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Mountain Biking on the North Downs [NOOK Book]

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This mountain biking guidebook is the first one dedicated to the North Downs - the MTB playground of the south east of England, easily accessible from London and packed with hundreds of kilometres of excellent trails through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs - from Farnham to Dover. With detailed descriptions of 20 day routes, graded for distance, difficulty and the percentage of off-road action, and also of the 59km Downs Link between the North Downs Way and the South ...
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Mountain Biking on the North Downs

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Overview

This mountain biking guidebook is the first one dedicated to the North Downs - the MTB playground of the south east of England, easily accessible from London and packed with hundreds of kilometres of excellent trails through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs - from Farnham to Dover. With detailed descriptions of 20 day routes, graded for distance, difficulty and the percentage of off-road action, and also of the 59km Downs Link between the North Downs Way and the South Downs Way, this guide has all bikers need to make the most of their days out. All routes are illustrated by OS map extracts and height profiles and suitable for mountain bikers with some experience and fitness. Also included is information on the gear you will need, how to prepare and how to keep safe on the trail and listings of local bike shops and places to stay if you're making a weekend of it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783620180
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Edwards grew up in Sussex and nurtured a love of walking amid the hills of the South Downs. He has undertaken numerous walking and cycling expeditions in Europe and beyond and is drawn to wild and remote landscapes in particular. He moved to Glasgow in 2006.
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Table of Contents

Emergencies

Map key

Overview map

Introduction

About the routes in this guide

Centres

Getting there and getting around

When to go

Safety

Equipment

Tools and maintenance

Navigation

Hydration

Food

Rights of way and other users

Waymarking

Maps

Using this guide

Routes around Guildford

Route 1 Puttenham Common loop

Route 2 St Martha's Hill-Abinger loop

Routes around Dorking

Route 3 Hackhurst Downs-Polesden Lacey loop

Route 4 Gomshall-Westhumble loop

Route 5 Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill loop

Route 6 Surrey Hills Grand Traverse

Routes around Reigate and Redhill

Route 7 Oxted and Bletchingley loop

Route 8 Box Hill-Banstead Heath loop

Route 9 Warlingham-Biggin Hill loop

Routes around Maidstone and the Medway Valley

Route 10 Oldbury Hill and Mereworth Woods

Route 11 Meopham-Wrotham loop

Route 12 Bearsted, Detling Hill and Blue Bell Hill

Routes around Ashford

Route 13 Bilsington and Faggs Wood loop

Route 14 Wye Downs loop

Routes around Canterbury

Route 15 Chartham Downs loop

Route 16 Chilham and King's Wood loop

Route 17 Rough Common-Blean Wood loop

Routes around Elham and Temple Ewell

Route 18 Elham Valley loop

Route 19 Alkham-Barham Downs loop

Route 20 Temple Ewell loop

The Downs Link

Appendices

Appendix A: Camping and accommodation

Appendix B: Bike shops/bike hire/bike mechanics

Appendix C: Useful contacts
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