This is a very nice stretch of the A44 with a good mix of most things, but it also has one very special highlight which earns it my 5-star rating - in the middle lies Fish Hill, possibly the nearest thing to knee-down heaven in the UK?
Imagine this... you see a warning sign for a left hand bend. You look ahead and left, and rising across the valley in front of you lies a long, wide, totally visible, 160 degree, shellgripped, constant-radius bend sent by the god of biking himself. You instantly KNOW you can achieve GP angles of lean on this bend, no matter what youre riding... Set your speed, lean in, hold forever... Sublime! Then another long bend back round to the right... and another up to the left... ooooh heaven :-)
Make sure you do the road from Evesham to Moreton-in-Marsh so that you take it uphill - rather more intimidating going the other way on the brakes!
The much loved and notorious Cat & Fiddle run. A brilliant road with excellent corners, it's reputation is also it's biggest problem, loads of bikers ride the route, and loads of police there standing by waiting to catch them!! This is officially Britain's most dangerous road.
Nice long drag up and over Clee Hill. I prefer the route from Ludlo to Cleobury as the decent is more challenging this ay round. Either route the view over Shropshire from the peak is well worth 5mins stop.
For a nice 42 mile circuit try B4364 from Bridgnorth, turn left onto A4117,then leeft at the A4363 (Cleobury M) back to Bridgnorth.
Great Sunday ride- stop off at the cafe in quatford for a brew. Bikers meeting point
Come down A435, yawn as you do with any dual carriageway motoring, then into a few great corners to practice your lines for the main event. Go through Studley, Turn left onto Spernall Lane, and let rip through straight, very tight corners up to 180 degree. Really testing!! Through Great Alne and Billesley. Then join the traffic to the Bards birthplace. Sundays are meet days for loads of bikers, oudles of free parking by the central multi storey. Feeling cultural, pop in to see a Shakespeare play. Pleasent jaunt
There are many fantastic roads around Derbyshire but this is my favourite, road condition is good with a mixture of nice straights and reasonable bends with very few cameras on route.