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

 

 

 

 

Sunday the 14th April 2019

For GPX files and route sheets, please click here

INFORMATION FOR RIDERS

To enter online, click here

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 All Stars bar at the Arriveé closes, and we have to leave the building, at 9.15pm.

Tips for your first 200km

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 mistakes that have been made… of course you’re welcome to have a go at them too, sometimes it’s the only way to learn ;-). Most of them the experienced riders on the start line will have made a number times… If anyone has any others, send an email to dorsetcoast200@gmail.com, and i’ll add them in.

  • Don’t start too fast;
  • if you are breathing much harder than the people around you as you head up over the Purbecks, drop back and save your legs for later: there’s a lot of riders behind you to ride with, and 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’ll be people in the start group on heavy steel bikes who don’t look fast, but many are: they’ve probably 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) if you keep pedalling, you’ll get there;
  • 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 a great day out, with some impressive hills making it an ideal early season leg tester. Click below for 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