The South East is perfect on a summers evening

Posted: 28 Oct 2011

The A272 in south-east England, following a east-to-west route from Heathfield in East Sussex to Winchester in Hampshire.

“I chose the A272 as my favourite biking route because it is fast, twisty and has awesome scenery. 

“Between Petersfield and Winchester is my favourite part – it has some big corners and great views coming into Winchester at Cheesefoot Head. Don’t forget to drop into Loomies, the biker cafe, on the West Meon crossroads. It gets really busy at the weekends, there are lots of different people and bikes and the food is excellent!

“The route is fantastic at any time, but it is even better on a summer’s day.” Helen Griffiths

“The A272 cuts across the South East section through Sussex.

”My favourite section is between Midhurst and Petworth, but a lot of the road is sweeping and undulating. I don't ride it fast, not on my Classic Royal Enfield 500cc single cylinder Bullet, which was designed in the 1950s. But even at 1950s speeds, I do enjoy the scenery very much.

”The best time to ride this for me is on a late summer evening, when the traffic has died away and the warm sun is reflected off the multicoloured foliage.

“The ‘Boys in Blue’ can be anywhere at any time, so caution is advised as the road has a bit of a reputation already! But at the slower speeds, it is an enjoyable country outing.” Steve Eades

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