Chippenham to: Warwick
A long fast road, perfect if you want to get between bristol region and swindon and vice versa without goin down the tedious m5 or use a thousand different a roads. Be aware there are a few of those government revenue builders oh yeah 'safety' cameras, but if your ridin two up you should invest in a 2006 AA road atlas. It has all the speed camera locations, and its amazing how invisible it makes your plate. But this is the road i take going between my residence in chippenham and my family up in halifax, its about a third of my journey, not including my detours to the Cat an fiddle on the A537 (a definite road to check out). Have fun however if your doing it at night you may want to keep your lights on full and look behind those trucks! Iv'e personally had to go around the side of a truck on a long swooping left, because of a boy racer in his saxo overtaking the truck exactly where i should be passing. So check it out and have fun. (the AA cloaking device works just aswell on any road!)
Warwick to: Cirencester
This road has been referred to before as most of it is part of the Fosse Way. Lots of fast straights especially at the Cirencester end (120+) but watch for junctions and road surface. Some great bends but generally of the off-camber or tricky type. Keep a sharp eye out for police (i.e. don't scream along any straights unless you can see it's clear). Most of the police are to be found in the middle section and it's usual to spot 1 a day on a two-way blast. Watch for tourists (loads in summer), plenty of places to overtake so don't take any stupid chances (double white lines are there for a reason) and watch for concealed entrances, idiots, mud on road etc. Some of the corners can be dodgy due to road surface and the whole route is generally very bumpy and poorly maintained. In fact one stretch of the road is so bad they've put a ! sign at the side of the road. That's because if you do what I did and hit it too fast the first time you'll be saying f!!! me. Great road to test your handling - and your bottle if your handling fails it's test! Seriously though, take it easy the first couple of times and get to know it if you want to ride fast and enjoy it. NOT MUCH FUN AT NIGHT (you can't see the road surface early/well enough to ride it fast and you'll never memorize that many bumps!) Bear in mind it's not well suited to pillions either. Happy scratching.
Pirbright to: Frimley Green
Awesome set of corners that link together into a great little piece of road. Excellent surface, few houses. Can be tricky to find. Get to Pirbright in Surrey. Ride North through Pirbright till you get to a set of lights at a railway bridge. Turn left and follow the road - eventually it dips 90 degrees right under the railway, and the fun starts. You can make a circuit out of some other roads up here. When you come out in Frimley Green, make a left. Continue on this road (A321) until you get to a double mini-roundabout. Turn left there and you're off again. This eventually comes out by the turn under the railway bridge where you nearly fell off earlier! Here's a URL - use the zoom out facility on the site to get the big picture. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=490500&Y=155500&A=Y&Z=3 One word - keep it down when going past the houses on the straights or this play area will quickly get stamped on by angry locals.
Chelmsford to: Bishops Stortford
Was an excellent challenging road - better if you turn off at Hatfield Heath and go to Sawbridgeworth rather than Stortford. A couple of 40 limits have recently been added to mar the fun.
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