A72 : Galashiels - Peebles

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.8
Scenery : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.2
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.3
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.3

Info
Route Added By : mhall
Date : January 7, 2005
Length : 25 kms / 15.5 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
December 4, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

I rode this road in summer 2008, from Lanark to Melrose. There were signs warning of biking accidents. I think that is because there are some trucks and buses, the road is narrow but fast, and the visibility is poor.

Its a good road, but take it easy.


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December 31, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

I've seen the Police use this road a few times for their own driver training. Just look out for 4 guys in white shirts, the cars usually have a small "POLICE" sticker on the rear.


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October 30, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Good piece of road, can be joined together with several others in the area to make a great day's riding


September 29, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

I was "guest" above when I submitted that review - I have since had no reasons to change my mind! Although it does seem to be getting a little more popular these days, as my latest run showed.


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March 7, 2005 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

What about the A708, Selkirk to Moffat, just off the bottom of your map? Far, far nicer road, with miles better scenery, tons of great corners, bridges with kickers, flik-flaks, open sweepers into and out of BIG straights with lots of attitude. The last few miles into Moffat are tedious but then you want to wind down for a fantastic lunch/supper whatever. I do it as a cicuit from North Yorkshire in a day!


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

A good combination of some nice bends and straights with fairly good visibility and the added bonus of a very limited police presence in my experience.


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