Great British Bike Rides

40 Classic routes for road cyclists

Author: Dave Barter

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 191024080X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 7111

FREE DOWNLOADABLE GPX ROUTE FILES Great British Bike Rides is a celebration of British road cycling. Author Dave Barter brings together forty of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country’s most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and most scenic roads. The rides are challenging, they are adventurous, and they are quintessentially British – tackle the gradients of the classic Fred Whitton in the English Lake District; pit yourself against fearsome climbs inspired by the Dragon Ride in Wales; and feast upon Scotland's stunning scenery following wild roads through Assynt and across Skye. Already a fanatical cyclist, author Dave Barter packed in his job and hit the road, embarking on a 9,000-mile tour of Britain to bring together the best riding the country has to offer. His cycle routes are devised specifically for this book, enchaining unforgettable climbs, quiet roads and stunning scenery. Each ride is accompanied by detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown including every detail the committed cyclist requires. The book is complemented with a set of downloadable GPX files to further aid navigation. Join the cycling revolution and discover the best road cycling in Great Britain.

Great British Bike Rides

40 Classic Routes for Road Cyclists

Author: Dave Barter

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6118

Author Dave Barter brings together 40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country's most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and most scenic roads. The rides are challenging, they are adventurous, and they are quintessentially British - tackle the classic Fred Whitton in the English Lake District; pit yourself against fearsome climbs inspired by the Dragon Ride in Wales; and feast upon Scotland's stunning scenery following wild roads through Assynt and across Skye.

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760341878

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7153

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated book. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die

Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123868

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 3653

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is the ninth addition to the bestselling Fifty Places series by Chris Santella. Biking has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and Santella covers trips for cyclists of every level. Fifty Places to Bike covers environments as varied as the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Indochina Trail in Vietnam, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a healthy mix of international and national locations, the 50 chapters capture the breathtaking vistas cyclists will enjoy around the world. As always, the places are brought to life with more than 40 stunning color photographs. Praise for Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: “OMG views, killer hills and open road—the routes in Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die (in bookstores this month) have everything a pedal pusher could ask for.” —Fitness magazine “If you know someone who can't view a landscape without visualizing themselves traversing it on two wheels, Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is a sound gift choice.” —The San Francisco Chronicle “Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die gets adventurous cyclists going in the right direction.” —The Boston Globe “50 chapters capture breathtaking cycling trails around the world.” —Metrosource magazine

The Great British Road Rides Guide

The Best of the UK in 55 Bike Routes

Author: Clive Forth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472911598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4109

The Great British Road Rides Guide will inspire you to plan spectacular road rides. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, the 55 fun, flowing routes have been selected for their lack of traffic, their variation and their stunning views of the British landscape. · Routes from all across the UK · Each ride features a route map, an elevation map and concise information on length, climbs and rail links, along with a descriptive ride-through · Rides vary from 30km to 200km, with climbs of 200m to 3000m · Includes two 'Taste Le Tour' rides for each of the two Tour de France Yorkshire stages in 2014. Also includes printable routes from the Bloomsbury website.

Best 100-Mile Bike Routes

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007586434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3275

Completing one hundred miles by bike is a timeless challenge. Ever since the invention of a pedal- powered, two-wheel vehicle, 100 miles has been the benchmark by which cyclists can measure their prowess.

The End to End Cycle Route

Land's End to John O' Groats

Author: Nick Mitchell

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 8708

A guidebook describing Britain's famous 'End to End' cycle route, a journey of almost 1000 miles from the very tip of southwest England - Land's End - to the northernmost point of mainland Scotland - John o' Groats. Divided into 14 day stages, with each stage covering between 53 and 85 miles, the route features some of the best cycling the UK has to offer. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:250,000 mapping and stage profiles. There are links to GPX mapping of the route for simple GPS navigation as well as a handy equipment list, route summary table, tourist office and cycle shop listings, together with information on health and safety, training and fitness. A listing of accommodation en route is also given. A quintessential British adventure, the End to End cycle route attracts the attention of thousands of cyclists - men and women, young and old - every year. From charming Cornish villages to the brooding magnificence of the Scottish Highlands, scenery abounds on this challenging yet immensely satisfying traverse.

Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

Author: Dave Barter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540483416

Category:

Page: 246

View: 4336

Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder is an anthology of thirty articles written by an amateur cyclist over a period of ten years. The collection exhibits the madness that engulfs those who descend into cycling obsession, celebrating the average cyclist living in a world defined by the pros. The writings range from fanciful musings concerning the Tao of singlespeeding to lengthy descriptions of end-to-end rides in Britain and Ireland. Mountain biking, road cycling, classic alpine climbs and all sorts of other cycling events are chronicled along the way. Each is written in a lighthearted style designed to bring the reader into the author's world which is often littered with incident and humour. Within the pages the reader will find a loose ticklist of events to ride, bikes to own and challenges to take on. Each described in the author's own inimitable style. About the Author Dave Barter is a British cyclist. Excellent we've got that out of the way. A non-cycling author of a series of bicycle based reflections would have a hint of incongruity about it. He likes to think of himself as an all rounder having tried many two wheeled disciplines and fallen off most of them. In 2001 he chucked in his job and went cycling. In 2010 he did exactly the same thing again. In between times he's written a few articles about cycling and a few of them have even made it into print. Dave was born in Ely Hospital in 1966 after his Dad raced floodwater to get his Mum to the ward before the river Ouse burst. This explains why he is always in a rush. Dave lives in deepest Wiltshire with his wife Helen and his children Jake and Holly. Wembley the cat used to reside within the family as well but sadly snuffed it a few years ago. Dave's fiscal profession is Information Technology. He writes articles to fund bike parts and is currently attempting to finish a number of books. Once he has read them, he'll turn his attention to his half completed writing projects. Like all good IT practitioners he rarely finishes anything. Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder is the rare exception.

The Cyclist's Bucket List

A Celebration of 75 Quintessential Cycling Experiences

Author: Ian Dille

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623364469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8885

The smell of lavender at a roadside picnic, waiting for the Tour de France to race past. The Pacific Ocean view from the 10,000-foot summit of Hawaii's Haleakalaā volcanic crater (after 5 hours of uphill riding). A fresh Fat Tire ale hitting your lips at the new Belgium brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. These, and a wide-ranging variety of other experiences, all rooted to a specific location or event, comprise The Cyclist's Bucket List. The book will definitively catalog both the iconic and little known--the accessible and aspirational--sensory and emotional experiences that instill cyclists with a deep passion for the sport. In this book, Ian Dille compiles and showcases the world's quintessential cycling experiences through extensive research and interviews with expert sources, vivid storytelling, stunning photography, and compelling design. The format includes lengthy in-depth descriptions as well as much shorter, easy to consume write-ups, ranging from locations such as Italy and Belgium to Nova Scotia and Texas. The Cyclist's Bucket List will serve as an indispensible, lifelong guide for every cyclist.

Britain by Bike

Foreword by Clare Balding

Author: Jane Eastoe

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944243

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 930

A reissue of the winner of the Best British Book and Book of the Year Awards. Join Clare Balding and Jane Eastoe on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or an afternoon ride with the family, the book has a cycle ride for everyone. Free-wheeling on and off road – along obscure lanes, bridleways and disused railway lines – Britain by Bike reveals a fresh perspective on our country. Revel in beautiful breathtaking and exhilarating cycle routes and scenery in the six regions of Britain and find out the unusual ways to enjoy these islands, whether it's going to green man festivals, learning local customs or resting up at remote campsites or posh yurts! Share in Clare Balding's practical and cycle-related challenge and learn how to make the most of pedal power with guidance on reading a map, puncture repair, bad weather and tricky terrain. Discover Britain by Bike.

100 Great Cycle Rides Around Britain

Rides for All the Family from Pleasure Trips to Challenging Routes and Scenic Wonders

Author: Neil Baber

Publisher: Haynes Manuals

ISBN: 9780857333582

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 207

View: 1580

Cycling has experienced an enormous popularity boost in recent years, whether it's going out with the family, keeping fit, commuting on a Borsi bike or mountain biking off-road, and this guide to Britain's best cycle routes has something for everyone.

Mountain High

Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs

Author: Daniel Friebe,Pete Goding

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857386255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7292

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS Mountain High is a book for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs looking for the world's greatest cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs. Featured rides include: Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.

Cycling London to Paris

The classic Dover/Calais route and the Avenue Verte

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783626054

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6183

This guidebook describes two cycle routes between London and Paris: the 490km 'classic route' and the 387km Avenue Verte. Passing through rolling chalk downland and characterful market towns, the trails link these two great cities with their grand buildings, famous museums and iconic monuments. Ideal both for cycle-touring holidays and charity challenges, both routes are well within the capabilities of cyclists of moderate fitness and will generally take between five days and a week - meaning that a round trip, including a few days sightseeing in Paris, can easily be accomplished in a fortnight. The routes are described in both directions, with the primary route description running from London to Paris. The classic route is presented in eleven stages; the Avenue Verte in nine, with clear step-by-step directions accompanied by mapping, elevation profiles and notes on local points of interest. A comprehensive introduction covers all the practicalities, such as Channel crossings, accommodation and what to take, and also offers a fascinating historical overview of southern England and northern France. A summary of facilities, useful contacts and an English-French glossary can be found in the appendices. The classic route crosses the Channel between Dover and Calais and makes use of quiet country roads, rural tracks and dedicated cycle paths, with a number of off-road sections. Developed to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, the Avenue Verte is fully waymarked and makes maximum use of Sustrans off-road cycle tracks in England and voies vertes (rural cycle routes) in France: it uses the slightly longer Newhaven-Dieppe crossing. Cycling from London to Paris draws on the best of both worlds: England and France; the bright lights and vibrant attractions of the city and the delightful scenery of Kent, Sussex, Hauts-de-France and Normandy. The journey offers a wonderful cycling experience, as well as a unique insight into the cultures of both nations.

