Hampshire & the Isle of Wight Cycle Tours : On and Off-road Routes Taking Less Than a Day Paperback
by Nick Cotton
"Hampshire and the Isle of Wight" is one of 10 titles in the updated "Cycle Tours" series.
The series has now been in continuous print for more than 15 years and with regular route revisions and updating the successful formula has gathered a large following.
Each book in the series contains 20 routes all of which are either totally new or have been re-ridden and updated.
There are 15 lane rides of between 23 and 37 miles taking you along low-traffic or traffic free roads, tracks and paths.
These visit the beautiful villages and rolling countryside of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with suggested short cuts for shorter rides, and suggested links to other nearby rides for a full day out.
The 5 off-road rides of between 10 and 20 miles explore the Hampshire Downs, the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and the South Downs.
A unique feature of the "Cycle Tours" series is the superb Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger mapping showing the routes of the rides. The mapping not only gives the detail and clarity you need to follow the route with ease 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 landscape you are cycling through.
Clear directions are given alongside the mapping and elevation profiles make planning the pacing of each ride an easy task.
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 practically designed with a spiral-binding to make route-following as simple as possible.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 118 pages, colour OS mapping plus many colour photos & gradient charts
- Publisher: Cordee
- Publication Date: 01/06/2010
- Category: Cycling
- ISBN: 9781904207528