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Authoritative, illustrated with typically brilliant photography and covering some of the best kept secrets in British mountain biking.
Excellent route summaries, crystal clear Ordnance Survey maps, directions that are detailed without being fussy and include a wealth of local detail to encourage you to look beyond your front wheel.
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South West Mountain Biking
Author: Nick Cotton & Tom Fenton
Format: Paperback (204pp)
Date:Tuesday, 2 August 2011
South West Mountain Biking – Quantocks, Exmoor, Dartmoor – is the full, revised second edition of the bestselling guide to the outstanding mountain bike riding in the South West of England. Featured are 26 of the best mountain bike rides in Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, between 10km and 30km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers.
All route information has been thoroughly checked for this new edition to give the most up to date and – currently – the only comprehensive guidebook to this great area. Explore wild and epic moorland, plunge into steep and deep woodland combes, and speed along some of the best singletrack in the country: the South West has it all.
As with most Vertebrate MTB guidebooks, this new edition features industry standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with stunning, all new action photography. This new addition also features route altitude profiles.
Researched, ridden and written by experienced authors Nick Cotton (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and Tom Fenton (Quantocks) each route features clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, easy to follow directions, details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, route profiles, and refreshment stops and local knowledge. A detailed Appendix provides essential information on where to eat, drink and sleep.
About the author
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 18,000ft 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 successful Traffic-Free Cycle Trails.