Beautiful scenery, quiet roads, nice mix of bends and straight, no police, good road surface. Just need to watch out for tractors and cyclists.
Great cruise through the countryside. Good straights with some twists. Road surface excellent as is visibility.
Road variety, some fast, some twisty, scenery.
Good mix of roads and great scenery
Mix of bypass, main roads and twisties. Takes in Sherwood Crescent and the Lockerbie memorial garden.
Quiet rural route through Dumfries and Galloway to Ayrshire
Twisty, rural, scenic route.
High speed, twisty route with stunning scenery.
Cracking roads. If you don't love this route it may be time to give up biking.
A favourite tea time blast. Once of the main A71, the road to Muirkirk is fun, undulating, sweepy corners. Turn Left in Muirkirk and blast all the way along to the hydford bridge, a couple of tightening corners with some off set cambers to keep you on your toes. Biggar is a grest place for a coffee, chips or an ice cream. Then head north to Carnwath. This road was used for the filming of David Coultards road safety advert. This is my favourite road in the area. So good you will want to ride it agsin, and its not long so why not. Over themhill to forth, this road rollercoasters its way along while giving an awesome view over Lanarkshire. A fun route that will chase away your post week blues.
Part of the Scotish SW west coastal loop. Police presents but only trapping people on the motorway, they are positioned on the bridge usually whee the B719 crosses the A(M)74. Use this route to take you west to the coast, some excellent straights initially which get to the B740 where the fun starts. This is the best section by far, good surface, fast flowing bends and undulations with good visibility. Be warned however, plenty of cattle grids and livestock, especially during lambing (make shift caution signs by farmers). After this B741 is abit treacherous and needs resurfacing on many sections. Follow your nose from this point on to the beach at Girvan. Good and very cheap sandwich hut on beach ready for your arrival. From here it's a good place to head south along the coast toward Port Patrick if your doing the SW coastal route (Caution average speed check cams).
Part of the south west coastal loop on motorbikescotland.com This section was memerable mainly for the the southbound leg, good road surface with long straights and excellent visibility.
A deliberate attempt to travel cross-country East-West avoiding major roads. The section between Elvanfoot and Newton Stewart (A702/712) is glorious. The added bonus at the end of the trip is lunch at Streatery, Sandhead (http://www.streatery82.co.uk/).
A trip from Clyde valley in the borders up to Edinburgh Bypass then back to Clyde valley.
Done this when roads were wet, didnt take any enjoyment away from it.
One of my favourite rides in the UK. The A714 offers a few fast straights, but its beauty lies in sweeping bends, a few tight curves and great views of the River Cree and the Southern Uplands. Theres a shop and a pub in Barrhill for a tea break.
The B7027 (Knowe Road) is mostly single track and bends like a bendy thing. Great views of Loch Maberry and the Merrick. Watch for mud & leaves at the colder end of the year. Used to be plagued by Forestry trucks, but now few & far between.
In the forested area there are a few Roe Deer, and given Bambis adverse effect on road handling, eyes peeled all the way.
Did this run after a couple of days off-roading in the Forest on my way back to the M6. A real joy, good scenery, great bends and the road surface was mostly OK. Little or no traffic and a million times better than the boring A75!
Nice run upto st marys lake via ponteland and otterburn.
Route following the coast road from Port Seaton to North Berwick then up to Drem and back to Port Seaton. Some great bends particularly on the coastal road. Be careful on the rural roads at certain times of the year as the farmers tend to leave mud on the roads when they exit the fields.
Ive done this route a few times and it is pretty damn good. Plenty of bikes out and about but relatively low police presence. The A7 is a fantastic road on its own but adding the rest just makes it a great route
A71 a decent alternative to using the M8. Mostly 60mph limits through farming country, some speed limits at Livingston and Newmains, not a day out but good to use instead of the M8. Never seen any police and not much in the way of tractors etc.