Dorset Dash 2023

Name: Dorset Dash 2023

Date: 27 May 2023

Location: Dorset, UK

Distances: 152kms with 2000m of climbing

Costs: From £95

Event Type: Multi Day

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The Dorset Dirt Dash offers two different events on the same route. The Dorset Dirt Dash 50/50 is a self-supported bikepacking event over two days, while the Dorset Dirt Dash 100 is the ultimate one day gravel grinder. Both take you around the amazing scenery on the Isle of Purbeck around Swanage. This was one of the first gravel events in the UK, and is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast with fine gravel riding, camaraderie and castles.

The Dorset Dirt Dash 50/50 is split over two days with an overnight camp on 27/28 May 2023.

The basics you need to know before entering the Dorset Dirt Dash 50/50

  • When: Saturday 27 May to Sunday 28 May 2023
  • Format: non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping 
  • Route: around 152km with 2000m of climbing. Route subject to changes.
  • Entries: £95 Enter here
  • 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 (e-bikes are allowed, but we cannot guarantee charging points) 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
  • Start: 9am at the Red Lion, Swanage
  • Finish: Sunday afternoon/evening at the Red Lion, Swanage
  • What is provided: rider briefing, route for navigation, campsite, evening meal, broom wagon
  • Camping: We provide a suitable place to pitch your tent with other riders, toilets, drinking water supply, catering. There are no other facilities on site (shop etc.)
  • Food: Riders will be provided with a complimentary evening meal. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free version are available on request (please let us know when you sign up). You need to bring your own bowl, mug, fork and spoon.
  • Minimum kit: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket or sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tire levers, puncture repair kit, tent/bivvy bag/tarp. You need to carry all your own kit.
  • Insurance: You will need your own insurance.
  • Refunds: No refunds. You can insure your entry for an additional fee (service is offered by a third party). You can transfer your entry up until the closing date.

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