The Isle of Purbeck is a excellent location for cycling, either on road or off. The area has everything from quiet winding country lanes to extreme off-road downhill‘s and deep mud in the winter months.
The best way to explore the area is to buy a ordinance survey map of the area, OS Outdoor Leisure 15, which you can obtain from most good outdoor shops. If you have a handheld GPS device we have included a selection of routes in GPX format which you can download onto your GPS. The routes below can be printed so you can take it with you on your ride around the Isle of Purbeck.
There are many bike shops in the south of Dorset. We recommend the following shops who have always given us excellent service in the past.
Located in Wareham, approx 10 miles from Swanage offer a wide selection of hire bikes, bike sales and servicing, spares, clothing and accessories.
Mud Sweat n Gears
Located in Weymouth and Dorchester, approx 25 miles from Swanage offer a wide selection of bike sales and servicing, spares, clothing and accessories.
Swanage Cycling Club
Swanage Cycling Club is a friendly and sociable club for all abilities and organises rides for both road and and off road.
Swanage CC was set up by a group of local cyclists for somewhere for all local people interested in cycling to get together and ride. The club is an open to all club and is mainly focused on leisure rides for all abilities and organises both on and off road rides. We are members of British Cycling and the CTC.
Please feel free to get in touch if you want to come out for a ride sometime.
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