Dragon Ride

Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, South Wales
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Organiser's Description

Dragon Ride is the UK's most legendary sportive. Each year thousands of riders take on the rugged climbs and rural roads of South Wales to slay the Dragon, and 2020 will mark the first time the routes have been reversed since 2012!

Macmillan 100: You will tackle both the Bwlch and Rhigos from the other direction. This offers a fresh challenge and another tick off the bucket list.

Medio Fondo: As well as reversing the route we have added 2 new sections, with 1 more cat 4 climb and 1 more cat 5 climb, taking the total elevation up to 2826m. You will still face the deadly trio of Devil’s Elbow, Rhigos and The Bwlch.

Gran Fondo: We have removed a cat 5 climb and replaced it with a cat 4. You will face Black Mountain, Devil’s Elbow, Rhigos and The Bwlch in that order, a challenge for any cyclists.

Dragon Devil: The infamous Devil has been made harder! We have increased the total elevation to just under 5000m, making this the highest Devil in Dragon history. You’ll climb Devil’s Elbow and Devil’s staircase from the usual direction, but you’ll face the others from the opposite direction. This really is a bucket list achievement, not for the feint hearted.

Races

  • Macmillan 100 - 98km from
    £53.50 BOOK
  • Medio Fondo - 161km from
    £60 BOOK
  • Gran Fondo - 207km from
    £65 BOOK
  • Dragon Devil - 300km from
    £97.50 BOOK

The UK’s most prestigious sportive

Sweeping Alpine-like climbs

Stunning South Wales scenery

Famous climbs including Rhigos, Black Mountain and Devil’s Elbow

Timed King of the Mountain competition on closed road climb

4,000 riders supporting each other to the finish line

Picturesque start/finish venue with car parking and large event village

Famous savoury food and energy products at Feed Stations

A major tick off your cycling bucket list

Finisher medal

Well-stocked feed stations with sugary goods, savoury food, energy products and water

Riders pack posted out prior to the event – no need to register on the day

Mechanical support

Motorcycling marshalling

Medical support

Free car park at start/finish venue

Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route

Electronic chip timing

Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

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