If there’s one big reason above all others to take advantage of Motorcycle Hire In The UK from a company like South East Motorcycle Hire, it is surely the chance to experience the two-wheeled thrills that our own finest biking roads here in the UK provide. |
Here’s a quick rundown of five of our favourites that we reckon you just have to try out.
1. A537, Cat and Fiddle, Peak District
You surely can’t call yourself a thrill-seeking motorcyclist without taking the time to seek out this 11km strip of tarmac between Buxton and Macclesfield.
It’s admittedly quite a notorious road, with an unusually high death count meaning you can expect a 50mph speed limit and a strong police presence.
However, it still retains its appeal to new riders and hardened tourers alike – just be cautious on your first visit, as there are definitely some corners that can catch out the unprepared. Oh, and keep an eye out for the wandering sheep!
2. A39, Minehead to Barnstaple, Somerset/Devon The A39 is one of the south west’s longest and most important roads, stretching from Bath to Falmouth. However, the best bit for bikers is surely the section between Minehead and Barnstaple.
This part starts out as a conventional A-road characterised by good visibility and sweeping turns, but it’s after you exit the village of Porlock that things become really interesting.
The ‘1 in 4’ Porlock Hill feels like it was practically designed for motorcyclists, and with a red sign beforehand advising caravan users to take the toll road to Lynmouth, you may have a gloriously clear road before you as well.
3. B1257, Stokesley to Helmsley There can be few more enthralling ways for motorcyclists to discover the stunning vistas of the North York Moors than this road that locals have unofficially christened the ‘North Yorks TT’. There are some great challenging bends to navigate here between two pretty villages, although the route’s reputation as an accident blackspot has also led to a noticeably heightened police presence in recent years, especially during the summer.
4. Pass of Cross, Dinas Mawddwy to Llanuwchllyn
North Wales’ highest public road has long been appreciated by avid motorcyclists, to such an extent that several manufacturers, including Triumph, have used it to test their hillclimbing machines.
It’s a mostly single-track road with a double hairpin at the foot of the hill, and can be easily handled by modern motorbikes, despite its peak height some 1,788 feet above sea level.
5. A2, Antrim coast road, Northern Ireland You’ll struggle to find a more biker-friendly route anywhere in the UK than the 60-mile A2, which is rumoured to be where Joey Dunlop first broke-in his leathers.
One thing about the area that’s definitely true is that it’s where the North West 200 is held. So if you feel like you could have been a racer, you’re in the right place to put that claim to the test – just as long as you stay within the speed limit and don’t get too bold with your overtaking manoeuvres!
We do hope we’ve whetted your appetite for some adventurous motorcycling with this quick list of great British biking roads – but of course, there are also many more fine routes across the UK that beg to be discovered.
For genuinely affordable and convenient motorcycle hire in the UK, you don’t need to look any further than South East Motorcycle Hire, which is situated just eight minutes from the M25. Call our team on 01342 775008 today to make the most of our competitive rental prices for a range of brilliant motorbikes and related accessories.
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