A blast of warmer weather is forecast over the weekend, so it remains shorts time! The Pink and Blue routes head over Lyons Gate and down past Cerne Abbas. The Blue route turns through Charlton Down and over to the Piddle valley and on to Plush, Mappowder and Hazelbury. The Pink route continues to Dorchester, and back through Puddletown, and Ansty before rejoining the Blue route in Hazelbury.

The White route goes to Glanvilles Wootton and Buckland Newton, before returning via Mappowder and Hazelbury.

The rides all end at the Old Brewery Cafe and Kitchen for coffee, cake, or brunch. Who will get to the cafe first this week?!

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: 100.1 kms, 1,081 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 86.9 kms, 983 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 65.3 kms, 727 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.