Ride with a Rye smile
If you live in the south of England finding decent roads to open your bike up on can be tricky, but this route is one of the few roads sportsbike riders can really enjoy.
Starting at Ashford the A2070 is an open and flat road with wide straights and tight corners, making it perfect for sportsbikes. The surface is excellent and if you time your ride correctly away from rush hours the traffic can be very light as well.
At the roundabout with the A259 you are faced with two choices – head north towards Folkestone or south to Rye. The Rye road is by far the better choice and like the A2070 is flowing and has some excellent corners to warm the edges of your tyres.
At Rye most riders opt to retrace their steps back to Ashford, however you can take the A268 towards Hawkhurst and then the A265 to Heathfield before dropping down to Eastbourne and looping back to Rye via Hastings. This route adds another 50 or so miles to the trip, taking it from a quick blast to a proper rideout.