‘It swoops past thick lines of trees as you climb to­wards the loch’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Riding -

Nom­i­nated by Ricky Hynd

“It’s a chal­leng­ing road, with hair­pin after hair­pin and the oc­ca­sional straight to blast pass dawdling tourists, as the road climbs up and then back down the for­est park.” Length 7 miles Love it be­cause: Start­ing in the small town of Aber­foyle, this road is a chal­lenge for all who ride it. The A821 swoops past thick lines of trees as you climb to­wards the loch. Take a pic­ture at: Stop for a photo at Loch Achray. Stop for a cuppa at: On such a short ride, there are few places to stop. One of the best is Loch Achray Ho­tel. Though not a café, food is avail­able to help you recharge, ready for the ride back down. Watch out for: Being a tourist hotspot, watch out for lines of slow traf­fic and lost vis­i­tors. Best bike for the job: A sports bike would be great for this route. It’s the per­fect tool for scyth­ing through traf­fic and carv­ing up the cor­ners.

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