Cotwolds Mountain Biking by Tom Fenton features 20 classic MTB routes in the Cotswold Hills across the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and extending into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. With Ordnance Survey mapping and easy-to-follow directions.
The Cotswold Hills stretch across the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Cotswolds Mountain Biking - 20 Classic Rides by Tom Fenton reveals all on the excellent and varied mountain biking tucked away in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This book from leading MTB guidebook publisher Vertebrate Publishing features 20 classic rides between 14km and 77km in length, suitable for mountain bikers of all abilities - many of which are within easy reach of major towns and cities, including Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Gloucester, Oxford, Banbury, Swindon, Cheltenham and Bristol. Each ride is described with easy-to-follow directions and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping. Also included with each ride are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge. A Bonus Section includes details of the riding at Leckhampton Hill and Forest of Dean, plus top tens for descents, climbs and singletrack. A detailed appendix features information on places to eat, drink, stay and have your bike repaired!
Tom has been riding mountain bikes for 15 years, all over the UK and around Europe. As author of Mountain Biking Trail Centres – The Guide, Tom rode every waymarked, man-made MTB trail in the UK. He is also the author of Cotswolds Mountain Biking, Cycling in the Peak District and has edited several of Vertebrate Publishing’s bestselling mountain biking titles, including Lake District Mountain Biking.
John Coefield started climbing by bouldering on the gritstone blocks of Burbage South. Over 15 years later he has an encyclopedic knowledge of Peak District bouldering, and a similarly expansive catalogue of bouldering photography. He is the co-author of Vertebrate's Peak District Climbing guidebook, photographer of many of Vertebrate's MTB and walking guidebooks, and a long-time contributor to the British Mountaineering Council's range of climbing guidebooks.
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