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A beautiful cross country 50km (about 30 miles) off-road bike ride around central Dorset.

First Sunday in September every year
START: 10:00am
FINISH: Up to you!

Fast Action on the Ride

Starting from Top O'Town car park, Dorchester, the route forms a loop that reaches out towards Ansty, cuts westwards through Buckland Newton and flirts around Cerne Abbas before dashing south towards the finish back in Dorchester. Phew!

Stunning scenery and great company on the way round

Come to the registration table in the café at Dorchester Top o’Town Car Park, sign on and be ready to start at 10am.. Sorted!
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