Try it through the week , busy at weekends both bikes and Police in summer.
This is a very popular route for bikers hence there can be a lot of police on a Wednesday night and Sundays which are very popular times for Squires Cafe The best place to join the road is from the A19 just north of the A64 / A19 junction
Awesome ... awesome road!
Can be used as part of a circular route taking in the Brilliant Stokesley to Helmsley Road also.
Flat out riding for 12 miles along the moor ridge ... nice exposed well-sighted corners, no trees to it and plenty of elevation change to keep you interested. I've ridden it loads of times and not once seen any police presence. There are lots of sheep knocking about but they don't mind you flying past at full revs .... always worth keeping an eye out for them wondering onto the road though!
Because it is so exposed it can get a little windy but you usually find if it's windy in one direction it's ok in the opposite direction.
Nice pub halfway along for a drink if you fancy it.