The Home Counties can be a lovely ride, with leafy winding roads, pretty villages and stopping-off points. The towns and villages along the route of the Thames to the west of London are particularly worth a mention.
- Windsor is a very attractive town, with a cobbled square where you can park the scooter and sit outside a pub for lunch. When we went, they had a civil war re-enactment which was good, free street theatre.
- Very pretty roads lead to Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, en-route to the Big 7 scooter rally at Paddock Wood.
- Greater London is predictably busy, but riding through the centre of London after 8pm is better than you might expect. The A24 south through Leatherhead and Dorking in Surrey is a single carriageway, and very attractive road for touring.
Double Diamond SC, Princes Risborough, Bucks. 07711 805605
Ready Steady Go Scooter Club, Dunstable
South London Revival Scooter Club, John 07770 868390, Eric 07774 406453
South London Revival Scooter Club, John 07934792229, Eric 07774 406453