Bike4Bart is a fundraising and cycling event in memory of Olympic Gold Medallist and America’s Cup Sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.
Cycling inland from the Isle of Portland and the home of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, the routes head into Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a real treat of a ride ahead of you. With a mixture of spectacular views, leg-pumping climbs and historical scenery the route always has something to keep you interested.
After the riding through the village of Portesham, you'll reach the first big climb of the day up to the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve. The route then loops back around heading towards Portland again, where at Broadway the Standard and Epic route riders leave the Short route rider and head out towards the Isle of Purbeck.
Epic riders will take on the climb from West Lulworth, before heading towards the glorious sight of Corfe Castle and onwards to the Creech Hill climb. Standard riders will split at East Lulworth, riding through the tank ranges at Bovington, whilst enjoying the wide-open fast flowing roads. Both Epic and Standard riders will finish off their ride via Coombe Valley Road back towards Weymouth and Portland.
Alongside the Cycling event, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre – Portland, (also based at the National Sailing Academy) will throw its doors open to the public offering a variety of free sailing and water-based activities, culminating in a great fun day for all the family.