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Book of the month: Cycling Days Out

Thursday, 12 January 2017

In support of Women’s Adventure Expo in Bristol this weekend – where you can catch our editor, Camilla, delivering a talk about writing and publishing – this month at Vertebrate we’re celebrating women in the world of outdoor exploration.

A recent article published by The Guardian about the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival – which made women's adventure its key focus in 2016 – reminded us that despite major competitive accomplishments by female athletes, women still don’t get the same kind of recognition as men. So for January's book of the month, we thought we’d draw your attention to Deirdre Huston’s excellent book Cycling Days Out – an essential companion for all enthusiastic cyclists.

This is a guide to the fantastic family and leisure cycling on offer in Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Click the link below to download The Crab and Winkle Line route, which links ancient Canterbury with the harbour town of Whitstable and offers ‘a varied and satisfying trail. It’s not dead flat, but nor are the gradients too arduous. The route runs up past the university, nips through orchards and farmland, wends its way through Clowes Wood and finally leads you into Whitstable’. 

To browse all Vertebrate's cycling guides, click HERE, or click HERE to browse for more of our books by adventurous women.

Photo: Viking Coastal Trail. © Deirdre Huston

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