Spalding to: Melton Mowbray
I got the following email on this site from a local - take note.(Ed)
Have read your page with great interest. Just would like to suggest a couple of alterations to your A515/B676 from Spalding to Melton Mowbray. As a local resident in the latter part of the route (Colsterworth to Melton Mowbray) can I just highlight a few things for you to add or not however you judge best.
1. Buckminster to Coston road in poor condition on some corners and these corners are deceptive, most 90 degrees, and there have been several serious accidents and heaps of holes in the hedges and one fatally (father of two) at one corner.
Oxford. to: Abingdon.
So you Like SPEED and CORNERS So try my Gatzo Free Zone.
Take the B4044 out of Oxford (SW). Once you pass under the A420 underpass the fun begins. National speed limit light left hander80mmph + harder right 75mph hard left with over banding 70mph. Down the rise to long staright 120mph at end brake to 40 mph zone in Farmoor Village. straight across mini roundabout down 1/4 mile striaght out of village then National liniit from tress and bends Right then left then hard Right left left to toll bridge(section 60-80 mph). Toll free for bikes after bridge left at rounadabout just before Eynsham. Follow road around to next roundabout (80-90mph) watch for cars on right entering the round about at speed. Left at round about and 1/2 mile straight ((150mph+) with sharp left hander at end
Watch the first left hander as the second right hander even sharper follows immeadiatley with no braking between. Do these bends at over 30mph and become knee scraping GOD. Follow road out of bends to left hander with drain cover on exit. Then a 90 drgree left hander 30mmph. On through the next village To rounabout now the fun really begins. Left through Stantonhardcourt No 30 mph signs as you will scraping pegs at 35mph in this lovelly road. Follow out of village then take thrid left. The section of road you just did is the best bit of biking to be had. You will be lucky to break the speed limit in most places the bends are mind numming one set after the other. Your ride this all day and still s**t youseft.
CROCKETFORD to: NEWTON STEWART
THE BEST BIKING ROAD IN THE UK.
Malborough (over HACKPEN HILL) to: the A4361
One of the best surfaced lanes I?ve found, although it has been known to pick up the odd bit of flint in the tyre and produce punctures - so check them afterwards.
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