|Member Since||June 1, 2007|
|Motorcycle||Honda VTR1000 SP-1|
|Best Route Ever Ridden||M6 Kendal to Penrith (Kawasaki ZX-10 150mph plus)|
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Coming from the B5289 Keswick - Cockermouth, turn right in Lorton ont the Whinlatter Pass, the view over the Skiddaw Fells from the top is breathtaking, plus theres usually a van selling home-made ice cream in the car park!
My favourite thrash! The sweeping left hander off the Keswick roundabout gets you in the mood for what is to come. Its a great road for letting off steam, some nasty blind corners to be sure, but if you pick your time and are lucky enough to have good weather its an absolute blast. It does go past some tourist hot-spots so you have to stay alert for walkers and mountain bikers, but it is generally a genuinely enjoyable road which gets faster as you clear the fells and head towards Bothel. Enjoy!
This route is the notorious run through Borrowdale Forest and up over Honnister Pass - NOT to be taken lightly even under optimal conditions!
But Rabbit, you did miss a trick - if you turn right in Lorton, you get to complete a loop back to Keswick which takes you up and down Whinlatter Pass. The view over the Skiddaw Fells from the top is breathtaking, plus theres usually a home-made ice-cream van on the car-park.
See my vids here, enjoy!
NO, NO, NO! I didnt like this at all. Too narrow (one lane with cycle lanes both sides), VERY bumpy - I lost count of how many times my bollox hit the tank - suicidally blind corners, loads of two & sometimes 3 abreast cyclists in both directions and a set of very brutal speed bumps (drempels, a lovely dutch word) in blankenham. Thank the Lord I did the kamperzeedijk first, if Id come all that way just for this I would have been well dissapointed. I suppose if youre touring on a beemer and are sick of motorways, a slow tour down here might seem like fun but if you have a road rocket and want somewhere to test your sliders, avoid this one like the plague.
Today I extended my Sunday Circuit to take in this & blokzijldijk. Its a long way to go for a couple of short stretches but this one at least didnt dissapoint. I had 3 runs at it, each way. My biggest bitch is that you have to ease off, at least a bit, for the 2 villages in the middle and they have some nice sweepers which you cant really go for. My favourite bit is the last stretch, from kamperzeedijk-oost to genemuiden, short straights and lovely smooth flowing bends with good visibility which urge you to get your toes onto the tarmac. Id like to suggest that when you hit the roundabout at genemuiden, you go right, towards hasselt, theres a lovely severely dangerous bend about 400m along. A straight flog to the next roundabout, turn back, but this time when you hit the genemuiden roundabout go straight ahead - it claims to be a 50k zone but the first few hundred yards have some tight slow corners worthy of a short diversion. I enjoyed this run, as did many other riders while I was there. My advice - forget the blokzijldijk, spend twice as long here. Unless you are suicidal and are wearing bollock protection!