Cycling Climbs of Yorkshire

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012210

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 8277

The second in a series of eight UK regional cycling guides, from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Featuring 75 of the best climbs in Yorkshire, Simon Warren continues on his quest to find the steepest hills in the county, to add to those already conquered (and revisited here) in his previous books. The vast county of Yorkshire is bursting with a bounty of stunning climbs that are the envy of the nation. Whether you're tempted by the crazily steep inclines of the North York Moors, the grand passes of the Yorkshire Dales or the rugged Calderdale cobbles, there's something for everyone. This incredibly diverse topography, home to such famous ascents as Rosedale Chimney, Buttertubs Pass and Holme Moss, make it a hill climber’s paradise. Venue to arguably the finest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen in 2014, Yorkshire is now recognized as the home of cycling in Britain. The question is now, where to begin?

Cycling Climbs of North-West England

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012237

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 7559

The eighth and final book in a series of UK regional cycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England, Scotland and North-East England, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-West England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

50 Classic Cycle Climbs: Cumbria and the Lake District

Author: James Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785001246

Category:

Page: 128

View: 1970

Riding up hills is the ultimate challenge for a cyclist. This guide is a compilation of some of the best hills in Cumbria and the Lake District. It's not just a definitive list of the Top 50 toughest climbs; instead, author James Allen has selected some of the most iconic, thrilling, interesting, varied and, of course, challenging hill climbs that this beautiful region has to offer.

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 178101017X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2117

Cycling is Britain’ s biggest boom sport and nowhere is the boom more evident than on the road: once seen as the preserve of serious racers, the road bike has recently found a new lease of life due to the popularity of challenge rides and Sportives. It is now possible for cyclists of all abilities to ride a well marked, well marshalled event just about any weekend of the year, usually based around one, two or sometimes as many as ten fearsome hills. For the first time, here is a pocket-sized guide to the 100 greatest climbs in the land, the building blocks for these rides, written by a cyclist for cyclists. From lung busting city centre cobbles to leg breaking windswept mountain passes, this guide locates the roads that have tested riders for generations and worked their way into cycling folklore. Whether you’ re a leisure cyclist looking for a challenge or an elite athlete trying to break records stick this book in your pocket and head for the hills. To watch a video of Simon Warren in action click here

Cycling Climbs of the Midlands

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 3145

The fourth in a series of eight new cycling climbs guides from bestselling author of 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Simon Warren. Spanning the width of England, the Midlands contain numerous (literally) breath-taking climbs. The isolation of the Lincolnshire Wolds and the desolation of the Long Mynd are home to a myriad of challenges, and no matter where you look, you’re never too far from an absolute killer. Highlights include the infamous Mow Cop, the rugged Michaelgate and the savage Asterton Bank. Add to these the famous ascents of the Peak District – Winnats Pass, Curbar Edge and Monsal Head – and you are truly spoilt for choice. So, what are you waiting for?

Cycling Climbs of Wales

A Road Cyclists's Guide

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012148

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2764

This time tackling the green hills of Wales, Simon Warren picks out 75 more challenges in the third book of our UK regional Cycling Climbs series. Expanding on previously documented routes as seen in bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs as well as over 50% new material, it's clear the UK still has lots to offer in terms of exciting cycling climbs. Countless incredible climbs span the entire length of Wales; peppered across the exposed peaks of Snowdonia and nestling among the tangled lanes of Denbighshire, reaching across the sparse wilderness of the stunning Brecon Beacons and diving deep into the congestion of the southern Valleys. Climbs such as the Devil’s Staircase, the Horseshoe Pass and Bwlch-Y-Groes are etched into cycling history, and there are many lesser known yet equally amazing ascents out there waiting to be unearthed. With scenery to rival anywhere on Earth and roads so quiet you could hear a pin drop, Wales, under clear blue skies, is cycling heaven.

