July, 2020

26JulAll DayCity of Armadale Grand FondoA great day out in the southern Perth hillsPerthState:WADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Gran-fondo,Recreational

Ride Details

The City of Armadale Grand Fondo is a challenging ride through the less travelled roads of Armadale.

The City of Armadale Grand Fondo is an adventure through the less ridden roads of Armadale, with 4 challenging and iconic rides to suit everyone.

The day starts in the rolling hills of the Armadale city region and includes climbs up Canning Road, Mills Road East, Urch Road, Holden Road,  and Heritage Drive.

You’ll find 4 rides to suit the needs of different cyclists.

The Piccolo Fondo is a 50km community ride that is a flat and easy cycle.

The New Medio Fondo is a longer ride, with a distance of 70km on a flatter course. Get the distance without the effort of the climbs.

The Medio  Gran Fondo is the middle distance ride that travels a distance of  95km with hills and undulations. It will be a challenge for the novice – intermediate rider,  with a climb in/out of Canning Dam, of about 1600+m.

The Grand Fondo is the signature event with a 120km ride.  This is a challenging ride for the intermediate to experienced rider, with climbs in and out of Canning Dam on Gardiner, about 2100+m. There is also a Sprint and a timed KOM along Heritage Road.

The day starts early near Kelmscott Dome and opposite Maddington train station. By the way, the start is too early to catch the train, but you can do it for the return trip home.

You’ll find other cycling events, like the City of Armadale Grand Fondo, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.


The City of Armadale Grand Fondo is a challenging ride through the less travelled roads of Armadale.


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1 thought on “City of Armadale Grand Fondo”

  1. challenge yourself. This event i have had a long association with. during that time i have ridden, marshaled and been the lantern rouge, this route is always evolved into different forms. The current route is fantastic with the great climbs out of the dams, in some cases in both directions. The early events started in the Armadale cbd centre and then later out to the Kelmscot area. i like the second choice with the ease of access with less interaction with the general public.
    the later route has the classic climbs in and out of canning dam, the KOM that is Heritage, a long 20% climb that has a false flat at 7%. then there are some other loacl favorites that bring burn to the legs.
    the one nice change has been that the event has moved from being in Middle of May to the end of April. this may be only 3 or 4 weeks but the chance of the first cold front making an impact is reduced.
    the event team is professionally run with even a coffee stop mid ride. A great way to to discover the hills in the city of Armadale.

    my 2017: https://www.strava.com/activities/983578234
    my 2014: https://www.strava.com/activities/142429607

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