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Take on the Dragon

Dragon RideThe biggest cycling event rolls in to Southern Wales this weekend with the 8th staging of the Wiggle Dragon Ride.  Starting from Pencoed, near Bridgend the course takes competitors out along the Golden Coast of Southern Wales before heading inland to tackle the steep climbs and fast descents of the Southern Wales Valleys and Brecon Beacons National Park.

The ride has been voted Britain's favourite Sportive by readers of "Cycling Weekly" for the last three years.

4000 hardy cyclists will compete over a choice of three different routes, a 45km course, a 120km course or the mighty Gran Forno at a mamouth 200km in distance.  The length of the course will not be the only challenge they face as the riders will have to undertake some of the most gruelling climbs in the country, including the Rhigos and the fearsome Bwlch (twice!)

The views along the route are sure to be spectacular, I only hope the riders are able to appreciate them!

Here's a video of the climb up the Bwlch to give you an idea of what the cyclists face