Great roads of the North: Part 5

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This week we’re looking at 6 great roads you can ride in the North, as suggested by you.

These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become part of the community by joining the Facebook group and find out more information about it here.

Yesterday’s ride was on the B6255 from Hawes to Ribblehead. You can also check out the start of our great rides of the South here.

Angel of the North to Fort Augustus, nominated by Simon Wilson

“Cutting through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, fill up at Callander town before you head up to the Highlands. The A84 past lochs and tree-lined roads is a pleasure and oining the A85, it just gets better.”


290 miles

Love it because

This is a ride has it all – twisties, fast A-roads, motorways, two national parks and even stretches across multiple countries! It could also mark the perfect start of a longer weekend away touring Scotland.

Take a picture at

The Angel of the North marks the start of your adventure and is an iconic picture stop in itself.

Stop for a cuppa at

Coming to the end of the journey, it’s a good iedea stop off in Fort William. Sat on the bank of Loch Eil, the small town has plenty of places to eat and drink.

Watch out for

Keep an eye out for Police traffic cars as you make your way along the A1 and unmarked cars on the A85.

Best bike for the job

A journey like this is perfect for a touring bike.

Check out the link to more great rides here.


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