Bit of wet start to what turned out to be a very very pleasant ride. Leaving the Town Hall car park around 8:10am, KES and I left Cricklade heading north along the A419. A couple of miles further on, the rain stopped!

At the Fosse Way junction, that’s the Little Chef services exit, we followed signs for the Fosse Way which is also the A429.

This is a good road. It does have many great straights and bends to test your riding skills. There are plenty of quaint Cotswold towns along the way such as Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Stow on the Wold, and Bourton on the Water to break up the journey a bit. Didn’t stop in any of these places as I was determined to get to Warwick in around an hour – which we did!

Rather than stopping at the castle car park, I decided to carry on through Warwick to see if I could get a good photo of the castle – which for me is one of the best in the country and is what I think of when I imagine a castle – it really is a castle’s castle! Next time, I must remember to bring my camera!

Out the other side of Warwick, we turned around and pootled back through. Very old wooden framed Tudor buildings dot the main road. The town of Warwick is well worth a stop and mooch about too if you have chance. Maybe combine it with a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon where some famous writer chap lived a few years back 🙂

Anyway, as I was by myself, Billy no mates, I decided to head on home. A very nice gentle ride back to Cricklade – where it did start to rain again.

So, all in all a nice ride out. Shame rest of the lads didn’t turn up – fair weather bikers!

Nice route, approx. 110 miles or so all told.

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