FACTORY TOUR TIPS
O Do your research
As most are demolished, finding the old factory sites is as much detective work as riding. Research thoroughly online first as there’s a wealth of information and old pictures out there and plenty who have done it before.
O Plan your ride
The best way to enjoy, and get the most out of, your ‘heritage tour’ is to decide which places you want to visit and work out a practical route between them. Nottingham and Plumstead in a day is pushing it but you can cover six or more in the Birmingham area easily.
O Temper your expectations
Let’s be honest: not much remains. But the bits that do are intriguing, revealing and in their own way quite moving, too.