Greatrides mo­tor­cy­cle­ MEL­TON MOW­BRAY – Un­less you’re a veg­gie you can’t visit Mel­ton and not sam­ple a pie. Loads of places sell ‘au­then­tic’ pork pies, but Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe on the High Street is the most fa­mous.

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage - Route De­scrip­tion Dis­tance

his is a lovely run for a sunny evening with in­ter­est­ing lo­ca­tions and won­der­ful eater­ies along the way.

BSB le­gend Chris Walker’s Kawasaki deal­er­ship in Gran­tham is a place to start the ride as there are a wide se­lec­tion of bikes as well as a café that serves a mean ba­con buttie.

Once you have had your fill, head down the A607 to­wards Mel­ton Mow­bray. This road is a lovely run at legal speeds and once you get to Mel­ton, head off the beaten track on to the B676. It isn’t as fast as the A607,

Tbut the B676 is a nicer road to ride as it is qui­eter, although the sur­face can be un­pre­dictable so take care.

Once you have met the A1, cross over it and aim to­wards Corby Glen be­fore turn­ing left and join­ing the B1176 back up to Gran­tham. This short stretch of B-road has some flow­ing bends and great views and is far more en­ter­tain­ing than the A1. When you are back at Gran­tham you can ei­ther call it a day or head south on the A1 to ex­plore Rut­land. It’s Eng­land’s small­est county but packs plenty of in­ter­est into its com­pact space.

T140D Bon­neville ‘Spe­cial’ (1979)

De­spite Tri­umph’s slow death dur­ing the '70s, the Bon­neville it­self slowly im­proved as the decade pro­gressed. In 1972 the 650 T120 got an op­tional five-speed gear­box (hence the ‘V’ des­ig­na­tion); in 1973 it grew into the 750cc T140 and re­ceived a disc

Take an evening trip around the fields and food em­po­ri­ums of the Mid­lands

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