Sunday, 11 June 2017

Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales 2017 Mechanical Support

Cycle Tech UK supports the 2017 Dragon Ride The Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales returned for its 14th year in 2017. In addition to the one day Dragon Ride on Sunday 14th June, some riders participated in the Dragon Tour: two additional days of cycling for those who are up for a multi-day challenge. The Dragon Ride distances ranged from 100km up to the massive 305km Dragon Devil ride, with a total of 3,544 riders participating.

Cycle Tech  UK provided 7 mechanics in their vans to support the Dragon Ride, with two of these also supporting the Dragon Tour. For the Ride they were stationed at feed stations and strategic points on the route. Sunday weather was wet, dry, sunny and windy.

These events are a good opportunity to market our network as riders come from all over the UK, it's always a busy day and riders tend to come all at once, with wanting tubes and borrow the pump being the main issues but anything can happen on the day!

A BIG thank you to our mechanics for supporting and keeping riders wheels turning.....................

Van used as bike rack!!

Phil at feed station 2 had a constant stream of riders coming over to the van from 10 until 2, to have various ailments fixed. These included punctures, tyre replacements, chain replacement, vanishing chain ring bolts and brake blocks, worn out cleats, broken pedals as well as gear indexing and end stop adjustments. The feed stations were well provisioned with energy products, food, water and toilets, although a bike rack would have been a bonus considering the number of riders parked on the van.

Top of first big climb. Bit windy up here!!

First of the riders passing mechanical support
(Bike stand makes a good van defender)

Map - Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales

Last day at the L'Etape Wales Dragon Ride and we meet The Devil!!

If you like to be part of our network of mobile bicycle repair specialists and start your own bike business, then get in contact today martin@cycle-tech.co.uk


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