Ride Details

Fun Cycling Day for families and friends

On the Day 

The first riders (50 mile route) will depart from Park Walk at 8.30 a.m. They will be followed by the 25 mile route starting at 10.30 a.m, and the 12 mile route leaving at 11.00 a.m. The route will be fully signposted, and there will be marshals at all important junctions. If you experience any problems with your cycle, or you become unwell, or injured, the route will be patrolled by stewards with mobile telephone communications. There will be First Aiders in attendance.

Check in Procedure 

Follow the signs to the check-in point in the Town Hall (a short walk from Park Walk). Here you can collect your Bike Ride Label. Cars can be parked on Castle Hill which will be signposted off Bimport and will be marshalled.

Arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time, ready to check in before you are due to set off. 

At the Finish 

At the finish in Park Walk, go to the check-in area (in the Town Hall) where you will be given your medal, a drink and your certificate that shows that you have completed the course. If you have any queries concerning the procedure for paying your sponsorship money over to the The North Dorset Cycle Ride please ask any of the organisers at the check-in and check-out points for guidance.

Some important tips for those who enter 

We must insist that you wear a cycle helmet 

Make sure that your bike is roadworthy – check the tyres and brakes. If you are not sure how to do this take your bike to a cycle shop.

If you are not a regular cyclist, it is important that you 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 Day

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 own safety, and as a courtesy to other road users, ride in single file.

12 Mile Route


25 Mile Route


50 Mile Route