2021 Bike and Beers Series - The Most Fun on Two Wheels!

Dragon

Dragon Ride

June 19 2022
Port Talbot, Wales

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 marked 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.

Dragon Ride

 
Routes: 99, 161, 207, 300 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 5000
 
What's Included?

There are 3 entry options:

Standard - Entry, medal, access to excellent feed stations, mechanical and medical support, electronic chip timing, posted race pack

Premium - Standard + personalised medal and event photography

Premium Plus - Standard + personalised medal, event photography and limited edition Rapha Jersey

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Margam Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ
 
 
 
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Jun 19 2022 - EVENT: Dragon Ride