|Member Since||June 21, 2005|
|Region||Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
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Often ignored for its more glamorous sibling (A57 Snake Pass) but it really is a gem. Pass through the trees at Stoney Middleton which threaten to induce epilepsy on a sunny day then climb up to cross some great high moorland. Its a fast bit of road with some nice bends but watch out for the odd blind junction and stray sheep. For a diversion, bear right then immediately left at the Wanted Inn (Sparrowpit) for a roller coaster ride that can get you airborne! You can also try keeping right at the Wanted and sampling Wynnats Pass, a short steep spectacular road with steep cliffs on either side- just beware of cattle grids at each end, sheep, people and cars coming to a sudden halt 'cos they shouldn't have changed gear!
What can I add to the existing comments? This is truly one of the best biking roads only marred by the fact it is open to other vehicles leading to an above average risk of death or serious injury! Brilliant!
This is a good bit of fast road but theScot is right about Police, they love this road! As a variation, try starting out from Old Whittington along the B6050 through Cutthorpe, rejoining the main route at the Robin Hood Pub. Poorer road surface but lots of bends and less law.
A great bit of road. Worthwhile in an area you can ride all day and still want more.
This route is a great continuation from the B6265 Ripon to Greenhow Hill route or used in conjunction with the B6451 Summerbridge to Otley. There are some great views from Greenhow Hill and some beautiful, very typical examples of North Yorkshire villages. Most corners are pretty good but there are a few to test your nerves. If you feel adventurous and fancy something different, depart from the route just past Cracoe onto the single track lanes (watch out for gravel and wooly/furry animals) through Winterburn and Airton to Malham Cove. A spectacular place to stop and eat your butty! Return straight from Malham (good fun) to the A65 into Skipton- an entertaining diversion.