After last week’s dodgy forecast, fingers crossed for a dry Saturday. The Pink route heads to Weymouth (coffee on the beach?) via Sturminster, Puddletown and Crossways, returning up the Piddle Valley. The Blue route follows the Pink one, except at Crossways they head to Dorchester. (There is some interest in a Blue paced group doing the Weymouth route!)

The White route heads to Hazelbury Bryan and Buckland Newton and back through Stourton Caundle and Stalbridge.

The rides all 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: 116.7 kms, 1,123 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 100.2kms, 963 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 62.1 kms, 680 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.