My Favourite Road – Bridgnorth To Ludlow
As a biker, I’m happy to just jump on the bike and ride. It doesn’t matter where I’m going, or for how long.
Much as I hate paying almost £1.40 for a litre of Super Unleaded petrol, I WILL pay it and have fk all to show from it apart from a smile on my face and slightly less rubber on my tyres, and maybe less plastic on my toe and kneesliders. Yeah, screw you Society! That’s how I roll!
Of course, I do have my favourite destinations. The Redditch Cloverleaf is almost impossible to resist anytime I have to ride past and the roads are dry. I mean, you simply pull off the dual carriageway and scrape your knee around the four corners and then carry on in the direction you were headed as if nothing had happened. It really is Heaven.
Except this year the road surface on the Cloverleaf is rather shocking… The tarmac is broken and very rough on EXACTLY the line you want to be taking around there!
Anyway, enough about that – what I really wanted to blog about here is one of my favourite roads.
It’s the B4364 that runs from Bridgnorth to Ludlow. It’s over 22 miles through some of the most beautiful Shropshire countryside, and has everything from open straights and fast sweeping corners to mega-tight OFM (“Oh Fuck Me!”) twisties.
Ludlow itself is a very nice place for a stop-off, as is Bridgnorth – and the Quatt Biker Cafe just outside Bridgnorth is always a mecca for bikers of all kinds who drop in for a bacon sandwich and a coffee.
At the Ludlow end of the B4364, if you head in the opposite direction towards Kidderminster, you cross the stunning Cleehill – where you’ll see a lot of my bike photographs are taken.
This was a lovely sunny day, so I got the Veho HD10+ mounted on the bike and decided to get footage of the whole of the B4364, at legal speeds to show how it is still a lot of fun to ride without being silly.
I hope you enjoy this and don’t criticise my riding too harshly!