The 10th Dragon Ride in 2013

 

We are really excited to have just had confirmed our entry for the UK’s most prestigious Sportive – the Wiggle Dragon Ride.  The ride takes place in South Wales, starting from the picturesque Margam Park, Port Talbot on Sunday 9th June and 2013 will be the 10th year for this even – how time flies!

 

dragon ride finish

 

There are three route options, including a Women Only Cycletta ride.  This is the first time that Wales has hosted Cycletta, the UK’s leading series of women only bike rides, supported by Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton.  You can check out their 2013 programme in our preview here

 

The Cycletta ride costs just £35 to enter and you need to visit cycletta.co.uk to secure your place.

 

The other rides include the Grand Fondo (206km with approximately 3350m of climbing) and Medio Fondo (125km with approximately 1875m of climbing).  Last year, these routes made for the most challenging event to date and we have been advised they will remain the same in 2013; allowing returning participants the chance to compare their year on year times.

 

The routes concentrate on the superb climbs that South Wales has to offer. The Medio Fondo Ride will include the Cimla, Rhigos and Bwlch climbs as well other ascents. The Gran Fondo Route, will in addition to the above have the challenging ascents of the Black Mountain and the Devil’s Elbow in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. The Corto Route is in effect a circuit of Margam Mountain.  Not for the faint hearted and we will be sure to let you know how we get on!

 

Dragon ride scenery

 

If you want to take part in the 2013 Wiggle Dragon Ride there are still Premier Packages and charity places available. 

 

To qualify for a charity place you need to pay £50 to register and then pledge to fundraise £200 or more.  Alternately you can pay £100 to register and then forgo the fundraising target – you can raise as much or as little as you like!

 

If you want in, contact cycling@prostatecanceruk.org or phone 020-8222-7158.  Apparently places are filling up fast and so we should let you know that it is first come, first served basis so be quick.

 

To secure a Premier Entry Package (for the Grand Fondo and Medio Fondo routes), which includes event entry, dinner bed and breakfast, with accommodation just metres from the event start,  images of your day riding plus much much more (visit wiggledragonride.com for the exact package details) costs £249 per rider based on sharing a twin room or £299 for single occupancy.

 

We hope to see you there. 

 

 

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