Books

270 page spiral bound guidebook and waterproof, folded map bundled together in a plastic folder. Book and map describe 8 touring routes as follows with 1:200,000 Michelin mapping plus detailed area and town maps.

Brittany Coast to Coast; Around the Cotentin; St. Malo – Mont St. Michel Circular; Avenue Verte & Seine Valley (Dieppe-Paris-Le Havre); Boulogne to Lille; Paris & the Marne Valley; River Rhine via the Vosges; and, North Burgundy (Burgundy & Nivernais Canals).

Book also includes touring route directions, cycle-friendly accommodation listings and places of interest.

 Cycling Southern France (2008, updated and expanded 2016)

CyclingSouthernFrance (1)Loire to Mediterranean

A comprehensive guide to major leisure cycling routes south of (and including) the Loire Valley in France.

France is one of Europe’s finest cycling destinations and the recent explosion of quality, specially built and signed routes has only enhanced this reputation.

Expanded in 2016 to include:

* 18 pages of Route Atlas mapping detailing all of Southern France’s main greenways and signed touring routes.
*  Rhone valley route from Geneva
* Explore the Cote d’Azur between Toulon and Nice on two wheels
* Extended Lot Valley route along the highly scenic upper reaches of the valley

Avenue-VerteIf you thought cycling between London and Paris on traffic-free paths and minor roads was simply a nice idea but not really practical, think again; launched in summer 2012, the Avenue Verte cycle route connects two iconic sights, the London Eye and Notre Dame cathedral, letting you pedal between the hearts of both cities on traffic-free trails and quiet roads, taking in some fantastic landscapes along the way.

The most direct route via the Epte Valley is 398 km (247 miles) and the variant via Beauvais and the Oise valley is 462 km (287 miles). In total both route options cover around 582 km (362 miles). The vast majority of the Avenue Verte uses traffic-free greenways and minor roads with a number of sections being specially constructed for the route and it is signed along almost its entire length. There are plans to add more traffic-free sections in future, with much more greenway to be added on the French side in particular.

 3rd ed 2016 Outside Cover
All of the UK’s signed cycle routes brought together on one map – now a comprehensively updated and expanded 2nd edition. Using the outstanding quality and detail of Times Comprehensive Atlas mapping, Sustrans’ National Cycle Network and other popular cycle trails are featured and defined – traffic free or on road. Family cyclists will love the listed traffic-free trails.
Other routes include regional routes such as county cycle ways and those National Trails on which bikes are allowed such as the Pennine Bridleway and the Ridgeway. Many hundreds of miles of minor road routes have been added for the 2nd edition and links to signed cross-channel routes such as the Avenue Verte (London-Paris) are shown so that long distance route planning is also made easy.
“Brompton Bicycle” tells the fascinating story behind one of the world’s most unusual and popular folding bikes. It also details how you can modify and convert your Brompton for such uses as child carrying and tackling hilly country and acts as a unique maintenance and repair manual, full of tips you won’t find in any standard bike repair book. In short, everything you need to enjoy this incredible bike to the full. The first edition was hugely popular with the legions of Brompton fans; the second edition contains an extra 32 pages, with a whole new chapter on where Brompton may be heading in the future plus new coverage of early folding bikes and, of course, the low-down on new products and company developments.

Electric Bicycles covers all aspects of this rapidly growing form of transport and leisure riding, with chapters on history and development, classic models, choosing and using and much, much more. Little known until recently, electric bikes are advancing rapidly, both in terms of popularity and technology.

David Henshaw has edited and published A to B magazine, specialising in folding and electric bikes, since 1997.
Richard Peace is founder of Excellent Books, specialising in cycle publishing, and has been writing about cycling for more than 15 years.

A completely new, fully updated edition of the best selling guide to the UK’s premier long distance cycle route – around 140 miles of superb scenery, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, taking in the Lake District and the Northern Pennines on the way.

This is the complete guide, including detailed 1:50,000 maps of all route options, directions, what to see and do, accommodation, places to eat and much more.

The guidebook covers the route from Whitehaven or Workington to Sunderland or Newcastle.

From the creators of the original C2C, this is a new cycle route through the Southern Uplands of Scotland, from coast to coast. PRE-ORDER NOW.

Linking Annan on the Solway Firth and South Queensferry on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, the Scottish C2C is a 122 mile signed cycle route. It is a mix of country lanes, high quality cycle paths and seaside promenades with two challenging climbs, over the classic Devils Beef Tub and through the Moorfoot Hills before opening out onto a panoramic view of the Lothians, Edinburgh Castle, and the Firth of Forth. It finishes under the mighty Forth Bridge. This is the complete guide, including maps, directions, attractions along the way, accommodation and much more.

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