The Durham Dale's

The Durham Dales are a fantastic place to ride a motorcycle, smooth flowing bends, fantastic scenery and some great places to stop off along the way……  however, the roads are NOT a racetrack…. they are shared by the local community, visitors to the area and off course there are a large number of sheep who roam the fells. There are the added dangers of dry stone walls obscuring vision and also the extremes of weather/terrain  that makes the Dales area what it is.
Please enjoy the Durham Dales but whilst there, RESPECT – The Community, Other Road Users, Your Motorcycle & Your Life
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The Durham Dales route's are very popular all year round and in particular during the summer months with motorists / tourists / motorcyclists. The route's eventually lead to Alston (in Cumbria) and continue via Hartside Cafe to the Lake District. These rural route's are fantastic roads for motorcycling but bring with them additional dangers which rider's should look out for, as they have sadly also claimed the lives of many riders over the years. Durham Police Motorcycle Section have produced two handy maps which they are distributing from their office (0191-3752136) or if you stop... or get stopped by one of the motorcycle section officers they will be able to supply you with a one. If  all else fails print off the maps from here. Safe Riding.....
2008 Maps

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2009 Maps

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Whilst riding in the Dales look out for these signs – they have been located by Durham Police Motorcycle Section /Durham County Council in area’s where there has been crashes – If you see one of these signs then Please - THINK
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