Keen-eyed readers will have noticed that we recently launched an exciting new section of the site: “A Biker’s Guide to the Open Road”.
This is our baby right now; we’re working hard to create the biggest and best resource for bikers across the UK, and we started with a very special launch competition to find your favourite routes.
Guidebooks are great, but there’s nothing like a route created and perfected over many rides.
We invited bikers to send us their own routes from around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The response was fantastic - you guys really gave us a hard time choosing the right one!
A Big Thank You To Steve
Thankfully, we had the help of a true professional - motorcycle racing legend Steve Parrish.
Steve joined us at Express Insurance Services HQ to choose the best route from each region of the UK, whittling hundreds of options down to just seven.
We didn’t finish there though. Our next step was to put these seven to the voting public, and leave the ultimate decision down to you. On May 18th we had a clear winner: Gail Jeffreys’ stunning Northern Ireland coastal route, which you can read all about here on the website.
Well done Gail!
We’d like to extend a massive thank-you to Steve for helping us choose from a truly fantastic selection - we’re very lucky to live in such a biker’s paradise!
If you’d like to learn more about Steve’s selection process you can do so here.
This Is Just The Beginning..
Of course, the competition is just the beginning!
We’ve got a to-do list a mile long, a massive list of routes to add to the map, and our web team are walking around covered in post-it notes, all with the aim of creating the best possible resource for UK motorcyclists.
Whether you ride once a year or once a day, there’ll be something here to make sure you have the best scenic routes possible.
That’s all from us for now - happy riding, and we’ll see you on the road.