Great Rides #2 – The White Horses Run
There’s a busy month in motorcycling coming up and if you fancy taking in a cracking route, then how about this one that has been set-out by motorcyclists just like you!
Story of the Route
There are around 24 white horses in Britain, 13 of which are in Wiltshire and of these eight are still visible. Most of the horses are dated from the last 300 years. This route takes in the countryside of Hampshire and Wiltshire and is named after the White Horses carved into the surrounding hills.
The starting point is at Ower Services, just on the edge of the New Forest National Park and from here you travel northwards towards Pewsey, where the first white horse is located. Following the route to Alton Barnes, you will see the second white horse. The third is on the A345 Marlborough and Pewsey road.
Travelling from Pewsey on the A345 back to Salisbury, there is a crossroads with the A303. A right turn here leads back to Stonehenge, a famous site that needs no introduction.
The route takes in Salisbury, where you may like to stop off. Salisbury’s Early English Gothic cathedral is home to the famous Magna Carta. The A36, which takes you back to Ower services, passes through the New Forest National Park.
This is a route that is a mix of town and country.
About the rider’s group and its contact details
This route is from Lymington Motor Cycle and Light Car Club Ltd, which reformed on September 30, 1963 at the Angel Hotel, in Lymington, Hampshire. Membership is available to anyone who is interested in riding on or looking and talking about motorcycles or light cars. They want to encourage the use of motorcycles and light cars for pleasure and in a humorous and friendly manner.
Any bike, be it modern or classic, is welcome.
For more details see their website at www.lymingtonmotorcycle.co.uk