Sunday 8th June 2014
Margam, Port Talbot
One of the UK’s premier sportive events, taking in classic Milk Race/Tour of Britain climbs of the Bwlch, Rhigos and Brecon Beacons mountain roads. The 2014 edition will see the introduction of a mammoth Dragon Devil distance as well as the return of the traditional Corto.
A choice of 3 route options –
- Dragon Devil 305km/3437m
- Gran Fondo 222km/3071m
- Medio Fondo 152km/1915m
- Corto 47km/297m
- Women’s Only Cycletta 47km/297m
“Offering four challenging distances: the Gran Fondo will take in approximately 3,071m of climbing, passing through the beautiful Brecon Beacons and the Medio Fondo approximately 1,915m. The Corto returns after a brief hiatus in 2013, and the returning distance will have a re-modelled and slightly longer route of approximately 47km.
The Dragon Devil will certainly not be for the faint hearted with the route including over 3437m of climbing. There will be a very limited numbers of places available for this option, so those who are keen will need to get in quickly. Those lucky enough to get a place will be well rewarded with an incredibly stunning cycling route which will take in the ‘Rhigos’, ‘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.
The WomenOnly Cycletta will follow the same route as the Corto riders. Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women only bike rides, supported by Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton.”
- Choice of fully waymarked routes
- Electronic timing
- Mechanical support vehicles
- Motorcycle responders on course
- First aid support
- Feed Stations
- Event photographer
- On site massage service
Margam Park Country Park
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)