Here are some FAQs about the events.
Are the DRRt events a race?
No, this is not a timed event and there are no prizes for finishing in a particular time. However, many riders are keen to push themselves and see how they perform on Strava! Others are content to make use of the number of country pubs and tea shops on the route. All we ask is that you return to the start point to sign back in within the time allowed.
What kind of riding is it?
The routes are designed to be a series of long bridleway sections linked by a few country roads and lanes. Most of the terrain is fairly easy, but we’ve thrown in a few technical climbs and descents that will really have you concentrating hard. There are a couple of short cut points if the bike is playing up or the legs are running on empty!
How do I enter?
When available click on our event links on the DRRt main page or event page and this will take you to the Events Booking and Calendar page – enter your details and select your Membership Type – non-member or member (for DRR club members only). You will then be redirected to the bookings form and payment page.
Your name will be placed on our entry database, so all you need to do is turn up on the day. An email detailing important information, will be sent to all entrants, one week prior to the event.
What do I get for my entry fee?
A colour map with a detailed ride guide on the reverse. A code of conduct for all riders is on the rear – please read this carefully.
A route way marked with over 50 direction signs.
A halfway checkpoint with drinks and sweets available on most of the events.
Updated for 2023: Either a DRRt performance T shirt in your chosen size if they are available OR socks, neck buff and other goodies – you choose what you would like but all subject to sizing and availability.
Emergency phone number in case you get lost or have a mechanical failure that you are unable to repair (on the map).
Lots of smiles!
Can I enter and pay on the day?
Yes, at the moment there is no surcharge for entering on the day. However, we do ask that you bring cash to enter or pay for items on sale.
What happens on the day?
Simply turn up at the time stated for the event. Arrivals after the designated sign in slot will not be permitted. For the Jurassic Jaunt and Purbeck 4000 event, this is at the National Trust car park (Pay and Display) at South Beach BH19 3AU – bring cash for the pay machine. For the Cranborne Chaser and Martyrs’ Mayhem this is Okeford Fitzpaine recreation ground off A357. Nearest postcode DT11 0RL and for the New Year’s Revolution the Sports Pavilion at Sixpenny Handley – postcode SP5 5NU. The DRR gazebo will be there – simply sign in, collect your map/ guide, number wristband (which can be put on your bike) and start the ride. All we ask is that you wear a helmet at all times (mandatory), carry a mobile phone and report back to the start by the required time to collect your goodies. If you are unable to complete the course for whatever reason please inform the organisers by calling the telephone number provided on the map. Also make sure you sign in at the midway point so we know you haven’t got lost!
Who can enter the event?
Anyone! However, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. So, if you want to ride and you are under 18, please ensure you come with someone older who will enjoy the ride with you.
Where do I look for the latest info?
A Facebook chat group has been set up specifically for the DRRt, please request to join the group. This also provides route GPX files which will be available approximately a week before the event:
Please also download and use the What3Words app on your telephones – we are now using this on the waymarked maps provided.