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Wiggle Dragon Ride

   

Wiggle Dragon Ride

When is the eventSunday 7th June 2015 Where is the Event Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales

  • It was dry! (unusual for Wales), it was sunny (almost unheard of in Wales), and the roads were full of enthusiastic cyclists (something we love to see at Wiggle)...

    Tim Wiggins
  • G9 Wiggle Dragon Ride Gran Fondo & I got in b4 rain! Ty to @HumanRaceEvents u definitely set the std for brill organisation of these events

    Mike James - @drmikerjames
  • Thanks to @HumanRaceEvents for a great day today. Always an honour for me to wear the green of @macmillancancer

    Gareth Thomas - @gareththomas14
  • Unbelieveable @HumanRaceEvents #dragonride 2day. 140miles of sun, cloud and 5miles of heavy rain and 3000+metres of climbing #tough

    Richard Anderson - @RAAnderson1
  • Wow that was tough. @HumanRaceEvents Wiggle Dragon Ride Gran Fondo done. Legs now ruined, new ones please!

    Sean Lacey - @cyclingsean
  • @humanraceevents epic #dragonride! sun, great route, fab organisation, went for a 188.5 kilometer road ride.

    Marco Peerdeman - @OrangeButcher
  • Amazing day in Wales cycling the Dragon Ride. Rain stayed away but hills were HUGE.

    Sean Conway - @Conway_Sean
  • I hate cramp! I hate DOMS! I hate my knees! I hate my bike! But I loved @HumanRaceEvents @wigglebikeshop Dragon Ride 2014! #dragonride

    Jeff Rayner - @Raynerpe
  • @HumanRaceEvents #DragonRide done and dusted. #Top10 woman #MedioFondo. #Chilling on the beach #Llangennith

    Hannah Priest - @HannahPriest01
  • Sweat pouring from our noses we pushed each other further than I think I’ve ever been pushed. We took the battle right to the top...neither of us would give in.

    Richard Elliott

Wiggle Dragon Ride Event Information

ABOUT THE EVENT

Now in its 12th year, the Wiggle Dragon Ride remains the most prestigious sportive in the UK and a “bucket list” event for any cyclist. All routes start from the picturesque Margam Park in South Wales, before taking on climbs through the Brecon Beacons most similar to the Alpine terrain of the Tour de France. The event typically sells out its places for the traditional Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo routes within 24 hours, with only Charity Places remaining and the new epic Dragon Devil distance launched for the 2014 event sold out in just two hours. The day also features a shorter Corto and Cycletta WomenOnly route.

NEW FOR 2015 - THE DRAGON TOUR

Dragon TourDragon slayers now have something even more epic to look forward to as the inaugural Dragon Tour is launching for next year’s event. The new three day Tour event will see 500 cyclists take on a sportive each day, culminating with the Dragon Ride itself on day three. Each evening Tour riders can enjoy a dinner, some post ride recovery and they will be joined by a special guest speaker on the final evening. A variety of packages are available including accommodation and merchandise options.

For more information on the Dragon Tour, including distances and route information for each day, click here.

2015 Wiggle Dragon Ride e-zine - for more details on the Wiggle Dragon Ride, check out our brand new online magazine! It includes some interesting details you might not know about the history of the event, as well as detailed analysis of the climbs you will be facing on the day. You'll also be able to click through to our brand new interactive maps of the route.


EVENT DETAILS

DISTANCES
Corto 43km
Medio Fondo 153km
Gran Fondo 226km
Dragon Devil 302km
WomenOnly Cycletta 42km

Dragon Tour - click here for more information

*All distances are approximate and prices exclude an online transaction fee


WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS EVENT

•    The UK’s most prestigious sportive
•    Stunning South Wales scenery
•    Famous climbs including Rhigos, Black Mountain and Devil’s Elbow
•    6,000 riders supporting each other to the finish line
•    Picturesque start/finish venue with car parking and large event village
•    Infamous savoury food at the Feed Stations
•    A major tick off your cycling bucket list


EVENT INCLUDES

•    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
•    Pasta Party for all riders
•    Live music and entertainment at event village
•    Well-stocked feed stations with sugary goods, savoury food energy products from PowerBar and water
•    Natural Hydration from Vita Coco as you cross the finish line
•    Riders pack posted out prior to the event. No need to register on the day of the ride
•    Electronic chip timing
•    Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
•    Finishers medal

Please note: there will be no rider transfer available this year.


PROVISIONAL START TIME: 7:00am (Individual start times will be released one week before the event)

AGE REQUIREMENT:
Dragon Devil/Gran Fondo/Medio Fondo: Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2015
Corto/Cycletta: Minimum Age 12 at 31 December, 2015 (any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Event Information Pack and Maps

NOTE: Event packs are sent in the post to all entrants. There is no need to register on the day of the event if you have received your pack.


AS SOON AS THE EVENT INFORMATION PACK IS AVAILABLE THE BUTTON OPPOSITE WILL TURN RED: “Wiggle

WATCH THE CLIMB VIDEOS HERE

Click on the images below to access the interactive maps.
NOTE: These routes are subject to change

2015 Wiggle Dragon RideMap My Tracks

 

Download the OFFICIAL EVENT APP, powered by Map My Tracks, and kick start your training for the Wiggle Dragon Ride


You can also download GPX, TCX or KML files for each of the routes. Simply click on the buttons below to download.

