Long-distance and day rides and mountain biking routes in the UK

Our cycling guidebooks include adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking routes, long distance cycle tours as well as shorter day-rides. Classic trails such as the Coast to Coast and End to End Trail are available, as well as regional titles for many National Parks and Cycleways.
 
The End to End Cycle Route

The End to End Cycle Route

Guidebook to cycling the End to End route from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG). 14 days and almost 1000 miles, largely on minor roads and cycle paths, avoiding the busier A roads. Includes detailed maps, profiles, key grid refs and GPX files, listings of accommodation providers and cycle shops, and tips for first-time cycle tourers.

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Cycling in the Hebrides

Cycling in the Hebrides

Cycling in the Hebrides is a comprehensive guidebook of routes, day rides and suggested island cycle tours throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Firth of Clyde with ferry schedules and timings. Routes range from rides suitable for a weekend break to a challenging 600 mile tour covering the entire region.

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Walking in County Durham

Walking in County Durham

Guidebook offering detailed descriptions of 40 day walks, plus 10 traffic-free cycle routes along old railway trackbeds. Together they cover 450 miles and spread all over County Durham to show the region's history and natural wonders. The terrain covered ranges from field paths to open moorlands, from the North Sea to the high Pennines.

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Cycling in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lake District

Guidebook to a 5-day cycle tour of the Lake District, with 2 options each day up to a total of 186 miles and almost 5000m of ascent, and 15 tough day rides from Keswick, Ambleside, Penrith and bases to the southwest and southeast of the National Park. With outlines of other tours and the Fred Whitton Challenge ride (112 miles over 7 iconic passes).

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Mountain Biking in Southern and Central Scotland

Mountain Biking in Southern and Central Scotland

This guidebook describes 21 mountain biking routes in central and southern Scotland, including the 7stanes in Dumfries and Galloway, and cross country routes in the Campsie Fells, Pentland Hills and Lammermuirs, the Galloway Forest, Tweed Valley, Cheviots and Lowther Hills. The routes range from 16.5 to 66km graded from moderate to very hard.

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Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland

Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland

This guidebook describes 25 mountain biking routes in North and North West Scotland, an area including Fort William, Rannoch Moor, Glen Spean, Invergarry, Loch Sunart, Strathfarrar, Kinlochewe, Sutherland, the Outer Hebrides and the mountains of Torridon and Skye. The routes range from 19.5km to 73.25km, graded blue, red or black for difficulty.

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20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England

This guidebook offers 20 sportive routes in the most challenging and scenic cycling areas of south west England and south Wales. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Avon, Dorset, Brecon, Glamorgan and the Welsh Borders all have miles of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. Graded routes on quiet country roads can be mixed and matched.

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20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England

This guidebook offers 20 sportive routes in the most challenging and scenic cycling areas of south east England. From the Surrey and Chiltern Hills to the New Forest and Berkshire Downs, the area boasts miles of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. The graded routes are all on quiet country roads and can be mixed and matched.

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Cycling in the Cotswolds

Cycling in the Cotswolds

Guidebook of 21 half and full-day day cycle routes, and one four-day 200km tour of the Cotswolds. All the routes described are suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes, and most routes have an on-road alternative. The Cotswolds boasts cycle-friendly lanes, rolling countryside, canal paths and bridleways perfect for exploration by bike.

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Mountain Biking on the North Downs

Mountain Biking on the North Downs

This guidebook covers 21 routes across the North Downs, an area boasting some of south east England's finest trails. Included is a 59km MTB route on the Downs Link which joins the North Downs to the South Downs at Shoreham-by-Sea. Rides are graded for difficulty, and illustrated with OS map extracts and height profiles.

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Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales describes 23 day rides, a 6-stage 305km cycle tour and Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France. The routes are graded by distance, climb and overall gradient, all suitable for road bikes and illustrated with maps and profiles. The Dales offer varied cycling, an extensive road network and many cycle-friendly caf├ęs.

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Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales

Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales

A guidebook to 30 short, medium, long and full-day MTB routes across the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The circular rides visit all the major dales, including a tour of the Howgills, and include loops around two of the Three Peaks, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. Choose a route by grade, percentage off-road, length or time at a glance.

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Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

A guidebook for cycling the Dales section of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail. Over 140km of mountain biking riding through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, along with an anti-clockwise route round half of the Mary Towneley Loop. 11 circular day MTB routes in the Yorkshire Dales using the Bridleway are also included.

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The C2C Cycle Route

The C2C Cycle Route

Guidebook to the Coast to Coast (C2C) Sustrans cycle route. The 140 mile route from Whitehaven or Workington to Tynemouth or Sunderland is mostly on cycle paths, forest tracks and minor roads with off-road options and taster day rides described. The cycle-friendly route is suitable for all abilities, and is described over 5 days.

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Mountain Biking on the South Downs

Mountain Biking on the South Downs

A guide to mountain biking (MTB) routes on the South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex, between Winchester, Brighton and Eastbourne. The 26 routes described in the book take in roller coaster rides, dedicated woodland singletrack and great downhills. Rides are graded for all abilities with information on local facilities and MTB gear and preparation.

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Mountain Biking in the Lake District

Mountain Biking in the Lake District

A guidebook for 24 original and exciting graded mountain biking routes in the Lake District, offering some of the best MTB riding in the UK. Includes circular routes suitable for all abilities, from Kendal to Cleator Moor in the north-west and Keswick to Winster in the Lyth Valley, including a circumnavigation of Windermere.

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Cycling in the Peak District

Cycling in the Peak District

Guidebook to cycling in the Peak District National Park, on road or trail bike. 20 day routes and one multi-day cycle tour. Easily accessible from Sheffield and Manchester. Routes right across the park on quiet roads and off-road trails. All graded by distance, gradient, terrain and ascent from Easy to Hard.

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The Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path

The Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path

This guidebook contains route descriptions for the 95 mile Lleyn Peninsula coastal path from Caernarfon to Portmadoc. The week-long route passes through spectacular scenery, from rocky cliffs to secluded bays and includes route options for cyclists. In addition there is a selection of shorter, circular day walks and rides around Lleyn.

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