Next running Sunday 14th April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 distances

 

 

 

 

The Coastlet 100km

The Dorset Coast 200km

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dorset Coast 200km Audax

 

 

 

 

Challenging cyclists for over 40 years

 

 

 

 

All done for 2018 – back Sunday the 14th April 2019

For GPX files and route sheets, please click here

INFORMATION FOR RIDERS

Online entry for 2019 will open in the Autumn.

Both events start and finish at the Allstars Bar, Purbeck Sports Centre behind Purbeck School in Wareham.

PARKING – free parking is available in front of the school: turn right immediately after the gates.
Please DO NOT use the other car parks on the school / sports centre grounds.

200km registration will be open from 07.10 in the ‘Allstars Bar’ on the first floor of the sports centre at the back of the school. 100km registration opens at 08:00, once the 200km riders have left.

Please remove cycling shoes before going upstairs

Tea and coffee at registration is included in your entry fee.
Café coffee, and a full breakfast menu are available in The Allstars Bar from 7am (payment by cash or card)

The Allstars Bar is fully licensed, and has a full bar menu (plus daily specials) and you can buy food and drink after the event.
Last orders for food is 8pm.

There are shower facilities in the sports centre –
showers cost £2, please bring your own towel and ask at the registration desk for a token.

Further information for Dorset Coast 200km Riders

Lunch at Axminster school is included in your entry fee.
Full value 200km riders please note that the bar closes, and we have to leave the building at 9.15pm sharp.

Tips for your first Audax

If you are going to do your first Dorset Coast / 200km ride, below are a few tips to help you enjoy it even more! They’re all the voice of experience, and are  listed here so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Of course you’re welcome to have a go at the mistakes too, sometimes it’s the only way to learn ;-). Some of them most of the experienced riders on the start line will have made several times… If anyone has any others, send an email to andrew@exchangesupplies.org and i’ll add them in.

  • Don’t start too fast;
  • Don’t head up over the Purbecks with a rider or group that is way faster than you: if you are breathing much harder than the people around you, drop back now and save your legs for later: there’s a lot of riders behind you to ride with, there’s a lot of hills to come;
  • Don’t go as fast as you think you could: if you’ve got anything left in your legs you can give it some welly after Axminster up Sector Lane, and Eggardon Hill;
  • There’s a lot of people in the start group on steel bikes who don’t look fast, but they are: many of them have been doing distances of 600km plus for 10 or more years!;
  • Eat before you’re hungry, drink before you’re thirsty;
  • Enjoy the views;
  • Only think about the next control, don’t let yourself think too much (or at all) how far you’ve got to go to finish (until the end);
  • You’ve got plenty of time, feel free to use it and enjoy the day out on the bike, if you take it steady you will get round;
  • Make sure you don’t follow the wrong group: the coastlet intersects the coast at a few places following wheels can give you some bonus km’s; and remember,
  • The sense of acheivement when you finish is great!

Dorset Coast 200km

Take part in the longest continuously running annual calendar Audax event in the UK: now in its 41st year The Dorset Coast is a classic and challenging 200km event.

The Coastlet 100km

The Dorset Coastlet 100km event is also a big day out, with some big hills to test the legs this early in the season. Click below for more details.

ABOUT

The Dorset Coast is a 200km ride, organised under the rules of Audax UK – the UK’s long distance cycling association... more

ROUTES

To see where these epic rides will take you, please click here.

THE WESSEX SERIES

The Coastlet leads up to the Coast and the Dorset Coast is the first in the ‘Wessex Series’ – an Audax UK ‘Super Randonneur Series’... more