Sustrans' Traffic-Free Cycle Rides

Author: Wendy Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901389968

Category:

Page: 346

View: 4475

Offering a unique glimpse into the UK's remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture, the rides in this guide range from the wild and ethereal mountain tracks of Snowdonia to fairytale woodland trails through the Forest of Dean and elegant city centre paths linking London's Royal Parks and palaces. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, the guide includes routes for all ages and abilities, cycle-friendly places to stay and eat, bike hire centres, public transport links and things to see along the way.
Bicycle touring

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails

More Than 400 Traffic-Free Cycling Routes Around Britain

Author: Nick Cotton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900623216

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 464

View: 4889

This guide contains guides to trails in every region of Britain. More than 400 rides are included - every one without traffic. Region-by-region maps and information for easy location are included.
Bicycle touring

Lost Lanes

Short Jaunts and Epic Excursions by Bike in Southern England

Author: Jack Thurston

Publisher: Wild Things

ISBN: 9780957157316

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 256

View: 1528

Jack Thurston, presenter of the 'Bike Show', takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of southern England.
Sports & Recreation

Cycling Traffic-Free

South East: Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Author: Nick Cotton

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 9780711034334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 318

Cycling is one of the most popular activities in Britain today. But one question all cyclists ask is “Where can we cycle safely away from the dangers, noise, and pollution of road traffic?” This need is at its greatest in the most built-up areas of the country, such as Southeast England and the Home Counties. In recent years local government, central government, and organizations such as Sustrans have seen the benefit of developing traffic-free cycle routes, and today it is estimated that 75 percent of Britain’s population now lives less than two miles from a section of the National Cycle Network. In this volume of Cycling Traffic-Free, cyclist Nick Cotton brings together a selection of the best routes in the area and offers advice including clear instructions for each route, where best to park and/or start the trip, distance, gradients and hills, places of interest, and suggested refreshment stops along the way or nearby.
Sports & Recreation

Cycling in the UK

Author: Donna Wood

Publisher: Aa Pub

ISBN: 9780749571566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 406

More and more of us are turning to cycling, whether as an inexpensive, healthy, and environmentally-friendly means of getting to work or school, or as a way of exploring Britain's towns and countryside. More than 75% of UK residents live within two miles of the National Cycle Network, and a continuous program of development led by Sustrans means it is growing all the time. Following the exciting publishing partnership that brought together the expertise of two of Britain's great pioneering transport organizations, this fantastic new edition of Cycling in the UK provides the reader with the most up-to-date and relevant information they need to plan a cycling trip in Britain.
Sports & Recreation

Cycling Traffic-Free

Home Counties: Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Sussex

Author: Nick Cotton

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 9780711034358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 6082

Cycling is one of the most popular activities in Britain today. But one question all cyclists ask is “Where can we cycle safely away from the dangers, noise, and pollution of road traffic?” This need is at its greatest in the most built-up areas of the country, such as Southeast England and the Home Counties. In recent years local government, central government, and organizations such as Sustrans have seen the benefit of developing traffic-free cycle routes, and today it is estimated that 75 percent of Britain’s population now lives less than two miles from a section of the National Cycle Network. In this volume of Cycling Traffic-Free, cyclist Nick Cotton brings together a selection of the best routes in the area and offers advice including clear instructions for each route, where best to park and/or start the trip, distance, gradients and hills, places of interest, and suggested refreshment stops along the way or nearby.
Sports & Recreation

Best Bike Paths of New England

Safe, Scenic and Traffic-Free Bicycling

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684813998

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4760

Describes the level of difficulty, type of scenery, mileage, and condition of pavement for forty-five recreational bike paths in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts

THE ULTIMATE UK CYCLE ROUTE PLANNER

16,500 Plus Miles of Signed Leisure Routes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901464214

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8537

For the first time all of the UK's signed cycle routes are brought together on one map. Using the outstanding quality and detail of Times Comprehensive Atlas mapping, route networks such as Sustrans' National Cycle Network and the National Byway are traced, together with details of their status to let cyclists know what to expect - traffic free or on road - as well as planned future routes. Other routes include regional routes such as county cycle ways and those National Trails on which bikes are allowed such as the Pennine Bridleway. A bespoke key highlights services of particular use to cyclists. 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. Also featured are mountain biking centres (there have been tremendous developments in the building of trails for all levels of rider in recent times, especially in Scotland, Northern England and Wales). The UK's Youth Hostel network is also shown to complete what has to be the ultimate planning tool for any cyclist planning rides in the UK. 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 Thames Valley and The West Country Way.

Sustrans' Circular Day Rides South

75 Routes in Southern England, the Midlands and Wales

Author: SUSTRANS.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910845448

Category:

Page: 170

View: 3175

This brand new collection of 75 circular day rides ranging between 20-30 miles follow parts of the National Cycle Network, quiet lanes and byways across a variety of surfaces. These rides are a great way to explore the southern half of the UK and take in spectacular scenery from the saddle. Most of the rides begin and end at a train station making them very accessible. This book is intended for intermediate to experienced cyclists and rides range from easy to difficult. A map, route profile and text directions are provided for every ride, plus a list of places to eat and drink along the route and nearby bike shops and hire.
Sports & Recreation

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: 8078

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.
Sports & Recreation

Eat, Sleep, Cycle

A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain

Author: Anna Hughes

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1783724781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6604

