Great Britain Cycle Tours. Philips. Each book offers up to 24 one-day tours in different regions of England, suitable for day rides, touring, and mountain biking. Each ride is fully illustrated with 1:50,000 OS maps and photos and includes tourist and cycling information on routes with clear directions, tour fact boxes, places to see and places to stop. Spiral-bound, 144 pages. Each guide measures 15 x 21 cm.
Now out of print and limited stock available.
Around Gloucestershire & Hereford.
Around Edinburgh & the Scottish Borders.
Cycling Guides by Cicerone Press
Border Country Cycle Routes. By John Brewer. Cicerone Press.
40 circular cycle routes in the SE Scotland and NE England area, varying in length from 15 to well over 40 miles.
Information on local facilities, refreshments, cycle outlets, etc.
Each route illustrated with a clear map of the region.
Also colour and b/w photographs.
The Scottish Borders and Northumberland rank among the finest and most scenic parts of the country and this guide brings you detailed maps and descriptions of forty original cycle routes in the area. Most, but not all of them, have off-road sections but there is a wide variety and if you enjoy cycling then you should be able to find something here to suit your tastes. Some of the routes are content to wander along leafy lanes and through quiet villages, while others are more demanding and will take you to wild and remote hills and mountains.
This part of the country is often overlooked by tourists and yet its secrets are there to be discovered by those who take time to seek them out. The coastline varies from craggy cliffs, like those found at St Abbs Head, to the miles of golden sand that is Druridge Bay. Inland, the coastal plains give way to upland areas such as the Lammermuirs, the Southern Uplands, the Cheviots and the Pennines, all of which have their own characteristics and all of which offer their own challenges.
Lancashire Cycleway. By Jon Sparks. Cicerone Press
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 is easy riding on the flat expanses of the west of the county and the gentle undulations of Arnside-SilverdaleRibble 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.
Recommended Maps by Ordnance Survey:
Kendal to Morecambie.
Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale.
Blackburn & Burnley.
On the Ruffstuff - 84 bike Rides in Northern England. By J. Brian Beadle. From reservoir tracks and old railways, moorland paths and parkland, canal towpaths and the Trans-Pennine Trail. This book has something for everyone. 1-85284-190-7. 184 pages.