The overnight rain should clear in time for our Saturday rides, though there is the chance of a shower during the morning. So dust off your mud guards and put on your overshoes! All the routes head out on the same roads with the Blues and Pinks heading to Piddletrenthide and across to Ansty. The Pinks head across to the edge of Blandford, whilst the Blues traverse Bulbarrow to Shillingstone and the routes rejoin at Child Okeford for the final run back to Gillingham.

The Whites turn off at Kings Stag and get to Ansty via Hazelbury. From Ansty they follow the same route back as the Blues.

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: 92.8 kms, 1,039 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 80.7 kms, 886 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 66.5 kms,704 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.