Get out and Mountain Bike in south-east England this spring
The latest mountain biking guidebooks in the best selling series from outdoor leisure and extreme sports specialises Vertebrate Publishing is released.
South East Mountain Biking Ridgeway & Chilterns is a mountain bike guide for the hardcore rider who really is up for it. VP make no apologies that this guide is designed to trash your legs and trash your bike. With over 600km of trails, thousands of meters of ascent and seriously fast descent, and plenty of narrow, twisty, rooty and sometimes rocky singletrack, don't think you can come out of your winter slumber and knock off on of the mega rides on a quiet Sunday afternoon before rushing home to watch the Antiques Roadshow.
The author Nick Cotton, despite being the veteran mountain biker that he is, declared himself "broken" after testing all the rides, while the superb photographs capturing the intimate character of the area took hardcore action photographer Andy Heading more than a few rolls of film (or memory cards!) and inner tubes to search out.
This is the tenth mountain biking guide from VP and they have refined their mapping, grading and directions so you can concentrate entirely on the trail without fear of getting lost, stuck or indeed lost and stuck. A worthy companion to the bestselling Lake District Mountain Biking and Dark Peak Mountain Biking.
Retailing at £15.95 you can order and get more information about VP at www.v-publishing.co.uk.