The routes for the 2018 Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride are now confirmed.
All rides start and finish from Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground Badbury View Road. Some small changes have been made to all the rides except the 10 mile ride so if you have taken part before do pay attention to the directions and the signs on the day.
The 10 mile ride is ideal for the young and not so young. This ride consists of a mixture of country lanes, cycle paths and local roads, there are just a couple of right turns which can be taken with care. Start Time 09:45 Late Entry Fee £15
The 25 mile ride will follow the River Stour to Tarrant Crawford and then head south for the ride through Charborough Park. Start Time 09:30 Late Entry Fee £25
The 38 mile ride follows the Stour Valley to Blandford, and then at Winterborne Stickland turns south down the Winterborne Valley to the refreshment stop at Winterborne Kingston. Then continues along the valley to Anderson before crossing the A31 for the return ride around Morden and onto Lytchett Matravers. Start Time 09:30. Late Entry Fee £25
The 48 mile ride also follows the Stour Valley to Blandford but at Winterborne Stickland it turns north and then takes cyclists to Bulbarrow and Milton Abbas before rejoining the 38 mile ride in Winterborne Whitechurch. Start Time 09:00. Late Entry Fee £25
The 63 mile ride follows the route of the 48 mile ride to Bulbarrow and then descends to a refeshment stop in Cheselbourne. The new section of this longer ride takes cyclists through Puddletown then onto Bere Regis and Milbourne St. Andrew before rejoining the 48 mile in MIlton Abbas. Start Time 08:30 Late Entry Fee £25
The Macmillan Dorset 100 ride will consist of just one loop and less confusing dividing points this will mean the ride will go further west. Starting in Corfe Mullen and visiting Wimborne, Blandford, Winterborne Stickland, Bulbarrow, Hazelbury Bryan, Holwell, Yetminster, Chetnole, Glanvilles Wooton, Mappowder, Ansty, Cheselbourne, Puddletown, Bere Regis, Milbourne St. Andrew and Milton Abbas. The route then joins the other longer rides at Winterborne Whitechurch for the same route back to the finish via Winterborne Kingston, Anderson, Bloxworth, Morden and Lytchett Matravers. Please note this ride is for the serious cyclist and fund raiser. We recommend cyclists should be able to average 15 mph if undertaking this ride. Start Time 08:00 only Late Entry Fee £30