Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

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Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

Post by zedder3 » Mon 08 Mar, 2010 17:26

I thought I'd start a thread so people can list their favourite routes for driving their Z3s. Be it scenic, fast road, non-bumpy (do these exist in the UK?) or full of hairpins - feel free to tell us all where you love to go for a blast!

This way, when you're in a different neck of the woods, someone might have listed a really great drive that you could experience, which you'd otherwise not know about.

I've not been far in mine since buying it, but I do like the drive from Macclefield to Buxton, over the peak district. Plenty of bends and the scenery is great.

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Post by TAV » Mon 08 Mar, 2010 17:42

It you are ever in West Sussex, theres a road called 'The Bostal' running across the South Downs between Sompting and Steyning. Its a perfect road if you go from the Sompting end, high up, beautiful Sussex downs views, good long view way ahead for any on-coming traffic. Valleys sloping down away from you either side. Great winding bends and stonking straights!

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Post by 100GRA » Mon 08 Mar, 2010 18:34

Shouldn't this topic be under RoadZ (Submit your favourites roads for discussion here) ?
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Post by zedder3 » Mon 08 Mar, 2010 18:43

ooooops. :oops:

If a mod could either move this or delete that would be good!

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Post by Robert T » Tue 09 Mar, 2010 10:02

I thought that the whole of the RoadZ section was for posting up your favourite routes. :?

BTW Macc to Buxton (aka the Cat and Piddle) used to be better before it got the 50 mph blanket limit on it - it is usually too busy to have much fun on now - you can't even reach 50 mph on it. :(

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Post by Titan » Tue 09 Mar, 2010 12:38

Robert T wrote:I thought that the whole of the RoadZ section was for posting up your favourite routes. :?
It's been moved Robert :roll:
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Post by Robert T » Tue 09 Mar, 2010 15:43

Titan wrote:It's been moved Robert :roll:
Yes, I can see that! :P

What I meant is that there is an entire SECTION for favourite roads, not just one thread. :wink:

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Post by TaffZee » Tue 06 Sep, 2011 08:44

The Evo triangle::
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Post by spokey » Tue 06 Sep, 2011 23:34

TaffZee wrote:The Evo triangle::
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It's interesting how different the character of the Evo triangle is depending on which way round you go.
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Post by TaffZee » Wed 07 Sep, 2011 05:07

Best way (my opinion) Anticlockwise..
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Post by Ian Kelly » Wed 07 Sep, 2011 06:54

My favourite roads in UK are all in or around the Yorkshire Dales. Sunday morning, in the car at 6am or earlier in summer.

Ingleton to Hawes is awesome, a brilliant combination of fast sweepers, jumps, hairpins, etc. Stop for a bacon buttie in Hawes.

Then over to Buttertubs Pass and to Tan Hill. Some insane hairpins at the start, and crazy climbs and descents, the pass is mainly singletrack with plenty of sheep around, but when you get to the Tan Hill Inn, turn right through the pub carpark and stop on the left on the gravel at the top of the hill. The view is simply breathtaking over the Dales, almost savannah like in summer.

Bit further NE around Hexham, Alston, are also simply stunning roads, with the road down to Middleton in Teesdale also awesome. MIT or Alston are great places to stop for lunch, picture postcard villages. Then down to Brough, Kirkby Stephen and Sedburgh.

Love this whole area, you know the good roads are about to start when you cross a cattle grid!

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Post by billz » Wed 07 Sep, 2011 07:24

Ian Kelly wrote:My favourite roads in UK are all in or around the Yorkshire Dales. Sunday morning, in the car at 6am or earlier in summer.

Ingleton to Hawes is awesome, a brilliant combination of fast sweepers, jumps, hairpins, etc. Stop for a bacon buttie in Hawes.

Then over to Buttertubs Pass and to Tan Hill. Some insane hairpins at the start, and crazy climbs and descents, the pass is mainly singletrack with plenty of sheep around, but when you get to the Tan Hill Inn, turn right through the pub carpark and stop on the left on the gravel at the top of the hill. The view is simply breathtaking over the Dales, almost savannah like in summer.!
Second that, the tan hill road is awsome. Also have to agree with Taffzee about the Evo Triangle.
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Post by TaffZee » Wed 07 Sep, 2011 07:29

Never done the EVO?

Its a must do!
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Post by 0098sando » Tue 11 Oct, 2011 19:35

Yes the cat fiddle was a great road as was the congleton road but when you use cat road itake short cut down Wildboarclough.it cuts the 50 mph cameras out ?

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Post by Jamezee » Tue 11 Oct, 2011 21:35

Oopnurthring is a good one :) but the evo is tough to beat

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Post by stu » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 14:34

Anywhere near where I live.

East/North Yorks and North Lincs. South/West Yorks is rubbish.
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Re: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

Post by Benm » Mon 24 Feb, 2014 22:05

Black mountain pass, South Wales (heavily featured on top gear).
Perfect road to be driving with the roof down. Took mine down there a couple of months ago, and even though it was like minus a million degrees, I still couldn't help but put the roof down!

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Re: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

Post by Southernboy » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 20:43

Cape Town to Betty's Bay...and it doesn't matter which way you go....and it doesn't matter the weather...because at either end and in between there are several villages with great fresh seafood, great S.A beer or wine and even a transplanted UK pub complete with pork pies, fish 'n chips and mushy peas...and that's based in a little village called "Hangklip" ( Hanging Stone) atop a cliff overlooking the great blue south atlantic...
...and the beers here cost just £.0.50p. !!

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Re: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 21:14

I am fortunate to have some great roads near me:
Snake Pass
Woodhead Pass
Trough of Bowland

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Post by TR4man » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 09:23

bertiejaffa wrote:I am fortunate to have some great roads near me:
Snake Pass
Woodhead Pass
Trough of Bowland
You are not a million miles away from one of my favourites - the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen, North Wales.

The Ponderosa Cafe at the summit is a great place to hang out for an hour with a cup of coffee admiring the nice cars and bikes.

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Re: Where are your fave routes for taking the Z for a blast?

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 11:54

[quote="TR4man"][quote="bertiejaffa"]I am fortunate to have some great roads near me:
Snake Pass
Woodhead Pass
Trough of Bowland[/quote]

You are not a million miles away from one of my favourites - the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen, North Wales.

The Ponderosa Cafe at the summit is a great place to hang out for an hour with a cup of coffee admiring the nice cars and bikes.[/quote]

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