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Author: Chiz Dakin
Details: Paperback book, ISBN 978-1-8528470-6-7
Published: May 2014 reprinted 2017, Cicerone Press
Cotswolds Cycling: Leisurely or strenuous, road or off-road, it’s up to you!
The Cotswolds is home to pretty honey-hued stone villages set in a landscape of rolling countryside. The dramatic 100-mile limestone escarpment offers breathtaking views, while the network of quiet lanes, cycle-friendly canal paths, tracks and bridleways is perfect for exploration on a bicycle.
All the routes described here are suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes and graded from easy through to challenging, with information on surface, distance and ascent as well as those all-important en route cafés and pubs. Where the main cycle route described goes off-road, an on-road alternative is described for almost every ride. Some exciting (but technically quite easy) off-road sections are included for those with mountain biking skills.
Comprehensive lists of recommended gear and local cycle shops are included, as well as advice on repair, first aid and pre-ride checks.
This is your ideal guide to exploring the lanes and tracks of the Cotswolds AONB, whatever your level or skill or style of bike.
- 21 varied half and full-day routes across the AONB
- exciting off-road sections for those with mountain biking skills
- on-road alternatives for almost every off-road section of route
- 4-day (200km) tour taking in the highlights of the area
- free GPX tracks downloadable for all routes when you buy the book (via Cicerone website)