Tim and Gary sample the Fondo as Mark knocks an hour off his time

Mark Williamson takes time to get to know the sponsors Garmin at the Gran Fondo.
Mark Williamson takes time to get to know the sponsors Garmin at the Gran Fondo.

As the Grand Fondo was hosted for the second time, TVR had three entrants pedalling round the gruelling 108 mile Mourne route.

Tim Beattie and Gary Morton entered for the first year and they both finished in and around five hours 30 minutes.

Tim Betatie and Mark Williamson all smiles, but that was before the Gran Fondo began.

Tim Betatie and Mark Williamson all smiles, but that was before the Gran Fondo began.

Mark Williamson was able to take an hour off his last year’s time with 6 hours 15 minutes ride time. It was a fantastic day, with perfect weather conditions, great food stops, well organised and best of all was the fantastic support from the public who were out cheering on all the riders, some even setting up their own stalls of water and sandwiches.

TVR would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and the PSNI for their part in this top class event and the club look forward to competing again next year.