For two decades now the Dragon Ride has stood tall as one of the UK's toughest cycling challenges.

This year marks the 20th edition, and organisers have today released the final entries with over 90% of places already sold.

Taking place on Sunday 23 June 2024 in Margam Country Park, the Dragon Ride challenges cyclists to conquer one of four distances.

At the top of the menu is the Dragon Devil. This 296km course is strictly for the hardiest or craziest cyclists: with over 4500m of climbing, it lays a strong claim to being the country's most challenging sportive.

Next is the Dragon Gran Fondo. The most popular route, this is a major challenge at 213km with 3500m of climbing. Some of the notable climbs include Black Mountain, the Devil's Elbow, Rhigos and The Bwlch. Completing this course is a fantastic achievement for even the fittest sportive cyclists.

Final entries are now on sale for the Dragon Ride 2024.
Final entries are now on sale for the Dragon Ride 2024.
If the Gran Fondo is a little too much to bite off, the Medio Fondo could be the course for you. Don't be fooled: at 157km and 2400m of climbing, this is still tougher than most other sportives in the UK.

The sawtooth profile speaks for itself; you'll tackle six major climbs culminating with the Bwlch before enjoying a long, mostly downhill run-in to the finish.

Finally, there's the Macmillan 100 route. "The "short" route of Dragon Ride, the Macmillan 100 gets its name from the event's long-standing charity partners Macmillan," say the organisers.

"It used to be bang on 100km, but is now 98km with 1314m of climbing. Still a feat to be proud of."

Over 4300 riders have already entered this year's Dragon Ride and places on the Dragon Devil are now sold out.

The final entries, including charity places for Macmillan, are now on sale so don't miss out on this must-do event in the UK sportive calendar.

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