Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France Training Weekend
22 April 2017 • South Wales
Designed to get you ready to ride Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France, the weekend includes a...
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†Please note that this is a women-only bike ride.
Returning for a seventh summer of promoting fun and fitness on two wheels, Cycletta will this year be incorporated into some of the UK’s most highly-regarded sportives for the first time. As more and more women have taken to their bikes over the course of Cycletta’s lifespan, demand has shifted away from introductory-style rides to more challenging courses, which is why we have chosen to incorporate women only waves into our prestigious series of cycling events.
One of these women only waves is Cycletta @ Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France brought to you by Human Race and ASO! As one of the most iconic sportives in the UK (returning for its 14th year in 2017), 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.
“Following the extraordinary reception Le Tour de France riders enjoyed in the United Kingdom over the last few years, it is a true honour to bring Le Tour de France’s spirit to Wales. This spirit of course remains in the passion for cycling and Le Tour de France itself but it is also linked to an ideal sportive course and Wales’ incredible nature and landscapes. The Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France has a route reminiscent of one of Le Tour de France’s most magnificent stages.” – Christian Prudhomme, General Director of le Tour de France
The South Wales event will once again start from the picturesque Margam Park, Port Talbot, having moved there successfully in 2012.
Back again in 2017 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.
Please note: Rider transfers are not permitted.
2016 TIMINGS – Please note that these are not the confirmed 2017 start times, and are here as a GUIDE ONLY.
Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2017
Check out the equipment section and our partner Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to find out about cover of your equipment (including 60% off cover for your second bike!).
The Cycletta @ Dragon Ride will be based at Margam Park, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ South Wales.
Margam Park is well used to holding major events such as the Wales Rally GB and British Championship Mountain Bike races. The park is located right alongside the M4 motorway and is close to the main line railway stations at Port Talbot and Pyle. Port Talbot station is the nearest to the venue, approximately a 25 minute walk away.
Event car parking will be situated within the deer park only a few hundred metres from the start/finish area, the spacious eastern area of the park will accommodate a more expansive start facility in order to reduce waiting times for riders to get underway.
There are also several attractions on site for family members attending the ride such as the “Go Ape” zip wire, adventure playground, fantasy land and mountain bike hire.
We have partnered with a range of hotels in the local area to offer Cycletta @ Dragon Ride participants special cycling packages for this weekend. All of our partner hotels include:
For more accommodation in the region please follow the links below.
Neath Port Talbot:
There will not be any facilities available at Margam Park, nearest holiday park is at Porthcawl, these can be found via the Bridgend accommodation link above.
There are two nearby campsites we can recommend and they would both welcome any visiting cyclists:
Brynhyfryd Camping & Caravanning which is 5.5 miles away from the start/finihs venue. For more details visit www.brynhyfrydcampingcaravanning.co.uk or call 01656 740544
Our Welsh Caravan & Camping which is 15 miles away from the start/finish venue. For more details visit www.ourwelsh.co.uk or call 07800 945558
Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner of Cycletta @ Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France. We are encouraging all our riders to join Team Macmillan to raise as much money as possible to help people affected by cancer.
89 people are hit with the news they have cancer every day in the UK. Then, it hits everyone who loves them. Macmillan believes no one should have to face cancer alone, and the money raised by Team Macmillan from the Cycletta @ Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France will help us to ensure that no one has to.
To join Team Macmillan, and help fundraise to help people affected by cancer through your place in the Cycletta @ Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France, simply tick the option to be part of their team on the entry form or click here for more information. If you already have a place in the Cycletta @ Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France, you can still join Team Macmillan, just email them and create a fundraising page to raise money for Macmillan by clicking here.
Once you are registered with Team Macmillan, they’ll send you a welcome pack, fundraising and training materials, and support you right up to the event.
If you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.
Join Team Macmillan and fundraise to help people affected by cancer. If you haven’t set up a fundraising page yet you can do so quickly and easily on JustGiving. The top fundraiser will be awarded a coveted Macmillan spotted jersey and there will be plenty of other prize draws and giveaways for fundraisers throughout the year.