For the Sunseekers! Head to the Isle of Purbeck and Lulworth Cove. Get the ferry across Poole Harbour’s mouth. Chase the afternoon sun across Cranborne Chase. As evening draws in the Moonrakers come out. Rolling with some cracking #wills_hills. Some gravel thrown in for added fun!
WHEN:At a time to suit you.
WHERE:Esso - Tesco [Warmley]
Warmley, BS15 9JB
Event review summary:
Extensive route notes and a variety of files will be distributed to entrants via email a week or two before the event. In the mean time use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt, especially where rocky outcrops may be present.
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Caution: Several paths and tracks are used along the route, some are shared, some are byways, some bridleways; surfaces vary from metalled on the shared paths through to gravel. It is all worth it but being an advisory route you are welcome to route round.
Also a road across Lulworth Ranges is used which is usually open every weekend and most school holidays. Opening times during the week vary. In either case check the status of East Lulworth to Steeple before departure.
The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park at Warmley Station with height barrier.
East Lulworth to Poole Quay is a free route to account for Lulworth Ranges but a suggested route is supplied and an alternative; both taking in the Sandbanks Ferry – £1.00.
What others think.
GWRaudax / Sinseekers & Moonrakers 300 BR
What a day & what a route. We set out from Warmley on a very warm & beautiful day and headed out on the cycle path before turning off at Salford into quiet back country lanes. Before we knew it we reached the first check point a lovely farm shop at Stourbridge, Fueled up we were back on the road heading towards the coast with a few #willshills thrown in. We stopped for lunch at Lulworth Cove which was a nice treat, we then moved onto Studland taking in a lovely gravel section and then taking the ferry across to Sandbanks with the rich & famous. The route from Poole was again stunning with miles of quiet country lanes, a bit more gravel thrown in and a lovely food stop in Shaftesbury at 10.00pm. We rolled back into Warmley at 3.00am. A long but very enjoyable day and the route really is a must for anyone who enjoys the quiet lanes, seeing the coast for an hour or two and having a long enjoyable day in the saddle.