Start/finish Oundle/spa Distance 406 miles Riding time 1 day
I’d like to say we took the scenic route but with a 15-strong endurance race team waiting to be fed at the other end, we didn’t have the luxury of time. So we hit the shortest sat nav route: 406 miles, 380 of them motorway. A sat nav mount fitted the bars easily enough and the nearby 12V socket was ideally placed. It just made getting the ignition key in a bit of a struggle. After years of Channel tunnel, we took the Dover-calais ferry: infinitely more agreeable.