One of the main benefits of driving a motorbike is being able to experience the great outdoors first-hand. You’re in control of your own vehicle without a thick pane of glass and a car door blocking your view.
We’ve scoured the world to find the best motorbike hotspots and motorbike-friendly destinations to live in and visit so you can catch biking events and meet fellow bike enthusiasts.
Motorbike capitals of the UK
Some areas of the UK are more concentrated with motorcycles than others. According to the data, these are the top 10 motorbiking locations.
The UK's top biker hotspots
One of the top benefits of riding a motorcycle comes from riding your two wheels to different hotspots across the UK.
If you’re completely bike-crazy, here are six of the UK’s top motorbike spots as picked out and vetted by Adventure Biker.
Best biker routes in the UK
Looking for more than just a biker hotspot? Try a full motorcycle route!
From 500 mile round trips of the Scottish coast to a simple hour ride– these are the best routes in the UK.
Best biker hotspots in the world
Looking to explore the world on two wheels?
Find out more by beginning your ride here.
Best biker routes worldwide
Feeling a bit more adventurous? If you want a once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle route, these are ones many avid bikers dream of riding.
Sources and methodology
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/veh03 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/all-vehicles-veh01 https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/ datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/motorcycle-riding-test-data-by-test-centre
Number of Licensed Motorbikes, Scooters, and Mopeds– VEH0105 2019 data used.
For national search interest, a UK-wide search was made of ""motorbiking [location]"" for the top 30 largest cities in the UK. These were mapped to regions and an average taken for each region to give the final result.
The East of England does not contain any of the top 30 largest cities. Peterborough and Chelmsford have been used to provide figures for this area.
Northern Ireland likewise has only one city, Belfast, in the top 30, and Derry has been added to improve accuracy of results.
Figures related to the year ending June 2020.
Motorcycle Test Pass Rate - Module 2 figures used as Module 1 is a necessary prerequisite for completion.
Route information has been provided and vetted by Adventure Biker.