Great British Bike Rides

40 classic routes for road cyclists

Author: Dave Barter

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Paperback publication date: 21 Mar 2013

Paperback ISBN: 9781906148553

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Great British Bike Rides by Dave Barter brings together 40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country's most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and scenic roads. Features detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown of every detail cyclists require. Downloadable GPX files available.

Great British Bike Rides is a celebration of British road cycling. Author Dave Barter brings together 40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country's most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and most scenic roads. The rides are challenging, they are adventurous, and they are quintessentially British – tackle the classic Fred Whitton in the English Lake District; pit yourself against fearsome climbs inspired by the Dragon Ride in Wales; and feast upon Scotland's stunning scenery following wild roads through Assynt and across Skye. Already a fanatical cyclist, author Dave Barter packed in his job and hit the road, embarking on a 9000-mile tour of Britain to bring together the best riding the country has to offer. His cycle routes are devised specifically for this book, enchaining unforgettable climbs, quiet roads and stunning scenery. Each ride is accompanied by detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown including every detail the committed cyclist requires. The book is complemented with a set of downloadable GPX files to further aid navigation. Join the cycling revolution and discover the best road cycling in Great Britain.

Dave Barter is the author of the road cycling guidebook Great British Bike Rides, and Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder, a worldwide bestseller on Amazon. He has contributed many articles to Cycle, Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus and has appeared on BBC One’s The One Show. An expert on the life and cycling records of year record holder Tommy Godwin, Dave has made it his mission to resurrect the early-twentieth-century-legend of the cycling year record. A fanatical cyclist, he is a veteran of numerous races and sportives, including L’Étape du Tour, the Fausto Coppi, the Polka Dot Challenge, two successful Land’s End to John O’Groats expeditions, the Highland Trail 550 and numerous other events. Residing in deepest Wiltshire with his wife Helen and children Jake and Holly, Dave’s passion for cycling drives him out into the countryside in all weathers seeking two-wheeled incident and adventure.

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