Join us for one or two days of adventure on the best trails in Dorset, England.
Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May 2024
The two day bikepacking adventure weekend.
Starting and finishing at a pub in a seaside town, your two day adventure will take you on a beautiful 100 mile route around Dorset.
At just over half way round you will roll into the Gravel Dash camp complete with fresh hot food, and Jules the friendly farmer with his bar in a horsebox.
This is the original gravel challenge. 100 miles in one go.
You can expect every variation of terrain Dorset has, from fast rolling back roads, dusty heathlands, woodland singletrack, and of course, lots of gravel.
Your epic day out concludes with a hearty cheer as you roll into a pub garden in a charming seaside town.
The Kinesis UK 2024 Dorset Gravel Dash offers two different events on the same route on an action packed and fun weekend on 25/26 May 2024.
This was the first gravel event in the UK, and is the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast with fine gravel riding, camaraderie and castles.
That is the organisers Charlie and Sam in the background of that picture.
The Dorset Gravel Dash was started in 2014 by me, Charlie Hobbs, formerly known as "Charlie The Bikemonger". Around 35 people gathered in a pub garden and set off for 100 miles of Dorset trails. A couple of years later we added the the overnight bikepacking option for a more relaxed adventure weekend.
The Dorset Gravel Dash is credited as the UK's first "gravel" event.
It was part of Dirt Dash events run by the legendary Markus Stitz for a few years. The 2024 Dorset Gravel Dash is going back to its "routes" with Charlie.
We are super jazzed to have Kinesis as our headline sponsor. "Kinesis UK have always created bikes, bike frames, wheels and components for road, cyclocross, adventure and mountain bikes that excel in UK riding conditions. For us to put a Kinesis UK badge on any product it must be well made and dependable all year round, perform at a level beyond its price point and help people have fun while riding or in use."
Bum Butter, the world best natural chamois cream, is proud to be a supporter of the Dorset Gravel Dash. The deal was very easy to arrange, as Charlie also owns Bum Butter.
Use code " BUMBUTTER20 " and get 20% off a www.bumbutter.co.uk
The Dorset Dirt Dash has gone back to it's roots /routes as the 2024 Dorset Gravel Dash. However, if you like your bikepacking adventures a bit further north, the legendary Markus Stitz has your covered in Scotland, and Yorkshire. Click here for DirtDash.cc
Veg, seafood, or chicken chorizo paella?
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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