Find out about the Dunkery Dash 2017: http://www.bridgwatercyclingclub.co.uk/dunkery-dash-02-april-2017/

The 2016 Dunkery Dash is now in the books for the 162 cyclists that came from near and far to test their early season fitness. It will be remembered for the strong tailwinds on the way out and cruel headwind on the way back! But no rain capes were needed and the roads dried quickly after over night showers. A fine spread of refreshments was enjoyed by the riders at the start and finish in North Petherton and at the top of a blustery Dunkery Beacon in Exmoor National Park. See photos below…

What is the Dunkery Dash?

The iconic Dunkery Dash is a challenging but satisfying cycling event.

Bridgwater Cycling Club’s annual Audax event. Starting at 0900 from North Petherton Community Centre (TA6 6QA), the 102 kilometre route takes you over the Quantock Hills, across the Brendon Hills and onto Exmoor to its highest point – Dunkery Beacon – then back to the start point. On the way you will enjoy some challenging climbing, invigorating descents and spectacular scenery. There will be free refreshment at Dunkery Beacon, with a fully stocked kitchen before and after the event for hot and cold food and beverages.

The event is open to all cyclists and operates under Audax UK regulations. Entry is limited to 200 riders and is via the Audax UK website. Detail for postal entry is also on Audax UK website.

The cost of entry is £8 to Audax members (plus £2 for non-members) closing two weeks before the event. Entries on the day, if not sold out, will be £10 for Audax members (plus £2 for non-members). Brevet cards will be issued and validated on the day of the event. On line entrants will receive, via email, a route sheet and Garmin route in the days prior to the event. Printed route sheets will be available for On The Day entrants.