Pocket Mountains is a series of compact guidebooks focused mainly on walking in Scotland, but within the range of some 20 books are a few specific to cycling. With each book measuring a minute 4x6 inches, finding a pocket large enough for them to live up to their name shouldn't be a problem.

Despite their diminutive size, each of the five cycling guidebooks packs in nearly 100 pages with around 40 routes, each detailed with an overview, step by step information, maps, and all neatly indexed by place name to help you out.

The books cover just about every part of Scotland you should wish to visit. For cyclists, the Bike Scotland Trails Guide is packed with 40 of Scotland’s very best routes – from the man-made trails of Glentress to the less populated trails off the beaten path. The Bike Scotland Book series consists of two books on mainly road routes with some tracks. Each provides routes of differing ability level, from family rides to multi-day tours.

Essentials – Training Tips and Techniques from Glentress is written by Emma Guy and Tracy Brunger, and is packed with all the skills you need to master the Scottish trails, from starting out to the more advanced skills required for climbing, downhill, jump, rolls and cornering.

Find out more at www.pocketmountains.com