Wiggle Dragon Ride

Sunday 7th June 2015

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.

Fore more information please visit: http://humanrace.co.uk/events/cycling/dragon-ride

Event Details


  • Corto 43km
  • 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

Whats Great About the 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 Details

  • 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

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