Stage 1/ (AAA 11.36 m/km)
OAKDALE _ MERLEY _ WIMBORNE
MINSTER - CRANBORNE - ROCKBORNE -
The first control at 66km can be the ATM at Lloyds. There may be a garage or shops open early.
Stage 2/ (AAA 11.06 m/km)
CHITTERN - SUTTON VENY - LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL - MAIDEN BRADLEY - UPTON NOBLE - BATCOMBE - WESTCOMBE - STONEY STRATTON - EVERCREECH - EAST PENNARD - PARBROOK - BOLTONSBOROUGH - BUTLEIGH - ASHCOTT
The next control at 155km is a choice of village shop or pubs [a good feed may prove worthwhile later.
Stage 3/ (AAA 13.95 m/km)
PEDWELL - OTHERY - ATHELNEY - NORTH CURRY - CURLAND - CHURCHINFORD - YARCOMBE - STOCKLAND - AXMINSTER
At 216km Axminster has a choice stops and the café at the train station is generally stocked with a reasonable choice of fayre.
Stage 4/ (AAA 23.35 m/km)
SECTOR - WOOTON FITZPAINE - WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM - CHIDEOCK- BRIDPORT - BRADPOLE - LODERS - NETTLECOMBE - POWERSTOCK – CATTISTOCK
260km down Cattistock has Tea rooms, shop and the Fox & Hounds pub.
Stage 5/ (AAA 16.51 m/km)
SYDLING ST NICHOLAS - CERNE ABBAS - PIDDLETRENTHIDE - CHESELBOURNE - ANSTY - HILTON - MILTON ABBAS - WINTERBORNE KINGSTON - LYTCHETT MATRAVERS - UPTON - POOLE
And the finish at 313k? 24hr Garage pubs shops cafés. Your choice. Don't expect the fussing that Stu Lee enjoyed unless you too are having an out of body, near death experience. Which is not as far fetched as you may think................. Hospital Major A&E facilities close by