Best motorbike routes in UK
Posted by Spartan Motorbike Couriers on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Under: Motorbike Routes UK
When the temperatures are high and the sun is shining, it’s a great opportunity for those with a motorbike to head out and enjoy the best that the UK has to offer, before the cold and harsh winter weather creeps back in.
What is especially great for motorcyclists, is that the UK has a variety of incredible motorbike routes, as motorcycle clothing retailer Custom Lids has found when selecting their top five rides that you need to experience this summer:
The North Coast 500 in Scotland
If you want an especially lengthy route, look no further than The North Coast 500. The route totals 516 miles, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. Despite only being created in 2014, the North Coast 500 has already been dubbed the Scottish Route 66.
From the picturesque greenery and architecture of Sutherland to Wester Ross’ white sandy beaches and Caithness’ dramatic coastline, there’s so much to see alone this ride. Of course, because of the length of this route, you’ll need to split the journey over roughly a week, giving you more time to explore the very best of Scotland.
Hardknott Pass in the Lake District
Seek out Hardknott Pass and a challenging ride will await you. Winding through the Lake District, you’ll face steep inclines and twisting turns alongside stunning views of the surrounding areas. You’ll also pass through Eskdale and the Duddon Valley on your way to the small coastal village of Ravenglass.
The Cat and Fiddle, along the A537 from Buxton to Macclesfield
Thrill-seekers must check out The Cat and Fiddle A537 route that stretches from Buxton to Macclesfield before any other ride on this list. A winding 11km-long road with twists and turns at every corner, it’s perfect for getting your heart pumping as you take in the picture-perfect Peak District. Did you know that this route has been named one of the most dangerous roads in Britain? With this in mind, go easy and abide by the 50mph speed limit and you’ll conquer this must-drive stretch and then be back to visit time and time again.
Cheddar Gorge along the B3135
Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s second greatest natural wonder, with an exhilarating route passing right near it — that makes the B3135 a must-ride route. You’ll start in the village of Axbridge before joining the road towards Cheddar. Prepare for tight bends, twists and turns as you travel into and out of the gorge.
The Horseshoe Pass of the A542 in North Wales
Rolling hills and breath-taking beauty are among Wales’ standout features. The Horseshoe Pass is a winding road that sweeps through the valleys, offering the best of both worlds: challenging inclines and enjoyable declines. Be prepared to be 1,400ft above sea level when you reach the route’s peak. So, if you want to take your riding to new heights — quite literally — this is for you. You’ll feel like king of the world as you survey Wales’ beautiful scenery.
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