Gran Fondo (213KM)

*Please note the below information relates to the 2023 event. Information regarding 2024 will be updated in due course.*

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Race Director Difficulty Rating:  9.5/10

This is the most popular route on the Dragon Ride, and for good reason. It’s a tough day’s cycling coming in at 213km with just under 3500m of ascent. We have added in new sections and a major climb, while removing one of the traditional ones.

Don’t be fooled, this may not be the hardest of the Dragon Ride routes, however, it is still a major challenge requiring high levels of fitness, strength, and fortitude. Anybody who manages to slay this beast has completed an amazing achievement.

You will tackle the following major climbs:

  • Sardis Hill (3/10)
  • Glynneath Hill (6/10)
  • Black Mountain (7/10)
  • Bwlch Cerrig Duon (5/10)
  • Bwlch Bryn-Rhudd (5/10)
  • Devils Elbow (8/10)
  • Rhigos (6/10)
  • The Bwlch (7/10)

Gran Fondo - Route Profile