The DRRt Cranborne Chaser (off road) Challenge

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The DRRt Cranborne Chaser (off road) Challenge

Okeford Fitzpaine nr Blandford, Dorset
£15 (£10 for DRR members)
Rides and Activities 
Sunday, 9 September 2018 09:00

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.

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 2018   Sixpenny Handley

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

The DRRt Mountainbike Challenge
Start details 


This DRRt is a cross country bike ride combining cycle tracks and public bridleways,
linked by a few country roads over the Cranborne Chase area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
While you cycle take in the beauty of the rolling chalk downs, ancient landmarks and forests,
downland hillsides and chalk river valleys, each with a distinct and recognisable character...
There’s a huge variety of terrain for everyone to ride!
Choose from the DRRt Lite - 27 miles or the DRRt Epic - 36 miles
SignSign in between 9 & 9:30am / Finish by 4pm
Okeford Fitzpaine Recreation Ground, Near Blandford, Dorset DT11 ORL

£15 (or £10 for DRR members) Entry price includes; performance t-shirt, map with directions,
waymarked route and refreshments

Off-road ride