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Cycle Touring in the UK


Cycling is an increasingly popular activity in the UK, and it is also a great way to see the country.

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Books about Cycling in the UK


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Route Britannia, the Journey South: A Spontaneous Bicycle Ride through Every County in Britain (Volume 1)

By Steven Primrose-Smith

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Tired of seeing Britain continually attacked by the media, politicians and the British themselves, Steven Primrose-Smith wants to see it for himself. All 97 counties of it! Surely it can't be as bad as everyone tells him. After twenty years living abroad, he thinks the time is right to search his homeland for the best of British using new eyes, those of a foreign tourist, and in the only way he knows how – by bicycle. Armed with a list of recommendations gathered from friends and strangers alike and the most spontaneous of routes, he pedals 5,000 miles through damp English country lanes, soggy Welsh moorland and windswept Scottish mountains. He gets wet quite often. Following on from the success and irreverent style of both No Place Like Home, Thank God and Hungry for Miles, Steven seeks out the quirky in the people he meets, the places he visits and the food he eats. Can his initial store of positivity survive the journey, or will it be ground down by the traffic, the weather and his British, vegetable-free diet of beer, pies and pork scratchings? In this, Book 1, The Journey South, Steven travels from Merseyside to Warwickshire, through the whole of Wales, the West Country, the south coast and to London. Armed with a bag of googly eyes, he meets a poetry-prescribing nurse, stumbles across Hilda Ogden's lawnmower, has his footwear stolen by foxes, discovers some very special Mexican fleas, crashes the TARDIS and visits dozens of British capitals, including its infidelity capital, its boob job capital and its dogging capital. He experiences "real" Britain – the good and the bad – its Morris dancers, pie 'n' mash and the pinnacle of British culture, a good old-fashioned street fight. The concluding part, Book 2, The Journey North, covering the east of England, Scotland and the north-west of England will be available in Summer 2017.

Lonely Planet Cycling Britain (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Aaron Anderson

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Paperback (412 pages)

Lonely Planet Cycling Britain (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Where else can you cycle an entire country's length, stopping at traditional village pubs for a ploughman's lunch and a pint of ale? Amble around Scottish lochs and leafy wooded tracts or sweat it out on steep moors and craggy mountains - this guide will show you Britain's greatest rides.

  • 120 days of the best cycling in England, Scotland & Wales, including the epic Lands End to John O'Groats ride
  • Elevation charts and updated, detailed maps
  • Route info, map and cue sheets for each ride
  • GPS co-ordinates included for selected rides

Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Etain O'Carroll, Aaron Anderson, and Marc Di Duca.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Route Britannia, the Journey North: A Spontaneous Bicycle Ride through Every County in Britain (Volume 2)

By Steven Primrose-Smith

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Route Britannia, the Journey North: A Spontaneous Bicycle Ride through Every County in Britain (Volume 2)
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Tired of seeing Britain attacked from all sides, and after twenty years abroad, Steven Primrose- Smith wants to revisit it – all 97 counties – and in the only way he knows how – by bicycle. Surely it can't be as bad as everyone tells him. In the irreverent style of his bestseller No Place Like Home, Thank God, Steven seeks out the quirky, in people, places and food. Can his initial positivity survive the traffic, weather and his British, vegetable-free diet of beer, pies and pork scratchings? In this, Book 2, Steven travels through East Anglia, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East of England, the whole of Scotland and the Lake District before finishing in Lancashire. Steven concludes his 5,000-mile journey through the whole of Britain. He visits the site of a UFO landing, stumbles upon Britain's quirkiest pier and finds a man who converted his caravan into the Titanic. He also eats the best of British regional food, including a clanger, a parmo and a deep-fried Mars Bar and visits dozens of British capitals, including its moaning capital, its porn capital and its incest capital, as well as the happiest place in Britain.

Cycling Great Britain: Cycling Adventures in England, Scotland and Wales (Active Travel Series)

By Tim Hughes

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Cycling Great Britain: Cycling Adventures in England, Scotland and Wales (Active Travel Series)
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This is a guide to bicycle touring adventures in England, Scotland and Wales. It gives an overview of touring the British mainland, and provides detailed descriptions of 30 different bicycle tours, with route maps, varying in length from two-day trips to a two-week tour. The book includes access and accommodation recommendations, as well as information on bike transport by car, plane and train, and on renting cycles locally.

One Man and His Bike: A Life-changing Journey All the Way Around the Coast of Britain

By Mike Carter

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One Man and His Bike: A Life-changing Journey All the Way Around the Coast of Britain
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One man's fatigue with 9-to-5 led to a five-month journey around the edge of Britain by bike—here are his adventures

What would happen if you were cycling to the office and just kept on pedaling? Needing a change, Mike Carter did just that. Following the Thames to the sea he embarked on an epic 5,000 mile ride around the entire British coastline—the equivalent of London to Calcutta. He encountered drunken priests, drag queens, and gnome sanctuaries. He met fellow travelers and people building for a different type of future. He also found a spirit of unbelievable kindness and generosity that convinced him that Britain is anything but broken. This is the inspiring and very funny tale of the five months Mike spent cycling the byways of his nation and rediscovering a level of happiness he thought he'd lost forever.



 
 
 

 
 
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