Welcome to the RiDE Guide to Great Britain. It’s a collection of our favourite roads and rides across England, Scotland and Wales, taken from the monthly pages of RiDE. The longer routes are all available to download from our website, so you can load them into your sat nav and enjoy them for yourself.
What putting this collection of stories together highlighted is the true richness of the riding on this island. From the sandy shores of the East Anglian coast to the rugged peaks of the Scottish Highlands, the lush green valleys of Wales to the rolling downs of the South Coast or the wild moors of the Pennines, the British mainland is criss-crossed by a network of fabulous roads. Linking them together — especially in ways that swerve the built-up areas and duller modern multi-lane roads — can produce some brilliant rides.
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive guide to every great road in Britain. You’ll probably have your own favourite within easy reach of your house. But this guide should help when you’re looking for great roads in other areas, so you can confidently head off to explore somewhere new and know you’ll get a great ride. So enjoy the RiDE Guide to Great Britain. And enjoy getting out and exploring the routes on your bike.
What's inside the RiDE guide to Great Britain?
One Big Day: East to West
From east to west, between sunrise and sunset, without dual carriageways. What bike do you choose?
Great roads in Scotland
The Kylesku Bridge on the A894, on the west coast. That’s 250 miles done, just another 250 to go…
South of England
We love the West Country. It has great weather, stunning scenery, cream teas and, of course, amazing roads.