Stadhampton to: Watlington
Another worth a visit if you live nearby. One absolutely cracking right hander with positive camber and excellent surface.
Ilfracombe to: Salcombe
Excellent roads with plenty of nice features. From the North of the county to the South, you will frequently pass other motorists plodding along at a safe speed, usually within the legal speed-limit, whilst travelling through many villages where the local inhabitants stand at the side of the road, recording the registration numbers of speeding motorcyclists, and then reporting them to the Police.
Occasionally, but more frequently, due to the ratio of Intelligence : Disposable Income rapidly diminishing amongst new bikers these days, you will see a bunch of flowers at the side of the road, or nestling in a brick wall, usually with a note of rememberance. These are usually there because someone died in a road-traffic-accident, and local statistics show that motor-cyclists are often involved, either in being a partial cause or often being the fatal victim of the accident.
If you are exceptionally lucky, you may come across the result of an RTA, where the dead or dying motorcyclist is still lying prostrate on the road, due to excessive speeding along a normally safe stretch of road. Body parts may also be seen, often where the rider has hit a stone wall after colliding with an oncoming vehicle. However, it is best left to the Police to clear up the mess and hose down the road, before re-opening the highway to the rest of the public who drive with reasonable care and attention.
Penrith to: Windermere
This is great ! Take the A66 from Penrith and turn left on the A592 towards Windermere. This road follows the shoreline of Ullswater, and takes the Kirkstone Pass road over into Windermere. 1 in 5. Great riding throughout on a good surface. The run downhill (and back up) from Kirkstone down Troutbeck is excellent on a real good road. Its worth going back to do it again and again !! Beware of coaches in holiday time though.
Postcombe to: Thame
Not breathtaking but if you live nearby well worth a go. Just a couple of miles with half a dozen excellent bends. If you want to make it longer, go round the Thame ring road and follow B4011 through long crendon to Bicester.
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