Participant Info

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


Event Guide

Click on the image below to access the 2023 Event Guide.

Email Updates

We send out regular email communication regarding the ride. These emails contain important information regarding the sportive and helpful training advice in the lead up to the event. At around 1 month before the event we will email you your start time info and key health and safety information closer to event day. If you are entered into the event, would like to receive these emails but think you may be unsubscribed please resubscribe using the button below.


Please see below confirmed start wave times for 2023 Dragon Ride. For all information regarding timings please check the Event Guide above.

You can view your confirmed individual start time HERE. Use Ctrl + F to search with your bib number of name.

*Please note if you signed up recently then your name may not appear.

Cut-Off Times


*For the welfare and safety of all our riders and crew, some of our rides include cut-off points. This means that you must arrive at a certain point of the course before an allotted time. Details of the cut-off times can also be viewed below. Please note these times include the minimum average speed that each distance needs to maintain to achieve the cut-offs. The times are inclusive of any stopping time.



Cut off 1: Riders must get to the Gran Fondo split at Pont-ar-Llechau (88km / 54.8m) by 11:20hrs

Cut off 2: Riders must get to Feed Station 2 at Llandovery College (102km / 63.4m) by 12:01hrs

These times are based on riders cycling at an average speed of 20km/hr or 12.5m/hr from the last possible start time


Cut Off: Riders must get to the Medio Fondo split on the A4221 junction with A4109 (45km / 27.96m) by 10:25hrs

This is based on riders cycling at a speed of 18km/hr or 11.18m/hr from the last possible start time


Cut Off: Riders must get to the Macmillan split in Glyn-Neath (38.5km / 23.9m) by 11:15hrs

This is based on riders cycling at a speed of 15km/hr or 9.32m/hr from the last possible start time


Although there are no cut off points on the route, we recommend that you aim to finish before 19:30hrs.

Please note, for all distances the gantry closes at 21:45hrs

Rider Packs

Packs will be posted out 3 weeks before the event.

Rider pack contents

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)
  • One distance markers sticker to go on your top tube

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.