The new social race team supporting British riders to compete at the best Granfondos in Europe. Suitable for strong amateur riders, the race club was born from Team GB at the UCI Granfondo Worlds wanting to ride & race together more throughout the year. Led by double Olympic medallist Bryan Steel and a team of top mechanics & domestiques, this is your chance to race with like minded riders at classic events including Mallorca 312, Etape du Tour, Strade Bianche & more…
GB Racing Club is for elite amateur riders and is by invite or application only to ensure our team is of similar ability. If you have qualified for the GB Team at the UCI World Champs you qualify for the team. Please apply below and our DS will get back to you soon. Membership for the year is £199 and includes a race jersey and bib shorts as well as a team race bag.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GB Granfondo Racing Club?
An amateur, social club for British riders to race together at the top Granfondos in Europe supported by a pro team of super domestiques & mechanics.
Am I suitable for it?
The club is aimed at anyone who can qualify for the GB UCI Granfondo Team. This means finishing in the top 25% at qualifying events. We will have a range of abilities in the club and our aim is to help everyone achieve their goals, whether that is a PB, finishing in the top 25% or in the top 10. All riders get the same mechanical help, the same race briefing and warm up rides. Our super domestiques stay at the front of the race for the first half and then stay back to ride home with our grupetto.
What can I expect at race weekends?
Race weekends are the heart of the Granfondo Racing Club. We currently have 9 races in 2020. These are 3 or 4 night breaks typically at 4* hotels. We eat together and have warm up & recon rides before our race briefing the night before the granfondo. On race day, our super domestiques help set a pace before peeling off towards the end of the race to ride home with our grupetto. Our quickest riders will be aiming for top 10 to top 100 finishes depending on the event whereas others will be aiming to beat personal goals. However it’s gone, we celebrate together that evening over a couple of drinks.
What do I get for my membership?
Membership for 2020 is £199 and includes team bib shorts & jersey as well as a personalised race bag from Scicon. Once you have joined you can sign up for race weekends and training camps and will be invited to UK rides and training sportives. Membership lasts 12 months.