EVENT LOCATION

Miles cross farm,
Symondsbury,
Bridport,
Dorset,

DT6 6HD

ENTRANT INFORMATION

Parking OPENS at 0700
Registration OPENS at 0715
Event starts from 0730
Start closes at 0830

ROUTE INFORMATION

Short 51 km ( 32 m )
Medium 99 km ( 62 m )
Long 162 km ( 101 m )

Route description

The Bridport Dagger now in its fourth year and still one of the toughest most challenging yet visually stunning cycle Sportives in the South West, the short route is a more casual ride. Its the start of the summer and you want to see what those legs can do in what is, an event that is a challenge with its numerous tough climbs. Reflective of a true Dorset sportive, with a tough, undulating hilly landscape – the hard work will be worth it with un-spoilt sea views, patchwork field views, quiet back roads and chocolate box villages.

SHORT

The Short is an ideal opportunity if you want to be involved in a Sportive but want to ease your self in gently without having to deal with any major hills, there is still 780 m of climbing and its still a test if you don't cycle regularly , I mean it is Dorset, we are happy for under 14's to attend for FREE, (short route only) as long as they are accompanied with an paying adult, with no cut off for the short

Medium

The medium route will be a visually stunning ride through the beauty of Dorset, with sea views out along the Jurassic coast, and miles of rolling countryside it will be a slightly harder test than the short with 1586 m of climbing, its long enough to test even the hardiest of cyclists who think taking on the rolling hills of Dorset will be an easy task.

LONG

The long is a leg burning 101 miles with 2500 m (7500ft) of climbing and will visit all the major climbs in the area this is your route choice if your looking for a Major challenge.Its a beautiful ride if you have the energy to look around, we don't claim to be the best but were up there in both visuals and toughness.

With aid stations and on course support , you ride, we will help you finish.

Feed Station Distances.

We do try and have really good feed stations.

But if there is something you want to see email us.

FEED 1

All routes - - - 42 km ( 26 Miles )

FEED 2

Long route - - - 88 km ( 55 Miles )

FEED 3

Long and Medium route - - - 122 km ( 76 Miles )

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US

With all our events you can expect Aid stations on the route. Mechanical support on all routes, And support to help you finish.
Every finisher receives a really nice medal.

As an entrant we kindly ask that you:

• Follow the signage on course
• Listen to the marshal instructions
• Be polite and considerate to others
• Follow the highway code
• DO NOT litter!

What You should carry


You must wear a helmet.
NO HELMET = NO RIDE = NO EXCUSES

You must carry at least

1 INNER TUBE (REPLACEMENTS ARE £5.00) purchasable from safety vehicles and the mechanics.
No £5.00 you will be taken back to the start / RIDE OVER

TYRE LEVERS and either a PUMP or GAS

A PHONE ( so you can ring for assistance on 07555 417 146)
and a suggested £10.00 in case you need to take shelter in a cafe or buy a tube.

THIS IS THE MINIMUM
We have safety vehicles and mobile mechanics on course who will collect anyone who wants to give up, however we would rather fix you and send you to finish the ride. BUT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CONTACT US

ROUTE MARKINGS

The whole route will be marked with ORANGE arrows, however at course splits, your route choice will mark the way.

Short route
ENTER SHORT

Medium route
ENTER MEDIUM

Long route
ENTER LONG

USE THIS LINK FOR A MAP TO THE EVENT CENTER

DIRECTIONS