A59 : Preston - York ( over Blubberhouses )

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Scenery : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.8
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Route Added By : judge dredd
Date : December 11, 2008
Length : 108 kms / 67.1 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
January 2, 2011 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Its good, but wouldn say great. Best way of getting from West to East though.

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November 20, 2009 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Yorkshire actually starts before Skipton! Road is very busy, plenty of police activity constantly. Don even think about speeding at weekends, unmarked cars all over the place. Take it early morning or late evening, the traffic is less problematic and you can then enjoy it a litle more. Its a decent gateway to a proper county when escaping the other one - it leads you into greater biking experiences, but in it itself its quite boring.

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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 154
February 19, 2009 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

tried this route, thoroughly enjoyed ideal for newbies, like myself

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  • howhud
  • Triumph Adventurer
  • score: 2
December 11, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Good surfaced A road 50/60 speed limits some cameras, busy with some police bikes etc sundays. ride takes u past Whalley, Clitheroe over to Skipton and on over tops through area called Blubberhouse [high mooreland]dropping down into Yorkshire at Harrogate, through Harrogate and onto York where one can continue east to either Bridlington Scarborough or Whitby on East coast, Some brew stops on way and good pubs for food. worth a days ride out.

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