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Coast to Coast Cycle Routes: Three Great Sea to Sea Rides: C2C, Hadrian's Cycleway, Reivers (C2C B & B Guides) [Paperback]

Mark Porter , John Grimshaw
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21 April 2011 C2C B & B Guides
"Coast to Coast Cycle Routes" is the practical guide to crossing Britain, containing all the information any cyclist could possibly need when embarking on a trip. It takes you from West to East and East to West three different ways, following Britain's three most popular coast to coasters: the C2C, Hadrian's Cycleway and the Reivers. This is the 16th edition of the eat, sleep and drink pocket guide, and contains new mapping and spiral binding to make it more user-friendly. The radically updated 2011 edition includes two new alternative spurs to the increasingly popular C2C. The first takes you via the shores of Ullswater past Lowther Castle and the picture postcard village of Askham, before rejoining the old Penrith route. The second takes you through rural Co Durham and into the great city, following the spectacularly sculpted banks of the Wear past the cathedral. These are Odysseys along the byways and traffic-free routes of the northern Lake District, Pennines, Hadrian's Wall country and the spectacular Solway coast AONB. Much of the routing is traffic-free, along compacted cycle-friendly tracks built along old railway lines. The routes are all thoroughly signposted and somehow manage to eke out the least busy country lanes, taking in many places just off the beaten track. This guide has up-to-date listings of all the best pubs, B&Bs, hotels and restaurants. But importantly it also includes maps, topographical profiles, lots of route information and other practical help. Plus historical and cultural background to the fascinating and often beautiful communities the cyclist meanders through. The ethos of the book is to Go Slow, to imbibe at leisure some of Britain's finest and yet often deserted landscapes, whether it be the wilderness of Northumberland or the liquid gold sunsets of the Cumbrian coastline. But it's also handy for the cycle nut who wants to do it over a weekend: every trip, no matter how short, needs careful planning. Coupled with our associated website, it provides the ultimate resource for the leisure cyclist.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Baytree Publishing Ltd; 16th edition edition (21 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955508258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955508257
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars C2C Guide Book 2011 21 Aug 2011
By Flurry
Generally i was very happy with this guide book. As it was my first time cycling this route and indeed in this part of the UK i found the book helped me plan my journey from where to stop for food and to sleep as well as the things to see along the way. The mapping seems greatly improved from what i can tell from older editions as is the new spiral binding.

It provided a real insight to the villages and towns along the route and the accommodation entries gave a good variety to choose from in every location. You can really tell that the writer has cycled the route many times and this comes across very nicely. Really nice to have 3 routes in one book, inspiration for my next trip!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2011 edition even better 22 Aug 2011
I use this book a lot, and over the years it has got better and better (the new spiral binding is a great leap forward). I find it useful because you can use it to plan the trip and be sure that the accommodation is okay. It fits into your pocket, and you don't need to keep referring to a map. It's accurate and easy to read. Best of all, though, is the inclusion of the Reivers route. The Reivers is a terrific route, and is virtually ignored elsewhere. It takes you to places you wouldn't otherwise visit, and the section near Kielder is very demanding.

Call me a swot, but I'd rather plan the route from a well-constructed Guide, rather than cycle with my nose pressed to a map.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide 7 Mar 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good guide, I bought this as part of a bundle and between them all they have been invaluable in setting up doing the coast 2 coast. The proof will be in the pudding though once I've completed the event
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5.0 out of 5 stars "I've got a bike you can ride it if you like . . ." 18 Sep 2012
By Kris E Kucera - Published on Amazon.com
Old Pink Floyd, anyone?

As a weekend-warrior cyclist here Maine, I'd been thinking about a trip to the UK for some time, and finally did the deed this summer. But I really had no idea where to ride once I got over there, and preferred to have a plan. So before I made the trip, I Googled some different UK cycling criteria words and came across the C2C, along with a couple of others, including the Reivers and the Hadrians Wall routes, which I had been unfamiliar with. I took a chance on this book after checking out the link, [...]. The book provided detailed info on myriad quaint villages along the routes, and includes great pics of the different settings and scenery. It also offers up some great bed and breakfasts, and a fine list/guide to the proximate pubs. I liked the author's tone, and ultimately found this book particularly helpful on my tour. I hope to get back in future years and do the other routes in the book. Ride on. . . .
5.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful book 22 Aug 2011
By Kerry Collins - Published on Amazon.com
We came over from the States and took our two sons aged 9 and 12 on this trip and the book proved really useful. All the helpful tips about where to stay and where to stop off for meals along the way really helped us to organise a memorable family holiday, and the hosts were truly cycle friendly.
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