Cycling in the Cotswolds (Paperback)

Half- and Full-Day Routes and a 200KM Tour

By Chiz Dakin

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852847067, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

List Price: 21.95*
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In 21 varied half- and full-day routes (including the new Two Tunnels Route in Bath), and a four-day 200km tour, this guide describes all the best cycling to be had in and around the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The impossibly pretty honey-hued villages, historic wool towns and ancient markets of the Cotswolds make it a delightful area to explore by bike. It boasts a network of quiet lanes, cycle-friendly canal paths and bridleways, as well as gentle riding on its southern and eastern rolling hills, while the scarp slope on its western side gives short but steep hill challenges. The guide's routes are graded from moderate to challenging, and each gives information on surface, distance and ascent as well as those all-important en route cafés and pubs. With detailed lists of recommended gear and local cycle shops, as well as comprehensive details on repair, first aid and pre-ride checks, this is your ideal guide to experiencing the best of the Cotswolds by bike.

About the Author

Chiz Dakin, winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Award for Excellence in Photography in 2008/9, is passionate about travelling and the outdoors. She is keen on mountain walking, scrambling and cycling and has visited all seven continents. Wherever she goes she always ensures she has her camera with her.