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South Pennines and Peak District Off-road Cycle Map

South Pennines and Peak District Off-road Cycle Map

Author: Richard Peace Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 24/06/2019

Rides using Trans Pennine Trail, Pennine Bridleway and featuring a 110 mile 'Pike to Peak' circular route, linking the famous landmarks of Stoodley Pike near Hebden Bridge to Rushup Edge and Mam Tor in the Peak District National Park. The Pike to Peak is around 75% off-road and uses old packhorse trails and turnpike roads to take in some of the area's most stunning scenery and attractive towns and villages. An ideal long weekend challenge! - Off-road riding with the emphasis on broad, rideable tracks for adventurous leisure riders. Ideal for electric mountain bikers getting their first taste of the activity. - 14 epic circular bike rides along classic trails such as Cut Gate, Wessenden Valley, Holme Valley, Reddyshore Scout, Ladybower Reservoir and the Hope Valley. - 20 family trails including sections of the Calder Valley Greenway, Longdendale Trail, Tame Valley Trail, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Sett Valley Trail and many more. - Cycle-friendly accommodation listings located on the map. - Internet links guide users to web pages where they can download GPX route files and get lots more background information about the routes.

Veloscenic Paris-Versailles-Mont Saint Michel by bike

Veloscenic Paris-Versailles-Mont Saint Michel by bike

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2018

Veloscenic is one of France's most popular long-distance cycle routes. It links Paris via Versailles, Chartres and Alencon, to the incredible Mont St-Michel. It also takes in some of northern France's finest scenery, passing through the Chevreuse Valley, the Perche, Normandy Maine and the Bocage Normand. Following numerous traffic-free trails and many miles of quiet, rural roads it let's you enjoy four UNESCO World Heritage sites and three regional nature parks. This guide includes all you need to enjoy the route to the full; maps, directions, alternative route options, what to see, accommodation and much more.

Avenue Verte London to Paris by Bike

Avenue Verte London to Paris by Bike

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2017

Cycle from the Thames in London to the Seine and Notre Dame in Paris along traffic-free paths and quiet roads. Along the way explore the beautiful South Downs, take the Newhaven - Dieppe ferry across the channel and choose between the gentle Normandy countryside (398km / 247 miles) and the picturesque Oise valley (462km / 287 miles). Approach Paris along the banks of the river Seine on traffic-free paths. This fully updated second edition from Sustrans includes maps, directions, alternative route options, what to see, accommodation and much more. What's new for the second edition?* Mainly minor rural road detour east of the complicated official section through Horley and Crawley.* Spur route to Giverny (for Monet's garden) and Vernon. * Shortcut through Paris, avoiding the official route through industrial northern Paris. * Totally updated mapping and directions and new, expanded accommodation listings. Many accommodation listings in France are now 'Acceuil Velo' rated - or Cyclists Welcome - with guaranteed cycle storage and accreditation is indicated in the listings. * All new photos.

The Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner Map 20,000 Plus Miles of Leisure Routes

The Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner Map 20,000 Plus Miles of Leisure Routes

Author: Richard Peace Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 10/03/2016

All of the UK's signed cycle routes brought together on one map - now a comprehensively updated and expanded 3rd edition. Using the outstanding quality and detail of Times Comprehensive Atlas mapping, Sustrans' National Cycle Network and other popular cycle trails are featured and defined - traffic free or on road. Family cyclists will love the listed traffic free trails. Third edition features include:* Sustrans National Cycle Network route numbers shown, corresponding with route signage on the ground* Attractions (stately homes, country parks, museums etc) on or near suggested routes* New clearer route designOther routes include regional routes such as county cycle ways and those National Trails on which bikes are allowed such as the Pennine Bridleway and the Ridgeway. Many hundreds of miles of minor road routes are also shown and links to signed cross-channel routes such as the Avenue Verte (London-Paris) are shown so that long distance route planning is also made easy. A bespoke key makes the map easy to understand at a glance.The UK's rail network and its myriad of stations is detailed, showing at a glance where and how cyclists can combine bike and train to get access to the country's best cycling. As the scale of the map makes it suitable for planning rather than navigation, full details are given of where you can get larger scale maps of popular rides, such as the C2C, the Devon Coast to Coast and the Way of the Roses. * Superb quality mapping showing thousands of villages, towns and cities linked by the UK's ever expanding cycle network (network number signs now on map). * Compiled by specialist cycle guide publisher Excellent Books, run by established cycle journalist Richard Peace. * Sustrans' National Cycle Network, minor roads, National Trails, attractions en route, the UK rail and canal network - all this brought together on one map to make a unique and invaluable planning tool.

Spiritual Journaling Recording Your Journey

Spiritual Journaling Recording Your Journey

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2015

The Ultimate C2C Guide Coast to Coast by Bike: Whitehavenor Workington to Sunderland or Newcastle

The Ultimate C2C Guide Coast to Coast by Bike: Whitehavenor Workington to Sunderland or Newcastle

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

This is a completely new, fully updated edition of the best selling guide to the UK's premier long distance cycle route - around 140 miles of superb scenery, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, taking in the Lake District and the Northern Pennines on the way. As part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network, the C2C uses mainly traffic-free paths and minor roads and is fully signed and waymarked. It is completed by thousands of cyclists every year. This is the complete guide, including detailed 1:50,000 maps of all route options, directions, what to see and do, accommodation, places to eat and much more. The guidebook covers the route from Whitehaven or Workington to Sunderland or Newcastle.

