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Greatrides motorcyclenews.com/ 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
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!