Cotswolds Mountain Biking
20 Classic Rides
- Tom Fenton
- Paperback (176pp)
- 15 Feb 2010
The Cotswold Hills stretch across the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Cotswolds Mountain Biking - 20 Classic Rides by Tom Fenton reveals all on the excellent and varied mountain biking tucked away in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This book from leading MTB guidebook publisher Vertebrate Publishing features 20 classic rides between 14km and 77km in length, suitable for mountain bikers of all abilities - many of which are within easy reach of major towns and cities, including Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Gloucester, Oxford, Banbury, Swindon, Cheltenham and Bristol.
Each ride is described with easy-to-follow directions and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping. Also included with each ride are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge.
A Bonus Section includes details of the riding at Leckhampton Hill and Forest of Dean, plus top tens for descents, climbs and singletrack. A detailed appendix features information on places to eat, drink, stay and have your bike repaired!
Tom Fenton has been riding bikes for around 15 years, all around the UK and Europe. He's written several mountain bike guidebooks for Vertebrate, including Cotswolds Mountain Biking and Great Britain Mountain Biking. He’d like to think he gets paid for riding his bike (which would obviously make him a professional rider) but in reality he sits in the Vertebrate attic with a red pen, checking everyone else has put their commas in the right, places.
- Title: Cotswold Mountain Biking
- Sub-title: 20 Classic Rides
- Author: Tom Fenton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-14-0
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 15 February 2010 (reprinted with amendments in February 2019)
- Edition: First
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 176 pages, full colour throughout with Ordnance Survey mapping
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 245g
- Retail price: £15.95
'Great layout with full OS mapping, great pictures and, of course, great routes - all picked out by Tom Fenton, who certainly knows a thing or two about what makes a good ride.'