The DRRt - Dorset Rough Riders

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!

Summer DRRt – THE JURASSIC JAUNT – new name = new route!

2019 Date TBC – South beach, Studland


2019 Date TBC – Okeford Fitzpaine Rec.


29th December 2018 – Sixpenny Handley ***Book now via our Events and Booking Page***


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 heathland and a forest, there’s just about everything you could wish for.

In co operation with the National Trust we have 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).

THE CRANBORNE CHASER – The EPIC 36 miles or LITE 27 miles over Cranborne Chase are routes which features a red graded trail, outstanding hilltop views, rolling chalk downs to ancient landmarks and a forest, there’s just about every type of terrain you could imagine.

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 bridelways 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 teashops 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 waymarked with over 50 direction signs.
A halfway checkpoint with drinks with sweets available.
A DRRt performance T shirt in your chosen size – secure your size by online pre-paid entry.
Emergency phone number.
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 from 9am to 10am. 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). The DRR gazebo will be there and you 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.

Where do I look for the latest info?

A Facebook chat group has been set up specifically for the DRRt or

GPX files will be available approximately a week before the event on the DRRt Facebook page:



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