The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide

Author: Clive Forth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472902386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 211

View: 9800

The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide reveals the best trails to ride across the British Isles. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, this is a must-have resource for any mountain biker. ? A comprehensive guide ? covering the best purpose-built trail centres ? Trail evaluation helps you decide which trail to ride: the grading, the facilities, the ride experience ? Handy size, packed with clear maps, helpful photos and trail description ? Trails from across Britain and Ireland featured.

The Year

Reawakening the legend of cycling's hardest endurance record

Author: Dave Barter

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1910240443

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 4527

In 1939 British cyclist Tommy Godwin cycled 75,065 miles in a single year. Think about that for a second: that's an average of over 200 miles each day. And it's a mark that still stands after almost eighty years. In The Year, Dave Barter resurrects the legend of the year record - a challenge nearly as old as bicycles themselves - and the cyclists who pushed themselves to establish and break it. Barter uncovers the stories behind these riders who would routinely cycle over a hundred miles a day in the race to set new records: Americans such as John H. George who recorded over 200 'centuries', nineteen double 'centuries' and three triple 'centuries' in the late 1800s. The British advertising executive Harry Long, whose annual tallies of over 20,000 miles in the early twentieth century led to the founding of the formal cycling year record, and Cycling magazine's Century Competition. The Englishman of French descent, Marcel Planes, whose 1911 record of 34,366 miles stood for over twenty years. Not forgetting the legends of the job-seeking Arthur Humbles, the one-armed vegetarian communist Walter Greaves, the 'keep-fit girl' Billie Dovey and the staggering mark set by Godwin who left a youthful Bernard Bennett trailing in his wake. Meticulous research through the annuals, archives and news stories of the bicycling world is backed up with insights from the families of these legendary cyclists, as well as Dave's own analysis of the riders' years in numbers. There is no more difficult challenge in cycling. The Year is the definitive story of these phenomenal cyclists.

Cycling Britain

Author: Etain O'Carroll,Aaron Anderson,Marc Di Duca

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741040426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 412

View: 9656

Presents a guide to cycling in Great Britain, providing route descriptions, attractions, and terrain details, and includes information on bicycle maintenance and safety.

Bicycling The Pacific Coast

A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition

Author: Vicky Spring,Tom Kirkendall

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594852077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4183

CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast * Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures * Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs * Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each day's ride From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites. Everything you need to know about each day's ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.

Bicycling Coast to Coast

A Complete Route Guide, Virginia to Oregon

Author: Donna Lynn Ikenberry

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864687

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

View: 9504

Describes a variety of bicycle trails and touring routes throughout the United States

The Cyclist's Bucket List

A Road Bike Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 9434

The Cyclist's Bucket List is a unique journal for road cyclists who want to take their sport to the next level. Whether they want to ride in a velodrome, take part in the RAAM or ride L'Étape du Tour, this journal will provide the ultimate bucket list for them. This beautiful journal, illustrated by Eliza Southwood, contains 30 illustrated challenges and 115 blank pages for users to write in. There is also a table of the challenges for users to check off as they achieve them. This journal makes a great gift for any road cyclist.

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 178101017X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5362

Cycling is Britain’ s biggest boom sport and nowhere is the boom more evident than on the road: once seen as the preserve of serious racers, the road bike has recently found a new lease of life due to the popularity of challenge rides and Sportives. It is now possible for cyclists of all abilities to ride a well marked, well marshalled event just about any weekend of the year, usually based around one, two or sometimes as many as ten fearsome hills. For the first time, here is a pocket-sized guide to the 100 greatest climbs in the land, the building blocks for these rides, written by a cyclist for cyclists. From lung busting city centre cobbles to leg breaking windswept mountain passes, this guide locates the roads that have tested riders for generations and worked their way into cycling folklore. Whether you’ re a leisure cyclist looking for a challenge or an elite athlete trying to break records stick this book in your pocket and head for the hills. To watch a video of Simon Warren in action click here