Lovely, wide quick 15 mile stretch of road. Depart Burford on A40 W and take left turning less than a mile out signposted Bibury and off you go. Very wide road for a B classification with big potential for use of speed if you want. Lots of wide bends with good vis that are fun when taken at speed. A few hidden road junctions but nothing too bad - width makes this road a lot safer than perhaps you would think. Great road surface. Fast to Bibury (half way) and through this idyllic village over bridge and past bikers eating ice cream or having a pint outside. Bibury is always full of parked cars and pedestrians walking in the road so beware. Out of Bibury and then a few miles to Barnsley via a twisty section with less overtaking opportunities. Through Barnsley and you return to wider, open road with bends that can be taken at speed before long straight to the crossroads with A429 a mile before Cirencester. Never seen any Police; never seen any accidents. Great road that I have ridden hundreds of times from 6am right through to 9pm. Watch out for wildlife and flooding! No speed cameras either.
A very nice stretch of road with mostly good visibility, the highlight for me is just after Winslow. Beware of some undulations near Akeley and some police in the Winslow area. Enjoy!
A really nice bit of scenary and a pretty good road that follows the Wye up from the Severn crossing to Monmouth. Easy access from the M48 J2
Travelled this route many times over the past 15 years and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. On a sunny day this is a dream. Depart Penyffordd on A550 turning right onto A5104, over staggered junction and on towards Treuddyn. Beautiful, rural countryside opens out over Llandegla moor, over roundabout for Horsehoe Pass leading to Llangollen, and on to roads around Corwen. Onto A494 and into Bala, where fuel stop is v handy (attended - how quaint) - big biker's haunt on hot days, and then continue on beautiful sweeping quick A494 towards Dolgellau. This section of the road is magnificent with amazing views over the lake to the South. Lots of contrasts in this route - quick, shallow-cornered good-vis roads and tight, narrow, twisty lesser roads, but a remarkable trip into some of UK's best scenery. Watch out for mobile speed traps (lots of signs for cameras - there aren't any fixed ones) as Welsh Police take no prisoners; you have been warned. Scratch this trip in under an hour or take your time, laughing as you accelerate past caravans and boats. Fabulous. Enjoy!
An interesting selection of high and medium speed corners with a few straights to get some speed up. This road twists around the northbound M6 and can be followed on a straighter section up to Carlisle (Although I personally find it more interesting on the Kendal/Clifton stretch)