Great roads of the South: Part 4

Published: 11 August 2017

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you.

These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become part of the community by joining the Facebook group and find out more information about it here. 

Yesterday’s route joins the market towns of Uppingham and Market Harborough, but if you’re after some roads a bit further up the country then be sure to check out some of our great roads of the North.

Our fourth route carries us from Bolderwood to the New Forest and was nominated by Pete Errington

“Ornamental drives in the New Forest are great, but slow. With a 40mph speed limit, this is a route more for the beautiful scenery for a summer’s evening bimble, once the day-trippers have gone home!” 

Length

10 miles 

Love it because

A winding, wooded treasure, perfect for slowing things down and taking in the view. On a summer’s evening it is pure bliss and far-removed from any signs of urban sprawl.  

Take a picture at

The New Forest is one giant photo opportunity. We’d recommend stopping at Bratley View though, which looks fantastic in the dying light of the day.  

Stop for a cuppa at

The Red Shoot Inn, just outside Linwood. 

Watch out for

Keep your eyes peeled for both tourists and wildlife, as this is a hotspot for both. Stick to the 40mph limit and you should be fine.  

Best bike for the job

Slow speed comfort with plenty of visibility is key here. 

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Check out the link to more great rides here.