A nice (if i say so myself) route from woking, towards newlines corner, through the south downs and to loomies cafe, back up to woking again, all in all, 106 miles.
Pleasant route with a few good corners. Quite popular with local bikers. Worth giving a try if you are in the area.
Have done this rout a few time and just a note of warning for first timers! Their are a few tight 90 degree bends that can catch you out if ya not careful but never the less a great rout :-) 6/10
This is a fantastic route to ride either way around.I would say that any type of bike can be ridden on this and still get everything from it. It has some fantastic corners with good road surface ranging from long sweepers to medium twists. plenty of fast straights and enjoyable bendy cruising parts. This is best served on an evening when the rush has gone. get good at timing it right you can go and ride all of this and hardly come across any vehicles . however on a busy day... forget it you may as well of not gone out its terribly busy and not many overtaking places. Hope you enjoy it as much as i do !! Ride safe
I am new to GPS, Mapsource and this site, so forgive me if my satnav route is not presented in the usual format as I have not done this before. Anyway after many hours of perusing the exciting routes on this website, I thought it only fair to share this little gem with you all :-) Its very tight and twisty but gravely on some corners.
You will enjoy this route I am sure, just get to know the route well before you relly enjoy it :-)
Safe riding all
90km run that acts as good guide to a first timer in the Snowdonia area. Feel free to explore the park more and share your findings! :-)
Nice run from Baldock into Essex and back, a good mix of roads with some nice corners and a few tight ones! Keep your eyes open!! Around Finchingfield- can be a police presence so be warned!!
A longish (6 hour) loop starting and ending in Barry and taking in two of Wales most spectacular roads: Black Mountain and Gospel Passes.
A full day circular route from Staffordshire to Mid-Wales taking in Bala, Towyn & the Mach Loop. Cracking day out with some stunning roads & scenery. One to put on the bucket-list.
This is the route that I plotted for the 2008 Scottish National Rally distance award. Its a scenic route which has bit of everything but in the Highlands youll need a bike that handles undulating roads well. I bottomed out the suspension several times at speed. For the rally time was an issue so I did a moving average of 60mph and an overall average of 52mph.
This is a lazy loop that allows a cuppa/cake at Compton Abbas airfield, then again in Salisbury
Another one of my favourite routes in the area. Off the beaten track a little in some parts, mainly B roads or unlisted - just the way I like it. Generally good road conditions, a little gravel in places, a few sheep wandering around but overall ok and do-able on any bike. Some good scenery, but dont look for too long or youll be in a stone wall or hedge! Also, plenty of oportunity to get some air for those inclined! Part of the route includes Buttertubs Pass, not that well known. Quite a few spots to refuel the bike and rider or just to click away with the camera. Never seen the police on the route itself, but the approach roads are hot spots on weekends. The route takes in 4 popular biking stops for anyone who wants to check out bikes and have a chat.
This route was created on the recommendations someone who has lived in Dorset for 30 years based on what a great ride should be. It has lots for everyone. There are picturesque villages scattered through the first 40 miles with stunning views across the Dorset Downs as the road climbs up towards Bulbarrow Hill. There's every bend imaginable from 1st gear hairpins to super fast sweeping curves. Scattered along the way are quite a few straights where you can really open her up. I've ridden this several times now and never seen anything of the boys in blue. At the end you can treat yourself at the cafe in Long Street where they make real Italian gelato on the premises that are to die for. No better way to spend half a day!
On a early morning i.e. before 8am it is fantastic but later on too much traffic and cops at weekends
This route takes you from Glossop, over the snake pass, through some of the most beautiful parts of Derbyshire Peak district park, through the Chatsworth house estate (who remembers which TV series was filmed here?), down to Fish and chips at Matlock bath (note the parking restrictions). Before returning back through the Hope valley via Hayfield and to Glossop. There is some really good places to visit on the way e.g. the Blue John Caves, Chatsworth house, Howden Reservoir (the dambusters practiced here in WW2).
This ride has fantastic bends to start with down the snake pass (beware police cameras) before gorgeous countryside then ending with some nice twisties again along the A6 and the Hope valley. Go Pro camera is recommended.