Corto/Cycletta

Medio Fondo

Gran Fondo

Dragon Devil

More about the event

The UK’s most prestigious Sportive returns for its 12th year in 2015. The South Wales event will once again start from the picturesque Margam Park, Port Talbot, having moved there successfully in 2012. 2014 saw the introduction of a mammoth Dragon Devil distance as well as the return of the traditional Corto.

Offering four challenging distances: the Gran Fondo will take in approximately 2,905m of climbing, passing through the beautiful Brecon Beacons and the Medio Fondo approximately 2,060m. The Corto returns after a brief hiatus in 2013, and the returning distance will have a re-modelled and slightly longer route of approximately 42km.

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 new addition of the 'Devil's Staircase', a climb with a 15% gradient and elevation of 480m.

The WomenOnly Macmillan Cycletta will follow the same route as the Corto riders. Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women only bike rides, supported by Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton.

To find out more about the development of the Wiggle Dragon Ride you can read an interview with the founder of the event Lou Lusardi here.

Travel/Accommodation

The Wiggle 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.

ACCOMMODATION:

We are delighted to welcome Marriott Hotels as a partner of the Wiggle Dragon Ride. To make the most of your time in South Wales, we recommend you stay at either the Cardiff or Swansea Marriott Hotels and you will receive the special discounted corporate rate which is available via the links below:

We have also partnered with the Blue Bell Hotel (14 The Parade Neath, SA11 1RA - 17 mins from the venue) which is a lovely 4 star in the heart of the historic town of Neath. It features secured on-site parking as well as a Mediterranean Brasserie restaurant. As participants in the Wiggle Dragon Ride, you can get a discounted stay by quoting 'Dragon14' when booking. Click here to book.

For more accommodation in the region please follow the links below.

Neath Port Talbot:
www.visitnpt.co.uk

Bridgend:
www.bridgendbites.com/staying

Swansea:
www.visitswanseabay.com

Cardiff:
www.visitcardiff.com/site/accommodation

Rhondda:
www.destinationrct.co.uk

The Vale of Glamorgan:
apps.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/accommodation
www.cowbridgetown.co.uk
www.llantwitmajorvale.co.uk

Camping/Campervans/Caravans:
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

2015 Official Wiggle Dragon Ride Merchandise

Official 2015 Wiggle Dragon Ride Merchandise

The Official Wiggle Dragon Ride kit is going to be available on the Wiggle Dragon Ride shop at Wiggle shortly. We will email all entrants once the kit is in stock and available to purchase, but just to get you excited here is what we will have on offer…

Official Jersey (unisex):

The Official 2015 Wiggle Dragon Ride Short Sleeve Jersey has been designed and produced by leading cycling brand dhb using their tried and tested top fabrics. Offering high performance and function, it has been cut to provide a close, ergonomic fit. The highly breathable, stretch fabric is finished with an antibacterial treatment to keep you feeling drier and fresher throughout your ride.

2015WiggleDragonRideJersey

Official Bibshorts (unisex):

The dhb Wiggle Dragon Ride Bibshorts is designed to help you perform at your best. It is constructed from an Italian-made Action 205 Lycra which has been chosen for its powerful stretch and return characteristics, allowing full freedom of movement. It also offers a light compression effect - supporting the muscles and encouraging efficient blood circulation.

2015WiggleDragonRideBibshorts

Official Cycling Cap:

The official 2015 Wiggle Dragon Ride Cycle Cap is designed and produced by dhb and is the perfect on bike accessory.

2015WiggleDragonRideCap

Official Water Bottle:

The Official Wiggle Dragon Ride 750ml water bottle is the perfect souvenir to your ride. The triple function cap with a soft, rubber push-pull nozzle and soft squeezable construction allows fast fluid delivery.

2015WiggleDragonRideWaterBottle

 

Bike Hire

British Bike HireBritish Bike Hire will be hiring a range of 18 speed alloy/carbon road bikes for the Wiggle Dragon Ride.

British Bike HireEach bike will be cleaned and fully serviced, delivered to the start and collected after you finish the event. We will have staff at the beginning of the event ready to adjust the bikes for you to suit your needs. British Bike Hire can supply SPD pedals at a small additional charge or can fit yours on the day. The bikes are geared sensibly for these events and all bikes will be fitted with two bottle cages.

For more information please contact: tony@britishbikehire.co.uk

Free Wattbike Training Guide

JoannaRowsellx150To help with your training, we have partnered with the team at Wattbike, and their Sport Scientists have devised a special programme for free!

Wattbike realises that not everyone is a pro, and as a result, not everyone has a coach to tell them how to train. They have developed a programme specifically designed for the Wiggle Dragon Ride to ensure that you get the maximum out of every session on the Wattbike. The guide includes a mixture of indoor and outdoor rides, hill sessions, strength sessions and technique workouts too. By following this guide you will not only be fitter but also a smoother, faster more efficient cyclist.

Click here for your free training guide.

Charity and Fundraising

Macmillanx240Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner of the Wiggle Dragon Ride. 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 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 Wiggle Dragon Ride 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 Wiggle Dragon Ride, 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 Wiggle Dragon Ride, you can still join Team Macmillan, just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.


Just GivingIf 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.

Make your Wiggle Dragon Ride JustGiving page

Contact Wiggle Dragon Ride

Customer Service:

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