Participant Info

Our customer services team get loads of questions in the lead up to an event! Click on the question below and perhaps you’ll find the answer here!


 


 

Distances

There are four different route options available, making Dragon Ride suitable for any keen cyclist.

    • Macmillan 100: 98km
    • Medio Fondo: 161km
    • Gran Fondo: 207km
    • Dragon Devil: 298km

Find out more about the routes, what you get for your entry, the history of the Dragon Ride and much more on this website!

We send out email updates to everyone registered for the ride to make sure you have all the information you need. You can expect to receive these email at around 3 months to go, 1 month to go, 1 week to go and 3 days to go.

Email Updates

Registered rider emails

If you have unsubscribed from us in the past, we won’t be able to email you – you can resubscribe here. All email updates can be found below.

  • Less than two months until you ride the Dragon (09 April 2019) – Click here to view
  • Check your address (25 April 2019) – Click here to view
  • Time to get kitted out (29 April 2019) – Click here to view
  • Event Guide now ready (13 May 2019) – Click here to view
  • Important Event Info (02 June 2019) – Click here to view
  • Three days to go (06 June 2019) – Click here to view
  • Congratulations (10 June 2019) – Click here to view

 

Click here to secure your place now.

Timings

See your individual start time here

The table below shows the 2019 estimated start times for each distance

Cut Off Times (2019)

Devil

Cut Off 1: Riders must get to the Gran Fondo split (138km/86 miles) by 13:55 = average speed of 20kmh/13mph

Cut Off 2: Riders must get to Llandovery Feed Station (154km/96 miles) by 14:40 = average speed of 20kmh/13mph

GRAN FONDO

Cut Off: Riders must get to the Medio Fondo split (112km/69 miles) by 14:05 = average speed of 20kph/13mph.

MEDIO FONDO

Cut Off 1: Riders must get to the Macmillan 100km split (54km/34 miles) by 12:30 = average speed of 12mph.
Cut Off 2: Riders must get to Glynneath (105km/65 miles) by 15:55 = average speed of 10mph.

Rider Packs

Rider packs will be posted out a few weeks prior to the event. More detailed information about these dates will be released nearer to event day.

Rider pack contents

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Large Event Number

This must be attached to your back, on the outside of your clothing (safety pins are not included). This must be visible at all times during the ride and is your passport to the Feed Stations and sweep vehicle where required.

Coloured Card

This is for us to identify who is riding which distance so the colour you have received will match your chosen distance. Please attach this to the front of your bike with the cable ties provided – two cable ties around the top and one around the bottom to go round your bike stem or wires.

Helmet & Bike Stickers

These stickers, printed with your event number, should be affixed as follows:

  • One small one to the FRONT of your helmet (so we can identify you from the front)
  • One small sticker for the Coloured Card provided
  • The long one around your seat tube pointing backwards (so we can identify you from the side)

Timing Chip

Your timing chip is the small silver tag which is stuck onto the long rectangular seat post sticker. This is very important so please ensure the long sticker is securely attached to the seat post of your bike. If it is not attached correctly or damaged in anyway, your results may be affected.

Your rider pack and number are your passport to the day. Please note that for safety reasons, rider packs are not transferable to other people. Anyone caught wearing someone else’s number will be removed from the event.

If you have any more questions about rider packs, click here.