The forecast currently suggests a wet afternoon, but potentially a dry morning, particularly south of Gillingham. The three routes all head to Duntish where the White route turns to Hazelbury Bryan and Okeford Fitzpaine on the way home. The Blue and Pink routes continue down the Piddle Valley to Piddletrenthide where they turn for Cheselbourne and Bulbarrow. The Blue route drops down to Okeford Fitzpaine to follow the White route home, whilst the Pink route goes over to Blandford and back via Child Okeford.

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

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: 97.4 kms, 1,082 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 77.3 kms, 858 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 67.2 kms, 653 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.