Cycling Climbs of North-East England

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 647

Presenting the seventh book in a series of eight UK regionalcycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs! Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England and Scotland, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-East England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

Cycling Climbs of South-East England

A Road Cyclist's Guide

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711240019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 8053

In this road cyclist's guide, cycling enthusiast and bestselling author Simon Warren presents 60 of the greatest cycling climbs in London and the Home Counties, including classics like Box Hill in Surrey ('the Alpe d'Huez of the South-East') and London's Swains Lane, the capital's stiffest climb. From the rolling vistas of the Chilterns, through the twisting lanes of the Surrey Hills all the way to the rugged white cliffs of Dover, the South-East is littered with tough climbs. Many have now become household names such as the mighty Box Hill or Ditchling Beacon, but many others lie hidden, gems just waiting for you to discover. So whether you live in London Fields or the Kentish Weald there will be a climb inside this book, right on your doorstep, just waiting to be conquered.

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France

A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011400

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9376

Following the successful format of the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de France. Simon’s previous three books have combined sales of over 35,000 copies; this is the first of his books with truly global appeal. There is no bigger sporting event than the Tour de France and every cyclist around the world one day dreams of taking part or riding on the same roads the great event uses. Published in the same unique ‘cycling jersey pocket sized’ format as Simon’s earlier books, this will be his longest book to date, with each climb given a full spread. There have been large format illustrated books on the hills of the tour published in the past, but none in such a portable format, and none which so vividly describe the experience of cycling these hills from the point of view of an amateur cyclist.

Cycle Yorkshire

Author: Jonathan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993344787

Category:

Page: 224

View: 4906

Cycling Science

How Rider and Machine Work Together

Author: Max Glaskin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226921875

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8387

Every July hundreds of thousands flock to the Champs-Élysées in Paris—and millions more to their televisions and computers—to witness the dramatic conclusion of the grueling three weeks of the Tour de France. There is no better measure of the worldwide love of the bicycle. But of the 1.2 billion cyclists traversing the world’s roadways and trails, few of us take the time to consider the science behind the sport. The simple process of getting about on two wheels brings us in touch with a wealth of fascinating science, and here journalist Max Glaskin investigates the scientific wonders that keep cyclists in their saddles. Cycling Science tours readers through a wide variety of topics, from tire rolling resistance and the difference between yield strength and ultimate strength, to the importance of aerodynamics and the impact that shaved legs have on speed. Each chapter explores a different subject—fundamentals, strength and stability, materials, power, aerodynamics, and the human factor—and is organized around a series of questions: What is the ideal frame shape? What is the biggest source of drag? What keeps a bicycle from falling over? How much power can a cyclist produce? Which muscles does cycling use? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read through for a comprehensive overview of how machine and rider work together. Athletes have much to gain from understanding the science of their sports, and Cycling Science will be a must-read for cyclists of all stripes—professionals, recreational riders, and anyone seeking to enhance their enjoyment of cycling.

Britain's Greatest Cycling Climbs

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1312

View: 3610

Comprising a total of 545 ascents from the tip of Cornwall all the way up to the highlands of Scotland, the eight region-specific volumes of Britain’s Greatest Cycling Climbs contain the most comprehensive documentation of Britain’s hills ever compiled for road cyclists. Featuring original photography, key climbing statistics and location information, Simon Warren takes you on a detailed and engaging tour of the best (and most challenging) hill-climbing spots in the UK. Whether it’s a vicious incline on the North York Moors you crave, or a grind up one of the epic mountain passes in Wales, this ultimate resource for cycling enthusiasts will help you find what you are looking for. So pick a volume, choose a climb and saddle up for a ride to remember.

Cycling Climbs of Scotland

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 3997

Presenting the sixth book in a series of eight UK regionalcycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs.; Wild, remote, windswept and downright epic, the climbs of Scotland are not for the faint of heart. Crossing weather-beaten islands and often snow-covered mountains, these great roads demand the utmost respect and are often set in scenes of indescribable beauty. The famous glens and lochs that draw visitors from around the globe are the backdrop to legends such as The Lecht, The Talla Wall and the one and only Bealach-nà-Ba. So if you like your cycling rough and rugged, if you crave fresh air and pristine wilderness, then head north to tackle the Cycling Climbs of Scotland.

