The riding season is almost in full swing now, and what better way to celebrate than with a ride to the 2017 Carole Nash Festival of Motorcycle at Peterborough Arena, May 13-14. But don't jst get on the motorway at the nearest junction and sit there until you get to the show, use our four routes to indulge in fun roads all the way to the festival and help with your #ride5000miles challenge.
Whether you're coming from the north, east, south or west, we've picked some interesting routes that'll get your day off to a great start, and you can enjoy them on the way home too! You can download all the routes, along with dozens of others on our Great Rides page.
From the north we've picked a route that starts in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Holmfirth, where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed, and winds through the beautiful Peak District on the A6024.
Coming in from the east, starting at Great Yarmouth. The coastal road from Great Yarmouth to Cramer and on to Hunstanton is simply wonderful and full of hidden surprises and pretty villages. The final 40 miles on the A47 are a bit dull but the coast road more than makes up for it.
From Baldock to the south is a little tricker as it's made up of small roads as you dart between major roads, but download the route from our Great Rides page nad you won't need to worry too much about navigation.
Coming from Hinckley, the home of Triumph to the west of Leicester, you're really spoilt for choice when it comes to great roads. We've chosen the B6047, but the A607 to Grantham is one of the best roads in the area.
By taking on the #ride5000miles challenge you’ll have the perfect excuse to get out on the bike and take the longer routes! Family chores, work or boring old DIY can mercilessly eat into your bike riding time, signing up to the challenge not only gives you a reason to fire up the bike more often but it will also inspire you to discover great biking roads, make new riding mates and brush up on your skills. Sign up to #ride5000miles now!
The Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling takes place at the East of England Arena. Head to www.mcnfestival.com for more info.