West Dorset Cycling

Cycling UK Affiliated Group

West Dorset Cycling

Join us for great rides and events in West Dorset, new members welcome.  Electric bikes welcome.  

Our activities 
Audax/Sportive road rides
Leisure/Touring rides
Family rides
Campaigning group
About us 

West Dorset Cycling is a new affiliated club where all members are involved and contribute as they wish. We have a free and easy organisation appropriate to our free and easy cycling activities.

Our heritage with CTC goes back to 1926 and the affiliated club status gives us a different and better club future, one where members are fully involved and active at the level which suits them.

A link to our rides list is in the Contact details above.  New members are welcome, beginners through to experts. We have three organised rides every week ranging in length from 25 to 60 miles, come and try one. We have a very active folding bike group which has rides and events accessed by public transport. We welcome electric bikes on all our rides.

We organise the Dorset Dirt off road ride held on the first Sunday in September each year, though we do not currently have led off road rides. We also lead the riders on the Great Dorset Bike ride held on the first Sunday in June each year.

We expect to see, and welcome, a large increase in electric bikes on rides. We also actively encourage car assisted rides. Members drive continuation and change, so rides and other activities are planned and supported by other members.

Existing members are involved in every aspect of cycling from going to the shops to long distance foreign tours, commuting to work to sportive and road racing. But most of us just enjoy cycling in the country lanes of West Dorset.

Everyone taking part in our rides and events must be a member of West Dorset Cycling. This is because Rides leaders are only covered by Cycling UK liability insurance where those taking part are members.

It is easy to join West Dorset Cycling and you can do this on your first ride. Communication is by email and the various social media platforms so an email address is required.

Members of West Dorset Cycling don't need to belong to Cycling UK but if they do they get a reduced subscription. All members of West Dorset Cycling are encouraged to have third party insurance.

We hope to see you on a ride soon.

Information about the group rides 

Covid-19

From 5th January all future WDC rides are cancelled until further notice. You may organise a ride with one other person but WDC cannot be responsible for organising them. Please stay safe and stay healthy. 

Anne Neale is formally the WDC Covid-19 officer, you should email her immediately if you get any Covid-19 symptoms or are tested positive for Covid-19.  

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This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19