Route Mablethorpe Run Distance 45.5 miles Time 1 hour 20 minutes In brief A day at the beach
The sleepy Lincolnshire village of Washingborough isn’t the most obvious place to start a ride (unless you live there!), but it’s the perfect launch point for several great, little-known riding roads. It’s just a few miles east of Lincoln so we would suggest you tackle this route away from peak-time.
Heading out of the village, take the B1190 towards Bardney, turning left in the village just before the Old Angel Inn. Leaving the village, you snake your way across the countryside – passing farms and small clusters of houses until you reach Wragby.
From here you take the A157, following signs for Mablethorpe, giving the bike a chance to stretch its legs on the fast, winding roads. Closing in on the coast, the roads get tighter and more challenging. Finally, jump on the A1104, you will know you’ve gone the right way when you reach the long straight just before Mablethorpe.
This route can also be a treat in the winter when the roads are scarcely populated and the town hosts beach racing on alternate Sundays through winter, even on the coldest of days.
This sure beats building sand castles