The Dragon Ride is one of Britain's most popular sportives. The 2022 edition takes place on 19 June 2022.

Now in its 18th edition, there are four different distances available ranging from 100km to 300km. The longest event is the Dragon Devil which involves 300km (almost 200 miles!) of riding and 4,852 metres of climbing - yet sells out each year!

The 2022 edition will once again follow the reversed route - so if you think you've been there, done it, try doing it backwards!

All sportives start from Margam Park, Port Talbot, which has been used as the starting point since 2012.

Those doing the Dragon Devil should be aware that there are some serious climbs on this route, including the 'Rhigos' (which is a nearly 11km climb), 'Black Mountain' and the 'Devil’s Elbow' – the Dragon Ride’s signature climbs – with the new addition of the 'Devil's Staircase', a climb with a 15% gradient and elevation of 480m.

There are plenty of technical descents on the ride and riders are warned that these are not easy and should be taken with caution.

At a Glance
  • 19 Jun 2022 8:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • The Dragon Ride Sportive 2022The Dragon Ride Sportive 2022Port Talbot, South Wales, UK
  • Up to 300 km (186 miles)
  • From 59.95 GBP
  • Unknown Riders