Eight reasons why cycling in Dorset is absolutely great

Home to the best coastline in the UK, some of the toughest hills in the south of England and quiet roads - what's not to love about riding in Dorset?

Think of Dorset and you'll probably think of Bournemouth beach and the Olympic sailing at Weymouth. Maybe even Durdle Door.

But there's much, much more to see. Dorset is quite possibly the best place to cycle in the UK. It has everything we want and few people outside the county have experienced it.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.