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Dragon Ride

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Dragon Ride

Port Talbot, West Glamorgan

Margam Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ, United Kingdom

Sun 23rd June 2024

5 races

£25.00 - £109.00

Organiser's Description

The Dragon Ride is one of the oldest and most iconic sportives in the UK, renowned as being the toughest and most legendary in the British Isles. It will, once again, be returning to Margam Park for what will be a special 20th edition in 2024 with lots of exciting surprises planned!

Lou Lusardi birthed the very first Dragon Ride in 2004, with just 280 riders, he was inspired by the popularity of Italian Gran Fondo’s in his home country. At the time there were only a handful of sportives in the UK and Lou saw an opportunity to bring this type of event to the Brecon Beacons. An insight that has proven correct and stood the test of time, with thousands every year now slaying the gruelling Dragon Ride.

Races

  • Macmillan 100

    £69.00

    CLOSED
  • Medio Fondo

    £79.00

    CLOSED
  • Gran Fondo

    £95.00

    CLOSED
  • Dragon Devil

    £109.00

    CLOSED
  • Ride for Macmillan

    £25.00

    + Fundraising Pledge

    CLOSED

Book

  • Macmillan 100

    £69.00

    CLOSED
  • Medio Fondo

    £79.00

    CLOSED
  • Gran Fondo

    £95.00

    CLOSED
  • Dragon Devil

    £109.00

    CLOSED
  • Ride for Macmillan

    £25.00

    + Fundraising Pledge

    CLOSED

Course Details

Four incredible challenges, which will you choose?

For 2021 we scoured the Brecon Beacons and our vault to redesign all 4 routes to recreate the routes in reverse for the first time in 12 years. Your feedback for these challenges in 2021, 2022 & 2023 was excellent, so for 2024 we will again be asking riders to take on one of these four epic challenges. Each route will begin and end at our event village in the beautiful Margam Park near Port Talbot and head into, in our opinion, the best riding in the UK.

Macmillan100 = 100km (3 major climbs)
Medio Fondo = 157km (6 major climbs)
Gran Fondo = 213km (8 major climbs)
Dragon Devil = 296km (10 major climbs)

What's Included

  • Stunning Medal
  • Mechanical Support
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Well Stocked Feed Station
  • Medical Support
  • Free Car Park
  • Sweep Vehicle (for those who cannot finish)
  • Rider Pack Posted to you
  • Results texted to you
  • Huge Bragging Rights!

How to Get There

BY ROAD
The Dragon Ride is based at Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales, SA13 2TJ. The what3words location of the entrance gate is https://w3w.co/ expiring.jelly.hack. On Sunday 19th June, please follow the signs for Margam Park from Junction 38 off the M4. If you are being dropped off and collected, there are designated areas within the Park for this. Please follow the flow of traffic and the stewards will direct you to the right place. Please do not try and access via any other gate or drop off elsewhere. This is to prevent queues backing up behind you, and Riders will be leaving from other designated gates so entry will not be permitted.

BY TRAIN
If you are coming by rail, there are 2 stations close by, Port Talbot Parkway & Pyle, both within 5 miles of the site (Pyle is approximately a 15 minute cycle from the station and Port Talbot Parkway approximately 25 mins).

BY BIKE
If you are cycling to the site, please come into the park via the East Gate and not the Main Gate that the cars will be using. The closest postcode is SA13 2TL and what3words location is https://w3w.co/social.craziest.verbs. This will be the quickest route in for those on bikes and will help to keep vehicle movement flowing freely into the park in order to get everyone in on time. Please ensure you keep left at all times.

Parking

There will be free car parking available at Margam Country Park. Car parking is limited. For this reason and for environmental reasons too, please do car share wherever possible. Please follow the signed route from the Main Gate to the car parks, and then from there by bike/foot to the start area. The event car parking is situated a few hundred metres from the start/finish area.

DROP OFF
For those requiring a drop off location, follow directions By Road and carry on driving through the car park to the designated location. Then follow the exit signs/directions from parking stewards. Please do not try and access via any other gate or drop off elsewhere. This is to prevent queues backing up behind you and Riders will be leaving from other designated gates so entry will not be permitted.

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