Dorset Dirt Dash 100
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The Dorset Dirt Dash 100, formerly know as the Dorset Gravel Dash 100, is a self-supported gravel event on the Isle of Purbeck around Swanage. Now in it's 7th year, this is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Dorset and the Jurass
152km, and 152km
Sun 29th May 2022
Swanage, United Kingdom
Where and when
Red Lion Swanage, 63 High St, Swanage BH19 2LY, UK
Around 152km with 2000m of climbing. Route subject to changes. Navigation: The route will be supplied electronically before the event. The course is not marked, you are responsible for your own navigation. Bikes: mountain bikes & gravel bikes with a minimum recommended tire size of 40mm, which must be in good working order Terrain: Singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads, public roads, cycle paths
How to get there
Red Lion Swanage, 63 High St, Swanage BH19 2LY, UKGet full directions
We highly encourage you to take the train or cycle to the event. If you cycle in, you're extending your adventure by a couple of days, and don't clogg up the roads. Pretty cool, eh? By bike: Swanage is accessed from the east via the Sandbanks Ferry from Bournemouth and Poole area. It's about £1 each way for a cyclist and runs until around 11pm. However, do check their website as it has been out of service for months in 2019. www.sandbanksferry.co.uk From the west and north, just ride into town via Corfe Castle. From the south…. Well that will be France then. Cross-channel ferries sail into Poole harbour daily. By train: Swanage has no train station other than a steam train line that is about 4 miles long and of no practical use in getting to the Dirt Dash. You will find the nearest station is Wareham, about 10 miles to the north. Poole, Branksome and Bournemouth have stations around 10-12 miles away, but you will need to take the Sandbanks ferry across the harbour entrance and onto the "Isle" Check out the ferries times here. For rail enquiries check here. By car: Swanage is accessed from the east via the Sandbanks Ferry from Bournemouth and Poole area. It’s about £5 each way for a vehicle and runs until around 11pm. However, do check their website as it has been out of service for months at time in 2019. As a driver you can also expect delays of up to several hours during peak bank holiday times. More info at www.sandbanksferry.co.uk. From the west and north, just drive into town via Corfe Castle. From the south…. Well that will be France then. Cross-channel ferries sail into Poole harbour daily. Parking: DO NOT PARK at the Red Lion. Swanage is a tourist town and is geared up for short term/high price parking. Free on-street parking is all around. However, the area on the hill above Swanage hospital has wide streets, and plenty of parking. The north end of Northbrook Road, has on street parking, but can get busy on beach days. As you will be leaving your car for a day or two park considerately and keep your valuables out of sight.
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The Dirt Dashes are organised by Markus Stitz and Charlie Hobbs, operating as Dirt Dash Ltd. Both have a superb track record in the events and outdoor industry. Charlie and Markus scooped three awards in the 2015 Bikepacking.com Awards for Best New Route, Best New Ride and Big Trip.
Minimum kit: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tire levers, puncture repair kit. You need to carry all your own kit.
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