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Dragon Ride Etape Wales by le Tour de France

July 05 2020
South Wales, UK

Human Race and ASO bring you Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France! As one of the most iconic sportives in the UK (returning for its 13th year in 2016), Dragon Ride has been selected by ASO as the perfect representation of the world’s most famous cycle event, and will offer the same inspiring le Tour de France riding experience to UK cyclists.

The Gran Fondo will take in approximately 3,616m of climbing, passing through the beautiful Brecon Beacons and the Medio Fondo approximately 2,405m.

The Dragon Devil will certainly not be for the faint hearted. There will be a very limited numbers of places available for this option, so those who are keen will need to get in quickly. Those lucky enough to get a place will be well rewarded with an incredibly stunning cycling route which will take in the ‘Rhigos’, ‘Black Mountain’ and the ‘Devil’s Elbow’ – the Dragon ride’s signature climbs – with the addition of the ‘Devil’s Staircase’, a climb with a 15% gradient and elevation of 480m.

Brand new for 2016 is the Macmillan 100 100km distance! We would like as many people as possible to support our official charity Macmillan Cancer Support to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We suggest a minimum fundraising target of £100 or a suggested donation of £50 Macmillan when entering this distance, although fundraising is not an entry requirement.

Dragon Ride Etape Wales by le Tour de France

Routes: 62, 95, 143, 190 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles


Day 1: 90km
Day 2: 93km
Day 3 at the Dragon Ride – choose from:

Macmillan 100 100km
Medio Fondo 153km
Gran Fondo 230km
Dragon Devil 305km
*All distances are approximate.


2 days (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June)
3 days (Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June)

What's Included?

The UK’s most prestigious sportive
Tour de France experiences
Sweeping, Alpine-like climbs
Stunning South Wales scenery
Famous climbs including Rhigos, Black Mountain and Devil’s Elbow
Timed King of the Mountains climb on closed roads – fastest male and female win VIP Champs-Elysées tickets
Tour de France style podium – celebrate your achievement with a podium photo!
6,000 riders supporting each other to the finish line
Picturesque start/finish venue with car parking and large event village
Hot tubs, ice baths and massage available
Famous savoury food at the Feed Stations
A major tick off your cycling bucket list

‘Yellow Jersey’ medal
Pasta Party for all riders
Well-stocked French-themed feed stations with sugary goods, savoury food, energy products and water
Tour de France style bibs and route signage
Riders pack posted out prior to the event – no need to register on the day of the ride
Mechanical support
Motorcycle marshalling by NEG Wales/UK
Medical support
Free car park at start/finish venue
Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
Live music and entertainment at event village
Electronic chip timing
Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
Massage available to pre-book here for only £10

Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales
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