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The sparsely populated areas of mid-Wales provide an ideal location for an adventure if you want to get away from the crowds. The coastal areas that surround Cardigan Bay offer great views out to sea, whilst the counties of Ceredigion and Powys afford some challenging gradients as well as a selection of wonderful traffic-free paths. This revised map to mid-Wales south is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by CycleCity Guides in partnership with Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The Mid-Wales South Cycle Map includes the Ystwyth Trail, Elan Valley Trail, Lon Las Cymru, Lon Teifi, 3 day rides & 6 town centre maps and is now printed on durable, waterproof paper.
Stretching from the outskirts of the urban hub of London in the county's south west corner to the thatched timber cottages of the villages and hamlets of Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley on the suffolk border, Essex's gently rolling landscape is a place of contrasts. This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The revised Essex & Thames Estuary Cycle Map - including Colchester, Harlow, Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Thurrock and 5 individual day rides - has now been revised and is printed on waterproof paper.
This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. There are some really great National Cycle Routes in the Thames Valley. From cycling along the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal and the River Thames to marvelling at the sculptures along the Phoenix Trail - a disused railway crossing the border from Buckinghamshire to Oxfordshire. Most of the traffic-free cycle routes in the Thames Valley are flat and family friendly, however if you want to challenge yourself a little more wind your way through the Chiltern Hills on the many quiet country lanes. This revised edition of the Thames Valley Cycle Map includes the Kennet & Avon Canal, the Phoenix Trail, the Thames Valley Cycle route and 4 individual day rides. It is now printed on waterproof paper.
When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn't want to write a straightforward account. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past. The book takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of the bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclist's experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is 'built'; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 'A joy.' - Ned Boulting Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires. In The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman, committed Belgophile and road cycling obsessive Harry Pearson takes you on a journey across Flanders, through the lumpy horizontal rain, up the elbow juddering cobbled inclines, past the fans dressed as chickens and the shop window displays of constipation medicines, as he follows races big, small and even smaller through one glorious, muddy spring. Ranging over 500 years of Flemish and European history, across windswept polders, along back roads and through an awful lot of beer cafes, Pearson examines the characters, the myths and rivalries that make Flanders a place where cycling is a religion and the riders its lycra-clad priests.
A guidebook describing Britain's famous Land's End to John o Groats (LEJOG) or '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. Grid references are provided at every significant junction, along with notes on the many points of interest and the best places to stop for refreshments and repairs The route outlined in the book is designed to take in some of the finest cycling that the UK has to offer, along the quieter A roads, B roads, lanes and cycle paths. 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.
This guidebook describes a 528-mile cycling route in northern Scotland. Starting and finishing in the highland capital Inverness, the circular route passes through the ancient counties and districts of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross and the Black Isle and is suitable for mountain, touring and road bikes: the going is entirely on asphalt-surfaced roads, though many are quiet with little traffic. The circuit can be comfortably completed in a fortnight. Featuring clear and concise route description, together with 1:150,000 mapping, gradient profiles, suggested schedules and invaluable practical information - including complete lists of all hostel/bunkhouse accommodation, official campsites and services for cyclists and advice on other accommodation and refreshment opportunities, this guidebook provides all the information needed to plan and execute a terrific cycle tour. Alternative routes are provided in case you should wish to avoid the steep ascent of Bealach na Ba or the undulating Assynt peninsula, or to include the busier A9 east coast road. The route boasts stunning scenery and rich historical interest and cyclists will be treated to mile upon mile of unspoilt wilderness. The journey takes in varied landscapes of craggy mountains, verdant glens, rolling peat moorland dotted with lochs and wild rugged coastlines - and if the scenery isn't enough, there are many distilleries and micro-breweries on or near the route guaranteed to entice. With notes on history, geology, wildlife and local points of interest, the guide offers a perfect way to get to know Scotland's captivating far north.
This brand new edition, with new features and stories, comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era, up to and including the 2019 Tour, with more than 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century. There are features on the superstars and memorable moments for each era. The photos include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence, together with action shots of all the major stars both in the saddle and associated with what is universally known as Le Tour. The Official History of the Tour de France is a celebration of one of the world's most famed annual events. Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world, the Tour de France cycle race covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees on a journey around France and, more often than not, briefly into neighbouring countries before ending on Paris's infamous Champs-Elysees.