Helmsley Loop

Summary

4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5

Info

Route Added By : Drew
Date : October 13, 2012
Length : 42 kms / 26.1 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural

February 11, 2013 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

I did this road in what appeared to be really nice weather for a February, forgetting that there would still be a hell of a lot of snow at the higher altitudes. However, the presence of a few icy bits seemed to amplify the beauty of this route. Be aware that there are plenty of sheep knocking about, as well as a few cattle grids. Its also worth being aware of a gate about halfway up the first part of the route in which youll have to dismount and open, but its on an incline so probably best parking up horizontally a few yards back. I got right up to the gate, couldnt pull my bike back up the hill, couldnt set it down on its side stand either but I got lucky in that I could reach the mechanism. There was another downhill section that was completely covered in ice that I went down with both feet on the ground, with my arsehole pecking at the seat. Other than those two minor incidents it was a beautiful ride, hardly anyone else up there ( saw 3 cars and a tractor, possibly a few ramblers). Highly recommended.

Motorcycle Road 1 Photos Available
Motorcycle Traveller Avatar Image

October 13, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route has a bit of everything, mostly single track, road surface generally good but can be some patches of gravel to be wary of, finishes with a short blast on open fast road back to Helmsley. It has a mix of everything, tight wooded sections with limited visibility, open moorland with clear views for getting a shift on, good surface but some gravel and can be water off the fields, tight twisties and open fast stretches, main hazards are sheep and the occasional car not expecting to see anyone else. Overall a good route that takes about an hour and finishes back in Helmsley for a coffee and cakes.

Motorcycle Road 1 Photos Available
Motorcycle Traveller Avatar Image
  • Drew
  • Triumph Trophy 1200
  • score: 29