The Greatest United Kingdom Motorcycle Routes


No matter where in Britain you are, there are hundreds of great motorcycle routes to take your pick from. Short jaunts to longer cruises and through varying countryside, from coastal paths to mountainous backdrops, there is something to suit your every whim.

If you live in the southeast then the route from Newbury to Swindon, on the A4 and B4192, is a good option. With some great straights and a handful of pretty villages to pass through, this route also boasts a few sweeping bends not for the faint hearted. Also in the southeast is the Hertford to Welwyn Garden City route which takes in the A414. On this road you get to enjoy five miles of sweeping tarmac all the way to the Stanstead Abbotts.

In the southwest, the A377 to Exeter presents about 50 miles of twists and bends as this road follows the river. This is a popular route on Sundays and any day when the weather is good. Another firm southwest favourite is the route from London to Devon. The A30 runs almost parallel to the better known M3 but has less traffic and takes you through several quaint towns and villages where you can stop off for a well deserved break.

The Midlands route from New Market to Hitchin in Cambridge challenges you with twisting roads, high hills and daring dips which run for about five miles, giving you a good chance to have some fun.

In Shropshire the B4363 from Bridgnorth to Cleobury Mortimer passes through several valleys and makes for a picturesque trip. You can turn off at Kinlet if you fancy a trip through the Wyre Forest. Further north the A592 from Penrith to Windermere follows the shoreline of Ullswater and the landscape is impressive.

Scotland has some great journeys for motorcycle enthusiasts. The A82 from Dumbarton to Fort William is one of the most scenic roads in Scotland and the A835 from Inverness to Ullapool is arguably one of the best roads in Europe.

Wales has equally beautiful countryside and the A483 from Llandrindod Wells to Newtown has the perfect combination of long, rolling bends and tight hairpin corners.

A slightly longer route is the A44 from Kington to Aberystwyth which runs approximately 50 miles through the Cambrian Mountains.

In Southern Ireland the Wicklow Gap is a 22 mile road set in the stunning Wicklow mountains and is fairly traffic free. Up north the famous A2 from Larne to Ballintoy takes in breathtaking scenic routes along a coastal path.

Make sure your bike is in tip-top condition before taking to the roads. It’s worth doing a few simple checks before taking off and if you are giving your bike the once over in springtime then why not do the same for your motorbike insurance policy? Insurance rates can vary each year so it makes sense to shop around just to check you are still getting the best possible deal.

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