Dorset Bike Week


This event – from 15-23 June – sees a host of activities taking place around Dorset to encourage people dig out their bikes and fall in love with cycling all over again.

Almost half a million people around the UK took part in the celebration of cycling in 2012, and the ensuing success of Team GB’s Olympic cyclists further helped to highlight the fun and fitness benefits of taking to two wheels,

To promote the week, Dorset County Council will be supporting a series of free Dr Bike sessions and cycle rides throughout the week, culminating in a family fun cycle from Maiden Castle to Max Gate, just outside Dorchester, on Saturday 22 June.

Cyclists are asked to meet at Maiden Castle at 11.15am for a leisurely ride along the newly refurbished NCN2 cycle route. And people can bring a picnic to enjoy at the end of the ride and enjoy the lovely surroundings at Max Gate, home to Dorset’s most famous author and poet Thomas Hardy. The National Trust is also offering free entry to Max Gate to all cyclists taking part on the day.

Other local events during the week include:
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 June, Moors Valley Country Park
Dorset Police will be hosting a bike safety event with family cycling around the park.
Sunday 16 June, Asda in Weymouth
Dr Bike and free cycling information, 10am-2pm, all welcome
Tuesday 18 June, Weymouth College
Dr Bike and free cycling information for students and staff.
Tuesday 18 June, Colliton Park, Dorchester
Dr Bike, free cycling information and refreshments for anyone cycling to work in Dorchester 7.30-9.30am.
Saturday 22 June, Two Rivers Meet leisure centre, Christchurch, 11am-1pm, all welcome.
Saturday 22 June, Maiden Castle – Max Gate family fun cycle, 11.15am-1pm, all welcome

At these events, Dr Bike will be able to check that your tyres, wheels, frame, brakes, gears, and chain are all in good working order and that your seat and handlebars are at the correct height.

If you’d like to cycle but feel a bit rusty, why not book a refresher cycle training session? The course is designed to equip you with the skills and build your confidence to ride safely.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you get back in the saddle, contact

June 17, 2013 |

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