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Mountainbike Scotland: The Highlands v. 1 Paperback – 15 May 2006
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Kenny Wilson's 50 of the best Scottish trail forays really does
stand out from the crowd.
-- MBR (Mountain Bike Rider) Feb 2007
The real strength of the book is the sheer amount of new material
-- Singletrack Magazine March 2007
From the Author
Since the book came out it seems to have been gaining a bit
of a reputation as being for the hard-core epic rider. While there are
plenty of offerings that will test the hardiest, 20 routes are for those
riding at beginner to intermediate level.
There is choice accross the full range of ability and fitness. It's all
about getting into the wild places and through stunning scenery. Riding
doesn't have to be extreme to achieve this. It's surprising how much can
be reached without having to be super fit or skilled. Whatever category
your riding falls into there's plenty here for you.
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The only other comparable book has nearly 50% of its content taken up by marked FC trails. While thats a great idea for anyone who has no knowledge of where they are , it's not really what I'm looking for in a guide book.All I need to do for that sort of stuff is to contact the FC or IMBA then turn up and follow the marker posts. The Mountainbike Scotland book has less than 10% of it's total given over to that kind of riding. Even then it seems to be there to make sure you've got somewhere to head for if the weather is rubbish.
If you're looking for a guide book to quality riding experiences through real Scottish countryside , this is THE one.
A great book for a great day out.
The book itself is excellent value, nice photographs, and written with a pleasing brevity of prose. Its all about the information; where are the trails and what are they like? The writer does a good job of describing bad trail sections that might need to be hiked. Whilst I am sure that plenty of these trails are well-described on the web, or common knowledge amongst longtime Scottish riders, this is the first guidebook I have seen that really draws together the epics in a single reference work. Essential for any MTB rider who wants to do some serious riding in the Scottish hills.
It was clearly put together on a bit of a budget as the mapping is fairly low in detail and there are a number of editorial mistakes.
However, it is clearly written by someone with a real passion for the sport and many of the routes that are introduced are excellent. Many of them are reproduced elsewhere but Kenny was probably the first to put them onto paper.
I hope he gets another guide into print and can iron out a few of mistakes from this version.