This Saturday is looking slightly warmer at about 6-10˚ and should also hopefully be dry with a light South Westerly wind – pretty much ideal winter riding conditions. There shouldn’t be any ice so the meet will be at the standard time of 9am.

All routes head South to Todber, where the pinks take an early diversion from the others to head to Child Okeford and Shillingstone before a bit of winter hill training up Bulbarrow hill, from there its down Stoke Wake and through Glanvilles Wootton to Yetminster. Meanwhile the blue and white routes head through Sturminster and then on to King Stag. The whites heads north to Folke and Alweston, while the blues carry on to Yetminster to rejoin the pinks. Pink and blue routes then head back meeting the white route again at Alweston, then back to Gillingham via Purse Caundle and Fifehead Magdalen. All routes can end at The Old Brewery cafe for those wanting a coffee and bite to eat.

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. All routes are free to add in a cafe stop if the riders wish. All rides are no drop rides but please select a group suited to your ability!

Pink Route: 57 miles, 3147ft elevation – est speed 17 mph +

Blue Route: 46.3 miles, 2249ft elevation – est speed 15 mph

White Route: 37.3 miles, 1762ft elevation – est speed 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.