UK’s Biker Friendly Counties: Where to go!
When riding to different counties, it's a good idea to know where to head. We Buy Any Bike have put this Bikers Guide together for you. Which includes suggestions of great accommodation, cafes and pubs:
Cumbria is one of the most stunning places for scenery in England, known for Cumberland Sausage and Kendal mint cake. It has amazing roads and routes with incredible views. Some suggested itineraries include:
- Hartside Pass
- Kirkstone Pass
- Hard Knott Pass
- Honister Pass
When in Cumbria a must do are the lovely little towns such as Keswick, Ambleside and Kendal. There are loads of amazing cafes throughout these towns. Where you can have some lunch and a rest before you get back on the road!
There are some great roads in Cumbria. The main routes can get busy in summer. But luckily there are a lot of little narrow back roads and single tracks!
Due to the mixture of beautiful views and little towns, the town is massively popular with bikers. They travel from all over the UK to visit, this means the county has become more and more biker friendly.
Biker friendly accommodation in Cumbria
This is a lovely place set in Alston. They offer a bunkhouse facility for large group accommodation, with ensuite and self-catering kitchen. There is also the campsite option, where you can pitch up your tents in a beautiful woodland area. Bikers often gather here as the venue holds events throughout the year. Because where Haggs is located is the perfect place to get involved in some adventure riding!
✤ Stafford House
This is the perfect escape, traditionally furnished with oak beams and tons of character. They are located just off the M6 Motorway so are in a great spot to be your base. Whilst you explore the wonders of the Lake District.
This guesthouse is in the small fishing village of Grange-over-Sands, which offers top quality accommodation. Elton Guest House is located close to many museums, coastal towns and the National District Park. It has bike washing facilities and also garaged parking.
Cafes & Pubs
This place is known as a great biker spot. They travel far and wide to come for amazing food and a friendly hang out!
Located on the outskirts of Keswick, this is one of the best biker friendly cafes. It's a great family-friendly venue offering a load of brunch dishes and local steak burgers. They hold live acoustic nights throughout the summer season so that's a good time to head over.
Northumberland is a really scenic county, boarding in Cumbria. You should definitely get a weekend away here on the cards!
Biker friendly accommodation in Northumberland
This is a beautiful hotel located in west-central Northumberland, inside the National park and the Border Forest Park. They serve quality home-cooked meals, offer lovely B&B accommodation as well as camping facilities. Bikers love this place because of the good rates and secure parking.
This cottage has a really comfortable, relaxed feel to it. Based in centre of some stunning scenery, and lovely garden. Nick is known to be a great host, making you feel welcome upon arrival. Give helpful directions for your rides.
This is a beautiful cottage just off the A69, near Hadrians Wall. The cottage has two double bedrooms, ensuite, kitchen and garden. This is a lovely place to stay over a weekend. The location is amazing and is set up for motorbikes. With washing facilities for the bikes and secure parking.
Cafes & Pubs
This is a great place to stop off for a drink after riding. It’s a traditional style pub with plenty of home-cooked food. Including fresh fish, local meats and Sunday roasts. There’s a lovely beer garden to relax in and plenty of private parking.
Tomlinson's is a great cafe for bikers, located in the rural town of Rothbury overlooking River Coquet. Bikers hang out at this quirky cafe because of its amazing food and relaxed atmosphere.
North Yorkshire is a beautiful place to be a biker. It is known
for its huge open areas such as the Dales and the Moors. North Yorkshire has the most spectacular scenery and thrilling roads.
If you want to know the best roads to ride in Yorkshire, check out these 93 Motorcycle Rides.
Biker friendly accommodation in North Yorkshire
This is the perfect base to explore North Yorkshire. They have a handful of self-catering cottages for a range of different numbers from 2 to 10 people. This is a great place for bikers to stay over after adventuring all day. With washing and drying facilities and secure parking.
This is an excellent place if you want to experience true Yorkshire vibes. It is the ideal accommodation if you'd like to ride the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Their website is really good for offering day trip suggestions!
The Fauconberg Arms is a really cosy, nice place to stay with log fires in the winter. With a beer garden at the ready in summer. The bedrooms are great, many bikers love staying here because of the social atmosphere and amazing home-cooked food!
Cafes & Pubs
This is a really great biker hang out. A fun fact is that this venue is it's the highest pub in Great Britain. At 1732 feet above sea level! Tan Hill has a lot to offer such as real ale, live music events, accommodation and a shop! All set in the most stunning of sceneries.
Squires Cafe has now become famous nationwide. In summer this place can attract 250 bikes at a time, maybe more!
There is always a load of things going on at this venue for anyone interested in motors! Car or bikes, Squires cafe is home to massive autojumbles, camping events, live music and many bike shows. You will never pull up to this place without at least a couple of bikes parked outside.
Chester lies on the River Dee, it's known for its city wall and amazing black-and-white architecture. There is a great biking culture in Chester with lots of events, pubs and cafe hang out spots. The roads outside the city centre provide some really nice scenery and lots of twisty turns to have fun on.
Amazing biking route from Chester:
Biker friendly accommodation in Chester
If you are riding to Chester and fancy a bit of a treat. Mill Hotel is a really lovely place to stay. They offer amazing suites, spa and leisure facilities.
