There are quite a few perks to being a motorcycle delivery driver. We get to see incredible rides from up and down the country and we get to traverse the vast and varied UK landscape.
From Scotland to the South, we often travel the length in a day. Sometimes you find yourself delivering a bike to Manchester United’s Goalkeeper and other times you’re on a TV set. We could start our day with a full Scottish breakfast, make it down in time for Pie and Mash in London and end our day with a cuppa on the coast – and that would be short trip!
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve already seen some of the sights as we often stop and share, but all these years later the perks of delivering motorcycles all day isn’t lost.
We are fortunate to have a strong customer base in Scotland with a number of rounds through Scotland each week. Of all the places in the UK, Scotland is high on the list of enjoyable drives. Home to the UK’s equivalent of America’s Route 66 – the North Coast 500 – Scotland is known for it’s highlands and landscape. With such majestic routes, mountains, castles, lochs and interesting little towns, we don’t need to be on a motorcycle to enjoy the sights. But oh, do we wish we were.
So we thought we would share a few routes which look to be some of Scotland’s best motorcycling roads so you might have a chance to enjoy these too. With so much to offer, approach these routes with caution. If you like your throttle, self control will be needed!
Here are 3 motorcycling routes in Scotland we are keen to ride ourselves:
A86 / A889 Dalwhinnie Route
Running from Kingussie to Spean bridge the A86 is a billiard table smooth bit of asphalt that winds along past the shores of Loch Laggan and the River Spean with fast (considering speed limits) sweeping bends which will demand only a roll of the throttle and a raise of an eyebrow to tip the bike in then some short point and squirt bits that’ll have you grasping for a bit more front brake. You’ll get quite a rush on this one. one .
Nairn & Grantown-On-Spey Route
This is a little gem that has little or no recognition but a very technical fast and beautiful piece of tarmac.
It has a little bit of everything so is suitable for your Harley Davidson as much as your Honda Fireblade.
A93 from Ballater to Blairgowrie
This road is our favourite one in the whole of mainland UK, with fierce undulations and twisty technical bends it is an absolute delight to drive or ride. Rarely but very occasionally we have had the opportunity to enjoy an empty van and the A93.
The bends flow into one another and regularly open up your visual to show for a mile or two what is coming in the other direction, allowing you to use the whole width of the road from grass to grass providing there are no vehicles coming.
As you pass the Glenshee Ski centre you will drop steeply down into a deep glen and around a bunch of open bends. guaranteed make your hairs stand on end.
These three routes have a lot to offer for a worthwhile ride. We have tried and tested them with four wheels and 3.5 tons but we’re sure you’ll get your tilt on with two. If you find yourself in the area be sure to check them out.