THE FOSSE WAY
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.