We are very fortunate to have some wonderful roads to drive on within short driving distance but a recent article has highlighted the fact that a quantum physicist has devised a formula for the best road in Britain – revealed as a scenic drive in the Lake District.
The A591 from Kendal to Keswick came top in Dr Mark Hadley’s calculation.
It factored in bends, acceleration, speed and braking in cars including a Porsche, a Jaguar and a Mercedes.
Spectacular 30 Mile Stretch
Dr Hadley, of Warwick University, devised the formula for the car rental company Avis to solve a long-running debate among car club enthusiasts on finding Britain’s best driving road.
He said: “There are four key phases of a drive, bends, acceleration, cruising and braking.
“A great driving road strikes just the right balance between the phases so you get the exhilaration of speed and acceleration, while corners test your driving capabilities and long stretches allow you to enjoy the scenery.”
A Close Second
Ranked second in Britain’s roads is the B3515, which runs from Cheddar to Ashwick, featuring 14 miles of glorious Somerset countryside, with cliff faces rising either side of the as it twists and turns through the gorge.
In third place is the A535 from Holmes Chapel to Alderley Edge in Cheshire, which passes the 90-metre Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Looking Further Afield
Abroad, the formula identified the N-222 from Peso de Régua to Pinhão in Portugal as the world’s best overall driving experience. The road cuts right through the heart of the Douro Valley with spectacular views.
Mark Servodidio, boss of Avis UK, said: ”Like so many fellow motoring enthusiasts, we’ve been debating which is the world’s best driving road probably since the day we were founded in 1946.
“Through our ratio we finally have a definitive answer. We’re looking forward to hearing whether people agree, or if there are other drives they think should have been considered.”
The road was rated for bends, acceleration, speed and braking.
For more on this story, please check out the following link – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/scientific-formula-chooses-britains-best-5562303
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