Great longish distance run taking in some of the classic biking destinations, the A616 from ollerton to Newark is a must - open fast and flowing just resurfaced too. Take care if riding at speed around Matlock, Buxton police have helicopters regularly on the look out for bikes (and cars). Bank holidays very heavy traffic and police as youd expect
Some nice straight sections to get a bit of speed up, a couple of corners to keep you interested. Better suited to high power sportsbike than a small capacity machine or a trailie.
Did this route one Sunday when running in the bike, combination of twisty sections and long straights, should suit all appetites! Watch for tractors and hidden junctions when heading toward Mansfield, surface is good along here and the bypass is super smooth. Mansfield to Matlock is busy no matter when but scenery is superb, just watch for police at peak times. The run home is more long straights than twisty sections but still a few nice corners just after Matlock. Run through Nottingham needs to be timed to avoid worst traffic, as I said this was done one Sunday. Watch speed cameras as these are everywhere until after Bingham on A52. I have marked this Urban but its more 50/50 split
Superb long ride along some rural roads with amazing scenery across the wolds. Good long straights with some very nice bends. Watch out for police, especailly during summer, and the 50mph section at Partney. Skegness is great for chips!!
A mixture of A roads & B roads, some nice open sections and although villages on route these are small and short speed limits. There are some nice bends after Spalding heading toward Bourne, followed by an excellent straight - just be careful as the bumps can unsettle the bike at speed. After Bourne there is nice B road, surface is a little worn/uneven in places but otherwise nice open bends, just be careful of a few farm entrances which can have mud littered across the road. Police presence is light but I have seen mobile units patrolling.