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Entries open 9am Monday for 2016 Dragon Ride - be quick or miss out!

New 100km route option next year in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support plus return of three day Dragon Tour

Entries will open at 9am on the morning of Monday 14 September for the 2016 Dragon Ride, the 13th edition of one of the UK's most popular sportives on Sunday 5 June - and if you want to be lucky enough to secure one of the 6,000 places, you'd better be quick because in previous years the event has sold out very quickly.

Next year there will be a new 100km route, the Macmillan 100, alongside the original Medio Fondo (153 km & approx. 2,095m of climbing), Gran Fondo (230km & approx. 2,060m of climbing) and Dragon Devil (305km).

The latter first introduced in 2014 and includes some of the toughest climbs South Wales has to offer such as the Rhigos, Black Mountain, Devil’s Elbow and Devil’s Staircase.

For those who want even more riding, the Dragon Tour returns - three sportives in three days from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June, with a field of 500 riders. There's a dinner each evening of the tour plus post-ride recovery and a special guest speaker at dinner on the Saturday.

All participants are urged to try and raise as much mony as possible for the Dragon Ride 2016's official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Places will go on sale for all events through organiser Human Race Events' website at 9am on Monday morning - good luck!

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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marvo63 | 8 years ago

Giving this one a miss next year...It has got too big for my liking. Going to support a handful of smaller new sportives like Isle of Man CC (Cycling Challenge) which a friend did this weekend; 1, 2 or 3 laps of the TT mountain circuit or a 24 hr! He said it was brilliant fun ...even got to see Team Sky's local Manx man Peter Kennaugh beat Chris Boardman's 22 yr lap record the next day! Anyone else up for it?

busheytiger | 8 years ago


timb27 | 8 years ago

You don't need to wait until the morning. Cyclescheme tweeted a link to a priority signup page complete with access code

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