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Greatrides motorcyclenews.com/ 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.
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