Ride Calendar -

Dorset rough rider rides and social events will be posted on the calendar below, some of our rides are regular, and some are posted at short notice, so be sure to check back to see if new rides have been posted.

Lights are essential on evening rides, October to March, and may be required during April and September.

The Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As a Club, the DRR needs to consider the latest guidance from the UK Government, PHE and NHS and also follow guidance from British Cycling and Cycling UK.

UPDATE for 17th May 2021:

From May 17th the club will be recommencing group rides on a turn up and ride basis. Although the public will be required to adhere to the rule of 30 for outdoor gatherings, the government, via the Department For Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, is allowing organised club riding with no restriction on group numbers. Dorset Rough Riders, as a club affiliated to British Cycling, will now be able to offer rides to member and guests with no restrictions other than following the now normal social distancing guidelines. These arrangements shall apply until the next announcement from the Government.

Riding bicycles off road can be a dangerous pastime. Dorset Rough Riders promotes safe and responsible cycling. Riders attending club rides do so at their own risk. Neither the club nor any of its members will be held responsible for any accidents or injury sustained on rides. Please ride within the limit of your fitness and ability. If you are unwilling to ride any part of the route, please dismount and walk through the section. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

HELMETS MUST BE WORN ON ALL RIDES

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Purbecks ride

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No.6 Wednesday Ride

WOBBLE NIGHT!

2

6pm Rideout from The Willett Arms

EARLY SATURDAY SOCIAL (MED) Wimborne Coffee Roasters

The Saturday Social

Beginners Ride

Isle of Wight day trip

A Vibrant ride in the forest

Sonic Sunday Ferndown

Monday night 6.30pm rideout from Wimborne

7

No.6 Wednesday Ride

WOBBLE NIGHT!

9

6pm Rideout from The Willett Arms

The Saturday Social

Daz Saturday Social

Sonic Sunday from the Crown

Way Out West

Monday night 6.30pm rideout from Wimborne

14

No.6 Wednesday Ride

WOBBLE NIGHT!

16

6pm Rideout from The Willett Arms

The Saturday Social

The DRRt – Martyr’s Mayhem

Monday night 6.30pm rideout from Wimborne

21

No.6 Wednesday Ride

WOBBLE NIGHT!

23

6pm Rideout from The Willett Arms

The Saturday Social

26

Monday night 6.30pm rideout from Wimborne

28

No.6 Wednesday Ride

WOBBLE NIGHT!

30

6pm Rideout from The Willett Arms

The Saturday Social

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RIDE CRITERIA

BEGINNER

Aimed at novices. Up to 16km (10 miles) on easy trails. Suitable for families.

EASY

Usually under 25km (15 miles) with few hills and challenging sections. A slow paced ride with many stops.

MEDIUM

25-40km (15-25 miles) with more hills. A faster pace and more challenging terrain with fewer stops. Not for beginners.

HARD

40-65km (25-40 miles) with bigger (10-15 minute hills) and longer challenging sections. Definitely not for beginners.

KILLER/EPIC

Challenging in both terrain and pace, probably all-day rides for experienced mountain bikers only.