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The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend Day One

Nice Work are pleased to be helping stage the 2017 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Bikemonger Bimbles.

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views so why not get stuck into one of these demanding routes taking in the best of local trails.

The routes have 2682.5 feet of climb, but as we start and finish at sea level, you get to coast down 2682.5 feet of trails.

Choice of three distance
  • Half Bimble - 19.5 Miles - 1790 Feet of climb
  • Full Bimble - 29 Miles - 2682.5 Feet of climb
  • Double Bimble - 49 Miles - 4472 Feet of climb
Taking place over the weekend of 15th-17th September this series of events brings runners, walkers and cyclists from all over the region. 

The courses are challenging however the scenic routes make it all worth while! 

All finishers will receive a medal and goody bag. 
  • Changing
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
  • Massage
You can view the full details of each of the routes on the race website here.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your timing chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for these to be manually processed. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

Swanage is reached by one of two routes;

  • Toll Ferry from Sandbanks (£3.50 per car incl passengers), along Ferry Rd and the B3351, through Studland Village and then take the left onto Ulwell Rd, signposted Swanage
  • From Wareham, take the A351 heading south through Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross.


There is no specific parking for marathon participants; however there are several public pay car Parks which are shown on the Swanage map below.  Charges are as follows:

Long Stay: Broad Rd, Main Beach (Victoria Avenue) – 1hr £1.50, 2hrs £3.00, 4hrs £5.00, 6hrs £6.50, Up to 24 hrs £8.00

Long Stay: North Beach (De Moulham Rd) – 1hr £1.50m 2hrs £2.50, 4hrs £4.00, 6hrs £5.00, Up to 24 hrs £6

Short Stay: Mermond Place (closest to finish) – 1hr £1.20, 2hrs £2.10. Parking is free between 10pm and 8am