The West Midlands region includes five designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, as well the Britain’s second most populus city, Birmingham. Towns such as Stafford and Stratford-upon-Avon have an interesting historical background, and the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The longest river in the UK, the River Severn, traverses the region southeastwards, flowing through the county towns of Shrewsbury and Worcester,
Perhaps the most well-known tourist attraction of the area would be Stratford-upon-Avon, a very nice town, predictably full of tourists. We took photos outside of Shakespeare’s birthplace, but didn’t go in, as at £15+ per person, we thought it was a bit expensive. Instead, we opted to visit The Mad Museum, where we spent a very absorbing couple of hours at £6.80 each. The Mad Museum is dedicated to the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata, and anyone with an interest in mechanics (as scooterists tend to be), will be fascinated.
Birmingham was interesting, but ultimately difficult to get around and a bit stressful. Snarled-up traffic and an unforgiving hill start cost us a burnt out clutch and half a day’s delay whilst getting it fixed.
Burton Brewers SC
Severnside Lions Scooter Club
Herefordshire Scooter Club