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Steve Farrell  says:

Nominate the best place to live!

MCN wants your nominations for the best place in the UK for motorcyclists to live. We'll use your answers in a forthcoming feature. We're interested in places with access to great roads, bike meetings, events, tracks and races. We want to hear about cities, towns or villages but not entire counties or regions. It could be somewhere famous for a big...

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:


or pretty much anywhere northwest of the Great Glen.

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Mar 10

Posts: 120

MudDoctor says:

Inverness, or Fort William

because there are still some great roads South of the Great Glen as well as North of it. You still have access to cheap(ish) fuel before you head off, with a spider's web of routes emanating from either city. While Ullapool is also a good choice, you still have to ride the same roads for quite some distance before anything different gives you any choice for the day.

Inverness or Fort William gives you  access, within a day's ride, to any of the following:

Ullapool, Poolewe, Applecross, Lairg, Durness, Kylesku, Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Mallaig, Fort William, Glen Coe, Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Killin, Aviemore, Tomintoul, The Lecht, Braemar, Glenshee, Blairgowrie, Oban, Inveraray and many others.

These are the roads that car and bike magazines take to for dramatic scenery and therefore photography, little traffic, an ability to push it a bit without being accosted by the Old Bill, a great variety of straights and corners, and of course great food to suit any budget, from a burger van to Michelin starred restaurants.

For bikers there is, of course, the added bonus of Wild Camping. No need to share campsites with caravanners and the like.

Oh, and no North Wales police!

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Sep 10

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SatNavSteve says:

I've done the Scottish roads mentioned here and they are fantastic. They would have been even better if it wasn't peeing it down most of the time.

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Apr 04

Posts: 19

daveball says:

I'm going to move to a village close to Penrith, just off the A686 road to Alston and Haydon, named as ‘One of the Greatest Drives in Britain’ by the AA, it's a famous bikers road and there is a great meeting place at the top - the café at Hartside. Not only that but you are also next to Lake Ulswater and the ride around the lake then up the Kirkstone Pass has to be another one of the best rides in the UK, then you have the rest of the Lake District to play with. You are also within easy reach of the fantastic North Yorkshire Dales plus it is a great place to start a ride into Scotland. In fact it's so good that I think I'll start a biker friendly B&B there and do guided tours, and your all invited. Watch this space!

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Aug 02

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johnnyalpha says:

NO No Scotland is crap for biking, best is erm anywhere south of , erm Watford. The roads are rubbish, full of potholes, the natives are unfriendly, the don't speak English, you can't buy petrol North of Perth, there are Highland Cows walking all over the roads, kamikaze sheep, the Police use truncheons first and ask questions later, it's a 3rd world economy, and if you crash on something I think the call "bends" or "twisties" then it will take days for an ambulance to get to you. Nah, avoid Scotland at all costs, believe me.

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Jun 12

Posts: 14

jahtlR says:

It has to be Lincolnshire, you have access to several good tracks including Cadwell and not far from Donnington. Windy country roads all the way out to the coast. The Viking way for green laning and Chris Walkers MX track at Grantham.

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May 09

Posts: 17

josh3446 says:

Way out West

Pembrokeshire in West Wales works for me. Some lovely flowing roads through forests, open fields and of course beaches. Coming down Newgale Hill every morning is a real pleasure ( It's also close enough to Llandovery, Brecon and North Wales for a healthy ride out and you can get the ferry over to explore Ireland too.

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Jul 09

Posts: 135

chriswren says:

Granada Spain - You have access to a million race tracks including Cartegena, Jerez and Almeria, some decent road to whizz about on and plenty of off roading.........    all the time being in the sun 8)


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Oct 12

Posts: 64

Room101 says:


So jealous of bikers in Dorset. Best A and B road twisties, best scenery, decent biker friendly café’s and plenty of places to park up on the beach.

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Sep 12

Posts: 52

Discopoo says:


Becuase of the crap roads and stupid traffic but at least it's in the middle of everyting lol

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