The DRRt

The DRRt is a series of cross country challenges from one of the largest mountainbike clubs in the UK. The Dorset Rough Riders have been seeking out the best trails in Dorset and have come up with a series of 30+ mile waymarked routes which cover the best riding you’ll find in the area.

In 2017 we saw some great new options added to the DRRt to allow for more people to ride….so continuing on from 2017 the LITE versions of the DRRt are now permanently in place, so if you don’t feel you can manage the EPIC route, do the LITE which is approxmately 2/3rds the distance!


TBA for 2020 – South beach, Studland


22nd September 2019 – Okeford Fitzpaine Rec. ***CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW via our Events and Booking Page***


2019 Date TBC – Sixpenny Handley


JURASSIC JAUNTEnter the EPIC 33 miles and 4000 feet of climb and descent in the Purbeck hills or the new 22 miles LITE route. The routes feature clifftop bridleways, outstanding sea views, rolling chalk downs to sandy heath land and a forest, there’s just about everything you could wish for.

In co operation with the National Trust we set up the HQ at Studland South Beach. This is in one of the large pay and display car parks with a real ale pub next door! You can also park at Sandbanks and cycle across to the start via the chain ferry (£2 return).

MARTYR’S MAYHEM – The EPIC 38 miles or LITE 20 miles.

Heading south via Bulbarrow to Tolpuddle and Bere Regis before heading back via Milton Abbas and Blandford Forest.

The lite option goes as far as Milton Abbey before heading up the main street of Milton Abbas to join the epic route at the top of the hill (which is where the drink stop will be).

The Cranborne Chaser is not dead as we’ll probably alternate routes in the coming years.

We set up the HQ near Blandford Forest. Free parking. A cafe and toilets are available on site.


23 miles over three counties, this route combines public bridleways and byways over the Cranborne Chase area of outstanding natural beauty passing Roman landmarks, ancient drovers tracks and picturesque villages..

The HQ is at Sixpenny Handley Sports Pavilion where there is ample free parking, showers and an ale festival running after the event.

Here are some FAQs about the events.

Is it 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.

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 above and enter your details. You will then be redirected to the payment page.

Your name will be placed on our entry database, so all you need to do is turn up on the day.

What do I get for my entry fee?

A colour map with a detailed ride guide on the reverse.
A route way marked with over 50 direction signs.
A halfway checkpoint with drinks and sweets available.
A DRRt performance T shirt in your chosen size – secure your size by online pre-paid entry.
Emergency phone number in case you get lost or have a mechanical failure that you are unable to repair.
Lots of smiles!

Can I enter and pay on the day?

Yes, at the moment we are not asking for a surcharge. However please bear in mind that T shirts are reserved for pre-paid entries and there may not be any spare ones left in your size. A postage charge will be payable if you want to receive one later.

What happens on the day?

Simply turn up at the time stated for the event. For the Jurassic Jaunt event, this is at the National Trust car park (Pay and Display) at South Beach BH19 3AU. For the Cranborne Chaser. 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 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 4pm 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.

Where do I look for the latest info?

A Facebook chat group has been set up specifically for the DRRt. This also provides route GPX files which will be available approximately a week before the event:



DRRt 1 THE PURBECK 4000                                   Sunday June 2nd 2013     Studland

DRRt 2 THE CRANBORNE CHASER                     Sunday Sept 29th 2013     UK Bike Park

DRRt 3 THE PURBECK 4000                                   Sunday June 15th 2014    Studland

DRRt 4 THE CRANBORNE CHASER                     Sunday Sept 28th 2014     Okeford Fitzpaine Rec

DRRt 5 THE PURBECK 4000                                    Sunday 7th June 2015      South Beach Car Park, Studland

DRRt 6 THE CRANBORNE CHASER                       Sunday 20th Sept 2015     Okeford Fitzpaine Rec

Summer DRRt PURBECK 4000                                 Sunday 12th June 2016    South Beach Car Park, Studland

Autumn DRRt THE CRANBORNE CHASER           Sunday 11th Sept 2016     Okeford Fitzpaine Rec

Summer DRRt PURBECK 4000                                  Sunday 18th June 2017    South Beach Car Park, Studland

Autumn DRRt THE CRANBORNE CHASER           Sunday 10th Sept 2017     Okeford Fitzpaine Rec

Winter DRRt THE NEW YEARS REVOLUTION     Saturday 30th December 2017   Sixpenny Handley

Summer DRRt THE JURASSIC JAUNT                Sunday 10th June 2018    South Beach Car Park, Studland

Autumn DRRt THE CRANBORNE CHASER         Sunday 9th Sept 2018       Okeford Fitzpaine Rec

Winter DRRt THE NEW YEARS REVOLUTION   Saturday 29th December 2018   Sixpenny Handley

Summer DRRt THE JURASSIC JAUNT                Sunday 9th June 2018    South Beach Car Park, Studland

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