A7 : Gorebridge - Langholm

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.7
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.2
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.3

Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 4, 2005
Length : 97 kms / 60.3 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
October 20, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Great quickie blast

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November 12, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Despite living in Hampshire and my home town being Elgin - travelling back and forth over the last 20 years I only travelled this road for the first time 5 months ago. Really enjoyed it. 100 miles Edinburgh to Carlisle so I don have a detailed memory of the route but great bends, plenty of overtaking places and all at the speed limit (ie Satnav speed - plus 10% plus 2mph - which on my TDM clock is just under 70). or me a great alternative to the lovely A68.

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  • Taxman
  • Yamaha TDM 850 mk2
  • score: 2
February 7, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

An excellent road running south from Edinburgh to Carlisle however, I found that after Selkirk, the challenging corners become rarer and the police prescence rises.
Not to worry, because, the A7 is also a very useful link road to other great routes. Clovenfords, Peebles, Coldstream, Moffat have all got good roads around them. And with a little exploring, you can find a perfect afternoons ride. I used to ride these roads very evening in the Summer, and occasionally, they can be almost traffic free.
Some great, well surfaced bends that can be taken confidently with a little practise. Im in Australia now but I miss this road sooo much.

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March 2, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A nice biking A class road with a nice selection of corners, watch for overtaking traffic and some blind farm openings especially south of Stow. Sunken drain holes can also be a hazard at times.

January 7, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Very short route on a fairly busy road which originates from Edinburgh although this is the most interesting section due to some nice bends allied with a few opportunities to pick up some speed! There can be a police presence especially near to Gala, there is a parking place where they frequently wait in ambush.

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January 4, 2005 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

A high speed section with quite a few straights and some nice high speed corners. As this is main road, there's not much room for error (run off) available on the corners, so be careful

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  • rabbit
  • RC36 SR43a 4XV SC28 999s
  • score: 6461