Cycling in the Peak District
Off-Road Trails & Quiet Lanes
- Tom Fenton and Jon Barton
- Paperback (112pp)
- 07 May 2007
Eighteen cycle rides, from easy byways to some more challenging mountain bike trails, scattered across the Peak District National Park. A 'family rides' section gives detailed information on many of the Peak's more amenable trails that are suitable for family cycling.
This book also includes a section on disused railway trails, which now provide excellent short, medium and long distance cycle routes. All this in a user-friendly package, complete with bespoke mapping and local area information.
Tom Fenton has been riding mountain bikes for over 10 years, all over the UK and around Europe. As author of Mountain Biking Trail Centres – The Guide, Tom is probably the only person to have ridden every waymarked, man-made MTB trail in the UK. Tom is also the author of Cycling in the Peak District and has contributed to several of Vertebrate Publishing’s bestselling mountain biking titles, including Lake District Mountain Biking and South West Mountain Biking.
Jon Barton lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District, with his wife, young son and novelty show dog. Having ridden and climbed in the area for almost 20 years his knowledge of the Peak, and particularly the Hope Valley, is enviable. After the shackles of fame that came with authoring the original Dark Peak Mountain Biking guidebook, Jon had to improve his MTB skills somewhat. Now proficient at singletrack, and merely nervous of descents, his ambition still remains to clean the notorious climb up Gores Heights (Lockerbrook). Catch him there most weekends for book signings. Don’t be put off by the blue language, or his disproportionately large calves, he’s really approachable and surprisingly down to earth.
- Title: Cycling in the Peak District
- Sub-title: Off-Road Trails & Quiet Lanes
- Author: Tom Fenton and Jon Barton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-00-3
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 07 May 2007 (reprinted with updates 2013 and 2017)
- Edition: First
- Size: 170mm x 170mm
- Extent: 108 pages, full colour throughout
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 210g
- Retail price: £14.95
'It represents very good value for money by today’s prices.'
Matt Heason, Planetfear.com