Knowing where to ride is important if you’re getting into mountain biking, and that’s precisely the aim behind the newly launch Good Mountain Biking Guide.
It’s a reference book and lists over 500 places to go mountain biking in England and Wales, with comprehensive guide information on how to get to the trails and where to stay.
All the popular ‘must do’ destinations are covered such as The Peak District, Lake District, The Dales, North & South Downs, Brecon Beacons... through to many more areas that are not so well known.
The book complements other maps and guides and refers to the most appropriate resources to take out on the trail for navigational purposes. The index of 3,000 place names allows immediate reference of the relevant map. Each of the 500 areas has details of all useful facilities - from parking to pubs, cafes and bike shops
Flicking through the book it’s clear it’s a great starting point, or especially handy if you’re planning to visit a part of the country you’ve never been to before and need a helping hand on where best to go and where to start your ride. Pair it with relevant Ordnance Survey maps and you’re set up for exploring some new trails.
It’s available now from all good bookshops and costs £19.95.
More at www.goodmtb.co.uk