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Tour of Britain tour de force,
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The previous two reviews say it all really, and far better than I could. But I've just got to add my own "bravo!" for this brilliant book. My cycling days are far behind me but nostalgia is an on-going condition. This book vividly details some "happy highways where I went" and many more where I didn't or couldn't. I can now re/live them in the maps and descriptions which encapsulate wonderfully the great British landscape in all its moods, beauties and challenges. The technical info is SO impressive and the author's attention to detail demands my respect. The numerous photos, too, are splendid. It's a tour of Britain by bike and equally a tour de force. Congratulations Dave Barter.
Incidentally I pre-ordered this book from Amazon only to find I had to wait 2 extra weeks beyond publication date. Wish I'd ordered it from the publishers. Come on Amazon, keep up, pedal harder!
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2014 20:26:34 GMT
Is this book any good for planning a cycle tour from Scotland to Portsmouth? Does it show details of forests etc that run alongside the bike routes. Thanks in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 16:59:46 GMT
Dave Barter says:
Hilary, it's really meant as a list of day routes and as such may be not exactly what you are after. I would look at the Sustrans website and the national cycle network routes for this information.
Dave Barter (author)
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