A chilly start to a dry day with light winds is the forecast for Saturday. Three routes as usual this week. All routes make their way to Guys Marsh and Manston with the Blue and Pink routes continuing to Blandford and Winterborne Stickland. The Pink route heads down the valley to Winterborne Whitechurch where it turns back to Milton Abbas, whilst the Blue route takes a more direct approach over Dunbury Hill. The routes rejoin in Hazelbury Bryan on their way back via Stalbridge.

The White route heads to Okeford Fitzpaine and onto Hazelbury, returning through Sturminster and Marnhull.

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!

Pink Route: 92.3 kms, 897 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 75.6 kms, 814 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 55.9 kms, 548 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.