Mountain Biking Trail Centres
- Tom Fenton
- 03 Nov 2008
The only comprehensive guide to the UK’s purpose-built, off-road mountain biking trails. Mountain Biking Trail Centres - The Guide features thousands of kilometres of singletrack, cross country, downhill, freeride and bike park riding at 67 centres across England, Scotland and Wales.
In the course of writing this book, author Tom Fenton racked up over 1,500 kilometres of riding in one month and became possibly the only person in the world to have ridden every waymarked singletrack trail in England, Scotland and Wales.
This book includes classics such as Dalby, Coed y Brenin and Glentress, lesser-known centres such as Balblair and Coed Trallwm, together with the latest developments including Whinlatter, Lee Quarry and many new trails at existing centres.
[Reprinted with additions February 2010]
In the course of writing this book Tom Fenton racked up over 1,500 kilometres of riding in one month and became possibly the only person in the world to have ridden every waymarked singletrack trail in England, Scotland and Wales. After a quick break in order to write this guide and let his knees recover, he’s back to riding bikes as often as he possibly can. Tom is also the author of Cotswolds Mountain Biking, Cycling in the Peak District and has edited several of Vertebrate’s bestselling mountain biking titles. An experienced mountain biker, Tom has ridden all over the UK and Europe.
- Title: Mountain Biking Trail Centres
- Sub-title: The Guide
- Author: Tom Fenton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-01-0
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 03 November 2008
- Edition: First
- Size: 220mm x 160mm
- Extent: 216 pages, full colour throughout
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 520g
- Retail price: £17.95 (Clearance £7.95, July 2016)
'If you’re planning an excursion to any trail centre, this book is a real gem.'
'This is without doubt the most comprehensive guide of its type available.'
'This guide is essential for upping the quality of life of anyone with a mountain biking gene – just buy it.'
Adventure Travel Magazine
'Everything you need to know, ideal for browsing and planning.'
'67 centres across England, Scotland and Wales are covered so if you're planning some trips next year, this is a must read before you load the car.'
'As the first guide to document all the UK centres in one go it is indispensible.'
Kev Howett, Scottish Mountaineer
'This is a splendid addition to the Vertebrate Publishing catalogue. The information is bang up to date and will find you perplexed as you discover trails you didn’t know existed.'
John Horscroft, Planetfear.com
'Thoroughly researched and based on centres we do know, pretty fair.'
Jon Doran, OutdoorsMagic.com
'If you ride bikes in the UK you simply can't afford to live without this book. Fenton makes guidebooks a joy to read and expertly leads you through the numerous trail centres now established around the UK.'
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