November 08, 2009 19:00 ET

UK Bikers Reveal Best Roads in Britain

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - The A57 from Sheffield to Glossop has been voted the top road in Britain for bikers, according to research by Swinton Bikes.

A survey of 2,000 customers found that the winding road that connects east to west is the most popular road for bikers to ride in Britain.

The poll found the top UK roads to be:

1. A57 Glossop - Sheffield (Mountain route)

2. A680 Wolsingham - Brampton (Mountain route)

3. A259 Hythe - Hastings (Coastal)

4. A361 Lechlade - Burford (Rural)

5. A4059 Becons Reservoir - Rhigos (Mountain route)

The top four characteristics identified as making a 'good' road for bikers were 'winding', national speed limit, having a good quality road surface and nice scenery.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading providers of motorbike insurance said: "Many bikers like a challenging route which will test their riding skills. These roads will often attract many bikers, particularly at weekends and bank holidays.

"We would urge any bikers who enjoy riding these popular roads to ride safely and don't take unnecessary risks. Also, if riding a road for the first time, never try and keep up with bikers in front, as they may have better knowledge and experience of the road and it's bends."

About Swinton

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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