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.
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
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
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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