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Once out of Hythe the back roads through Lympne, Aldington, Ruckinge to Ham Street, then Tenterden are pretty good with some decent corners. The road surface in places can be a poor but a decent eye can avoid thw worst. From Tenterden to Goudhurst is a little better with a few villages to slow down through but mostly open road. The fianl but is the A21 dual carriageway and fat but not without some danger from prats in cars and coppers.
This route took us around the Isle of Wight for a day seeing most of the nice coast line. Stop in Ryde for a decent breakfast and have a chilled ride around this lovely island
Its not a place for balls out riding, but some great scenery and plenty of nice places to stop
The Beautiful English Lake District.
200km loop round the English Lake District. Good roads and great scenary taking in Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle
Great route of you are sick of the A470! Heading north from Llanidloes you get great sweeping bends and hills. After Staylittle, the road narrows down and you need to keep alert. Some farm / forestry access points so be aware of mud.
takes about an hour. A classic. Route described avoids the centre of Melton, which can be very slow (and has speed cameras).
Plenty of bends to test you and your machine
This is best riden in the summer when the long daylight hours are with us.
You start out along the full length of the famous A272 to Wnchester. A short stretch of the M3 takes you to the New Forest and a lunch stop at the Red Shoot Inn which is a brewpub and a meeting place for bikers on a Sunday. Youve then got Cranbourne Chase and scenic Dorset to Shaftsbury where you can see Gold Hill, where the old Hovis adverts were filmed. Some more counrty lanes meet up with the best bit of the A30 back towards Shaftsbury turning off to go to the view point at Win Green where, on a clear day, you can see seven counties. Through Salisbury and East on the A30 to Stockbridge where youll get a good afternoon tea at the tearooms. Through Winchester takes you back onto the A272 back to the start or a farewell to friends with a pint of King&Barnes Sussex at the George & Dragon.
Loads of good twisty roads this side of London (for a change).
The well known North Yorks TT route.
About 100kms of great biking. Enjoy it with other bikers on the weekend or solo at less travelled times. Starting at Helmsley then travelling north to Stokesley and across and back down via Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley
This is the route used by the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance Ride-out of 2016. Great route that starts at RAF Waddington Viewing Area (WAVE) on A15, swings round via Southwell, then Gunthorpe, before heading up via Langar, Harby and Waltham to come to Grantham 'Race Track' via Colserworth. Along High Dyke to Ancaster, then Via Ruskington to get back to A15. 115 Miles
Route from IKEA at Nottingham, avoiding motorways, stopping at Seaways Biker Cafe.
My favourite Sunday run - Ashbourne to the High Peak and back. Circular route - mainly small country roads. Lots of bends, great scenary - not a high speed run, Ive done it on a C15 before now. Stop for a mug of tea at Wetton Mill on the way back, good bikers tea room - open in the week end in winter, all day in summer.
Start and Finish @ Morrison’s Car Par Buxton (Toilets/food/drink) - Winnats Pass / Ladybower reservoir / Snake Pass / Derwent Valley / Chatworth Park / Matlock Bath and Bakewell - Lots of places to take a break for Tea/Chips/Cake or even Coffee if it takes you fancy
Something for everyone. A technical route of about 85 miles of twisties, 5 miles of dual carriageway to link up sections, some pretty little Kent villages, (stop at the Tickled Trout in Wye for lunch), and a very small bit of urban. Enjoy!
Tried to do a route to the coast using alternative roads using known good roads/routes and linking them together. This makes a change from the norm, which takes you on roads that are empty of traffic. I did this on a sunny Saturday afternoon where the traffic to the coast was heavy and it took me on unused roads, fantastic....! roll on next weekend I may do this route again.
I have tried to link up a few other routes on this website to make a lap of good roads, Im sure that in places it could be altered to make it better, having just ridden it but you have to go through some villages and towns. very enjoyable ride, set aside a full day to do the trip.
This is a scenic route showing off the best of the Peak district. Not fast but it is interesting.
Nice run from old severn bridge services down to cheddar gorge and finish for icecream in bristol. Lots of lovely twisties.
