Great roads of the South: Part 3

Published: 10 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 took us along the coast from Great Yarmouth to Heacham, 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 third route joins the market towns of Uppingham and Market Harborough and was nominated by Alan Storey.

“The ride to Harborough is great fun but watch out for the humpback bridges, especially if you’re riding the route the other way – from Harborough to Uppingham – because the road drops away after the second hump. I got air on a Harley Sportster there once and they land with a ‘clang!’”

Length

14.3 miles 

Love it because

A swooping countryside ride, perfect for thrashing at your leisure. Head through villages and along winding country lanes as you travel between these market towns. 

Take a picture at

Head slightly off the route and stop at Rockingham Castle for a historic picture of you and your bike. 

Stop for a cuppa at

The Castle Inn is great once you’ve been to the castle. 

Watch out for

This is a major route between two towns, so watch out for bunched traffic. 

Best bike for the job

The open bends make this sportsbike territory, but anything with grip and power will be fine.

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