Dorset Downs Audax Rides – Sunday May 19th
You are invited you to take part in the 26th edition of the Dorset Downs Cycle Rides on Sunday May 19th 2012. There are two rides to choose from, one of 100km (62.5 mile) and a 150km (93.75 mile) ride for those of you who just want to ride that little bit further.
Both rides take you through some beautiful scenery in the area to the west and north of Dorchester. You will encounter strenuous terrain, with steep ascents and descents, and encounter fords, which may be slippery.
The rides stop at Hermitage Village Hall where Dorset ME Support Group provide refreshments to get you back to Dorchester for which donations are appreciated.
The rides start and finish at Dorchester Youth and Community Centre.
You will need to be fairly fit to take part but both rides are well within the capabilities of a regular cyclist. These rides are not races and should not be treated as such. The emphasis is on self-sufficiency and therefore you will need to ensure that your cycle is mechanically sound, take bonk rations, drink and a decent tool kit. The route uses minor roads so mudguards may be a good idea if it is wet.
Riders set off in a group which will split up into smaller groups quite soon after the start. You can cycle alone if you like but much of the pleasure of this ride is the company of your fellow cyclists.
The start and finish is at Dorchester Youth Centre in Kings Road.
100kms - Start: 08:30
150kms - Start: 10:00
More Details HERE