The Norfolk/ Suffolk coast is famous for its traditional seaside resorts, including Cromer and Southwold. Accommodation in these small towns get booked up well in advance, although on a scooter it’s possible to stay a few miles outside the town and ride in.
Great Yarmouth is a large, cheerful seaside resort, with a range of tourist attractions along the seafront and a funfair. We went on the antique, wood-framed rollercoaster in the Pleasure Beach, which is gravity powered and assisted by a seated driver, hauling on the brake. Slightly further north of Great Yarmouth and also on the east coast is Hunstanton, home of the famed ‘Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend’, a pleasant, open seafront which is a meeting place for scooterists on weekends. Good value lunch at the Waterside bar, looking out to sea.
The A14 is almost always busy, and long stretches of it permanently seem to have roadworks. Some of it is now three-lane, so more like a motorway than an ‘A’ road.
The historic city of Cambridge is well worth a visit, we recommend a couple of hours spent at the Fitzwilliam Museum and wandering around the Universities. The Anchor pub overlooks the river Cam and serves good food, and the local small but dedicated mod fraternity have adopted Clowns Cafe as their own. There are regular mod gigs in Cambridge, organised by the Alley Club.
F.A.B. Scooter Club
Cambridge Scooter Club
Haverhill Circles Scooter Club
Norfolk Scooter Collective