THE FOSSE WAY

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Time A week­end away Dif­fi­culty rat­ing Light trails What makes it spe­cial Jump on your bike and spend a long week­end rid­ing an an­cient road – which was once a border be­tween Ro­man Bri­tain and the un­con­quered Bar­bar­ians – through the heart of Eng­land, all the way from Lin­coln to the Dorset coast on every­thing from dual-car­riage­ways to in­ner-city scram­bles and pretty green lanes. The only tricky bit is nav­i­gat­ing around Kem­ble Air­field to lo­cate the un­sur­faced por­tion of the route. Other than that it’s mainly a By­way Open to All Traf­fic with a few doses of quiet coun­try lanes. This one’s a per­fect sum­mer route for a big ad­ven­ture bike. Best part South Glouces­ter­shire into Wilt­shire is nearly all off-road. Watch out for Sneaky ruts hid­den in the long grass and the odd ford.

MCN READER PAUL SLATTER

Hayes told MCN.

“I had a 2009 Street Triple R for two years and ab­so­lutely loved it,” added Ea­monn Slat­tery. “It was the per­fect analogue ex­pe­ri­ence on a bike.”

Or, as El­liot Waters, and many oth­ers we didn’t have room for here, ex­pressed: “I couldn't ask for a bet­ter look­ing, sound­ing and per­form­ing mo­tor­cy­cle than this.”

Fosse Way is stun­ning, what­ever the weather

THE TRF The Trail Rid­ers Fel­low­ship ex­ists to pro­tect the road net­work of Eng­land and Wales and pro­mote use. Estab­lished in 1970 with 4000 mem­bers and has fought off trail rid­ing bans.

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