Nice twisty road with not to much traffic and plenty of other road options at start and end.
From the central roundabout in Newmarket go East along Old Station Road and then turn left at the Ashley Road T junction. You are then on the B1083. This goes through hilly country, with enough straights to give you time to notice the scenery but principally a succession of moderately tight, but not extreme, bends. The mix of straights and bends is unusually good, and this is a well-liked road by riders of all standards. Go through Ashley Green, Lidgate and Wickhambrook (where there is a biker-friendly pub - The Greyhound - unfortunately just off this route) until you come to the A143. Turn right onto this towards Haverhill and almost immediately find the Hard Times Cafe (very popular with bikers) on your right.
The tourist route to Manningtree, quite a nice if short run in Essex, it starts off quite blind and tight, then it opens up with a few nice corners and good visibility. Also easily accessible from Harwich where you can take the ferry to or from Holland.
Lovely roller coaster of a road, especially after West Bergholt. The good bit starts with a long, long straight followed by the forementioned roller-coaster. One or two villages with 30mph limits and Bures itself (follow your nose through the town, left after the bridge). Have been told by the locals to be careful of gravel on corners, washed down after heavy rain.
The B184 is a great favourite with local bikers. The section between Ongar and Leaden Roding is twisty and technical (particularly around Abbess Roding). After a brief right and left on the A1060 the road continues after Leaden Roding to include a fast section up to Dunmow. From there up through Thaxted to Saffron Walden is a series of sweeping bends, with just a few sharp ones to keep you on your toes. At Dunmow and Thaxted you can also turn east to get into the area of excellent biking roads around Finchingfield.
This is an unclassified road which runs between the B1053 at Wethersfield (called Hudsons Hill at the start)and the Cuckoo Hill entry to Sible Hedingham on the A1017. It has the general standard of a B-road. It consists almost entirely of bends and Z-bends of varying severity. Unless you are familiar with the road, when there is summer vegetation and you are trying to make a good pace, it becomes a mixture of chagrin because you took one too slowly and bowel-loosening terror when the pussycat turned out to be a tiger. It is a very useful bridging route between the runs around Finchingfield and the Castle Hedingham to Bulmer Tye B1058 run.
parts of the road have recently been resurfaced, lovely road, theres usually quite a few other bikers on it aswell.
There are a few nice corners on this pleasant part of England and the surroundings are nice and rural with a good road surface. Go slow through villages though.
the b1060 from old harlow to chelmsford one of my fav rides
A handful of really good fast bends on wide road and good tarmac although not mauch apart from that.
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.