The Great British Road Rides Guide: The Best of the UK in 55 Bike Routes
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
The Great British Road Rides Guide will inspire you to plan spectacular road rides. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, the 55 fun, flowing routes have been selected for their lack of traffic, their variation and their stunning views of the British landscape.
· Routes from all across the UK
· Each ride features a route map, an elevation map and concise information on length, climbs and rail links, along with a descriptive ride-through
· Rides vary from 30km to 200km, with climbs of 200m to 3000m
· Includes two 'Taste Le Tour' rides for each of the two Tour de France Yorkshire stages in 2014. Also includes printable routes from the Bloomsbury website.
side cutting below Whiteleaf village. At the T-junction take a left turn, climbing up a steep gradient through the woods up into open ground. A fast descent on the other side takes you down to Redlands End. Swing left and head towards the village of Great Hampden. Passing Great Hampden and then pass through Hampden Bottom and descend into the village of Great Missenden. The route passes through the bottom of the valley crossing the main A413 once more before a steep climb brings you back on to
you take a right turn on to the A465 signposted towards Abergavenny. Within a few kilometres the road rises up out of town passing Belmont Abbey to your right. Beyond the small coppice take a right fork on to the B4349, which is clearly signposted towards Hay-on-Wye. The opening section of road that leads you out to Hay is relatively flat; you pass through fantastic countryside with little evidence of what lies in store. It’s worth saving some energy through these opening sections as there are
Lydbury North. The small country lane on your left is just a few hundred metres past this sign. The narrow road climbs up slightly towards the village of Asterton. As you enter the village take a right turn climbing up over the cattle grid on to the Long Mynd. A steep and narrow lane cuts up the hillside bringing you up on to the top of the Long Mynd. Follow the road across the hilltops where there are superb views of the surrounding area before you descend down the narrow steep hill back into
As you descend into the village bear round to the left on to the B6142. In Lazonby the route takes a right turn at the T-junction, passing underneath the railway before crossing the Eden River. Continue to follow the road in a northerly direction up through the village of Castle Carrock and on past the Talking Tarn. You will cross over the railway line. Just beyond the signs for the Talking Tarn you need to take a right turn into a minor road towards Brampton station. Follow the narrow lane past
thanks for the great Edge 800 unit and mapping software, a real asset to the project and a superb unit to work with. Cheers to Jimmy and the team at Mule Bar for fuelling my adventures. Thanks to Matt at Chaineys Cycles, John and the team at The Cycle Centre, Mark at Next Level, Steve Dees at I-Cycles and the team at Future Publishing and Factory Media. Big thanks to my riding buddies of many years: Gavin, Pip, Barry, Jonathan, Mark, Guy, Steve, Tally, Wendy, Jam Master J, Andy ‘Wednesday’