Good Biking Roads UK & Europe
You've got your bike looking great with lots of our carbon fibre and titanium goodies. Now all you need is somewhere to ride it. RSR Moto is here to help. We've carefully selected some of our favourite roads from around the UK and Europe and presented them in this guide.
Just scroll down, choose a route, and off you go. Have fun!.
A challenging road with lots of tight corners. Watch out for the chicane between Winwick and Great Gidding- it tightens up fast before jumping one way and the next. As the road curves towards the east it opens up as it swoops across the hills. 35 miles of great motorcycling await you.
Ramsey St Mary's>Bedford (B660)
For a route that's supposed to be a Roman road, this one's got a lot of great corners. Maybe Caesar had a sports chariot? We'll never know but one thing's for sure, the A350 is a riot on a bike.
Warminster>Blandford Forum (A350)
Cadwell Park Run
A terrific run that swoops and twists around the Lincolnshire Wolds and takes you past the legendary Cadwell Park. The Willingham Woods lay-by is packed with bikers on Wednesdays and Sundays in the summer.
1. Horncastle>Louth (A153) 2. Louth>Market Rasen (A631) 3. Market Rasen>Wragby>Bardney (B1202) 5. Bardney>Horncastle (B1190)
The Helmsley TT
I've decided to start the Yorkshire section with a run that takes in the legendary B1257 - my favourite UK road. There is everything you need to get your pulse racing and if you've never ridden it, you must. The route back from Castelton to Hutton-le-Hole is great too - fast and wide open.
1. Helmsley>Stokesley (B1257) 2. Stokesley>Castleton (A173) 3. Castleton>Hutton-le-Hole (Blakey Road) 4. Kirkymoorside>Helmsley (A170)
The B6277 between Alston and Middleton-In-Teesdale is one of my favourite roads. It's very high up (and cold, even in the summer months) and marked with six foot snow poles that are great for helping you read the road. The B6255 through Ribblesdale is spectacular and the Buttertubs Pass from Kirkby Stephen to Hawes is motorcycle heaven - the scenery's beautiful too.
1. Alston>Middleton-in-Teesdale (B6277) 2. Kirkby Stephen>Hawes (B6270) 3. Hawes>Ingleton>Kendal (B6255 & B6254) 4. Kendal>Penrith (A6) 5. Penrith>Alston (A686)
The B1248 from Beverley to Wetwang is a real classic. It's a fantastic ribbon of tarmac with some great bends. The run up to Staxton is more of the same but with some steep hills to spice things up a bit. Don't be put off by the Unclassified status of the Malton to Stamford Bridge section - it compares well with any B road you're likely to encounter.
1. Beverley>Wetwang (B1248) 2. Wetwang>Driffield (A166) 3. Driffield>Staxton (B1249) 4. Staxton>Malton (A64) 5. Malton>S'ford Bridge (Unclassified) 6. Stamford Bridge>Wetwang (A166)
It can be hard to find somewhere to go for a good rip in the south east but this route offers plenty of opportunities for some spirited riding (always within the law, of course). If you fancy stopping to cool down, Bodiam Castle is a stunning place to visit.
Head to Bexhill from Hastings (B2092)>Left on to the A2100>Left on to the B2095 to Catsfield>Take the B2204 then B2096 to Shover's Green>B2099 then A21 towards Hurst Green, after 1 mile, left towards Bodiam>Continue to Staple Cross>B2165 towards Rye>Take the A268 to Rye, then the B2089 to Broad Oak>A the Broad Oak crossroads, take the A28 back towards Hastings.
This is a mega run that takes you along the shores of Loch Fyne, through ancient forests and along the Atlantic coast. Traffic is sparse and the scenery is fantastic. But the main attraction is the corners - hundreds of them!
1. Oban>Crianlarich (A85) 2. Crianlarich>Campbeltown (A82 & A83)
The Road to Mallaig
If you're heading North through Fort William, don't ignore this road. It's quiet even in the summer and the views are truly amazing. But we're here for the corners and that's what you'll get. Once you get to Mallaig, you'll want to turn around and do it all over again - this is one fabulous road.
Fort William>Mallaig (A830)
This 20 mile loop was made famous by Evo magazine and consists of the A5, A543 and B4501. It's myriad sweeps, swoops and jumps will make you think you're in a biking theme park. There's very little traffic, stunning scenery and a good surface.
1. Pentrefoelas>Cerrigydrudion (A5) 2. Cerrigydrudion>Pentrefoelas (B4501 & A453)
This road is so good it's worth crossing France just to get to it. It uses the route taken by Napoleon on his return from exile on the island of Elba in 1815. Follow this stunning road for one of the great motorcycling experiences of your life. It takes you up high over the Alps and then plunges down towards the Mediterranean and the town of Cannes. Along the way you will encounter a never ending succession of corners of every type and, except on French national holidays, rarely more than a light dusting of traffic.
Grenoble>La Mur>Corps>GapDigne>Castellane>St. Vallier-de-Thiey>Grasse>Cannes (A51/N85)
B258, Eifel Region/Nurburgring
This road is a total riot - almost as much fun as the Nurburgring. It's well surfaced, mostly well sighted, and fast. There are many great roads around the 'Ring but this one's my favourite.
There are so many great roads out there that you really need a book to decide where to go on your next trip. Thankfully, there are some great books out there to help you plan. I've added links to my favourites below.