25 pictures of the Gran Fondo cycling event in Falkirk

Cyclists took to the roads of Falkirk, Stirling, Banknock and Bonnybridge as part of the Autumn Classic Gran Fondo Scotland event on Sunday.

Monday, 30th September 2019, 11:30 am
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.

The event, translated as ‘The Big Ride’ in Italian, is the second of the cycling group’s meetings this year and run on routes over 75 miles or 120km. Yesterday’s began at the Kelpies and finished at The Falkirk Stadium with the now traditional pizza and pasta party. It was organised by local 2010 Commonwealth Games cyclist Gary Hand.

Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Fastest medium distance - John McLaughlin. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Joe Boyce, Alec McDonald and John Clark. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Natalie Beech, Grand Fondo, and Bobby Brown. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. John Pritchard and Natalie Beech, Gran Fondo. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Chris, Shona, Ellen and Aaron Yates. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Hamish Strachan, David Lines and Craig Cockburn. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Gary McAleese, Colin Bell and David Paterson. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. David Lines and Gary Hand, organiser. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Youngest and oldest competitors, Aileigh Easton and Steven Vaughn. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.
Gran Fondo Scotland autumn cycling event through Falkirk. Lewis Anderson and Corey Whiteford enjoy the pasta. Picture by Roberto Cavieres.