Motorcycle ride in the heart of Good Old England
It’s time for a brave armchair traveller to r-rrride a motorbike.
Route: Holmfirth over Strines Moor and Snake Pass.
Duration: 1 hr. 00 min. 39 sec.
Video by: Andrew Beresford
Holmfirth is a small town in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Holmfirth was once a centre for pioneering film-making by Bamforth & Co., which later switched to the production of saucy seaside postcards. Between 1973 and 2010 both Holmfirth and the Holme Valley became well known as the filming location of the BBC’s situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine.
Snake Pass is a hill pass in the Derbyshire section of the Peak District. Like several other roads that cross the Pennines, Snake Pass has a poor accident record. It is regularly closed in winter because of snow, and has seen several longer-term closures owing to subsidence following heavy rain. The road remains a popular route for tourists and motorcycles, however, and sections have been used for semi-professional cycling races such as the Tour of Britain.