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Blakey takes on the Dragon - Gran Fondo

What an amazing achievement, well done Blakey!

Gran Fondo

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)

  • Rhigos (6/10)

  • The Bwlch (7/10)

View the route details, download it as a gpx or sync it with your gps device on komoot here.