Some of the many highlights of this event include:

  • Catering for all level of cyclists from recreational to racing
  • Individual and Team entries welcome.
  • Iconic 70 km, 100km and 150 km distances for the Grand Fondo
  • If you up for racing rather than just riding you can enter the Armadale Central Kermesse
  • Variable road racing distances of 30 km, 60 km and 70 km for the Kermesse
  • Flexible starting and ending times
  • Based on Italian style gran fondo events
  • Tour & sightsee the darling scarp environs
  • Wineries and eateries to enjoy as well as the local food festival which will be held on the same day
  • Bike shops – social groups invited
  • Cycling retailers & providers welcome
  • Nutrition & hydration suppliers – join us
  • Clubs and Associations – best place to meet & greet
  • GPS enabled maps & participant maps
  • Sienna Wood tent city @ Memorial Park in the City
  • Best cycling community and social gathering for 2014

Secure your place amongst 1000 cyclists for this event by registering.

We hope you will ride, sight see and experience our planned gustatory delights at the Cycling Village and along the route!

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