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Cycling Touring Guide : revised edition.

Author: Harold Briercliffe
Publisher: New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, 2012.
Series: Cycle Touring Guides.
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The revised edition of the classic cycling guide by Harold Briercliffe of 1949. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the Central England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Briercliffe, Harold.
Cycling Touring Guide: Central England.
New York : Pavilion Books Company Limited, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Briercliffe
ISBN: 9781849940641 1849940649
OCLC Number: 896800158
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction by Mark Jarman; Preface by Harold Briercliffe; Chapter I-THE PEAK DISTRICT; Introduction; Approaches; Round of the Peak District; Gazetteer; Cycling in the Peak District today; Chapter II-PEAK DISTRICT "ROUGH STUFF"; Peakland Crossings; Rough Trails in the Peak District today; Chapter III-CHESHIRE AND NORTH SHROPSHIRE; The Wirral; Delamere Forest; Dee-side, Peckforton and Beeston Castle; Barton Bridge to Frodsham; Barton Bridge to Shrewsbury; Manchester to Wellington; Alderley to Newcastle-under-Lyme; East Cheshire. Cycling in Cheshire and North Shropshire today. Chapter IV-EAST OF THE PENNINES; The Dukeries; Cycling East of the Pennines today.; Chapter V-THE WEST-CENTRAL MIDLANDS; Newcastle-under-Lyme to Coventry (for London); Newcastle-under-Lyme to Gloucester; Shrewsbury to Hereford; Wellington to Ludlow; Halesowen to Bridgnorth and Atcham; West of the Severn; Cycling in the West-Central Midlands today; Chapter VI-THE EAST-CENTRAL MIDLANDS; Charnwood Forest; Southwell; Rutlandshire; Rockingham Forest and the Northants Uplands; Cycling in the East-Central Midlands today. Chapter VII-THE MALVERNS, WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEANApproaches; A Six-Day Tour; The Severn Bore; Crossing the River Severn; Gazetteer; Cycling in the Malverns, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean today; Chapter VIII-NORTHWARDS FROM LONDON; The Great North Road; The Old North Road; Fast By-roads North from London; By-road Alternative to A1; By-roads to Ashwell; To East Lincolnshire, and the Norfolk Coast; Missing Luton; Alternative to A5; Towcester to Warwick; Cycling North of London; Appendix -Mapping your route today; Index.
Series Title: Cycle Touring Guides.

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The revised edition of the classic cycling guide by Harold Briercliffe of 1949. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the Central England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all thos.

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