Where We Ride -

Here you will find a sample of some of the places we ride. It is not a complete list and we are always looking for new areas to explore.


For bespoke MTB trails which will test you where others won’t, take a trip to Wales – We all like it there!!! Visit mbwales.com for more details.


Well worth the drive to this picturesque Castle town beneath the Sussex Downs – the routes are stunning – long climbs, long descents and loads of technical “tree root” sections to test your bike handling.

Avon Tyrrell Mountain Bike Trail

This is a small but very interesting forest bike trail to test your bike handling skills. Dorset Rough Riders members may buy individual day permits (very small fee) to use the course at the current discounted residential rate when producing your membership card. Ring 01425 672347 for more information , or see their website.

Canford Heath

When the rest of the world is in the Dolphin centre on a wet windy Saturday the Heath is where you need to be – still one of the best cracks & its right on your doorstep!!

Forest of Dean

More of an overnight weekend or weekday ride with some fantastic tracks.

Isle of Wight

A tough, (31 miles), hilly ride with dramatic scenery, but a nice pub at the end.

Redhill Rides

You wouldn’t believe the variety of trails within easy reach of Bournemouth. Not too hilly, loads of single track & open heath. Typical routes include Canford Heath, Hurn Forest, Horton Tower, Cannon Hill & Badbury Rings.

Surrey Hills

Taking in some spectacular riding if you love hills and climbing this is the place for you!

Sunday “special” rides

Farther afield, based around rides featured in MBR etc. Perfect if you’ve ever read the descriptions in the mags and thought “I’d like to do that but who do I go with?” or “I can’t be bothered with all that map reading”.Destinations include: Winchester Downs, Dartmoor, Salisbury Plain, South Downs, Bristol Area, Dorchester and many more.

The Purbecks

Sometimes known as “God’s Playground” this is the place to go for big hills and stunning scenery – great cake shops too!

Wareham Forest

Some great singletrack and not too hilly.

Thank you to Dorset Rough Rider member Craig Bradley, for the use of his video’s of some of the trails we visit.

Friday nights in Wareham Forest, Dorset – March 2016

A montage of runs on the downhill tracks at the Forest of Dean featuring Ski Run, Corkscrew, Sheepskull, Mr Rooty, Bottle Opener and few others.

Credit – John Newman

A Wednesday night ride in early April 2016 with the club chairman and other Dorset Rough Riders members.

Credit – Chris Brooks