Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I am going to North Wales next month and I really want to have my CG125 with me.
As I only have CBT I would have to ride from London without motorways. I think it’s around 275 miles, so it would probably take all day to ride there. Has anyone done this before or does it seem a bit too far?
Absolutely possible - I put 1,000 miles on my 125 over a long weekend (Fri-Mon), and while it wasn’t as easy as doing it on a bigger bike would have been … it’s certainly an acheivement!I’d advise against taking any route that is just dual carriageway the whole way there … tedious’ness/depression will set in fast when you’re sat with the throttle pinned and everyone is overtaking you
urgh, I wouldnt do it. I rode to Marlborough in Wiltshire when I was a newbie rider and I just got so booooooooooooorrrred, it was the journey that would not end! And when you have done the journey in a car and now you are feeling the pain of a little engines speed, it just annoyed me. Also, I dont know if 125s have improved but mine kept losing power after long spells of riding so I had to keep slowing down, and dropping down the gears and building back up again. Painful. Unless you can find a very pretty leisurely route and you are very patient, I wouldnt do it.
Ace to Bangor, for a lovely day allow 8 hours for the non-motorway A5 route, that’s 6½ hours of riding to cover the 242 miles and 1½ hours of breaks for refueling, munchies, coffees, picking blue bells (don’t ask, it’s a girlie thing) etc.