The cold snap we’ve just experienced meant it was hit or miss whether we’d even make it down there – with many roads closed due to ice or stranded vehicles. However, after some very slow going, we eventually made it south and were greeted by the snow covered hills of the Purbecks.
The riding down here is amazing and the routes are much more varied than in previous years. They weave through remote forests, along gravel tracks down to deserted beaches. Rough grassy bridleways take riders up and over huge ridgelines with views out to sea and of course you’ll hit some rolling country lanes through a number of small towns.
I can happily confirm that this region is packed with good pubs. Every village has one that the locals will tell you does “the best beer” or ” the best pasties” or has “the best views” – and more often than not I didn’t disagree.
We each rode a Big Bro for this trip – Tom on an a more or less stock complete bike and me on a custom build – fitted with a sample set of our new carbon 29er forks (although I ran a set of 2.8″ 27.5 tyres without any problems) more info on these coming soon:
Every trip to Dorset gets us more excited about this year’s event – we’ll keep you posted on how things are progressing however for now here’s a sneak peek at the new basecamp – those at last year’s Brother in the Wild will know how important shelter is!