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Inverness Bike GuideMountain Bike Guide: Inverness, the... Mountain Bike Guide: Inverness, the Great Glen and the Cairngorms. The Inverness guide is one of a series of 17 Ernest Press Mountain Bike Guides that covers most of the UK. Along with the Quality Routes in the Peak District & Derbyshire guide these are the first to carry colour photography, an update that will appear in all future reprints. Scotland Cycling Books.

Scotland: The National Cycle Network. Unveiled in the year 2000, the National Cycle Network currently provides more than 7000 miles of cycling routes throughout Britain, with the figure expected to rise to 10,000 miles by 2005. Harry Henniker's book, covering the Scottish part of the National Cycle Network, is a comprehensive guide to the many routes to be explored.

Coasting around ScotlandCoasting around Scotland Still rarely visited are many parts of Scotland's shoreline which offer some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe. This book provides an entertaining account of a journey on a mountain bike around this ever-changing coastline. Nicholas Fairweather's starting point was Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway. He followed coastal roads and tracks over Arran and Mull to the wild shores of Ardnamurchan, hitching lifts on boats to cycle across Knoydart before taking the Glenelg ferry to Skye. There were more tracks past the mountains of Torridon with a boat trip to Ullapool and a hard pedal through Assynt to beautiful Sandwood Bay. After losing the track and common sense, the demanding cross-country push to Cape Wrath proved to be a minefield, but Nicholas eventually reached the famous lighthouse and towering cliffs. The route then followed the northern edge of Scotland, crossing over to Orkney before heading south, down the north-east coast, past Dornoch to Inverness. At a later date, Nicholas resumed his coastal exploration via Lossiemouth through the dark forests of Culbin and Tentsmuir. The last part of the journey took him along the south-east coast to a sunny evening at St Abbs Head, over the deserted hill roads of the Borders to Dumfries and on to the Mull of Galloway. The book, illustrated with photographs and maps, evokes the beauty and mystique of Scotland's intriguing coastline while offering some practical help to aspiring travellers.

25 Cycle Routes: Edinburgh and Lothian Edinburgh and Lothian describes 25 cycle rides in the vastly diverse region of Scotland's capital and its surrounding countryside. They take you from old railway routes and tiny traffic-free cycleways to wild, rocky shorelines, castles and forts. Scotland Cycling Books.

Clyde to Forth Cycle Route: Official... A cycle map which crosses Scotland at its narrowest point from Gourock to Leith via Glasgow and Edinburgh. Route is 65% traffic-free and links to the Inverness to Glasgow, and Glasgow to Carlisle, cycle routes. Scotland Cycling Books.

25 Cycle Routes: Argyll and Bute (25... A new selection of cycle routes for riders of varying ability through some of the loveliest and most unspoilt landscapes in Scotland. Argyll and Bute contain some of the loveliest and most unspoilt landscapes in Scotland. One of the best ways of appreciating them is to ride through them by bike. Cyclists will relish this new selection of routes which explores the rich heritage and history of the area as well as its scenic aspects. Scotland Cycling Books.

Around Edinburgh Cycle ToursAround Edinburgh and the Scottish... Around Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders is one of 20 titles in the new Philip's Cycle Tours series. The series is directly derived from the highly successful Ordnance Survey Cycle Tours series, but has been updated and improved, with a new focus on the needs of cyclists and the cycling market in the 21st century. Each book in the series contains 20 routes, both on-road and off-road, taking you along low-traffic or traffic free roads, tracks and paths. The route takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside and prettiest villages in Britain, and past some of the finest and most interesting houses, churches, castles, gardens and monuments in the land. Around Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders provides excellent cycling in the superb scenery of the eastern half of southern Scotland around Edinburgh, with rides in the area from Dundee to the north through to the border country in the south. The region contains a wide variety of rides through hills and forest and past rivers, lochs and coastline. A unique feature of Philip's Cycle Tours is the superb Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping showing the routes of the rides. This mapping not only gives the detail and clarity you need to follow the route with case and safety, but allows you to plan short-cuts and detours, to look out for new places of interest, and to become truly involved in the lansdcape you are cycling through. The mapping now shows National Cycle Network routes and National Long-Distance Footpaths. Clear directions are given alongside the mapping, and cross-profile diagrams make planning the pacing of each ride an easy task, even for the beginner. Extra information includes an introduction to the area of the route, nearest railway stations, places of interest with descriptions, guides to refreshment stops, and clear indications of distance, grade and terrain. The books are beautifully and practically designed, with colour photographs throughout the ultra-clear layout.

Cycling in ClydesdaleCycling in Clydesdale Whether a seasoned cyclist looking for a challenge and a new area to explore, or a family looking for a safe and entertaining day out - this is the guide for you! Over 20 mainly circular rides with many suitable for families with young cyclists who can enjoy miles of virtually traffic-free back roads; Cycle through classic farmland, penetrate deep into the hills, ascend over high hill passes and follow tranquil valleys; Visit spectacular waterfalls, old lead mines, castles, Wanlockhead (Scotland's highest village), churches, battle sites, monuments and much more; Pedal through the past and explore Scottish history - from the Bronze Age through The Killing Times to the Industrial Revolution; Enjoy the unique commentary which accompanies each route plus detailed maps, photographs, and refreshment stops along the way; Routes are based around four centres - Lanark, Biggar, Strathaven and Abington with detailed instruction on how to get there. Scotland Cycling Books.

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