30 September 2021

Motorcycle Routes for Autumn

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Motorcycle Routes UK

Are you looking for inspiration for your next motorcycle tour? Look no further. Autumn is one of the most exciting times to cruise the road, with its striking colours and breath-taking scenery – so, grab your leathers, hit the road, and make the most of the twists, turns and coastal routes near you.

Cruise through Autumn

Looking for cruiser inspiration? Here at Lloyd BMW Motorrad, we have the R18 Classic and the First Edition R18 available for immediate delivery.

R 18 Classic

The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the beginnings, of the first cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of BMW Motorrad’s motorcycle history, such as with the white double lining found on the R 18 Classic First Edition. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer with the most displacement BMW has ever built. It stands for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.

R 18 First Edition

The new R 18 evokes BMW Motorrad’s history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. The result: a cruiser that is full of character boasting a boxer engine with the most displacement that BMW Motorrad has ever built, as well as timeless design features, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition. 

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Top Motorcycle Routes for Autumn

There’s no better way to discover some of the very best of your local surroundings than cruising through the hills or along the coast. No need to travel the world to find some of the best motorcycle routes, The UK is home to some impressive motorcycle tour routes - they might be right on your doorstep.

We’ve pulled together a list of our best motorcycle routes in the UK, check them out:


Motorcycle Routes - Scotland

South West Coastal 300

Starting in Dumfries, cruise along the Solway Firth whilst taking in the views of the Ayrshire coast. Head inland to explore the Southern Highlands and visit Scotland’s most southerly point, Mull of Galloway and the highest village, Wanlockhead. Whether you’re looking to do the SWC300 in a few days or a week, the SWC300 is a gem of a route - showcasing Scotland’s most impressive coastlines and seaside hotspots of Ayrshire. 

North Coast 500 Motorcyle Route

The North Coast 500 starts and ends in Inverness, known to be Scotland’s very own ‘route 66’, highlighting the very best of the Scottish Highlands. Five days are recommended for this route, however, if you’re looking to do more than cruise the road, take a week off and enjoy the 500 miles of impressive scenery whilst enjoying the pubs, distilleries and museums along the way. A worthwhile route to take your time with, taking in the fantastic sights with plenty of picturesque views.

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Motorcycle Routes - Lake District

Honister Pass  

The Honister Pass forms an impressive scenic motorcycle route, starting from the busy town of Keswick and includes access to the surrounding fells, passing Buttermere and Derwent Water.

The Honister Slate Mine is close by the pass - this might be worth a stop as it’s a popular tourist attraction. The road is said to become challenging after this point, as it is steep and narrow with a gradient of 1 in 4. However, it’s usually a relatively quiet route so traffic shouldn’t be too much of a concern.

The route heads along the edge of Derwent Water showcasing some beautiful landscapes and views, passing through the village or Seatoller and along the banks of Buttermere. A popular motorcycle route not to be missed.

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Hardknott & Wrynose Pass 

Hardknott Pass is a single track which runs between the minor road in Eskdale and Duddon Valley. Starting at Santon Bridge, cruise through Wrynose Pass and continue to Ambleside. The route is described as 'one of the most challenging riding routes in Britain', whilst also sharing the title of the steepest road in Britain with a gradient of 1 in 3. However, the twisting route offers a very fun UK motorcycle tour.

Although it’s considered a tough drive, the views which the route offers in return are very much worthwhile. You’ll witness first-hand the rugged and secluded areas of the Lake District, passing some fantastic attractions, such as the Birks Bridge and Three Shire Stone. The best time to ride would be midweek in autumn, as summer days are particularly busy with traffic.

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Be sure to add these routes to your motorcycle route plan and let us know how you get on!

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