GREAT RIDES

Route Mablethorpe Run Dis­tance 45.5 miles Time 1 hour 20 min­utes In brief A day at the beach

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

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

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