|Member Since||June 24, 2011|
|Region||East Midlands, United Kingdom|
|Best Route Ever Ridden|
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The A6 from Derby to Buxton is a nice road but it is chock-a-block with 30s, 40s, 50s, cameras and cars. You can have a nice ride when there are less people about but you are still stuffed with the limits. There are much better routes - try the A515, A5012 and the B5023.
Now this is a nice back route. Right across some reasonably high moors with some great hills, tight bends and interesting scenery. A real must. Do not expect to get to much in the way of speed. This is another type of riding. Not to be missed.
Now this is a road and a half! If you like little back routes this is perfect. The section I have shown is quite short - about 1 mile - but is brilliant. It really requires good riding skills especially on a reasonable sized machine. The road surface is in part large stone blocks on a particularly steep road. You really need to have your wits about you to be able to do this well. It is slow and grippingly interesting. I use it for a route from Derby to the NW. Not a speedy route but keeps you nicely off the boring roads.
The B5023 is a smashing road either North to South or vv. In the south it starts from Duffield. Once out of the 30 it has some smashing curves up to the 40 at Cowers Lane (traffic lights and 40). It the has a couple of miles to Idridgehay again with quite a few nice curves. After Idridgehay it gets a bit faster. There is one very interesting reverse curve with a big hump. Approach this too fast and you may be in trouble. Lovely route with nice scenery - if you have time to notice it. Now a 50 or less thoughout.
The A32 is one of my favourite roads. It combines a few reasonable straights with a variety of bends. Mainly flatish with a couple of hills. Plently to keep you occupied with calculating your next line. Best machine to tackle this is a Suzuki T350 or perhaps a T500 - nothing too powerful.