10 reasons to try the Macmillan 100km

25th May 2016

New route will debut at Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France next month

Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France, one of the UK’s most iconic cycling events, which starts in Port Talbot next month has announced a new route for its 13th year. The new Macmillan 100 route invites riders who want to taste the amazing atmosphere and riding on Sunday 5th June, but don’t feel ready for the traditional long course, to take on 100km.

MacmillanThis carefully designed new route has been named in conjunction with the Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France’s official charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Cyclists attempting the epic ride are encouraged to raise crucial funds for this fantastic cause.

For those who are still deciding whether to try out the Macmillan 100 distance check out these 10 reasons for trying the event:

  1. It’s the perfect ride for entry level cyclists looking to push themselves or those who don’t want to take on the longer distance
  2. Riders can get a taste of what the famous Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France has to offer packed into the 66 mile distance
  3. The Macmillan 100 offers a chance to explore this cycling heartland and see some of South Wales most stunning scenery
  4. It’s the perfect distance to make it a social event. It’s not a race so grab your friends and take on the route together
  5. The Macmillan 100 includes Rhigos, at 485m it’s tough but achievable, and a chance to experience one of the signature Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France climbs
  6. Over 5,000 riders will be taking part on the day, supporting each other to the finish line, so when things get tough your fellow cyclists will be there to encourage you along the way
  7. The second iconic climb is Bwlch. With an ascent of 527m you will feel it in your legs, but what a view from the top.
  8. Completing any of the routes at Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France is a major tick of your cycling bucket list. One to impress your friends with
  9. The event will be filmed for television, so you will have the opportunity to see yourself on the highlights
  10. Most importantly, riders can choose to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the official charity partner.

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Places for the 2016 Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France are now available but will close at the end of the month. Riders should head to www.dragonride.co.uk to find out more details and to register.