Netballman

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  • Member Since : August 9, 2007
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  • Region : South East England and London, United Kingdom
  • Motorcycle : VFR750FS/CB500S
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : Elan Valley

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A44 : Evesham - Moreton-on-Marsh (Fish Hill)

West Midlands > United Kingdom > Europe
July 30, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9

This is a very nice stretch of the A44 with a good mix of most things, but it also has one very special highlight which earns it my 5-star rating - in the middle lies Fish Hill, possibly the nearest thing to knee-down heaven in the UK?

Imagine this... you see a warning sign for a left hand bend. You look ahead and left, and rising across the valley in front of you lies a long, wide, totally visible, 160 degree, shellgripped, constant-radius bend sent by the god of biking himself. You instantly KNOW you can achieve GP angles of lean on this bend, no matter what youre riding... Set your speed, lean in, hold forever... Sublime! Then another long bend back round to the right... and another up to the left... ooooh heaven :-)

Make sure you do the road from Evesham to Moreton-in-Marsh so that you take it uphill - rather more intimidating going the other way on the brakes!

Enjoy... :-)))


The Elan Valley ( Elan Village - Devils Bridge )

Mid Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
April 21, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.4

No sound is here save the stream that shrills and now and then a cry of faint wailing when the Kite comes sailing over the crags- William Lisle Bowles, ˜Coombe-Ellen 1798 Fantastic weather and good company - What more could a biker ask for? More roads like these maybe? I live in hope. This is the Elan Valley in the very heart of Wales Land Of My Fathers. This 25 mile route is from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre just South West of Rhayader to Devils Bridge which is also worth a visit and is a popular stop for bikers and their contented pillions. Leave Elan visitor centre after a rather tasty sausage sandwich and follow the signs for "Aberystwyth via mountain road". You take in the Claerwen, Caban Coch, Garreg Ddu, Penygarreg, and Craig Goch Resevoirs - which are all quite impressive 19th century works of engineering - on your way along a winding twisting tarmac ribbon of excitement. This road will have your senses reeling and wondering in disbelief as to why anyone would build a road through such a place. Maybe the disused quarries are a clue to this step back in time. It's a great scenic route and one of my favourite places in Wales. It makes me proud to be Welsh and proud to be a biker 'there is no other way to enjoy it other than with two wheels and a few mates. Not a fast route but very scenic. Enjoy the snaps.


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A483 : Llandrindod Wells - Newtown

South East Wales > United Kingdom > Europe
December 30, 2004 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.4

A really good stretch of twisty tarmac which begins by the A44 at one end. Not much in the way of spectacular scenary but a great blast and some good corners shouldn't disappoint.


B3327 / A3055 : Wroxall - Ventnor - Chale)

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
July 7, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Mountain hairpins in the UK? Oh yes...

This route is a real mix and quite a challenge. The ends are both nice rural/coastal roads but in between there are some tight and twisty tree-lined roads and a series of murderously tight and steeply inclined downhill hairpins on the way through the upper reaches of Ventnor. Not one for speeding this one!


A3055 : Freshwater - Niton (Military Rd)

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
July 15, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8

Best biking rd on island Road surface poor(exciting)but dont let that put you off this is a great road with spectacular views fast straights and almost every type of bend.Also some nice beaches tucked away below the ciffs if you need to cool off calm down etc.. However there are alot of farms and hazards you need to be aware of.Id recommend a recon lap first to get your bearings.Its worth it. There are car parks both ends.The one in freshwater you cant miss.The one near Niton is a bit harder to find but a local meeting place.If your coming up from Niton its on your left just as the road starts heading down hill.If your coming from Freshwater go over the roundabout at Blackgang chine and follow the sweeping righthander when the road turns left he park is on your right. Enjoy


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B3349 : Riseley - Alton

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
January 25, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8

Fast B road with some good technical corners and some nice views. Alton is good for pub lunches and a starting point for other routes. This route is short but shoud be linked to the route below. See route A339 Alton to Basingstoke for another great twisty blast.


A32 : Fareham - Chawton

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
January 26, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9

This route offers a nice variety of sweepers and tight corners. Beware that there can be some police presence here as the police use part of this route for training.


A339 : Alton - Basingstoke

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
January 25, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1

A twisty technical stretch of road that's a favourite with local bikers. It's short enough to learn all the bends in an hour's playtime, if that's all you have, but links also to the route up the B3349 Alton to Riseley.


Chenies - Chesham

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
October 19, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Latimer road is a nice run with some (short but ) fast straight sections and some nice bends. Only real problem is traffic - theres usually quite a lot! Beware the speed cameras as you enter Chesham at the end of the run.


B4507 : Wantage - Ashbury

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
September 3, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Not a flat-out burn - too narrow and too many iffy bits of surface - but some great slow-speed corners down here in the vale of the white horse, particularly the little complex of esses below the Dragon Hill! And you can see the white horse itself etched in the hill on the right on the way back :-)


A40 : West Wycombe - Milton Common

South East England and Lo... > United Kingdom > Europe
September 3, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3

One of the best bits of the A40 - some nice fast sections with sweeping turns plus some tasty tighter bits around Aston hill. Need to slow down in the villages en route! Also you can visit the Hellfire caves at the start and Hughenden Triumph at the end!


B1057 : Finchingfield - Haverhill

East Anglia > United Kingdom > Europe
September 7, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

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.


A1123 : St Ives - Haddenham

East Anglia > United Kingdom > Europe
February 2, 2006 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.5

A fun bit of road with a number of interesting bends. There is a long straight at the St Ives end, ideal for a bit of a blast, but watch out for a camera at the Bluntisham end along with occasional visits from the mobile speed camera too. The surface past Earith is a bit bumpy and there can be mud on the road here too.


A592 / Kirkstone Pass : Windermere - Penrith

North West England > United Kingdom > Europe
January 17, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.2

The Kirkstone pass, a great road with some very nice corners


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