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Peak District Mountain Biking

Author : Jon Barton
ISBN : 190614818X
Genre : Mountain biking
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Peak District Mountain Biking - Dark Peak Trails is the full second edition of the groundbreaking mountain biking guidebook Dark Peak Mountain Biking - True Grit Trails, described by leading mountain biking website as "far and away the best Peak guide we've come across." All route information has been thoroughly checked for this new edition, to give the most up-to-date and comprehensive guidebook to some of the finest and most popular riding in the country. As with all new Vertebrate MTB guidebooks, this new edition features industry standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with stunning action photography.Featured within the book are 26 of the best mountain bike rides in the Dark Peak, between9km and 105km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Researched, riddenand written by a local rider, each route features easy-to-follow directions; details ofdistance, timings and difficulty grading; refreshment stops and local knowledge; andclear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps. A Bonus Section includes TopTen Climbs, Downhill and Single tracks, Sheffield City Links, information on WharncliffeWoods and a detailed Appendix.
Category: Mountain biking

Mountain Bike Guide

Author : Mike Pearce
ISBN : 0948153741
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Illustrated mountain bike guide for beginners and experienced riders. 24 circular routes in an area of outstanding natural beauty - all types of routes from short and gentle to long and challenging over high hills. Easy to follow directions and sketch maps.

Off Beat Cycling And Mountain Biking In The Peak National Park

Author : Clive Smith
ISBN : 1850582491
Genre : All terrain cycling
File Size : 45.93 MB
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This guide to journeys within the Peak District National Park contains a series of cycle routes which are suitable for the family as well as the serious rider. The routes vary between 10 and 30 miles, and several may be linked together for longer trips. Sketch maps are provided, but it is suggested that these be backed up with the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map The White Peak and The Dark Peak. The use of tarmac surfaces has been minimized whenever possible. Descriptions of each journey are supplemented with background information on points of interest and pubs and inns to be encountered en route. Several of the trips have been chosen based on suitable car parks, while others allow transit from one railway station to another. A list of cycle hire centres is given at the back of the book.
Category: All terrain cycling

White Peak Mountain Biking

Author : Jon Barton
ISBN : 9781910240113
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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White Peak Mountain Biking - The Pure Trails ebook is the digital version of our bestselling guidebook to the southern Peak District. Clatter down tricky limestone descents, dodge roots on twisty woodland singletrack and cruise along easy cyclepaths through green fields and pretty villages. Featuring 24 routes from 10.5 to 45 kilometres in length, it's suitable for riders of all abilities. This digital edition adds downloadable GPX routes, zoom-able Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps and weblinks to local pubs, cafes and bike shops. Researched, ridden and written by a local rider, each route features easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, timings and difficulty. Also included is a bonus section listing the top ten climbs, descents and singletracks, information on family riding (including the Monsal Trail) and a detailed Appendix. Compatibility This ebook is available as an epub or Kindle file and is compatible with all e-reader and Kindle Fire devices. It is readable on most smart phones. For Android, Windows 8 and Blackberry 10 phones we recommend downloading the free Kobo ebook app. PC and Mac users may need to download an ebook or Kindle reader. We recommend the Kobo reader for PCs and iBook for Mac. GPX route files will require a relevant device, app or programme.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mountain Biking In The Lake District

Author : Ian Boydon
ISBN : 9781849657082
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 79.52 MB
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A guidebook of 24 short, medium, long and full-day mountain bike routes in the Lake District. The Lakes offer some of the best MTB riding in the UK. The graded circular rides are arranged by difficulty, from Kendal to Cleator Moor in the far north-west and Keswick to Winster in the Lyth Valley. The Lake District has plentiful and varied trails, and the routes described in this guide offer spectacular views of the famous lakes and great memories time and time again. Choose a route by grade, percentage off-road, length or time at a glance. All routes have clear directions and tips on what to look out for on the way with numbers linking text, OS map extracts and profiles together to show you quickly where you are and where to go next.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mountain Bike Rides In The Peakdistrict

Author : Vertebrate Graphics Limited
ISBN : 0954813197
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Eight great mountain bike rides over the best trails in the Peak District on a mountain-bike-proof route map Ladybower Classic, Mam Tor Figure 8, Stanage, Bakewell, Ashover Singletrack, Middleton, Dark and White, High Peak Circuit. These routes cover wooded singletrack, technical rocky challenges and moorland blasts. They tackle some of the most notorious climbs and anticipated descents in the country, whilst also suggesting easier rides for 'less energetic' days. With eight routes picking out the best riding from theDark and White Peak, this is an ideal introduction to the area.Ranging from 12 to 27 km in length, the routes are plotted on specially created maps, described using clear, easy-to-follow directions and printed on laminated waterproof and tear-resistant paper. Also contains local area information and general riding tips.

Dark Peak Walks

Author : Paul Besley
ISBN : 9781783624645
Genre : Travel
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Located in the Peak District and distinguished from the neighbouring White Peak by the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone bed, the Dark Peak features a wild landscape of sweeping moorland and big skies. Easily accessible from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of natural, geological, historical and cultural interest - and some great walking. This guidebook describes 40 walks in the Dark Peak. Ranging from short strolls to full-day adventures, they showcase the region's unique character. Dramatic waterfalls, striking gritstone edges, heath and woodland are just some of the delights encountered, with many of the routes venturing off-path to explore hidden cloughs and valleys. Detailed route description is provided for 35 walks, accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and interesting facts about local points of interest, then a further five longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised in the final section, including a classic circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline. Taking in the high moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks reveal not only the area's wild beauty but also some of its fascinating stories. 10,000 years of history lie waiting to be uncovered - from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region's more recent industrial past. This guide is a perfect companion to discovering the secrets of the Dark Peak and experiencing its magnificent landscape in all its glory.
Category: Travel

Mountain Biking In Southern And Central Scotland

Author : Peter Edwards
ISBN : 9781783623471
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guidebook describes 21 mountain biking routes in central and southern Scotland. It includes the 7stanes trail centre in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as cross-country routes in the Campsie Fells, Pentland Hills and Lammermuirs, the Galloway Forest, Tweed Valley, Cheviots and Lowther Hills. The routes range from 17 to 66km and are graded from moderate to very hard. Taking between 2 and 7 hours to complete, they are intended for reasonably fit mountain bikers with at least some experience. Detailed route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, and the selected routes set out from various points across the area, including Greenock, Glentrool, Peebles and Milngavie, with good access from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The guidebook also gives an overview of what the region's MTB trail centres have to offer, including the famous 7stanes trail centre, along with advice on equipment, maintenance and safety. Southern and Central Scotland is renowned for its superlative MTB trail centres, but the region's rolling hill country is also traversed by an extensive network of tracks, paths, forest roads and other trails providing endless possibilities for 'free range' mountain biking.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Unjustifiable Risk

Author : Simon Thompson
ISBN : 9781849656993
Genre : Travel
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Category: Travel

50 Classic Cycle Climbs Cumbria And The Lake District

Author : James Allen
ISBN : 9781785001253
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Riding up hills is the ultimate challange for a cyclist. This guide is a compilation of some of the best hills in Cumbria and the Lake District. It's not just a definitive list of the Top 50 toughest climbs; instead, author James Allen has selected some of the most iconic, thrilling, interesting, varied and, of course, challenging hill climbs that this beautiful region has to offer. There's something for everyone, from the Weekend Warrior to the serious road racer. Just get out there and enjoy the ride! Illustrated with maps, route profiles and photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation