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MW2K8 7 Jan 2008 17:45

Bristol & Norwich
 
Complete newbie here...

Just bought Honda C90. CBT on Jan 19th. Got a week off in mid feb. Looking for some good slow ish roads in the area....
Any recommendations or tourist sights i should visit? Planning to be based for 2/3 days in both Norwich city centre and Bristol city centre. As i said complete newbie... any and all tips, hints and advice welcome.... Thanks... Matt

Mike 8 Jan 2008 08:24

You'll find people here who have crossed continents on a C90 .. but not the week after they passed their CBT!

From Norwich, head through Wroxham to the north Norfolk coast .. say to Bacton ..and then turn left and just keep going. It's beautiful, and the roads shouldn't be too crowded at that time of year.

TDMalcolm 9 Jan 2008 13:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike (Post 167114)
You'll find people here who have crossed continents on a C90 .. but not the week after they passed their CBT!

From Norwich, head through Wroxham to the north Norfolk coast .. say to Bacton ..and then turn left and just keep going. It's beautiful, and the roads shouldn't be too crowded at that time of year.

Hi All, I agree with mike, try to arrange to get to Hunstanton seafront (said as "Hunston" by yocoles):confused1: by about14:30 on Sundays for bikers gatherings most Sundays with gr8 roads to enjoy and friendly banter..:mchappy:
TDMalcolm

Walkabout 9 Jan 2008 19:02

Hi,
You could try this:-
Motorcycle Roads Online: Roads for motorcycle touring in the UK & Ireland

It has recommendations for "interesting" roads. (I got the paper copy of this as a Chrimbo present).

There is also:-
BestBikingRoads.com Motorcycle Travel, Motorcycle Touring, Motorcycle Routes, Motorcycle Roads, Motorcycle GPS, GPS Motorcycle Rides, Motorbike Roads
for a lot more places.

Where ever you go, I don't think you will be getting your knee down at this time of year however :rolleyes2:.

lampmeister 11 Feb 2008 17:24

When in Bristol you might want to check out some of the back lanes around Castle Combe / Chippenham direction, or if you fancy a longer trek then takes the minor roads up to Ross-on-Wye.

Have fun!

Mick O'Malley 14 Feb 2008 15:28

Hi Matt

Contact the communities (link in LH column) with your question. There are something like 20 of us in the Bristol area (don't know about Norwich), some of whom would be willing to help, I'm sure.

Regards, Mick

Walkabout 14 Feb 2008 16:38

No substitute for reading a map!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Walkabout (Post 167399)
Hi,
You could try this:-
Motorcycle Roads Online: Roads for motorcycle touring in the UK & Ireland

It has recommendations for "interesting" roads. (I got the paper copy of this as a Chrimbo present).

There is also:-
BestBikingRoads.com Motorcycle Travel, Motorcycle Touring, Motorcycle Routes, Motorcycle Roads, Motorcycle GPS, GPS Motorcycle Rides, Motorbike Roads
for a lot more places.

Where ever you go, I don't think you will be getting your knee down at this time of year however :rolleyes2:.


Just as an update, I don't rate either of these links too highly:-

The first one's paper copy is very "predictable": the recommended routes are so bloody obvious, you would pick them off any map in any case as worth looking at (some of the better roads that I know personally in some areas of the UK are not identified, which is fine - there will remain less traffic on those roads!!).

The second one has been mentioned in here before: sure it is comprehensive in coverage of UK roads, but the comments about those roads are so very predictable, based on the (limited) interests of crotch-rocket pilots in the main.


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