Maxim Jakubowskis Selection eleanor oliphant lyrebird make the most of Lovereading eligible curtis sittenfeld
Search our site
A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith Read the opening extract of the brand new Alexander McCall Smith book before its publication on 03/08/2017

Cycling Touring Guide: Southern England by Harold Briercliffe
  

Cycling Touring Guide: Southern England

RRP £9.99

Synopsis

Cycling Touring Guide: Southern England by Harold Briercliffe

The revised edition of the classic cycling guide by Harold Briercliffe of 1950. 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 Central 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 Touring Guide: Southern England covers cycle routes in the Thames Valley and the Cotswolds, The Isle of Wight, The New Forest, between London and the South Coast, and routes along the South Coast. 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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

28th June 2012

Author

Harold Briercliffe

More books by Harold Briercliffe
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Batsford Ltd an imprint of Pavilion Books

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Cycling

ISBN

9781849940399

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools