Big Rides – Great Britain and Ireland
25 best long-distance road cycling, gravel and MTB routes
Big Rides Great Britain and Ireland is a brand new inspirational guide to the most iconic, epic and popular long-distance cycle trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
It also includes two excursions from mainland Britain to Northern France.
The twenty-five featured routes showcase the best of Britain on two wheels.
For those who prefer to pedal on-road, the routes take you along the historic Way of the Roses trail through Lancaster and York, as well as across Scotland’s Atlantic perimeter on the Hebridean Way.
The trails head off-road to Northern England’s hills on the Coast to Coast (C2C) and past iconic monuments in Southern England on King Alfred’s Way.
Mountain bike enthusiasts will find plenty to challenge them in the Sarn Helen and though the Scottish Highlands on the renowned Highland Trail 550.
The routes then head offshore, to Ireland’s coast on the Wild Atlantic Way and from Devon and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to Normandy’s alabaster cliffs on the Tour de Manche.
Vertebrate Publishing’s Big Rides books are designed to inspire big adventures.
Rather than being carried along the route, this guide provides everything you need to plan and explore further, including a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, key information and stunning photography.
As well as this, each route specifies approximate timings which allows for you to plan your adventure at your own pace. Whether you’re completing routes at a leisurely speed or racing towards the finish, let Big Rides be your guide.
Big Rides Great Britain and Ireland
No of Pages: 176
Page Size: 178 x 229 mm
ISBN 10: 1839810726
ISBN 13: 9781839810725
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Published Date: July 2021
Edition: 1st ed, 2021
Illustrations: Full colour throughout