A nice (if i say so myself) route from woking, towards newlines corner, through the south downs and to loomies cafe, back up to woking again, all in all, 106 miles.
Nice run from Baldock into Essex and back, a good mix of roads with some nice corners and a few tight ones! Keep your eyes open!! Around Finchingfield- can be a police presence so be warned!!
This is a lazy loop that allows a cuppa/cake at Compton Abbas airfield, then again in Salisbury
Once out of Hythe the back roads through Lympne, Aldington, Ruckinge to Ham Street, then Tenterden are pretty good with some decent corners. The road surface in places can be a poor but a decent eye can avoid thw worst. From Tenterden to Goudhurst is a little better with a few villages to slow down through but mostly open road. The fianl but is the A21 dual carriageway and fat but not without some danger from prats in cars and coppers.
This is best riden in the summer when the long daylight hours are with us.
You start out along the full length of the famous A272 to Wnchester. A short stretch of the M3 takes you to the New Forest and a lunch stop at the Red Shoot Inn which is a brewpub and a meeting place for bikers on a Sunday. Youve then got Cranbourne Chase and scenic Dorset to Shaftsbury where you can see Gold Hill, where the old Hovis adverts were filmed. Some more counrty lanes meet up with the best bit of the A30 back towards Shaftsbury turning off to go to the view point at Win Green where, on a clear day, you can see seven counties. Through Salisbury and East on the A30 to Stockbridge where youll get a good afternoon tea at the tearooms. Through Winchester takes you back onto the A272 back to the start or a farewell to friends with a pint of King&Barnes Sussex at the George & Dragon.
Loads of good twisty roads this side of London (for a change).
Something for everyone. A technical route of about 85 miles of twisties, 5 miles of dual carriageway to link up sections, some pretty little Kent villages, (stop at the Tickled Trout in Wye for lunch), and a very small bit of urban. Enjoy!
I downloaded this from the Ride site and tried it out on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late March 2014. I enjoyed the southern half of the loop best as it has some cracking bends. Very little traffic on the Southern half between Stansted Mountfitchet and Debenham, despite the day (Saturday), which was nice. It made quite a long day for me as I had a 60 mile ride to get there and 60 miles back making a total of 270 miles, so Id recommend a half hour rest if you travel far to get to this one, before you start the route.
Good mix of twists & straights and a bit of motorway to mix things up
Pleasant loop across Surrey & West Sussex, start/finish at Box Hill (Rykas Cafe & bike meet). Busy at weekends with a lot of (slow moving) cars, not too bad during the week or early morning.
- Quick nip south through Dorking & along open dual carriageway to Billingshurst.
- Turn right onto A272 near Billingshurst (BP petrol / McDonalds).
- West along nice winding road towards Petworth.
- Straight over roundabout onto great single carriageway A285 south towards Chichester (my highlight of the route).
- Progressively more rural, some nice curves down the hill into South Harting village.
- Turn back east onto A272 at Petersfield, back towards Midhurst.
- Left at Midhurst onto some smaller roads, back north towards Guildford / Dorking.
Some surfaces a bit bumpy, so head to Haslemere from Petersfield if on stiffer sprung sportbike!