My teenage son lives cycling and challenging himself on hills so has been transfixed by the ratings and info on each of the climbs. Certainly not my kind of book but if cycling and facts are your thing as they are for my son then this is the book for you.
Really good book - yes I'm sure there are some better climbs than those included in the book, but author makes it very clear that he wanted a spread across the whole of UK so there would be some close to everyone. I'm from Bristol and this book has already inspired me to have a go at Cheddar Gorge and Westons hill (Climbs 1 & 2) as there are the closest. Now Cheddar as an actual climb is a piece of cake compared to others in the area, but is great for other reasons like the scenery. Remember these are the greatest climbs, not necessary the longest/steepest/hardest climbs.
Overall really loved it and has made me hunt out more hills in the area.
Bought to plot hills into my virtual cycle which I bought earlier this year in an effort to keep fit as I am approaching my 60th year and was just under 250 pounds in weight. I have really got into the cycling and I am now spending approx. 2-3 hours most days cycling (indoors of course) the weights dropped off and I wanted to plot some hills into my workouts to build up my power/weight ratio