I've riden this section both on the bike and in a car. Its quite a tight, twisty and undulating piece of road. The surface is in good condition but there are a lot of bobbles in the road, these are more due to the type of countryside it runs through than the surface being neglected. It runs through some nice scenery but the road demands your attenion so you dont get a lot of time to take it all in. During periods of rain it can get very slippery in places as some sections run under a shroud of trees and there are places where fallen leaves can cover the road.
Another one of my favourite routes in the area. Off the beaten track a little in some parts, mainly B roads or unlisted - just the way I like it. Generally good road conditions, a little gravel in places, a few sheep wandering around but overall ok and do-able on any bike. Some good scenery, but dont look for too long or youll be in a stone wall or hedge! Also, plenty of oportunity to get some air for those inclined! Part of the route includes Buttertubs Pass, not that well known. Quite a few spots to refuel the bike and rider or just to click away with the camera. Never seen the police on the route itself, but the approach roads are hot spots on weekends. The route takes in 4 popular biking stops for anyone who wants to check out bikes and have a chat.