The DCC Travel Choice team has organised an event to celebrate the new traffic free cycle track between Weymouth and Dorchester. It will take place from 11am on Sunday 18th September as part of “European Mobility Week”, which sees events taking place across Europe to promote healthy and sustainable transport. The Mayors of Dorchester and Weymouth (Tess James and Graham Winter) will cycle up from their respective towns with fellow cyclists and meet at the Ridgeway for a celebratory ceremonial opening and press photocall.
We would like to get as many people as possible involved in the cycle ride to celebrate this route and enjoy the traffic free cycle ride. Although there is a bit of a hill, the route itself is short, there is plenty of time to get to the top and refreshments will be available.
SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Mass celebration cycle ride between Dorchester and Weymouth on the new Weymouth Relief Road Cycle track. 11.15am for an 11.30am start from Dorchester and 11am for an 11:15 start from Weymouth Summary of Event:
Mass cycle ride to celebrate the opening of the new traffic free cycle route built as part of the Weymouth Relief Road. Two separate groups of cyclists, one from Weymouth and one from Dorchester will cycle with their respective Mayors (Graham Winter and Tess James) and meet at the Ridgeway for a noon press photocall and ceremonial ribbon cutting. Refreshments and small goodies (water bottle or back-up cycle lights) will be available to participants at the summit of the Ridgeway.
1. Dorchester ride: Meet outside the main entrance to Dorchester Town Football Stadium at 11:15am for an 11.30am start and a very leisurely 2mile cycle ride up to the Ridgeway
2. Weymouth Ride: Meet outside the bus waiting area at Mount Pleasant Park & Ride at 11am for an 11:15 start and a leisurely 3 mile cycle ride up to the Ridgeway”