Spend a day on Nor­folk’s finest roads p38

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Be­ing en­sconced in the east of Eng­land, Nor­wich is very much a desti­na­tion rather than some­where you might chance upon en route to else­where, but the his­toric city is well worth a visit. Whether it’s to take in the views at the cathe­dral, visit Tin­klers Yamaha – the city deal­er­ship that’s been in busi­ness for 83 years – or as the place to start a bril­liant af­ter­noon-long ride.

Es­cap­ing the city on the A1067 is a great start to the ride as this road is sur­pris­ingly en­joy­able. It may not be overly chal­leng­ing, but it is rel­a­tively traf­fic free. Tak­ing the fast and well sur­faced A148 to Cromer, the next stage of the ride en­cap­su­lates the true spirit of Nor­folk. The A149 is a small and in places poorly sur­faced road but that doesn’t de­tract from the fun.

Reach­ing Cais­ter-on-sea you can ven­ture into Great Yar­mouth with its flash­ing lights and slot ma­chines or in­stead stay for a while in the more re­laxed Cais­ter be­fore tak­ing the A47 to Nor­wich. Should you want to ex­tend your ride then you can fol­low the A149 back to Cromer then nip along the coast for chips in Hun­stan­ton.

Take in some bends then head to Cromer for the fa­mous crabs

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