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North Dorset Cycle Ride - Details

On the day

Park Walk Start / Check-in opens at 7:30 am for the 50-mile ride, which starts at 8.30 am. Riders for the 25-mile ride are asked to check in after 8:30 am and before the start at 9:30 am. Registration can be made online up to an hour before the ride.

Checking in will take about 15 minutes, and then you will wait on Park Walk for a start.

Please do not join the event if you have had COVID-19 or any COVID-19 symptoms in the ten days before the event date.

The start times for the rides are:-
50mile – 8.30 am
25mile – 9.30 am
Family Ride – 10.30 am

At the finish

At the finish on Gold Hill, please make your way to Park Walk for de-registration. There you will be able to collect your medals. There are unique medals for all finishers in all rides. We will have ride t-shirts to purchase on Park Walk

Important tips

We must insist that you wear a cycle helmet. 

Make sure that your bike is roadworthy – check the tyres and brakes. If you are unsure how to do this, take your bike to a cycle shop.

If you are not a regular cyclist, you must ride your bicycle as much as possible during the weeks before the ride to tune up your muscles.

Get a good night’s sleep the night before the ride, and have a good breakfast before you come out on the day of the event.

On the ride

Bring some food to nibble; chocolate and fruit are a good idea.

Ride at a leisurely pace. Enjoy the countryside and remember that this is not a race!

Wear clothing – or reflective material – that will make you visible to motorists.

Carry some cash with you in case your bike breaks down. Our recovery vehicle can bring you and your bike back to the start point in the event of an emergency. Follow the Highway Code. Keep to the left, and beware of oncoming traffic. Ride sensibly and for your safety, and as a courtesy to other road users, ride in single file.