The current forecast for Saturday is a dry day with a light wind, initially from the east but moving round to the south. The Pink and Blue routes head south through Sturminster and Ansty. The Blue route heads onto Milton Abbas, Stickland and Bryanston. The Pink route continues onto Milborne St Andrew and Bere Regis and joins up with the Blue route at Stickland and the run for home.

The White route heads out to Stalbridge, Kings Stag and back via Hazelbury, Sturminster and Marnhull.

The rides end at the Old Brewery Cafe and Kitchen for coffee, cake, or brunch.

Meet at 9.00 am at the Wheels car park, Station Road, Gillingham. Please ensure you download your chosen route to your GPS device, and remember to bring your ride essentials, particularly sufficient liquid refreshement.

There is nothing to stop a group splitting into a ‘light’ and a ‘dark’ group, and a slower group can take on a longer route or a faster group ride a shorter route. All rides are no drop rides but please select a group suited to your ability!

Pink Route: 97.9 kms, 928 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 81.1 kms, 924 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 52.7kms,494 m elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph

For those who have issues downloading their routes, here’s the guide for a Garmin device and here’s the guide for a Wahoo device.