West Dorset is almost entirely designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a spectacular coastline, and is perfect for exploring on two wheels. You'll find sleepy villages, bustling market towns, river valleys and gentle chalk downlands behind the famous Chesil Beach.
The NCN (National Cycle Network) is for all cyclists whether you're a keen cyclist or just looking to have some fun, making the most of cycling in west Dorset.
NCN Route 2 in West Dorset is between Dorchester and the Devon border near Lyme Regis, approximately 30 miles. The entire route is manageable in one day, but has been designed to take in a number of West Dorset's historic towns and picturesque villages.The NCN Route 2 passes Champernhayes enabling you to divide up the route and take detours, or plan your own trips off the main rote, and take tome discovering the real west Dorset for yourself.
Also beginning at the historic town of Dorchester , the National Cycle Network Route 26 is your guide to the 28 mile journey north to Sherborne . Although it is possible to cycle this route in its entirety in one day, it is advisable to allocate two in order to allow time to explore and appreciate both of these significant West Dorset towns.
We have brochure about cycle routes in this area. Just ask and you can borrow them. Ironman UK 2007 Dorset Cycle Hire
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Hire and deliver cycles. Whether you're a family looking for fun day out, or a serious cyclist looking for new off road adventures, Dorchester Cycles
Tel: 01305 268787
31 Great Western Rd, Dorchester. Hire out cycles with lock and basic tools/puncture kit. All cycles are services & safety checked. Extensive range of accessories, maps & guides.