Authors Tom Fenton and Andy McCandlish have compiled everything you need to know about the best places to ride mountain bikes in England, Scotland and Wales - the ideal companion for planning weekends away. Ride hidden singletrack in the Peak District, cross remote passes in the Lake District, reach mountain summits in the Highlands, explore open moorland on Dartmoor, cruise chalk trails on the South Downs and plan trips to those parts of the country where you've always wanted to ride. The book is split into four sections - Southern England, Northern England, Wales and Scotland. Within each area is a detailed introduction, advice on what kind of riding to expect and when to go. Each area includes at least one featured route - 56 in total - complete with introduction, information box, route directions and Ordnance Survey map, together with suggestions for further rides (over 200 in total!), with abbreviated directions to allow you to plan your adventures. There's also a detailed information panel with accommodation details, bike shops, trail centres and more. The book is illustrated with stunning photography throughout.
Tom Fenton has been riding mountain bikes for 15 years, all over the UK and around Europe. As the author of Mountain Biking Trail Centres - The Guide, Tom rode every waymarked, man-made MTB trail in the UK. He is also the author of Cotswolds Mountain Biking, Cycling in the Peak District and has edited several of Vertebrate Publishing's bestselling mountain biking titles, including Lake District Mountain Biking.
Andy McCandlish is one of the UK's top mountain biking photojournalists, and an expert on Scottish mountain biking. His articles and photography feature regularly in the cycling press, including MBR magazine, What MTB and more. He is the co-author of Bike Scotland Trails Guide, published by Pocket Mountains, and he has contributed photography to Vertebrate Publishing's two Scotland Mountain Biking guidebooks.