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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, you can judge a book by its cover!
Being a big fan of Vertebrate Publishing's fine mountain biking and indeed climbing guides I was a little apprehensive that their obvious `hardcore' outdoor activity credentials would translate to what is a leisure cycle guide, however first impressions of Cycling in the Peak District has further highlighted this publisher's position as one of the freshest produces of...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not much for the family
nice book if a little expensive.
although it says 'family rides' on the back. there are only 2 or 3 suitable for the family outing and they are on the tissington trail, which is easy to find get on and follow without the need for a map or book.

better for the mountain bike rider really.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, you can judge a book by its cover!, 15 May 2007
This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
Being a big fan of Vertebrate Publishing's fine mountain biking and indeed climbing guides I was a little apprehensive that their obvious `hardcore' outdoor activity credentials would translate to what is a leisure cycle guide, however first impressions of Cycling in the Peak District has further highlighted this publisher's position as one of the freshest produces of guidebooks operating in the country.

The book's subtitle aptly describes its remit. There are a number of excellent described cycle rides, covering all corners and all types of terrain in the Peak District. Of the rides I have done I have found the directions excellent and the introduction a fair and accurate reflection of the style of riding, whether it be a family ramble or a more adventurous off road explore.

The appendixes are perhaps my personal favourite part of the book, giving detailed info on way-marked trails in this national park as well as family orientated cycle venues.

The book is excellently designed and the content worth 10 out of 10. If you like cycling, at whatever pace this book will inspire you to peddle the Peak!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin...., 24 April 2008
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This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
Having already bought and used the Dark and White Peak Mountain Biking guides my the same publishers, I was after something a little more laid back that I could use for rides with my girlfriend.

I hadn't actually heard of this title until I stumbled across it and it fits the bill perfectly. It has a fine selection of short, but interesting rides around the Peak, that although they won't stress a frequent mountain biker, seem to be just about right for those that go out and enjoy a ride less frequently.

The book is as well laid out as their other guides, with clear maps and plenty of information. Often with notes about where you are riding and most importantly, a list of Peak cafes in the back!!

A thumbs up and well done chaps from us.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for the leisure cyclist, 5 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
Cycling in the Peak District is a guide book aimed at a more relaxed and recreational cyclist than the rest of Vertebrate Publishings wide range of guides. Both the style of the book and the routes contained within are simplified without being dumbed down, with good clear directions and simple maps. The book lives up to the high standard of design and layout set by previous guides, with an obvious attention to detail and attractive style, in both text and illustration. The book is written in an informal and relaxed tone, with the authors' passion for the area and the riding shining through.

Contained within the route guides are interesting snippets of history and information about the scenery seen on that particular ride. The routes are well graded, with information such as distance and ascent accompanied by useful facts such as local pubs and cafes. For the family rider, as well as a full section of rides particularly suited to families, many of the other routes have a small paragraph of information about the suitability of the ride for for younger riders.

Although the maps included lack the detail of some of the other guide books in the range, they are clear and easy to read for even an inexperienced map reader, and a clear list of instructions mean you should never be lost. As with all V-Publishing's books, the guide is wonderfully illustrated, with photographs capturing the true beauty of the Peak District.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Guide, 27 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
This book gives the reader a good range of cycle rides from nice and easy to the most taxing, easy to follow maps of the district and a good description of what you may encounter on the routes. Very good guide would recommend it for leisure riders and for the more dedicated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very mild but beautiful, 10 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
This is a great and amusing book for those who really want an earlt intro to mountain biking. There isn't much really off road but the quiet trails take you to nice places and there is some off road to get you into the mood. Buy a map too to avoid getting lost
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide, 7 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
A very good book for all the family to use. Will be trying out most of the rides in this book. Would recommend 😀5stars
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not much for the family, 26 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes (Paperback)
nice book if a little expensive.
although it says 'family rides' on the back. there are only 2 or 3 suitable for the family outing and they are on the tissington trail, which is easy to find get on and follow without the need for a map or book.

better for the mountain bike rider really.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy to get lost, 9 Jan. 2010
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Not well presented. Why can't cycle guides be like walking guides and give map references and map extracts for the GPS. Very limited coverage
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