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Wiggle Dragon Ride

09/06/2013 - Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales - Sportive

Rating: 92.8% based on 9 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 86.7% based on 16 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 97.778%

morganj72 wrote:

Best dragon i done by a mile :)


Rated Event: 92.222%

Pebble wrote:

A fantastic route with some great climbs.


Rated Event: 82.222%

Gavin Whitham wrote:

Can the route be altered next year, I've ridden the same route for the last 2 years now?


Rated Event: 97.778%

EnyaElswood wrote:

I will do it again albeite in good weather


Rated Event: 96.667%

gareth wrote:

Brilliant weather. Very well organised event. Marshals and medical support were quickly on-hand to deal with the several crashes I saw along the way. I loved the route. Spectacular scenary and some great climbing to prepare for the Marmotte. Roads were really crowded at the beginning which was a bit stressy at times. Also some of the traffic lights didn't seem to change for cyclists which caused a huge group to accumulate waiting at one before the Rhigos or Bwlch (not sure which it was). In the end we had to jump the lights because they weren't going to change.
One of the best sportives I have ridden and a real challenge at over 200km.


Rated Event: 98.889%

razzledazzle007 wrote:

Great event! This was my first Dragon Ride and I really enjoyed the route and support from the organisers and spectators along the way. The whole day was run professionally and the route along with the weather was perfect. I hope to by pass the ballot next year and get accepted immediately. Thanks to all for organising.


Rated Event: 96.667%

lanternerouge wrote:

Fantastic, entirely agree with previous review re friendliness and professionalism. Amazing route and stunning weather which helped! Fantastic venue and facilities and my later start time was a breeze, in fact i got waved through to go earlier than anticipated. All very easy and straightforward. A memorable day :)


Rated Event: 73.333%

wrote:

THe organisation was good, the problems of a couple of years ago seem to have been left behind. I Think the event is now too big, there was lots of terrible riding, dangerous descending and too many dropped gel wrappers. A great route but definately not worth the entry fee.


Rated Event: 100.000%

mbr4dy wrote:

Superbly organised event from start to finish. Great course, terrific scenary enhanced further by the great weather. Fully stocked feed stations all the way round manned by lovely friendly people. I was a potato sceptic but by the top of the Rhigos I was scoffing them down and suddenly the Bwlch wasn't so daunting ! Will be back next year - please arrange similar weather.


Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 86.667%

COUREUR wrote:

Overall i thought the event was great and will certainly sign up asap on Nov 1st 2012 for 2013's event. The hills were great and the sheer number of riders in the hotel the night before as well as on the road made for a really good atmosphere.


Rated Event: 70.000%

wrote:

the event is too large, too many riders. 45 mins to get off the motorway @ 6:45 am. 30 min plus queue for water and food @ feed stations. Mobile marshals very good, but places that static marshals would have been more appropriate, dangerous decent given wet weather etc. It was nice to get a bag for the goodies to go in the bin apart for the tin of oil. The route was great. I left feeling that it was a very large commercial event and the riders were just there to make up the numbers.


Rated Event: 92.222%

Andy247 wrote:

After last year's debacle I was a reluctant entrant for 2012. Fair play though the new organisers had upped standards and I had a great day's ride. Only complaint was traffic management with big queues on the motorway to get to the site. After that everything was spot on. I even enjoyed the first 40 miles as it's a novelty riding through semi urban areas and I hardly ever come across traffic lights in my part of Somerset, and we kept the pace high until the first feed. The climbs were awesome and the descents totally exhilarating. Despite our best efforts we were miles of even the bronze time standard, but hey we didn't get wet, no punctures and no mechanical problems and had 6 great hours of riding our bikes.


Rated Event: 52.222%

SteveCurry wrote:

great route but too many riders, and bad etiquette


Rated Event: 95.556%

ianemmerson wrote:

Apart from dehydration for the last 40 k. It was an exceptional ride


Rated Event: 90.000%

wrote:

A fantastic route, love the long steady climbs. The last 20 miles mainly down hill puts the grin back on your face. Better feedstop food and is it possible to minimise queues off motorway into the event?


Rated Event: 96.667%

grahamlloyd wrote:

sometimes the signage was small and made people take wrong turnings feed stops where very well stocked but i would have appreciated more places to access water on the ride.
Never saw the sag wagon all ride we had a guy who had an injury and could have helped with advise


Rated Event: 75.556%

wrote:

The Route was poor.It didsn't flow like prvious versions.To much grippy roads and rises,bit like the Surrey Hills included in an Alpine stage


Rated Event: 95.556%

Liam Duffy wrote:

An outstanding day out made very special by the nature of the challenge, the professionalism attached to every aspect of its organization, and the friendly welcoming support from all those at the feed stations, the finish and on the course. It was the first time that I have ridden this but I'm coming back next year for sure. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who organized, or assisted at, this event. Your hard work made the riders' day and we really appreciated it.


Rated Event: 90.000%

JenniferT wrote:

My fourth Dragon and the best so far. A few niggles - queues to get into the event parking, for the toilets, and at the first food stop - but nothing like as bad as in previous years. Agree that the first section was a bit uninteresting, but after that there were great climbs, lovely descents, and the last section after the Bwlch was a blast! :) Might go back up to the Gran Fondo route next year if I'm feeling brave enough...


Rated Event: 95.556%

CHRISLIPTROT wrote:

This event had a lot of stick last year so I entered with some intrepidation. I needn't have worried. I've ridden a number of sportives over the last couple of years and many of them have been really good...........but this was absolutely stunning. Fabulous organisation in every respect and a cracking route. Bravo!





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