Cycling

cycling around purbeck

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.

Off Road Routes

 

On Road Routes

 

Bike Hire

Swanage Bike Hire

Swanage Bike HireLocated on the High Street, beyond the Purbeck House Hotel, just behind Arkrights convenience store, just before the Black Swan. I have a small fleet of 29er bikes, in a variety of sizes to suit all shapes and sizes. Trailer bikes and child seats are also available.

Charlie The Bikemonger, 5 Queen's Rd, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2EQ

Tel: 01929 475833
Email: Bikemonger@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.charliethebikemonger.com

 
Opening Times
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm

Purbeck Cycle Hire

Located in Wareham, approx 10 miles from Swanage offer a wide selection of hire bikes, bike sales and servicing, spares, clothing and accessories with online booking for bike hire.

Cyclexperience, Wareham Station, Northport, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AS

Tel: 01929 556601
Email: wareham@cyclex.co.uk
Website: www.cyclex.co.uk

 
Opening Times
Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm

Bike Shops

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.

Charlie the Bikemonger

Swanage Bike HireLocated on the High Street, beyond the Purbeck House Hotel, just behind Arkrights convenience store, just before the Black Swan offering a wide selection of bikes, spares and accessories.

Charlie The Bikemonger, 5 Queen's Rd, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2EQ

Tel: 01929 475833
Email: Bikemonger@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.charliethebikemonger.com

 
Opening Times
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm

Cyclexperience

Located in Wareham, approx 10 miles from Swanage offer a wide selection of hire bikes, bike sales and servicing, spares, clothing and accessories.

Cyclexperience, Wareham Station, Northport, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AS

Tel: 01929 556601
Email: wareham@cyclex.co.uk
Website: www.cyclex.co.uk

Opening Times
Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm

Ride

Located in Poole, approx 11 miles from Swanage via the Sandbanks ferry offer a wide selection of Bikes, spares, clothing and accessories.

Ride, 111 Commercial Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0JD

Tel: 01202 741744
Email: shop@ridebike.co.uk
Website: www.ridebike.co.uk
 
Opening Times
Mon - Fri 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm

Cycle Clubs

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.

Email: info@swanagecyclingclub.co.uk
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