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 The Dirt Dashes, a series of gravel and bikepacking events in England, Scotland, and Wales, are back for 2021. All events are a non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping and great local food. The £85 entry fee covers the GPX file for navigation and a free Komoot regional map bundle, a tasty evening meal from Winston Churchill Venison at a scenic campsite and a bundle of carefully selected goodies. For the Dorset Dirt Dash there is also a one day 100 mile option with an entry fee of £45. The routes for the events are suitable for gravel and mountain bikes.   There are not many rules apart from ‘don’t be a dick’. The Dirt Dash events originated as the Dorset Gravel Dash back in 2012. Charlie Hobbs, when he was better known as Charlie The Bikemonger, started a 100 mile gravel event, and then added an overnight 50/50 mile option

To say we’re gutted doesn’t start to cover it, especially as we can see signs of ‘normal’ life appearing all around us, but we now have no choice and are cancelling our entire 2020 events programme. Instead, we’ve re-jigged the dates and will have a much happier and healthier time of it in 2021 instead. 2020 was meant to be our big party year, celebrating 10 years of TweedLove ‘riding bikes and good times’ here in what we proudly believe is the UK’s best bike-riding destination - but a very unwelcome visitor has truly put an end to the fun. Yes we’ll turn all the good stuff up to 11 next year, but meantime we need to show our hideous new cohabitant the door, and hopefully for a long time. Some will ask the wisdom of shutting down our events just as restrictions are easing, but there are two important parts to