21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A good reference guide but severly out of date,
This review is from: Britain (Lonely Planet Cycling Guides) (Paperback)
Cycling Britain is good only as a basic reference guide; its good at pointing you where to get useful & accurate information but does not contain this information within it's pages. It is useful as an overall view of cycling routes in Britain, for planning a holiday but has far too few decent details at the local or even regional level. Okay, those are the positive points - onto the negative.
Cycling Britains maps are absolutely useless, a complete waste of space. Their scale is so large that they only give a sparse outline at best. Often, they deviate from the National Cycle Network, and quite frequently contain misleading & useless information, where they contain information at all! Distances can be quite far out, and accomodation information is completely out of date.
In summary, if you must use this book, photocopy the parts you need in the local library as it is a waste of space on any cycling holiday. Buy at your peril.