‘A mix of twisties and fast open roads and ev­ery­thing in be­tween’

Nom­i­nated by Ge­off Black­burn

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Riding -

“When asked about my favourite roads in the UK, I tend to look north of the border! Best of the best is quite pos­si­bly the A816 from Lochgilp­head to Oban. Ei­ther way is awe­some, with the road of­fer­ing a su­perb mix of twisties, fast open roads and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.” Length 37 miles Love it be­cause An­other Scot­tish de­light, the A816 has ev­ery­thing – from long straights, to tight turns, all the while tak­ing in breath tak­ing scenery. This in­cludes Ar­den­tallen Bay, which it hugs tightly be­fore head­ing back in­land. It’s pure joy. Take a pic­ture at Ar­den­tallen Bay of­fers great views and an un­ri­valled photo op­por­tu­nity on this ride. Stop for a cuppa Grab a drink and a tasty bite to eat at the Chart­room II Bistro in Ar­d­u­aine, on the out­skirts of Loch Melfort. This is also a great stop for a photo. Watch out for The A816 has seen some huge ac­ci­dents, es­pe­cially for bik­ers. Watch out for hid­den turns and sud­den drops into the lochs be­low. Best bike for the job: We’d rec­om­mend a sports tourer for this one – best of both worlds.

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