Author: Rob Slade

ABR’s weekend ride: Cheltenham to Stratford upon Avon

This week’s installment of ABR’s weekend ride takes you between Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon along the B4632. It’s an extremely scenic drive set in the heart of England that runs through the best of the Cotswolds. What it lacks in mountains it makes up for in stunning Cotswold scenery. The road flows through picturesque woodland, past colourful meadows and through some of England’s most picture-perfect villages.

Perhaps one of the best things about this road is the fact that it is often very quiet. This is down to the busier A46 that takes the brunt of the traffic and runs parallel to the B4632. Another great feature of the road is that it is both well-surfaced and relatively wide, meaning when you do up the ante and have a bit of fun, there’s room to do so.

With Cheltenham (great for shopping) at one end, and Stratford upon Avon (lovely picturesque town with plenty of decent eateries) at the other, the B4632 would make for a great weekend ride with a pillion.

How to do it

The road can be picked up from either Cheltenham or Stratford upon Avon and then you just follow it until you reach the corresponding town. For those wanting to make an afternoon of it, the market town of Chipping Campden makes for an interesting little stop off with its history stretching back to the 14th century. Stratford upon Avon is easily accessible from the M40 while Cheltenham is very near to the M5 making this a very easy road to reach.