This is a really popular accommodation spot for bikers. If you are wanting a social hotel this is the place to head. They constantly have live music playing and entertainment events arranged! There is always loads going on here. So, if you are wanting a hotel where you can make friends book in here.
Cafes & Pubs
The Albion is housed within the city walls of Chester. Amazing location if you want a city base to ride out from. The rooms are traditionally furnished and offer en-suite bathrooms. They serve a full English breakfast using locally sourced products to set you up for your day! As well as secure parking for your bikes.
Other must-sees in Chester: Walls of Chester, Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral and River Dee
Lincolnshire is a really beautiful, historically rich county. Riding a motorbike around this area guarantees amazing views and scenery. When staying in Lincolnshire there are some great places to hang out and meet other bikers.
Biker friendly accommodation in Lincolnshire
This B&B is just a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral, Castle and historic Bailgate area. The allotment is a great place to relax. They have lovely rooms looking out onto the Cathedral. As well as a garden patio if you'd like to have a drink in the sun. This is quite a small B&B with only 3 rooms (2 en-suites), but their rooms are a high standard of quality - free Wi-Fi, cotton bedding, towels, complimentary toiletries.
The Red Lion Inn provides great accommodation, 8 cosy en-suite guest bedrooms in various different sizes. You can wake up to amazing views and freshly brewed coffee here. In the evening you could sit down to a banquet carvery and a cold beer. This is a great stopover for bikers, a really good base to ride from in the mornings!
Kent is in the South East of England, it's known as the 'Garden of England'. It has a spectacular coastline with the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
Things to do and see in Kent: Dover Castle, Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Hever Castle and The Hawking Centre.
Biker friendly accommodation in Kent
Wilderness is a 15th century converted farmhouse. The rooms are based in the middle of their beautiful gardens making for a relaxing stay. They provide a hearty cooked or continental breakfast daily, setting you up for long days riding. They publish their guestbook online so you can read the feedback directly from people that have stayed.
This is a good place to stop if you are heading to the Eurotunnel the next morning. It is located just ten minutes away. It has secure parking for your bikes at the back of the building. Good sized rooms with sea views, close to the town of Hythe. Which has loads of restaurants, shops and little shops to wonder.
Cafes & Pubs
One of the biggest biker cafes in Kent! They are open daily and offer a huge car park of bikes to line up in. They have great food and atmosphere, their bike night is every Wednesday all year round from 6 pm. Owners welcome all bikers!
Somerset is a county in the South West, bordering Gloucestershire and Bristol. There are a lot of fun biking events that happen in and around Somerset. Such as the Weston Beach Race which has live bands playing and a lot of bikes flying over sand mountains.
This is a really fun route to check out when around Somerset, known for great bends and dramatic scenery:
Biker friendly accommodation in Somerset
This is a great place to head as a couple or a gang of friends. It’s just 5 minutes from junction 20 of the M5 so easy access. There are a lot of places nearby like cafes, restaurants and shops.
✤ Sparkhayes Camping Site
If you are looking for more of a campsite area, Sparkhayes is a good option. There are really good rates here. A lot of bikers head to this place because it's set in the beautiful countryside. There is free hot water, showers, toilets and a laundry room.
Cafes & Pubs
This is a lovely traditional English pub, there are amazing food and real ale for you to sup on. It's a short ride from the M5 so good location, quite a few bikers head here in the summer months.
A must-see in Devon is Dartmoor National Park, the scenic rides here are
amazing. North Devon is a lovely area, full of country lanes and stunning coastlines. South Devon is the best of little tourist towns, including Torquay and Paignton.
Biker friendly accommodation in Devon
This is a luxury B&B, it's an Edwardian home with easy access to the beach and market towns. If you fancy a relaxing quiet weekend away, this is the place to head. With lovely rides all around this area, and pubs within walking distance.
Up the creek is based in South Devon. It's a great place to be based as it's close to the historic naval town of Dartmouth. It's a lovely spot for a weekend away with the bike.
Cafes & Pubs
This is a well-known hangout place for bikers. It is located just off the A30 on the edge of Exeter. It serves breakfast, lunch and teas. There are a lovely inside area and massive outside terrace, perfect for the summer months.
Cornwall is in the South West of England, where the most amounts of sunshine seem to be!
A lot of people head to Cornwall for the sun, surfing and Cornish pasties. The attractions for this area include:
- Birthplace of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle
- Tamar Valley
- The Hurlers Stone Circles
- Bodmin Moor
Biker friendly accommodation in Cornwall
This is a lovely venue, built in the early 1900s originally it was a Victorian boys school. Here you will be offered a traditional Cornish scone with jam and cream on arrival! The bedrooms are really nice and they have private parking for your bikes.
Cafes & Pubs
First and Last is located in Sennen, which is actually the most westerly village in mainland Britain. This venue gives you homes cooked food, local ales and live music. A lot of bikes like to head here for a hangout and drink. There is a lot of exploring and adventuring to be done around here!
Check this route out if you’re in the area, it follows the Atlantic Highway A39 which has some amazing views:
Have fun exploring bikers
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29 Feb 2016