It appears that this will be the warmest Saturday of the year so far, and no doubt some lillywhite legs will make an appearance! The Blue and Pink routes head south to Piddletrenthide. The Blues hang a left and on to Cheselbourne and Dewlish and back via Hazelbury and Sturminster. The Pinks turn right and head up and over to Cerne Abbas and Sydling St Nicholas. The route returns via Charlton Down, and Plush before rejoining the Blue route at Hazelbury.

The White route goes to Templecombe, Henstridge and Stourton Caundle before heading over to Margaret Marsh and Stour Row.

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: 98.9 kms, 1,135 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 81.0 kms, 83 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 53.8 kms,520 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.