WANTED – 500 bike riders!


The call has gone out for cyclists to join the 10th anniversary Rotary Dorset Bike Ride, happening on Sunday October 9, starting and finishing at Longthorns Campsite next to Monkey World in Wareham.
Expected to attract over 500 riders, this year’s event is hoped to be Dorset’s biggest cycle ride. With five routes ranging from 22 to 108 miles, the challenge is designed to welcome riders of all ages and abilities.
This event has raised money for a number of charities over the past ten years, including an impressive £300,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Organiser, Richard Burnett said: ‘Our 10th anniversary is a huge landmark, and we are determined that this year’s event is the biggest ever, raising vital funds for cancer research.
Our aim is for all entrants to have a great day out, whether that’s families riding together, or competitive cyclists pushing their limits.
‘There’s a serious side to the event, which offers cancer survivors and those celebrating the lives of friends and family members impacted by cancer, to fight back and provide much needed funds for research.’
The five routes in this year’s event are 22, 35, 55, 70 and 108 miles, all created to pass through beautiful Dorset countryside.
Riders are invited to sign up for the event at dorset-bike-ride.co.uk. A discounted entry fee is available by registering in advance online – currently the fee is £35 per rider, and this will increase to £40 for registrations on the day.
Children under 16 are free, if they are registered online and accompanied by a paying adult.
‘Come on, let’s make this Dorset’s biggest cycle ride for charity!’
If you’d like to be involved, the organisers are looking for volunteers and marshals to support the event – please contact via the website.


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