Carronbridge to: Elvanfoot
Found this by accident last summer. Take A76 North from Dumfries and pick up the A702 at Carronbridge heading North East to Elvanfoot. Narrow, swinging and sweeping, good cross views. Then take the B7040 to Leadhills, very narrow, very switchback, very twisty and sheep ridden, and finally the B797 through Wanlochead (highest village in Scotland) more of the same before joining A76 again. Perhaps not best enjoyed on anything less than a large trailie or supermoto, but very challenging. Finally if Wendy Cunningham sees this, try my e mail again, your return address didn't work.
Bridgnorth to: Cleobury Mortimer
The best road in Shropshire, and it has just re-opened after part of it collasped into one of the many valleys that it crosses. Either follow it all the way to Cleobury Mortimer or turn off left at Kinlet and follow the B4194 to Bewdley through the Wyre Forest. Probably a little tight & twisty for full on sports bikes, but get yourself a supermoto and you'll be in heaven. Plenty of first gear hairpins & hill crests for the all important wheelies. Enjoy, you will not be disapointed.
Wantage to: Swindon
What, another good road in Oxfordshire (see B4494)? This one is relatively slow and only a few miles long, but a real test of handling. Do not attempt to go fast on a Pan-European! The key section runs from Letcombe to Ashbury, past the famous White Horse (a great place to stop and picnic). Try it carefully on your first visit. It's VERY tight and twisty, swooping up and down enough to make you seasick, and has nice gravelly apexes, bumpy patches and barbed wire fences everywhere to add spice. But it's very satisfying when you get it right. Mid-week off-peak is best, and unfortunately should be avoided on Sundays, when the road fills up with hikers, cyclists, grannies etc.
Horsham to: Petersfield
Fantastic , quick twisty road the bigger your balls the better... ease up through the villages and watch out for ineperienced riders at weekends. Very popular , predictable bends .. Have fun ! : }
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