Mild but misty so rear lights may be a sensible option this week. With a southerly wind the Pink route heads to Durweston, Winterborne Whitechurch, Bloxworth and East Morden, returning through Blandford and Hartgrove. Meanwhile the Blue route passes through Sturminster, Hazelbury and Ansty before joining the Pink route in Blandford.

The White route heads to Stalbridge, Kings Stag and the Okefords before heading back to Gillingham.

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

Meet at 9.30 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!

Also, a reminder that if you haven’t paid your membership fees they are due now!

Pink Route: 94.6 kms, 952 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 75.6 kms, 815 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 58.3 kms, 551 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.