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100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills Paperback – 3 Jun 2010
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A must-have for any British cyclist and an essential read for anyone who thinks they know their way around the hills of the British Isles.(Cycling Weekly)
Once you've opened pandora's box you won't be able to show up at your next club run until you've bagged them all.(London Cyclist)
At no bigger than a couple of fag packets, the book does what it says on the tin: a photo, a map and profile of the 100 best-known climbs. I love this book, partly because Warren has ridden all the hills,much like a wine connoisseur swills a new vintage, and partly because I can keep the book snug in my jacket and mull over the climbs whenever I'm not on a bike.(Richard Caseby, Cycle Guy Sunday Times)
Chock full of wonderful shots of valleys and long winding roads, this pocket-sized guide holds great value for photographers - particularly as Simon's chosen locations double as photographic spots.(Amateur Photographer)
Where does an aspiring grimpeur turn for inspiration and the climber's equivalent of the knowledge? If you'd asked me this last month I would have had to develop the pixel simile for shrugged shoulders. Bowmore Main Street is quite steep, and Port Askaig Brae at 14% is hardly the most welcoming sight a touring cyclist has been met with on arriving at Islay. But there has to be more, even for those who get out a bit more than I do. Simon Warren is that very man. In similar manner to the obsessive trainspotter, Mr Warren is an obsessive hillclimber and, on this evidence, collector and documentor of same. Gathered in this perfectly formed, compact and bijou volume are 100 of the finest climbs the UK has to offer, all mapped, illustrated and rated. '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs' is one of those books that you always thought existed, but didn't. The panoply of UK cycling ephemera is greatly enhanced with its release, and while not so lavish a production as the recent road climbs of the Pyrenees from rapha, it is just as necessary an addition to the bookcase. Mr Warren is to be applauded for his obsessive work, and the publishers congratulated for their faith. Brilliant.(www.thewashingmachinepost.net)
Benefits hugely from simple, well-considered layouts, incline graphs and maps... An almost pefect handbook.(Time Out)
Yep, you read that right. There is actually a book with 'great' and 'cycle climbs' together on the cover. I'm a great believer of free press and all that, but this one should be top of the list for spreading such silly ideas. He must have meant it in the'most hellish' sense.
Oh all right, not really. For the masochistic among us, this book will be a great tick list of challenges. A fun, pocket-sized book.
Lovingly detailing major ascents and inviting the reader to join in the fun and tackle them. With diffuiculty ratings, profiles and location data this is a terrific inspiration for dreams of next summer's epic ride in unexplored areas.(Cycling Plus)
About the Author
SIMON WARREN has lived and breathed bikes and cycling for over 20 years.
He's won a few races, held a first category racing licence and competed - and struggled - at the highest level in the UK, but most of all he loves to ride his bike uphill. He spent seven years working as a designer at Cycling Weekly before leaving to broaden his horizons in 2003, although he still regularly contributes event reports to the magazine. He works in publishing and lives with his wife and daughter in London N16.
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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.
The photos are excellent, the information is well presented and the book is the ideal size - I can see myself referring to 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs for years to come.
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs is broken into sections by UK region, with a page dedicated to describing each hill climb, along with a one-page facing photo, so you know what you are going to be tackling. There's a simple, clear map to help you find the climb and most have a profile that indicates the steepness of each section and the location of any key landmarks.
The inclusion of a checklist to allow you to tick-off the hills as they are conquered is a really nice touch.
It's any easy, inspiring read that makes you want to hit those hills. Surely this is set to become a big seller amongst all road cyclists and sportive lovers!
All in all, a very nice little present for any avid cyclist!
The book itself is well organised, with lovely photographs of the climb so you can familiarise yourself with the route before going, detailed directions as well as a synopsis of difficulty for each hill.
A must have book for all the weekend warriors out there.
Despite this, the route descriptions and layout are very clear and do offer some inspiration although for some climbs it seems hard to justify the title - some are less than 80m and one of 31m!
This book had the potential to be so much better. Overall quite disappointing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great reference for any cyclist and great to be able to start to tick off some of those climbs already conqueredPublished 2 months ago by Mr. J. D. Jones
Excellent book, full of useful information, and easy to find locations.Published 5 months ago by bunceman