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A372

Yeovil to: Bridgwater

20 odd miles of zero police, v fast sweepers, tight sections and wheelie straights and superb 140 mph bridge jump (grip the tank with your knees and you\'ll see) make this a little gem that I need to share, as I hardly ever get to race anyone along it. Local boys know. Check it out.


R698/697

Callan to: Carrick on Suir

The northern 8 miles or so from Callan to Tullaghought is a mix of some bends and reasonably long straights with a nice sprinkling of fast sweepers.

From Tullaghought to Carrick, the road follows the river valley for a few miles and is a challenging succession of bends with a nice blast open mile a couple of miles from the end before you hit the final series of bends into Carrick.

Surface variable, mostly ok, but you take your chances, especially along the river valley. Probably not the supersports rider's favourite type of tarmac, but for something with half-decent suspension and ok tyres, it's a nice run.


A697

Morpeth to: Coldtsream

Everything you could ask for, from fast sweepers, a few tight twisty`s, and long undulating (read:wheel up)straight`s. Quite a lot of villages that have speed traps so 30mph essential, also on open road in places so a couple of sighting laps are advisable. Not as bad as it sounds though, I`ve only seen plod once or twice and never with the old hairdryer pointing at you, so learn the route and give it a go.


A40

Postcombe to: West Wycombe

Set off from the England's Rose pub in Postcombe, a popular bikers' gathering point at the weekend that does decent fry-ups. Head east along the A40 and do a quick dog-leg right-left across the B4009 (another good road). The next couple of miles is called Aston Hill and is fast, twisty, uphill and, in this direction, two lanes. Knee-down heaven, and with good views. Once through Stokenchurch, the road changes into fast sweepers where silly speeds are possible thanks to nearly all the traffic being on the adjacent M40.

After you get to West Wycombe, you can head back and do it again, although somehow it's less fun going this way. better to head back via Princes Risborough and Thame on the A4010, A4129, B4012. You'll need another fry-up by then.


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