Great roads of the South: Part 6

Published: 13 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 from Loomies to Ryka’s café, 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 sixth and final route this week takes a loop from Aylesbury to Towcester, finishing at On Yer Bike and was nominated by Mark Edwards

“This route has a bit of everything, fast flowing A- roads, technical B-roads and a few straights to get some overtaking done! It also has a good café and a bike shop. This is one of my staple routes I use when out with students doing advanced training and combines a great mix of roads with something for everyone.”

Length

65 miles

Love it because

This is a great ride that should take about two hours to complete. Starting in Aylesbury, the route sweeps its way to Towcester, before doubling back on itself and finishing at multi-franchise dealership, On Yer Bike. With plenty of places to stop and multitude of different road styles, its an enjoyable ride, no matter what machine or level of rider you are.

Take a picture at

When you reach Bicester, peel off the route and head to Brill Hill. Just a few miles out of the way, the mound is perfect for a pic. 

Stop for a cuppa at

If you don’t fancy stopping at On Yer Bike, head to Jacks Hill Café just north of Towcester on the A5, to see if you can tackle the Bumper Breakfast!”

Watch out for

This is a busy part of the country, so watch out for streams of traffic on your ride. As you get closer to On Yer Bike, keep your eyes open for the police, too. 

Best bike for the job

A sports- tourer would be the perfect steed for such a mix of roads.

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