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Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England by Harold Briercliffe
  

Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England

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Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England by Harold Briercliffe

The revised edition of the classic cycling guide of 1947 by Harold Briercliffe. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the northern England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all those who love these isles and especially for cyclists looking for inspiration. Many roads have changed over the decades and are now too busy for enjoyable cycling, so Mark Jarman, along with Sustrans, have made suggestions for alternative routes in the region for today's cyclists. The book includes the original photographs taken by Harold Briercliffe and the original illustrations. The Cycling Tourng Guide: Northern England covers cycle routes in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North East Coast, plus shorter tours around the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, around Pendle Hill, Bronte Country, Lancashire Coast, Lunedale and the Pennine Link. It also covers shorter trips around the Plain of York, and from Pool to Richmond. The cycle routes vary in length from half day and day-long trips to weekend and week-long tours.

About the Author

Harold Briercliffe (1910-94) was the Rochdale-born author of this series of cycle touring guides of the 1940s, which were spin-offs from the magazine Cycling. These lightweight books, easy to keep in saddlebags, helped open up the countryside to postwar cyclists. Mark Jarman was the cycling consultant on Britain by Bike and was the National Planning Officer with the Cyclists' Touring Club and in more recent years had been working with the engineering charity, Sustrans.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th June 2012

Author

Harold Briercliffe

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Publisher

Batsford Ltd an imprint of Pavilion Books

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Cycling

ISBN

9781849940382

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