West Yorkshire Mountain Biking
South Pennine Trails
- Benjamin Haworth
- Paperback (152pp)
- 12 Mar 2012
West Yorkshire Mountain Biking – South Pennine Trails features 23 of the best mountain bike rides in West Yorkshire, between 10.5 and 32 kilometres in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers.
The routes are split into four sections: the legendary Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees and City of Leeds. Explore wild moorland, plunge into steep and deep wooded valleys, cruise through the heart of industrial Yorkshire and speed along some of the best singletrack in the country.
As with all new Vertebrate MTB guidebooks, this title features industry-standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with stunning action photography.
Researched, ridden and written by local expert and MTB journalist Benjamin Haworth, 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. Also included is a detailed Appendix.
Benjamin Haworth has been writer for almost 10 years, a photographer for 15 years and a mountain biker for 20 years. He has written countless magazine features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrack magazine. Although he's a born and bred Lancastrian, he freely admits that West Yorkshire is his favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without Benji riding and exploring the South Pennines.
- Title: West Yorkshire Mountain Biking
- Sub-title: South Pennine Trails
- Author: Benjamin Haworth
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-15-7
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 12 March 2012
- Edition: First
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 152 pages, full colour throughout with Ordnance Survey mapping
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 200g
- Retail price: £14.95
'As usual, it's all wrapped up in a typically efficient and precise Vertebrate guide package. Clear maps, concise directions and inspiring photography from both Haworth himself and the ever reliable John Coefield – the picture of Willykay Clough on page 85 alone is worth the cover price. This guide is a superb introduction to a little known mountain biking mecca. Get to it.'
John Horscroft, Planetfear.com