Updates from the Chillis
Blakey takes on the Dragon - Gran Fondo
Sun 26 Sep 2021
What an amazing achievement, well done Blakey!
Race Director Difficulty Rating: 9.5/10
This is the most popular route on the Dragon Ride, and for good reason. It’s a tough day’s cycling coming in at 210km with over 3000m of ascent. We have added in new sections and a major climb, while removing one of the traditional ones.
Don’t be fooled, this may not be the hardest of the Dragon Ride routes, however, it is still a major challenge requiring high levels of fitness, strength, and fortitude. Anybody who manages to slay this beast has completed an amazing achievement.
You will tackle the following major climbs:
Sardis Hill (3/10)
Glynneath Hill (6/10)
Black Mountain (7/10)
Bwlch Cerrig Duon (5/10)
Bwlch Bryn-Rhudd (5/10)
Devils Elbow (8/10)
The Bwlch (7/10)
View the route details, download it as a gpx or sync it with your gps device on komoot here.