It’s one thing showing a mate your favourite route – does it really matter if he doesn’t like it? There’s a bit more pressure when you’re showing it to Charley Boorman. But that’s what we did with the nation’s favourite round-the-world rider. We shouldn’t have been worried about it. For one thing, Charley’s a lovely bloke who clearly welcomed the excuse to get out on his bike. For another, the triangular route of the B4437, A361 and B4026 is a stunning ride. It’s a reasonably popular circuit known as the Charlbury TT – and it’s a memorable biking experience. Especially on a sunny summer’s day. This little corner of Oxfordshire is the English countryside at its most beautiful – nothing disturbing the peace but the distant grumble of a tractor on a field. Well, nothing until we came whooping along the B4437. We’re never sure if it comes across in the films but, let me tell you, that fella Boorman can ride. Round tight turns, wheels lifting over crests, tucked in along short straights, we have a blast. That’s what’s so good about the Charlbury TT – it’s a concentrated burst of brilliant English riding. If you’re looking for an excuse to get out and ride your bike, it’s impossible not to love it.