The ultimate thousand-mile cycling adventure from Land’s End to John o’ Groats
Author: John Walsh & Hannah Reynolds
Paperback publication date: 06 Oct 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839811135
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‘Brilliantly written and beautifully put together – this is a book and a route for all aspiring touring cyclists.’ – Tim Wiggins, Life in the Saddle
Britain’s Best Bike Rideby John Walsh and Hannah Reynolds is an inspirational guide to making the most of this extraordinary journey. Illustrated with stunning action photography and overview mapping; downloadable GPX files are also included.
Britain’s Best Bike Ride by John Walsh and Hannah Reynolds is a beautifully illustrated and inspirational guide to the ultimate thousand-mile cycling adventure from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.
There are many ways to cycle between Land’s End and John o’ Groats, but the route specially created for this book, LEJOG1000, is designed to show you the quiet roads, picturesque villages and dramatic landscapes that make the experience memorable. Instead of taking the most direct route, it invites you to explore the best of each region you pass through.
You’ll discover stunning beaches and wild ponies on your way along the quiet wild-flower-edged lanes of Cornwall and Devon, follow the meandering River Wye in Wales, wind your way through a post-industrial landscape of canals and mill chimneys in the North West, before moving on to the epic climbs and grand vistas of Scotland.
Carefully crafted to allow you the freedom to create your own ultimate adventure, the route is split into 30 adaptable stages, each finishing in a town or village with suggested places to eat, drink and stay. Create your own bespoke itinerary, or use one of three itinerary options provided: the 2-week classic, 3-week explorer or 10-day challenge.
Along with stunning photography and lively insightful writing you will find all the practical information you need to plan your LEJOG1000 – route directions, bespoke mapping, cafes, pubs and local bike shops. Downloadable GPX files of the route are also available.
Britain’s Best Bike Ride will inspire you to take on this once-in-a-lifetime challenge – you’ll be pedalling into John o’ Groats having experienced the very best of Britain on a bike before you know it!
John Walsh is an experienced cycle guide; he has guided all over the world from the challenges of Bolivia to the exotic beaches of Costa Rica. With a master’s degree in International Wine Tourism his work and studies have taken him to many beautiful destinations, but nowhere can beat the hills of Cumbria on a sunny day.
Hannah Reynolds is the former fitness editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, author of 1001 Cycling Tips and co-author of Fitter, Further, Faster, a guide to sportive preparation, and Get on Your Bike, an introduction to cycling. She is also a cycle guide and former bike racer, proving that passion is more important than ability. Together, John and Hannah are authors of the bestselling guidebook France en Velo, a guide to the ultimate thousand-mile journey from the English Channel to the Mediterranean. www.hannahmreynolds.com
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