ABOUT THE EVENT
At the turn of the century, a time when “sportives” did not exist on British shores, a small collection of 270 cyclists braved the fearsome, yet stunning terrain of the South Wales Mountains to complete an epic 226km ride; unbeknownst to them this journey would become a world renowned cycling challenge, the Wiggle Dragon Ride.
The group were faced with some of the country’s most testing climbs including the 'Rhigos', 'Black Mountain' and 'Devil’s Elbow' and working together they conquered everything in their path, returning home in glory. Each cyclist was hailed a hero and became part of cycling legend.
For over a decade thousands of cyclists from over thirty countries around the world have journeyed to South Wales to cycle in the tracks of these brave pioneers; their goal, to claim that they too have “slayed the Dragon”. It is now said that for one to become a “true sportive rider” one must have completed this famous ride; with its long and relentless alpine-like climbs it’s one of the UK’s toughest and most rewarding cycling challenges and a “bucket-list” event for cyclists across the globe.
Have you got what it takes to slay the Dragon?
Macmillan 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 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 Wiggle Dragon Ride will help us to ensure that no one has to.
To join Team Macmillan simply tick the option to be part of their team on the entry form. If you already have a place in the Wiggle Dragon Ride, you can still join Team Macmillan, just create a fundraising page quickly and easily on JustGiving 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.
NEW FOR 2015 - THE DRAGON TOUR
Dragon 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.
Medio Fondo 153km
Gran Fondo 226km
Dragon Devil 302km
WomenOnly Cycletta 43km
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
• 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, ZipVit energy products (drink, gels and bar) 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)
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)