Cycling Climbs of South-West England

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 7807

The fifth book in the series of eight UK regional cycling guides from author Simon Warren takes readers (and their bikes) to the shores and skylines of South-West England. Plot a route between any two points in this region and its profile is likely to resemble an upturned saw blade – together, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and the exquisite Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks form a perfect hill climber’s playground. In quiet Cornish fishing villages, on top of Bodmin Moor and cresting the Salisbury Plain are legions of punishingly beautiful roads eager to meet their cycling match, and the very best are between these pages. With a list including the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, Gold Hill, Haytor Vale and the fearsome Porlock, this region is one to relish.

Ultimate Etapes

Ride Europe's Greatest Cycling Stages

Author: Peter Cossins

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781316635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2233

Ultimate Etape is an essential guide to cycling Europe's iconic stages. From the epic ascent of the Stelvio to the rolling hills of Utrecht and the stunning flats of Southern France, this is the ultimate tour of Europe's legendary stages. Each stage includes detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Ultimate Etape is a book for cyclists of all abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs who might just want to take on one great cycle etape. Packed with practical route information and advice on each route, Pete Cossin's beautifully written text explains why each stage merits inclusion with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of completing a stage.

The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World

Author: Sarah Woods

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785781820

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 8713

Imagine freewheeling through tufted French vineyards, scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas or rattling past whitewashed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys. From surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-raising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Sarah Woods tells tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered from around the world, each with valuable tips and details to satisfy every cycling enthusiast. It’s time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and to climb into the saddle.

Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4512

From the author who brought you 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs comes another essential guide to vertical pain. This time Simon Warren has turned his attention to the famous climbs of Belgium and the ascents that define the world's greatest single day bike races. From the rugged cobbles of the Tour of Flanders, to the jagged peaks of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and beyond, this pocket guide pinpoints fifty climbs that once ridden will give a true appreciation of the races they epitomise. If you thought Belgium was flat ... think again.

P is for Peloton

The A-Z of Cycling

Author: Suze Clemitson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472912861

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 849

A perfect gift book for all cycling fans - the A-Z of cycling from Arrivée to Zoetemelk. Beautifully illustrated by renowned cycling artist Mark Fairhurst, P is for Peloton is packed with fun facts from the amazing to the bizarre, and stories about the greatest riders in the sport. Ever wanted to know the difference between your flamme rouge and your lanterne rouge? This is the book for you - or the cycling obsessive in your life.

A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire

An Illustrated Guide to the Route of Le Tour Yorkshire

Author: Heather Dawe

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148911

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: 80

View: 9559

The 101st Tour De France starts in Leeds and spends two days cycling over 240 miles through the county. Inspired by Yorkshire's wonderful landscape and history, 'A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire' is an illustrated guide to the route of Le Tour Yorkshire, by cyclist, writer and artist Heather Dawe. It is a guide to riding the route, to the sights and landscape seen along the way and to the rich cycling heritage found on Yorkshire's roads.

Wild Cycling

A pocket guide to 50 great rides off the beaten track in Britain

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 147213978X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5570

Here is plenty of inspiration for anyone who loves to ride off road and get out into the wild and stunning scenery of the British mainland. Each route suggests further routes and the book as a whole introduces the wild cyling potential of a range of different locations. These natural routes to wild places link country lanes, green lanes, bridleways, towpaths, trails and often ancient ways between places. The book is illustrated in colour and each ride includes an annotated route map and ride profile, also OS grid references. And a fact file gives further indispensable details, including an indication of how hard each ride is, and how wild. From Chalk Cliffs and Curious Sound Mirrors in the south-east to Cape Wrath in the north-west, the purity, beauty and essential wildness of these rides will ensure that over the years many of them will become classic, even legendary cycling challenges.