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What a beautiful book,
This review is from: Great British Bike Rides: 40 Classic Routes for Road Cyclists (Paperback)
This book is nothing short of brilliant. It details (and I mean details) 40 spectacular rides through England, Scotland and Wales. It provides you with all the tools for a great day on the bike. Every ride is designed as a loop with a shorter bail out option in case of time pressures or tired legs. It provides advice, maps, route cards with turn by turn instructions and most importantly statistics on every climb including severity, profile and distance. It is filled with the most beautiful photographs and little snippets of local knowledge. The book gives you access to GPX files for every ride which you can program into your sat nav bike computer. I have just ridden the Snowdonia ride and can vouch for this book 100%. The gpx file was NASA accurate safely delivering me back to my car on a little off road car park. The route was magnificent with Dave's Bon Mots ringing in my head as I screamed down from pen y pass to Llanberis. The book is a homage to the most beautiful British scenery and the best way to enjoy it - on a bike. It represents an unrivalled passion, an obsessional grasp of detail important for not getting lost, a year of a man's life and throughout it all he managed to stay married! I can only guess at how much hard work this represents and congratulate Dave for achieving a life's ambition with a book he should be really proud of.