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Beautiful Ardennes, Belgium
A lot of really tight bends, great fun to ride but hard work. The route south of Fichingfield to Church End is just as good.
Starting on the A1017 south of Haverhill, take the B1057 towards steeple Bumstead. This is a flowing country road with a mix of short fast straights combined with some good corners. Follow the natural flow of the road through Steeple Bumstead, out onto more quicker stretches the other side, finishing in Finchingfield, where if you do it on a Sunday morning, will be packed with other bikers.
I have ridden this road quite a few times. Be WARNED Finchingfield Locals have made a formal complaint abt bikers going through over the 30 limit a child was knocked down recently as well! otherwise a really good route to ride all the way from haverhill down to braintree you need to slow down on some of the bends as they can be deciving & u might just want to twist it a bit
Lovely road with plenty of nice and varied bends and changes of elevation, decent surface, generally a lovely ride! Mind you I met the most unusual hazard Ive ever done on here - a house on a flatbed trailer taking up the whole road on both sides!
I love this road, its one of the best local to me.
This is a Great ride! all the way through;the only thing i would say BEWARE after rain for a couple of days the high sided banks loose a lot of soil and loose stone other than that its one too learn love and enjoy !
The twisty roads around here are fantastic and loads of them, a good gathering of bikes at he cafe & pub in the middle of Finchingfield ,I had a wake up call last month on the route to Haverhill via Steeple Bumstead and trashed my 05 zx10r. so bewarned on these roads its tempting to turn it on a bit
Finchingfield to Steeple Bumstead is great fun with a good variety of tight and medium corners. In fact its so good I often 'u'turn and do it borh ways!
It is difficult to find a dull road around Finchingfield, but this is probably the most demanding. It is slightly hilly with reasonable view through the bends. The road is not conventionally twisty, but is a series of short fast stretches with very sharp right-angle turns. To ride it briskly without making any error of judgement is an achievement to be proud of. There is a left turn shortly after Finchingfield, and a right and left turn in Steeple Bumpstead, but otherwise navigation is straightforward.