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An inspirational little book,
This review is from: 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills (Paperback)Coming back to cycling after atwenty month lay off due to illness, I treated myself to this book. I live in the North West of England and as such have the pleasure of having a few of these climbs on my doorstep. Although I've done quite a few of them before I've found the book is good at helping me to decide where a days ride should be.
It's a lovely perfectly sized book, with the authors passion for climbing really shining through. I loved the line about climbs being the stadia for cyclists. As previously mentioned by other reviewers the tick list is a great little touch and although I've done most of my local climbs a few times I'm not ticking them off until I've done them again.
One slight addition that would maybe have been helpful, would've been the inclusion of a list of contact numbers for tourist information, hostels etc for each region although this info is available on the internet it would be handy having it all in one place if you are planning a trip away to visit any of the locations.
Oh and there is a mistake on Hardknott and Wrynose passes. Jubilee Bridge is to the West of Hardknott and Fellfoot Farm is to the East of Wyrnose. A simple mistake but would mean that you haven't done the climbs intended if you followed the directions in the book.
Other than that one of the best cycling guides I've seen in years.
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Initial post: 14 Jun 2010 10:35:43 BDT
Thank you very much Mr Owens. You are right about the mistake, East should read West, aarrghh. Thanks very much for pointing that out and for the kind words.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2010 13:54:27 BDT
S. A. Owens says:
Thanks very much for your reply. I went down to North Wales on Saturday and sampled Penbarra and 'The Road to Hell' great day out, probably wouldn't have got round to doing them if it wasn't for your book. Park Rash and Fleet Moss hopefully tomorrow. Making the most of two weeks leave and decent weather. Great little book even my wife looks at it and she is not a cyclist.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2010 12:37:44 BDT
Andrew Dunn says:
Thanks for pointing out the mistake. We've corrected this in our second printing.
Frances Lincoln Limited
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