It wont be long now till thoughts turn to being on the bike over Christmas and training for something in the new year. Well look no further than the Gran Fondo in Northern Ireland. already has 10 of its customers signed up and ready to go next June. Its the perfect challenge if you want keep yourself on the island next summer and it wont cost the earth. The event is extremely well organised with full road closures and the option of two distances. Sign yourself up and let us know. With the numbers that are going we might look at pooling together and organising some accommodation.

This will also offer reason to get on the bike over Christmas, even if youre unsure of doing it you can be training with us. It wont do you any harm.

Follow the link below to register. One tip select a size bigger jersey than what you usually wear if you want it to fit.