The Ultimate Devon Coast to Coast Guide

The Ultimate Devon Coast to Coast Guide

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

This is the fully updated and revised 2nd edition of the definitive guidebook to one of the most popular long distance cycling routes in the UK, and now in full colour throughout. All the information you need to complete this 100 mile signed cycle route across Devon, the guide features: detailed full-colour mapping; accommodation listed and mapped; eating spots and places of interest; bike shops, tourist information and lots more; and, full colour photos. Cycle from the rocky coves and cliffs of fishing port Ilfracombe on Devon's north coast to the docks and impressive harbours of maritime Plymouth, experiencing a bewildering variety of scenery in between. The wide, sandy expanses of the Taw and Torridge estuaries are followed by rolling green hills, then the eerie tors of western Dartmoor. A final descent down the Plym Valley brings you to your journey's end. The route uses some of the country's finest dedicated cycle paths, developed by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans. These include the Tarka and Plym Valley Trails and the Granite Way. They are linked by quiet minor roads and bridleway tracks, making the route suitable for leisure riders, mountain bikers and tourers. Is there a more varied and beautiful 100 mile cycle route in the country? It's hard to think of one. This is a great short break or a weekend challenge.

The Enigma of Gogol An Examination of the Writings of N. V. Gogol and their Place in the Russian Literary Tradition

The Enigma of Gogol An Examination of the Writings of N. V. Gogol and their Place in the Russian Literary Tradition

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2009

Gogol's place in Russian literature is unique. He is Russia's classic comic writer, yet the phrase 'laughter through tears', which has been applied to him, hints at darker and more tragic overtones. One of the most idiosyncratic of writers, his influence has nevertheless been profound. Appearing to shun psychological analysis, he is yet the father of the Russian psychological novel and originator (in his unfulfilled plans for Dead Souls) of the novel of spiritual regeneration brought to fruition by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. A great innovator in his work for the theatre and widely hailed throughout the nineteenth century (and even today in the Soviet Union) as the exponent of a socially conscious literature championing the underdog, his work has been interpreted quite differently by the Formalist and many present-day Western critics who see the significance of his art residing in its manner, not its meaning. Surveying the complete oeuvre, Professor Peace argues that Gogol has, as a writer, close affinities with the Russian Middle Ages and that his ambiguous position in the great humanist tradition of nineteenth-century Russian literature springs from his attempts to come to terms with the cultural impact of Sentimentalism, and its later development Romanticism. Moreover, misunderstanding of Gogol has been further compounded by a contradiction in his work: on the one hand the striving for national significance and universality; on the other the treatment of art as a form of personal catharsis.

Cycling Southern France - Loire to Mediterranean

Cycling Southern France - Loire to Mediterranean

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

This is a comprehensive guide to major leisure cycle routes south of (and including) the Loire Valley in France. All the major traffic-free routes and signed touring routes are included with a factifile, text description of what to see along the way and, crucially, quality mapping at 1:200,000 for all the routes.It features sumptuous photos. It provides background information on taking bikes on trains in France and much more.France is one of Europe's finest cycling destinations and the recent explosion of quality, specially built and signed routes has only enhanced this reputation.It helps readers discover Euro-Velo 6, which wends its way across the entire width of France on traffic-free and lightly trafficked tracks and roads. It uses the Loire Valley for much of its length. It features the traffic-free Littoral route along Provence's lovely Mediterranean coast. It also helps readers discover the countless signed routes in the Alps - some much easier than you might imagine. It describes a quality traffic-free route along virtually the whole of the Atlantic coast.So, whether you are planning lazy day rides around Loire Chateaux or the long-distance trip of a lifetime along the Canal du Midi and the Garonne valley, linking the Atlantic and Mediterranean in a French C2C adventure, this guide is both an essential pre-trip planner and an invaluable riders' companion.

Spiritual Autobiography

Spiritual Autobiography

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/1998

Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

This indispensible text can justly be regarded as the forerunner to the great flowering of Dostoevsky's novels which was to follow. The first part of this unusual work is often treated as a philosophical text in its own right; the second part illustrates the theory of the first by means of its own fictional practice. At the same time, the reader is introduced to the phenomenon of the 'Underground Man', one of the first genuine anti-heroes in European literature.

Dostoevsky An Examination of the Major Novels

Dostoevsky An Examination of the Major Novels

Author: Richard Peace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

This is a critical introduction to Dostoyevsky's work Professor of Peace concentrates on the four major novels, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils and The Brothers Karamazov. He analyses them in detail, paying particular attention to theme, interprets complexities of structure and characterisation, and defines Dostoyevsky's literary achievement. His arguments are reinforced by extensive quotation in English.