Greatrides mo­tor­cy­cle­ Zig Zag Hill – Lo­cated on the A3081 be­tween Tol­lard Royal and Cann Com­mon, Zig Zag hill is a snakey sec­tion of road. Tricky on a sports­bike but great fun on a su­per­moto or naked bike! Bland­ford Fo­rum to Warmin­ster 70 miles 2

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If this ride does­nõt make you want to spend a week­end in the Wilt­shire area, then noth­ing will. It has ev­ery­thing Ð scenery, fast roads, tight cor­ners and some great pubs.

Start­ing at Bland­ford Fo­rum you head into the Wilt­shire Downs to Wim­borne Min­ster then up and back through the Downs be­fore turn­ing east to­wards Sal­is­bury on the A354. A quick and open stretch of road, this is per­fect to get you in the mood. How­ever if you are on a smaller ca­pac­ity bike, then cut off the Sal­is­bury sec­tion and in­stead take the A3081 di­rectly to Shaftes­bury.

In truth the run to Shaftes­bury is just an ap­pe­tiser, the main course on this ride is the A350 from Shaftes­bury to Warmin­ster. Cut­ting over Cran­borne Chase, the A350 is a roller­coaster of a road that is fast and flow­ing while at the same time con­tain­ing some ex­cit­ing changes in el­e­va­tion. Itõs a fan­tas­tic ride and a route that many in the Bath and Bris­tol area head to­wards when the sun is out Ð this means there is some­times a de­gree of po­lice in­ter­est in the area, so take it easy.

If you reach Warmin­ster and are still in the mood for a bit more rid­ing then

Du­cati 900SS FE (1998)

Pro­duced for one-year-only, the FE (Fi­nal Edi­tion) was a lim­ited edi­tion built to mark the end of old carb’d, air-cooled 900SS be­fore its re­place­ment by the con­tro­ver­sial Pierre Terblanche-de­signed ver­sion. Based on the 900SS ‘Su­perlight’, it had sil­ver liv­ery, rac­ing wheels and discs, car­bon-fi­bre good­ies and a num­bered plaque.

Just 800 were built.

What you’ll pay


£4500+ if you can find


But should you?

Use­ful, beau­ti­ful and cer­tain to ap­pre­ci­ate, so yes!

Take it easy in vil­lages then en­joy the south­west’s finest A-roads

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