Zappi’s Gran Fondo 2015

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 was our 4th annual sportive challenge.

Zappi’s Cycling Club had a late season challenge for all riders!

Zappi’s love to be stylish, and the classic Italian races like the Tour of Lombardia is our inspiration. This year’s Gran Fondo had a true festival-like experience, part of a month long celebration of sportives, cyclo-cross and hill climbs.

You took advantage of Flavio’s specially designed routes including:

  • The Gran (113 miles), Medio (65 miles) (and back by popular demand) the Piccolo (36 miles).
  • All routes were suitable for first-timers and experienced riders alike
  • Enjoy the rolling and scenic countryside of the Cotswolds
  • Challenge yourself as we head back to Fish Hill one more time

Before and after the ride, you can take in our sponsors’ marquees, showcasing a range of cycling and sports supplies. And no sportive would be complete without a full-service Italian coffee bar, pizza van and post-sportive massage.

Say hello (again) to our ‘little friend’: Fish Hill.

Aerial shot of fish hill
Fish Hill, on the A44, this lovely sweeping bend drops you down into the town of Broadway. However, you will be going up it.

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At the start:

  • Free car parking
  • Changing rooms and loos
  • Bike check and mechanic
  • Real coffee, good food

On the route:

  • Fully signed routes with well-stocked feed stations
  • Electronic timing with printouts
  • Mobile mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Sag/broom wagon
  • ZAPPI, Gold, Silver and Bronze timing standards

Back at HQ:

  • Awesome Goody Bags
  • Food (lots of it)
  • Masseur
  • more real (organic, Fairtrade) coffee
  • Pizza!
  • Plenty of cover if the weather isn’t great
  • Plenty of open space if it is
  • Loos (M & F)

October 18 2015


Date: 18th October 2015
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Kirtlington Park Polo Club

The Polo Club Kirtlington, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3JQ United Kingdom
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  • 07:30 HQ Opens, sign on starts
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Fondo starts
  • 16:30 HQ Closes

Refunds were permitted up to one week before the event (deadline 11 Oct. 2015)


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