Llangollen to: Betsy-Coed and beyond
More twists and kinks than a recoiled cargo net. It follows a meandering river for much of the way and doesn't tend to cut corners - for a great day out follow it all the way through Llanberis between the mountains of Snowdon and the Glyders. Caution through the Llanberis pass though - beatiful as the cliffs are, beware sheep and folk with rucsacs and blisters.
Brecon to: Hirwaun
The A470 from Brecon has already been submitted as a cracking ride. This route makes it better. After passing Pen Y Fan (bloody big mountain) and the first reservoir (Welsh water for the Midlands PLC), turn off onto the A4059 to Hirwaun. First mile uphill through Forestry, then open grazing land - the Beacons! Flat out bends, no speed interference people or boxes and nice white-painted stones alongside the road to remind you where the tarmac stops. Watch out for the sheep though (when in Wales......).
moffat to: galashiels
absolute dogs dooberries!!!!! from moffat just go balls out towards galsshiels. you go over some mountains but what a view.
Bonar Bridge to: Lochinver
The A837 is an A road which is single track with passing places - it could only be Scotland! Narrow, excellent twisties and a superb view of Suilven for miles and miles. Stop at Lochinver, chips or afternoon tea for the more civilised and prepare yourself for the next bit - the road to Ullapool via Stac Pollaidh. Just unbelievable. At times you can get up to a terrifying 50 mph - briefly. The twistiest road in the world. The scenery is awsome - lunar landscapes and primroses which you can admire closely when you run out of road. And then the mountains. Stop and climb Stac Pollaidh - it's worth it. Ride this road or die unfulfilled.
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