Greatrides mo­tor­cy­cle­ BREN­ZETT AERO­NAU­TI­CAL MU­SEUM – Ash­ford blast 20 miles 30 min­utes A sweet route be­tween Ash­ford and Rye —

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If you live in the south of Eng­land find­ing de­cent roads to open your bike up on can be tricky, but this 20-mile route is one of the few roads sports­bike rid­ers can re­ally en­joy.

Start­ing at Ash­ford the A2070 is an open and flat road with wide straights and tight cor­ners, mak­ing it per­fect for sportsbikes. The sur­face is ex­cel­lent and if you time your ride cor­rectly away from rush hours the traf­fic can be very light as well.

At the round­about with the A259 you are faced with two choices Ð head north to­wards Folke­stone or south to Rye. The Rye road is by far the bet­ter choice and like the A2070 is flow­ing and has some ex­cel­lent cor­ners to warm the edges of your tyres.

At Rye most rid­ers opt to re­trace their steps back to Ash­ford, how­ever you can take the A268 to­wards Hawkhurst and then the A265 to Heath­field be­fore drop­ping down to East­bourne and loop­ing back to Rye via Hast­ings. This route adds an­other 50 or so miles to the trip, tak­ing it from a quick blast to a proper ride­out.

The south east of Eng­land may not be blessed with the finest roads in the UK, but with a bit of ex­plor­ing some great rides can be dis­cov­ered. Get your map book out and search out those elu­sive roads.

It’s a treat to find roads this fun in the busy south east

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