Author: Nick Cotton
Paperback publication date: 06 Feb 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781912560066
Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking features 26 rides between 10 and 43 kilometres in length in one of the UK’s most MTB-friendly national parks. The routes make the most of the Dales’ superb network of stone-based trails, rideable in all seasons. Classic loops take in the best of Swaledale, a tour of Ingleborough, big days around Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, quintessential Dales scenery near Malham and Kilnsey, and moorland riding above Pateley Bridge. A Bonus Section includes information about the Howgills, the easy-going Swale Trail and the Pennine Bridleway, as well as the riding at Gisburn Forest and Stainburn which lies just outside the national park. There are also top tens and a detailed appendix. Written by Dales local and experienced author Nick Cotton, 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.
Nick Cotton has written over 40 bikes guides in the past 20 years, riding more than 30,000 miles all over Britain during the course of his research. He has travelled and trekked extensively, climbing to over 5,000 metres on three continents and has cycled in many countries. Nick has authored five mountain biking titles for Vertebrate Publishing and is also the author of the popular guidebook Traffic-Free Cycle Trails. He lives in Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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