Our new routes
This is the first time we have reversed the Dragon Ride routes in over 12 years. Historically the route would reversed once every 3 years, we have scoured our records to find previous ridden routes. We have driven the length and breadth of the Brecon Beacons to check roads, find new routes and create the best possible reversed routes for you in 2020.
Each route has been changed with sections added to bring something new, deal with difficult sections, ensure the best and safest route and most importantly ensure a challenging, beautiful and rewarding ride for all our Sportive cyclists.
Download the free Simon Warren climbs guide for the NEW Dragon routes. The guide gives you detailed information on each of the major climbs and some helpful hints to get you round.
To download the GPX of the route, click on the links below:
- Macmillan 100 – Download here
- Medio Fondo – Download here
- Gran Fondo – Download here
- Dragon Devil – Download here
Click on each image below to enlarge the route and profile:
We have fully reversed the 2019 route; you will now tackle both The Bwlch and Rhigos from the other direction for the first time. This offers a fresh challenge, new views and another tick off the bucket list.
As well as reversing the route we have added 2 new sections which has added 1 more cat 4 climb and 1 more cat 5 climb taking the total elevation up to 2826m, one of the highest Medio Fondo ever at Dragon. You will still face the deadly trio of Devil’s Elbow, Rhigos and The Bwlch.
New sections have been added to the most popular route at Dragon. We have slightly shortened it, removed a cat 5 climb and replaced it with a cat 4. You will face Black Mountain, Devil’s Elbow, Rhigos and The Bwlch in that order, a challenge for any cyclists and an amazing achievement for all.
The infamous Devil has been made harder! We have increased the total elevation to just under 5,000m making this the highest Devil in Dragon history. You will face all the climbs made famous by this route. Don’t worry, you’ll still climb Devil’s Elbow and Devil’s staircase form the proper direction but you’ll face the others from the opposite direction. This really is a bucket list achievement, you can complete it and say you conquered the biggest Devil ever! This is not for the feint hearted.
Which ever route you choose this is sure to be the biggest and best Dragon Ride ever. Get in early and start your training right now, you will certainly need it!