Chilterns Cycleway guide book
This is the Chilterns Cycleway Guide Book for the 170 mile circular route passing right around the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Over 95% of the route is on-road (mostly following minor roads), with just a few sections following towpaths, surfaced cycle lanes and bridleways.
Cyclists with slick road-bikes should be aware of the few unsurfaced sections which can be rutted and muddy and unsuitable for ‘skinny’ tyres; cyclists can either push their bikes along these sections or follow an on-road alternative (suggested alternatives will be given in the guide book).
The Chilterns Hills are by definition hilly!! The route is undulating with some steep climbs and descents in places. This, combined with the fact that there are a few busy sections of road along the route, makes it unsuitable for novices. Cyclists will need a reasonable level of fitness and experience of cycling on roads with traffic. There are rides suitable for novice and family cyclists in the Day Rides section.
The Chilterns Cycleway
Publisher: Chilterns Conservation Board
Published Date: September 2010
Edition: 1st, Sep 2010
Illustrations: Full colour OS mapping