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Postby Steve P » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Saw the posts about a ride through Hardknott pass and realised we have nowhere specific to post this kind of information so have created this section and moved the topic here

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desmo
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Re: New Section

Postby desmo » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:42 pm

Excellent idea! I'd add the A272 onto the list of rides to enjoy, but best done early morning when there's hardly any traffic around ;)
Living on the edge, less people, better view ......

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Re: New Section

Postby krystians » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:55 am

I heard only good reviews about Hardknott pass. I would most likely ride through Boredale Hause. I have tried several tours in Croatia, Romania and Spain, but nothing beats the vibe you can feel in the Lake District.
The only thing I fear as a beginner motorcyclist is the vehicle crash, in some complete desert. No one around to help, only you and your beloved but broken machine. Just imagine - you took a vacation from work, equipped your favorite jacket and helmet, this is the day you want to immerse yourself into your passion. And instead of a cool ride, you are pushing your machine through the mud, even a dozen miles.
It was probably because of my attitude that I started looking around for some kind of protection against this kind of situation. Here - https://www.startrescue.co.uk/breakdown ... rs-operate I found some tips on how to choose the right breakdown cover providers. But I prefer to ask the real motorcycle veterans - which company would you choose? I don't want their service costs to burden me too much, I need them to come literally anywhere in the UK and to be able to do most of the repair on the spot - to continue tour of course; -]? I will be grateful for any advice. Best wishes.

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kevin baker
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Re: New Section

Postby kevin baker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:18 am

Hello krystians.
Not sure about startrescue.co.uk, but they seem legit?
My breakdown cover come with my insurance, so I don't buy it seperately.
The main people in the UK for breakdown cover are the AA, RAC, & Green Flag.
www.theaa.com
www.rac.co.uk
www.greenflag.com

The Hardnott & Wynose Passes are great roads, spectacular views, not fast as it narrow and twisty with some steep corners.
There's also the remains of a large Roman Fort on the Hardnott Pass, well worth a look.
I wouldn't worry too much about being stranded without contact its fairly busy so someone would find you unless your doing it at night that is?
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desmo
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Re: New Section

Postby desmo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:35 pm

I rode my Ducati and sidecar up the Hardnott Pass ... in thick fog!
Living on the edge, less people, better view ......


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