A61 : Ripley - Ripon

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

Route Added By : phephoto46
Date : May 23, 2006
Length : 10 kms / 6.2 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
April 16, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

has been sanitised with lots of white paint and double lines but still can be a good run - better if you do it early morning when there is minimal traffic, otherwise it has a tendency to make you ride like a loon (there are usually a few of them to be seen on Weds evenings in biking season)

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August 2, 2009 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Rode this route this morning on the way back from Hawes, better than the A1 but too busy to take too much enjoyment on board, ok as an alternative on your way but there are far better roads near by!!

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June 23, 2007 - 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0

I have to agree with previous comments, far too busy to enjoy. Tractors, caravans and lorrys all slow the traffic with very few places to overtake.

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  • morfius
  • Suzuki GSXR 1000 K3
  • score: 22
February 22, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

far too busy on any given day, not one to enjoy. If the cars ever evaporate then it will be worth riding.

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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 154
July 12, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Unfortunately you could ride this road a hundred times and get one good run out of them all - I know, I've tried! I use it as the opening gambit for my run to the North of Ripon up to Leyburn - A6108. This forms part of "Bike" mags 440 test route and it is very good indeed. Several places where you can get it airborne, many good corners and combination corners, the A6108 is great fun. Avoid the A61 for fun, just use it as a cut through really. There ARE a lot of bad smashes on here, cars usually but it has a well deserved and fearsome reputation, and is always policed!

May 23, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

From Ripley take the A61 to Ripon Plenty of sweeping bends all the way popular with bikes and also popular with coppers keep both eyes open

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