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50 Quirky Bike Rides in England and Wales


A cycle guide book with a difference

50 Quirky Bike Rides is a collection of easy-going routes, most of them day trips, all of them doable by train.

Each takes you to an odd experience in England in Wales that's uniquely enjoyable by bike, including...

• brilliant bridges • remarkable Roman Roads
• fantastic freewheels • unbelievable hills
• curious canals • crazy causeways
• amazing aqueducts • terrifying tunnels
• fantastic ferries • astounding train rides • and more

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En route you can go with your bike up Britain's steepest hills, on its longest fords, and down its only street where you have to cycle on the wrong side; over the world's longest cyclable suspension bridge; on Europe's tiniest ferry; across the world's scariest aqueduct; along England's worst cycle bike path; and you can find the little-known highest road in Britain where bikes are allowed but not cars. So you can be the country's top cyclist... in altitude terms, anyway.

Fford Pen Llech Lindisfarne Eynsford Harwich ferry Bath and Bradford aqueducts Caen Hill Humber Bridge Barmouth Bridge Tyne Tunnel Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway Cam High Road Consett bike maze York planets Mam Tor Londons Lombard St Weird bikes images from 50 Quirky Bike Rides book

There are also chapters on bicycle polo, Critical Mass, unusual bikes, and the Dunwich Dynamo.

Lots of the rides are great for families, and almost all are suitable for even the rustiest rider on the rustiest bike (though we also tell you how to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats...).

For details on how to order, visit the website of the publishers Eye Books at It's probably out of print though. Sorry about that. If enough people pester them by email they might reprint it. Doubt it now, though.

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