This new spiral-bound guide describes 20 wonderful bike rides in the countryside in a 30-mile radius around Oxford, exploring the delights of the Cotswolds, the Lambourn Downs and the Chilterns.
The book contains 15 on-road rides on networks of quiet lanes (26-34 miles long) and five off-road rides on bridleways and byways (15-20 miles long). All of the rides are highlighted on Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 mapping, seen as the gold standard of mapping for cyclists.
Each ride contains details of distance, grade of difficulty and refreshments along the way (with phone numbers of pubs and cafes so that you can check on opening hours). A height profile gives you warning of any hills to expect and schematic maps show how the ride can either be shortened or linked to adjacent rides for a longer day out.
Author: Nick Cotton