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Lake District Mountain Biking

Essential Trails - Second Edition

Paperback (212pp)
  • Paperback £15.95
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Lake District Mountain Biking – Essential Trails is the full second edition of the bestselling guide to some of the finest mountain bike riding in the UK.

Featured are 26 of the best mountain bike rides in the Lake District, between 12 and 60 kilometres in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers.

Explore classic rides around Walna Scar, High Street and Borrowdale, and discover several lesser-known gems. Ride moorland singletrack, tackle massive climbs and rattle along some of the rockiest trails you’ll ever encounter on two wheels. Enjoy lakeside cruises, picturesque valleys and 360-degree panoramas.

Researched, ridden and written by local riders, 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; and refreshment stops and local knowledge. A Bonus Section includes information about the man-made trails at Whinlatter and Grizedale, Top Tens and a detailed Appendix.

Richard Staton started mountain biking back in Bristol in 1991 on a Trek 970 while on a student work placement from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Being based most of the time in Sheffield those early years were spent riding in the Peak District. After graduation he moved to the South Lakes where he stayed in order to feed his addiction. More than 10 years on, he’s still here and still riding!

Chris Gore is better known for his rock climbing escapades. It is little known that he has been riding bikes since his first tricycle, starting in London and finally seeing good sense and finishing in the Lakes (there are no mountains in London). Chris enjoys both road and MTB and throws himself down rocky slopes on a regular basis. Hey, it’s faster than walking!

  • Title: Lake District Mountain Biking
  • Sub-title: Essential Trails
  • Author: Richard Staton and Chris Gore
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-906148-23-2
  • Rights: Worldwide
  • Publication date: 27 September 2010 (Reprinted January 2014)
  • Edition: Second
  • Size: 175mm x 120mm
  • Extent: 212 pages, full colour throughout with Ordnance Survey mapping
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 275g
  • Retail price: £15.95

'A great book nicely illustrated with inspiring pics which makes you want to ride more - what else do you need from a guide book?'
Amazon User Review

'This second edition now features proper 1:50K OS maps with step by step directions and lovely photos to illustrate it.'
Fresh Goods',


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