Stumbled upon this route, a much lesser known route the A5 or A470. Some fantastic sections, everything from Mountain passes, tight u-turns, the slate mines at Blaenau.
I made around 4 stops during this route, 245 miles took me a little over 9 hours. Route is mostly smaller A roads and B roads with lots of good to very good scenery. Plenty of bends to have fun with. I did this route on my F800ST, really good for a trip like this enough flickability to enjoy the bends and comfortable enough for all day riding.
Staring and ending in Bristol this 254 mile route takes in some of the lesser ridden routes in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park. Aberagvenny Bus Station (not on this route but a short diversion) is home to the Oasis Cafe, a popular biker meeting point. The route at its most westerly point takes in the West End Cafe at Llandovery, another biker haunt and an ideal lunch location. This route was created using Tyre, a free motorcycle route planning tool by Jan Boersma. http://www.tyre.tk/
loop round south glos, somerset, dorset, wilstshire good for visitng some ancient sites and typical english countryside - bath, cheddar gorge, glastonbury tor,cern abbas, old sarum, avebury circle, silbuy hill, dragon hill, cirencester etc
Tried this route after the Blairgowrie - Ballater one posted by Rommel76751. Some pretty steep climbs and descents with stunning views at the top. Well worth a stop.
I downloaded this from the Ride site and tried it out on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late March 2014. I enjoyed the southern half of the loop best as it has some cracking bends. Very little traffic on the Southern half between Stansted Mountfitchet and Debenham, despite the day (Saturday), which was nice. It made quite a long day for me as I had a 60 mile ride to get there and 60 miles back making a total of 270 miles, so Id recommend a half hour rest if you travel far to get to this one, before you start the route.
Good mix of twists & straights and a bit of motorway to mix things up
Some of the best roads in the north east. Get yourselves on it.
Fantastic ride into mountains
Pleasant loop across Surrey & West Sussex, start/finish at Box Hill (Rykas Cafe & bike meet). Busy at weekends with a lot of (slow moving) cars, not too bad during the week or early morning.
- Quick nip south through Dorking & along open dual carriageway to Billingshurst.
- Turn right onto A272 near Billingshurst (BP petrol / McDonalds).
- West along nice winding road towards Petworth.
- Straight over roundabout onto great single carriageway A285 south towards Chichester (my highlight of the route).
- Progressively more rural, some nice curves down the hill into South Harting village.
- Turn back east onto A272 at Petersfield, back towards Midhurst.
- Left at Midhurst onto some smaller roads, back north towards Guildford / Dorking.
Some surfaces a bit bumpy, so head to Haslemere from Petersfield if on stiffer sprung sportbike!
A 400 mile blast that was written by David from BestBikingRoads.com for Bike Magazine in the UK, featured in the Great Weekends article of Bike Aug 2005
About 400kms of the South West of England, taking in national parks and seaside towns. Good riding, interesting places and a nice environment
35kms in the area of the Cat and Fiddle in Derbyshire
Nice selection of corners and scenary on this 220km section
I went on this ride the other day with a couple of friends. Marvellous scenery going and totally different on the way bike. I loved it and hope you to too. Dont leave it too late to get to the tea shop or it will be shut!
A stunning route that links the best parts of the Yorkshire Wolds, North Yorkshire moors and Howardian hills and the exceptional Stokesley-Helmsely road. 115 miles is a decent distance but Whitby is placed right in the centre for and fish and chip dinner.
I found it difficult to categorise the route as it differs massively. The first section linking Wetwang and Malton is quick with a great road surface and wide open bends with great views made even better due to the constantly changing elevation.
The section between Pickering and Whitby takes in the moors. Huge views, great roads, and as fast as you like.
Stokesley to Helmsely is simply exceptional. A well known route that gets better overtime I ride it. Some of the best views you will find in the UK, with a decent road surface and roads that tighten up and open out just the way you would want them to. Big speeds aren't needed to enjoy this road - absolute bliss.
It doesn't stop at Helmsley either, the Howardian hills are a little less spectacular than stokesley-helmseley but very worthy of this route. Enjoy!