Cycling in the Peak District
Off-Road Trails & Quiet Lanes
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-00-3112 pages
- Tom Fenton and Jon Barton
- Publication date
- 7 May 2007
Cycling in the Peak District - Off-Road Trails and Quiet Lanes is a guidebook for the leisure cyclist, mountain biker and family rider. It is for the cyclist who values fun, good views and lunch stops over grimaces, a racing heartbeat and aching legs. It is a book of enjoyable cycle rides. Eighteen routes, between 9 and 23km in length, explore the traffic-free lanes and off-road trails of the Peak District.
Taking in quiet roads, dedicated cycleways and some of the more amenable off-road riding in the area, the routes explore every corner of the Peak; limestone dales, open moors, gritstone crags and tiny villages – they're all there. Never too long, too difficult or too remote, they are great fun and are challenging for riders of all ages and abilities. The guide also includes suggestions on where to ride with children and a section on where to ride along dedicated cycleways away from the traffic.
Written by local riders Tom Fenton and Jon Barton, the rides are clearly described using step-by-step instructions and feature original maps, route profiles and local 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
- Subtitle: Off-Road Trails & Quiet Lanes
- Author: Tom Fenton and Jon Barton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-00-3
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 7 May 2007 (reprinted with updates 2013 and 2017)
- Edition: First
- Size: 170mm x 170mm
- Extent: 108 pages
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 240g
- Retail price: £14.95
It represents very good value for money by today’s prices. – Matt Heason, Planetfear.com