Cat & Fiddle road + Porsch 964 = FUN
Those were the days my friend…
This road holds a special place in the heart of petrol-heads.
To be honest, if you were to ask me what I miss most about my old Porsche 964, it would be caning it through some French countryside on the way to Le Mans, or more likely, sliding it round some beautiful bends on the infamous A537 Buxton to Macclesfield ‘Cat and Fiddle’ road.
Porsche 964 and Cat & Fiddle road
We are watching you!
OK so this road now comes with speed cameras on huge pylons as well as the reputation of being one of the most dangerous in Europe; so it’s no fun anymore. But to be fair, even pootling along, or being at a complete standstill up here is amazing
A lot of bikers, any day of the week!
You don’t need to break the law to enjoy these roads, but a lot of bikers and drivers do…
Nice day for it
Of the 264 casualties on the road since 2001, approximately 70% of those killed or seriously injured were motorcyclists, the main causes being poor cornering/manoeuvring, exceeding the speed limit, and failing to judge another vehicle’s speed/distance. The authorities are clear on the problem – “The information and statistics show that it is riding behaviour not the road condition that causes the majority of collisions. We don’t have a problem with other road users not seeing bikes, because the majority of collisions are single vehicles,”
One of the most dangerous roads in Europe.
So look out for mad bikers, speed cameras, oncoming cars in the middle of the road, aerial survailance and anything else that may cause you to crash on a quiet sunday drive….
In fact, sell the Porsche, move to Yorkshire and buy an old man’s car…….that’s what I did, and it’s a lot less strssful!
Pipe and slippers come as part of the deal…