I RIDE BRITAIN. (Signed copies. Ready to send out Thursday 5th)
10 years since 100 Climbs was released and I have shaken myself free from the shackles of my pocket guides and for the first time linked the dots between the hills to present you with 40 awesome routes. They are of course all PACKED with hills: would you expect anything else? All set in the most beautiful scenery mainland Britain has to offer the inspiration for the rides came from research trips, family holidays, races I have competed in and parts of famous sportive courses. Each ride an amalgamation of a collective set of memories. There are a couple of real monsters within the pages with the longest standing at 274 kilometres but the vast majority are more modest and although they all offer a hearty challenge they should be well within the capabilities of most riders.
For this project instead of just carrying my pocket camera I needed proper photography and proper photographers to show off the landscape in glorious CinemaScope, to inspire and lure you into the hills. To achieve this I enlisted the services of two good friends, Andy Jones and Phil Hall to fill the pages with wonderful images.
So whether it’s a long summer’s evening or a weekend away here are 40 challenges, 40 adventures through 40 remarkable areas of natural beauty for you to tackle and enjoy riding Britain.
*As the book weighs over 1kg first class postage is £5.57! Will send second to keep cost down. If you want first class let me know.