The Dorset Coast is a 200km ride, organised under the rules of Audax UK – the UK’s long distance cycling association, and is a Brevet des Randonneurs Mondiaux event meaning that completing in 2018 will allow early entry to Paris-Brest-Paris 2019.
An historic event, now in its 41st year the Dorset Coast Audax is the UK’s longest continuously running calendar audax event. The route has a bit of everything, and with over 2,800m of ascent a lot of steep hills ;-).
The ride is inexpensive to enter because the organisation, start, finish, and intermediate controls are all staffed by volunteers from Wessex CTC, West Dorset CTC, The Guide Association, and CC Weymouth. Included in the entry fee are refreshments at the start and finish, your ferry ticket, a hot drink voucher for the Criterion Café in Weymouth, and an amazing lunch put on by the Axminster Community Primary Academy Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), and (of course) Audax UK and BRM validation.
Start and finishes at the Purbeck Sports Centre behind Purbeck School in Wareham