Dorset Dirt Dash 5050

The Dorset Dirt Dash 5050 is a self-supported bikepacking event on the Isle of Purbeck around Swanage, split over two days with an overnight camp on 27/28 May 2023. The event is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast with fine gravel riding, camaraderie, camping and castles.

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The basics you need to know before entering:

  • Format: non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping 
  • Route: around 152km with 2000m of climbing. Route subject to changes.
  • Entries: £95
  • 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, but you can insure your entry. You can transfer your entry up until the closing date.

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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    May 25, 2024 9:00 am
  • End Date
    May 26, 2024 6:00 pm
  • Status
  • Address
    Red Lion, 63 High St, Swanage BH19 2LY, UK