A68 : Crook - Jedburgh - Dalkeith

Summary

3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.4
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.6
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.2
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.4

Info

Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 11, 2005
Length : 167 kms / 103.8 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural

September 14, 2015 - 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0

Not the best of roads too much traffic not enough corners sorry

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January 4, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Overall a good route north, certainly better than the A1. The best section is about 10/15 miles either side of Carter Bar (Scottish border) where there are some fantastic bends, open road and great views. South of this tends to be twisty with poor visibility - hidden dips etc, north of this section lots of speed changes and cameras through the towns and villages. Still my route of choice to Edinburgh though.

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  • Drew
  • Triumph Trophy 1200
  • score: 29

November 20, 2009 - 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0

sorry but this is about as boring a ride as it gets. its a useful trans border jaunt but too busy, too few features, too many cops, cameras, tourists and trucks.

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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158

May 15, 2009 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Best route from A1 to Edinburgh....wide open spaces to enjoy roads and scenery

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March 28, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

One of the all time great routes. Especially like the section north of the A69 until you cross the border. Some lovely straights but lots of hidden dips and blind summits so overtake with care. Pretty remote until you get to Jedburgh but some decent places to stop once you get past here

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  • nimrodel
  • Triumph Sprint ST 1050
  • score: 30

January 8, 2008 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A long scenic trip north and the only major road to cross the England / Scotland border for a long distance either way. Sweeping past the Border at Carter Bar, the A68 takes in Jedburgh (one of Britain's most majestic ruined abbeys) and Thirlestane Castle (near Lauder) which was originally as a medieval fortress.

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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6259

September 19, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

my favourite bits over the blind summits between Rochester and Corbridge too many speed cameras once you get north of the border

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June 4, 2005 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Voted "Best Road in the North of England" by RiDE magazine earlier this year!

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January 11, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Really nice and scenic long section that includes a whole variety of nice corners and straights along its length. The surrounding (mostly a National Park) is really good. As it is a main route, it can have quite heavy traffic.

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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6259