Roman Roads

. Monday, December 11, 2006
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As per our usual Saturday morning ritual we started the day with a fantastic breakfast at the Touchdown Cafe, Wellesbourne before deciding to spend the day exploring the tranquil and picturesque roads of the Cotswolds.

We got as far as Halford where our paths crossed the Fosse Way and we took one look at the big black clouds and decided to turn around and head up the infamous Fosse Way.

The Fosse Way was a Roman road that linked Exeter to Lincoln and being an old Roman road it’s a very straight, and bumpy road but it has very little traffic and few speed cameras, in fact the section that we rode didn’t have any speed cameras…that we saw)

We continued north up the Fosse way until it crossed another old famous Roman road Watling Street, otherwise known as the A5, it’s rumoured that near this point (where the Fosse Way and Watling Street cross one another) The battle of Watling Street took place in around 60ad between the Britons (under the command of Queen Boudica) and the Romans.

Once onto the Watling Street we headed south east towards Market Harborough, once past we then picked up one of my favourite roads the B6047 to Melton Mowbray and our next stop for coffee and a warm by the open fire at the excellent Alpine Restaurant that is part of the Grange Garden Centre in Ashfordby.

We next headed west onto the excellent A6006 through Wymeswold and Rempstone until we crossed the A6 and then continued along the B5324 until we got to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, then it was just a few motorway miles home.

The great thing about today’s little ride was that we covered 2 of my favourite places to eat and 3 of my all time favourite roads, even if they were all covered in crap!

Sorry for the lack of photos but we were too busy riding our bikes!