Bristol to Lizard point, All welcome

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Bristol to Lizard point, All welcome

#1 Post by greenrocket » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:48 am

i am planning a trip in early April for 1/2 nights/ 2/3 days from Bristol to Lizard point, depending on how long the ride ends up being. This will be my first long distance ride over multiple days i will have done. i was looking for advice and any tips/tricks that could help me along my way and for other people who would be interested in joining me on an adventure, as i have no one to currently go with. I will be going no matter what, but some company would be nice. :D

This is my planned route down there, what do you guys think?


I haven't planned the stops yet, but B&B's aren't a rarity, and depending on how long the Route ends up being, will determine where i stop. On the way back i was thinking about using the south coast, and would you guys consider this to be accurate? http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcyc ... 84240.html
If so i will probably go through Falmouth and get on the A39, and either get off on the A395 or A386 and then ride south on the west side of the park then up through the center, and follow the red line into Dorchester.

Now i have told you my plan, its story time. My original plan was to go to France in July/August for a few days, i came on the rideout forum to get suggestion and to see where others were planning on going, i saw someone talking about the black forest, which sounded great, so i changed my mind and altered the destination, inevitably making the ride much longer, probably a good 1800 miles, much further then the 900-1100 miles into France originally planned. Then i saw someone mention of a 200 mile ride around 2 mountains in Scotland done in a day, which peaked my interest. :lol: http://www.motorcyclescotland.com/route ... s-one-day/ so after checking the distance which is still a 1500 mile round trip it was settled that's where i was planning on going. After some more consideration, i decided to put that idea on the backburner for the time being and start smaller, so that any problems that might occur can be addressed before going again.

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Re: Bristol to Lizard point, All welcome

#2 Post by Speedy23 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm

Very do-able. Dunno about the second map ("bestbikingroads"?) - it just shows as a mess of lines on my crappy tablet. You'll enjoy Porlock Hill on the A39 (one way or another!) If you're not gonna prebook accommodation dont go at Easter time! Keep us posted on your progress. Might be tempted to come for a bit of a bimble - Lynton & Lynmouth is nice.

Tips - be ruthless with what you take. Clean t-shirt, skiddies & socks. Toothbrush, washbag. Phone. If you really wanna be posh, jeans & trainers for at nite. Oh, and money/card.....and motorbike. That's it.

And don't get obsessed with "havingtogetthereitis". When you're getting tired, stop. The beauty of this route is that you can tailor it at will.
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#3 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:08 pm

The post date is 2016
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#4 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:14 pm

Maybe he's got lost?

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Re: Bristol to Lizard point, All welcome

#5 Post by bonio » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:08 pm
The post date is 2016
Thanks. I was about to add my 2d. Problem is, I like the sound of my opinions too much :-(
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#6 Post by SometimesSansEngine » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:26 pm

Could still be useful if anyone else is searching for similar advice though @bonio?

(Being partly selfish, all this is doable from where I live but I'm new to this myself, so if you have any opinion to add it could prove useful)

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#7 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:40 pm

@bonio yep go for it. I looked at the route and thought hmm I could get the Cornwall tags- before I noticed the date :D
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Re: Bristol to Lizard point, All welcome

#8 Post by Speedy23 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Jeez. I keep falling for these. Not a good wheeze. :oops: I'm a poet but really don't know it. Etc. etc. ect.

But failing developing an ability to time travel (Yes, I know the FJR is fast, but it's not that effing fast) I still like this part of the country. So if anybody does fancy a bimble, give us a shout.

PS hope Greenrocket got there and back OK.... unless there are any dead Kwacker 300's in the ditch at the side of Porlock Hill complete with skeleton..... :violin:
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