I have always loved riding my bike; having the freedom to go where I choose, at my own pace. . . the physical pleasure and satisfaction of a hard day's ride, the fresh air, the work out, the fact that it's free. The bike has always been how I get to places. I wanted to see how far I could get.For Anna, a cycling enthusiast, the decision to ride 4,000 miles solo around the coast of the UK wasn't that hard. Following the river from London until it became the sea, then following the sea until it reached the mouth of the Thames again was a beautifully simple idea. But after epic highs, incredible lows, unforgettable scenery, and unpronounceable place names—as well as a hearty battle with some good old British weather—her simple idea turns into a compelling journey of self-discovery, and an eye-opening insight into what makes the island where she lives so special.
Sports & Recreation

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England

Author: Colin Dennis

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 8187

This guidebook offers 20 sportive cycling routes in the best cycling areas of south east England. The training rides range between 60 and 117km (37 to 73 miles) in length, and offer a wide range of challenge, from flat routes for pacing training, to tough, hilly routes to climb. The 20 sportive routes are found in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and East Sussex, a collection from near Oxford down to the south coast by Bournemouth and Portsmouth. From the Surrey and Chiltern Hills to the New Forest and South Downs, there are miles of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. All 20 routes are graded for difficulty and include timings, ascent, food-stops and access information, as well as annotated route maps and clear route descriptions. Sportive cycling is a growing sport, and this guide provides routes for experienced riders and those new to this sport. Useful information on bike maintenance and equipment, to travelling around the areas with your bike and advice on accommodation is also included. The result is a sportive guidebook that will prepare you for the challenges ahead, and allow you to explore the best cycling the south-east has to offer.
Bicycle trails

Escape Routes

Author: Matt Carroll

Publisher: Punk

ISBN: 9781906889104

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: 288

View: 1593

New from the publishers of the Cool Camping and Wild Swimming series' is the brand new guide to the most scenic cycle routes across Britain. Combining inspirational photography, engaging writing and practical information including where to hire bicyles en route this stunning book will guide you through 60 of the most beautiful cycle rides in the land.With routes falling under categories such as 'jaw-dropping views', 'taste tour', 'best for pubs' and 'magical history tour', and spectacular photography throughout, this beautiful guide will inspire you to ditch the car and explore all those extra-special nooks and crannies England has to offer, on your very own cycle tour. And, when you're ready to give your legs a rest, there's a detailed list of cracking places to eat, drink, and sleep.
Glasgow (Scotland)

Glasgow and West Central Scotland

Author: N.A

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849070164

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 320

View: 5383

This fully revised street atlas of Glasgow and West Central Scotland gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3 1/2 inches to 1 mile, with Glasgow city centre shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
Sports & Recreation

The Lancashire Cycleway

A comprehensive guide

Author: Jon Sparks

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657491

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5368

Cycling guide to the Lancashire Cycleway - two loops, each 130 miles (225km), which meet at Whalley in the Ribble Valley, northern England. Lancashire is a great place to cycle, and cycling is a great way to see Lancashire. One of its great delights is its sheer variety. There's easy riding on the flat expanses of the west of the county and the gentle undulations of Arnside and Silverdale or the Ribble Valley. More stirring challenges are found in West Pennine Moors and the epic crossing of the Bowland Fells. But even on the wildest stretches, you're never too far from a welcoming pub and somewhere to sleep. The Cycleway comprises two distinct loops, each around 130 miles (225km) in length, which meet at Whalley in the Ribble valley. Seasoned cycle tourists can comfortably tackle either loop in a weekend, or do the whole thing inside a week. However, access by rail at numerous points means that less experienced cyclists can do it in shorter sections. This book, the first comprehensive guide to the Lancashire Cycleway, gives guidance on how to manage this, as well as a full description of the route, notes on where to find meals and accommodation, and masses of information about places of interest along the way. There is also some helpful advice for those new to cycling or cycle touring.
Bicycle trails

National Cycle Network

Author: Nick Cotton,John Grimshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901389234

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: 256

View: 9234

Sports & Recreation

The Loire Cycle Route

From the source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic coast

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624892

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9862

This guide describes a 1052km cycle route that starts at the source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVélo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire à Vélo, France's most popular cycle trail. Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks. Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping. Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included. The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant châteaux, fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards. It passes through historic cities like Orléans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France's fourth largest city Nantes.

Sustrans' Circular Day Rides North

75 Rides in Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Author: SUSTRANS.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910845455

Category:

Page: 170

View: 5009

This brand new collection of 75 circular day rides ranging between 20-30 miles follow parts of the National Cycle Network, quiet lanes and byways across a variety of surfaces. These rides are a great way to explore the northern half of the UK and take in spectacular scenery from the saddle. Most of the rides begin and end at a train station making them very accessible. This book is intended for intermediate to experienced cyclists and rides range from easy to difficult. A map, route profile and text directions are provided for every ride, plus a list of places to eat and drink along the route and nearby bike shops and hire.
Bicycle trails

West Country Way

Author: National Staff,Sustrans (Organization),Stirling Surveys (Firm),National Cycle Network (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901389470

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: N.A

View: 4147

Bicycle touring

Cycling in the South East of England

Author: John Grimshaw,Sustrans (Organization)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749561758

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 128

View: 2853

TRAVEL & HOLIDAY GUIDES. More and more of us are turning to cycling, whether as an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally friendly means of getting to work or school, or as a way of exploring Britain's towns, cities and countryside. This new cycling guide to Southern England, produced in collaboration with the AA and Sustrans is an essential purchase for cyclists everywhere, both those who are new to cycling and more experienced riders. With clearly marked maps, recommended rides, details of what to see and do plus practical advice on what to take and the route difficulty rating, "Cycling in Britain - Southern England" provides all the information you need to see the best of the region.