DORSET CYCLISTS’
                                                                      founded 1992

                                                            Newsletter Supplement
                          campaigning for
                       a cycle-friendly Dorset
WELCOME              to the 2nd edition of the                      INSURANCE
annual supplement. Members’ feedback last year          Most Home Contents policies cover third party
showed it was popular, and it has reduced               liability for injury or damage caused when
repetitive information in the newsletter. Keep it       using cycles anywhere in the world typically to
handy for reference through the year.                   a limit of indemnity of £1m or £2 million.
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   DORSET CYCLISTS NETWORK on back                      Cycle theft and damage; Cycle breakdown; Car
  Send £7 cheque payable to Tower Supplies              breakdown; and Green Travel insurance for
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                 The newsletter supplement is compiled and published each January by
        Chairman DCN, Farrs Coach House, Wimborne BH21 4EL 01202 880966
                  Additions and amendments may appear in the main DCN newsletter
                             USEFUL CONTACTS
DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL                           CAR SHARING in DORSET 08700 111199
Cycling projects                      
Andrew Bradley 01305 224837                     DORSET AGENDA 21         01305 213721
Principal Transport Planner (Strategy)
Adam Bows 01305 228228                          NORTH DORSET TRAILWAY
Cycle training                                  Giles Nicholson (Senior Ranger)
01305 224558 or       01258 456970
Sustrans Dorset Area Manager
Kevin Humphreys 01305 221884                    CASTLEMAN TRAILWAY                 Paul Jones, Dorset Countryside Ranger,
                                                01425 483809
Cycling and Walking & cycle training            MAIDEN NEWTON-BRIDPORT
Sally Funnell 01202 262066                      TRAILWAY                     Peter Henshaw 01935 389357
Cycling Officer 01202 458214                    ROAD DEFECTS, POTHOLES &               OBSTRUCTIONS
Cycle training 01202 454636                
Sustainable Transport 01202 454652                    SUSTRANS LIAISON RANGERS
                                                Bournemouth, Christchurch & New Forest
EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL                    John Vuagniaux 01202 476404
Cycle training                                  Purbeck, Poole, East & North Dorset
Moors Valley Park 01425 470721                  John Thraves 01929 554550                       West Dorset John Nairn 01305 784891
CTC                                             North Dorset/SE Somerset Mike Keatinge
Parklands, Railton Rd, Guildford GU2 9JX        01935 389377
01483 238337
Advice for trainers and trainees
                                                RECYCLE YOUR OLD BIKE
                                                Bournemouth Churches Housing Association
Right-to-Ride reps
                                                will collect and recycle in the community
Dorset Ken Reed 01305 772654
                                                01202 802039
Christchurch John Vuagniaux 01202 476404
Poole Paul Turner 01202 752394
Bournemouth Peter Dulieu 01202 745472
                                                  Please send amendments and suggested
CYCLENATION                                     additions to Chairman DCN (address page 1)
54-57 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham                Changes will appear in the
B5 5TH                   DCN May and September newsletters

                     DISCOUNTS FOR DCN MEMBERS
                                 on production of a valid membership card
BOURNEMOUTH                                                POOLE
Forest Leisure Cycling 1143-1145 Christchurch              Cycle Paths. 1st Floor, Dolphin Centre BH15 1TF
Road, Bournemouth 01202 424945                             01202 680123 / 669490
On Yer Bike 88 Charminster Road, Charminster,              Bikelab 4 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BU,
Bournemouth BH8 8US 01202 315855                           01202 330011
Primera Sport 244-248 Charminster Road,
Charminster, Bournemouth, BH8 9RR                          WEYMOUTH
01202 775588                                               Cycle Life 28 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth
                                                           DT4 0AE 01305 781831
BOSCOMBE, FERNDOWN, WINTON & OAKDALE                       Westham Cycles 128 Abbotsbury Road,
Motabitz, 709 Christchurch Road, Boscombe,                 Weymouth, DT4 0JS 01305 776977
BH7 6AF 01202 395579
BRANKSOME                                                  Samways & Son 70 Leigh Road, Wimborne BH21
Bikes (Branksome) 431-433 Poole Road,                      1AJ 01202 882960
Branksome, Poole BH12 1DF 01202 769202

                                                                   BIKE HIRE IN AND
Bspoke 51, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY                           AROUND DORSET
01308 421211
Revolutions Grove Works, West Road, Bridport               BOURNEMOUTH On Yer Bike 01202 315855
DT6 5JT 01308 420586
                                                           BOSCOMBE EAST Forest Leisure Cycling
BROCKENHURST                                               01202 424945
Cycle Experience Brookley Road, Brockenhurst
01590 624204                                               POOLE Oceanus 01202 706166;
                                                           Trax MTB hire 01202 383898
Cycle Experience Barrack Road Christchurch                 DORCHESTER Dorchester Cycles 01303 268787;
01202 486278                                               Cycloan 01305 251521 07876 378453
Cyclemania at Lawsons 29 Somerford Road,
Christchurch, BH23 3PF 01202 486633                        SHAFTESBURY Shaftesbury Cycle Hire

DORCHESTER                                                 SWANAGE Cycle Sales 01929 425050
Dorchester Cycles 31 Great Western Road,
Dorchester DT1 1UF 01305 268787                            WAREHAM Cyclexperience 01929 556601

FERNDOWN Pedals Cycle Centre                               NEW FOREST Cyclexperience 01590 623 407;
493 Ringwood Road, Ferndown BH22 9AG                       Balmer Lawn Bike Hire 01590 623133
01202 896629                                               Forest Leisure Cycling 01425 403584

LONGHAM & RINGWOOD                           STALBRIDGE Dorset Cycles 01963 362476
Bicycle World Ham Lane, Longham 01202 590414
(No discount for card purchases under £20)   WEYMOUTH Weymouth Bike Hire 07973 751393
                                             or 07771 737756; Tilleys 01305 785672
Ride Cycleworks 111 Commercial Road, Lower NEW MILTON Adventure Cycles 01425 615593
Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JD 01202 741744
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           OUR WEB SITE                                           DCN CYCLE RIDES
             A guide to                          Some DCN branches run friendly and leisurely
Rides and events        Regular and one-off dates of        rides. Some are short and easy to encourage
organised DCN rides, charity rides and other Dorset         newcomers to cycling and those who have got
cycling events                                              out of practice.
Membership Benefits of joining, how to join,                Visit, then
family and group membership                                 scroll down to select the rides that interests you.
Newsletter Download latest and previous issues              If you don’t have Internet access, phone or
back to 1992. Recent news in brief; Advertising rates       write to a branch coordinator for information
Cycling information Cycling maps and guides,                (their details are always on page 23 of the main
Cycle-friendly food and drink, Cycle-friendly               newsletter)
accommodation, Bikes on trains and buses, Cycle
dealers and repairers, Cycle hire., Ferries, Cycle                      CYCLE MAPS
friendly employers, Other cycling campaigns, Cycling
books and magazines, Frequently asked questions
(FAQ)                                                       Several useful maps showing suggested
About DCN How DCN works, Constitution,                      local cycle routes in West and East Dorset
DCN Policies, Committee and AGM, Community                  have recently been published, and are
involvement                                                 available from Tourist Information
Contacts Full details of your local DCN                     Centres. They can also be downloaded
Coordinators and their photos                               from the Internet.
Links Links to bodies concerned with Environment,           For Sherborne, Dorchester, Weymouth/
Climate Change, Biodiversity. Also Cycling
campaigns and cycling clubs, Central and local              Portland, Bridport/Beaminster/Lyme Regis,
government, Cycle parking and storage providers,            Gillngham/Shaftesbury go to
Environmental Transport Association, Tourist        
Information Centres, Cycle route sites                      For Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Ferndown,
                                                            Ashley Heath and Verwood go to
  Please browse now and then and let us know         
    anything out of date or that doesn’t work.

              ADVERTISING                                   Other maps suitable for planning cycle
  DCN members’ private ads in our newsletter                journeys are to be found at
              and web site are free                     and
Commercial adverts: see       
      E-mail or write to Chairman DCN
          (see any newsletter page 23)


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