FAC T F ILE A roller­coaster road

How to ride it Ace Cafe, Lon­don City Air­port, Tower Bridge, Lon­don Bridge, Par­lia­ment Square, The Ceno­taph, Ace Cafe. When to ride it Ac­ces­si­ble all year but a long, hot sum­mer night is best. Where to eat Ace Cafe.

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Riding -

If this ride doesn’t make you want to spend a week­end in Wilt­shire, noth­ing will. It has scenery, fast roads, tight cor­ners and great pubs.

Start­ing at Bland­ford Fo­rum you head to Wim­borne Min­ster, then up and back through the Wilt­shire Downs be­fore turn­ing east to­wards Sal­is­bury on the A354 – a quick and open road. If you are on a smaller ca­pac­ity bike, cut off the Sal­is­bury sec­tion and in­stead take the A3081 di­rectly to Shaftes­bury.

The run to Shaftes­bury is just an ap­pe­tiser, the main course is the A350 from Shaftes­bury to Warmin­ster. Cut­ting over Cran­borne Chase, the A350 is a roller­coaster of a road that is fast and flow­ing, with big changes in el­e­va­tion. It’s a fan­tas­tic route that many in the Bath and Bris­tol area head to­wards when the sun is out (so there is some­times a de­gree of po­lice in­ter­est).

If you reach Warmin­ster and are still in the mood for a bit more rid­ing, join the A303 to­wards An­dover and take the A345 to­wards De­vizes be­fore turn­ing to Marl­bor­ough and re­turn­ing to the A303 via the A338.

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