Nice evening last night and fancied a bit of fresh air so took KES for a quick jaunt down the B4040 to Malmesbury. Yes again!

Anyway, I’m doing the Advanced Rider Training so now putting into practice the things I have been taught which I am hoping will make me a better, smoother and safer rider.

The B4040 to Malemsbury is a great little ride – and one I know it rather well! There are some nice twists and turns and dips especially leaving Charlton so be careful there.

At Malmesbury and turning left at the first roundabout towards the M4, we then turned left at the next roundabout taking us back to Wootton Bassett on the B4042. Passing through the longest village in England, Brinkworth, (is there a pub here that is, or used to be, very popular for eating at?), we burbled onto the outskirts of Wootton Bassett.

Not sure what to make of Brinkworth really. Yes it is long, but we didn’t stop to see it or take any turns off to really appreciate what it may have to offer.

This is a great biking route for it’s long sweeping bends so you can get your speed up, safely of course, and also put into practice some of the advanced rider stuff too. There are some slower sections, but all in all, a nice training route.

At Wootton Bassett, turned left towards Purton and headed home.

Nice little jaunt to warm up on and practice the Advanced Rider techniques in a relatively safe environment. The scenery was rather pleasant as are the smells coming from the fields – countryside smells! Not very busy with traffic at this time of day either.

Total mileage – approx 25 all told.

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