A7 : Gorebridge - Langholm

Star Rating Graphic (3.5) 97 kms
BBR-David | January 4, 2005 | Europe > United Kingdom Motorcycle Roads > Central Scotland and Arran

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Corners Star Rating Graphic (4.3)
TwistinessStar Rating Graphic (1.5)
StraightsStar Rating Graphic (2.7)
SceneryStar Rating Graphic (3.7)
VisibilityStar Rating Graphic (3.2)
Road SurfaceStar Rating Graphic (3.3)
HazardsStar Rating Graphic (3.3)
Police Presence Star Rating Graphic (3)

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October 20, 2012 - Star Rating Graphic

Great quickie blast

nrmackay
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November 12, 2010 - Star Rating Graphic

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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February 7, 2008 - Star Rating Graphic

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.

i never sleep
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March 2, 2006 - Star Rating Graphic

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.

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January 7, 2005 - Star Rating Graphic

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 - Star Rating Graphic

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

BBR-David
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