South Beach Car Park, Studland, Dorset
The Summer DRRt
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.
Summer DRRt - THE PURBECK 4000
18th June 2017 - South beach, Studland
Autumn DRRt - THE CRANBORNE CHASER
10th September 2017 - Okeford Fitzpaine Rec
THE PURBECK 4000
35 miles and 4000 feet of climb and descent in the Purbeck hills. A route which features 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
36 miles over Cranborne Chase. A route 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?
Follow this link HERE 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.
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 Purbeck 4000 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.
If you don’t do Facebook, just look up the topic on our Forum under DRR general chat.
GPX files will be available approximately a week before the event.