low road to: high road
Ok i know this site is dedicated to scratching and for me a blast on my bike can be for a number of different reasons so if you want a selection of different types of road then i can reckomend the highlands of scotland.Ok so the road surfaces arn't always the best,look out for sheep,deer and grit on the roads as well as caravans in the tourist season.However even in the tourist season the traffic levels are nowhere near that of the south.IE out of the highlands :)And for you foreigners ie,English,Welsh and Irish :) then if you get as far north as Inverness then the fun is only starting.Take the road to Ullapool and up round Cape Wrath past Dounreay to Wick and then south to Inverness.The scenery is awsome,the journey is a test of skill and endurance and there are some REALLY good corners to get your knee down as well as some terrific straights and some majestic view points which will take your breath away..When you get back to inverness get a B&B and in the morning do the trip again.:) The only real bad point is the weather.Be prepared to get out the waterproofs.It is still worth it though.GET NORTH NOW.
Abbots Bromley to: Uttoxeter
Ups And Downs, good surface, loads of twistys, adverse cambers, in and out of woodland, Will realy test your abilitys, start in Abbots Bromley, pretty little village with loads of character, if you can do it in less than 8 mins you are going miles too fast!
Rotherham to: Louth
This is a MUST for scratchers going to Cadwell Park! It can be split into Four sections Section1 Rotherham-Gainsbrough, not much bar a couple of staights and some twisty around Bawtry. Section 2 Gainsbrough to Caedby Corner, Flat out along Gainsbrough tops into some ace sections of knee abuse, watch the villages though. Good cafe at Caenby Corner ( not the little Chef) Section 3 Caenby Corner to Ludford Magna, this is the best section, many flat out sections and bum wrenching curves, go mad here, but ignore the ponces who insist on going fast and then riding back and watching others doing the same section.Good bikerscafe in Willingham woods picnic area, many bikes at a weekend. Best corner? ...Mmmm... it has to be the section known locally as Post office Corner Section 4 Ludford to Louth, Fast section, no cameras(as yet)feel the bike getting light as you crest those Lincolnshire Wolds! Go and have yourself a REAL good shakedown, Fondest regards and congratulations on a fine website Hubert.
The Cat and Fiddle, Cheshire to: Junction of the A523
So, you think the Cat and Fiddle is hard work? OK, not so many twisties, and a variety of surfaces, this is best done the wrong way round, tho for the first timer, best tackled from the Cat and Fiddle end of things near Macc. Go past the Cat', look out for the hidden dip as you drop left, turn right onto the road that comes back on yourself (the A54 to Congleton)...dead straight but bumpy, then it goes a bit mental, with large drops on the left and blind right handers. This is THE raod to get airborne on, and often coming the other way you can get the front wheel well in the air as the road turn L/R beneath you...heheheh!
There is one particular section just past the turning for Macc forest, coming toward the Cat, looks like a table-top and can almost be taken as such whilst legal, tho for most danger, exceeding by 30% will help air-time...
There are a couple of sections of really crappy surface toward the end of the road, so watch out. Also, if you decide to carry on over the traffic lights (watch out for red-light runners, this junction has seen a lot of fatalities from red light repmobile runners) watch out for the speed cam as you start to come into Congleton - it's on the start of a steep downhill section about 100 yards after the 40 signs, so you should (of course) be sticking the speed down anyway...most fun is to be had by turning round and riding the rollercoaster sections of this road anyway...
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