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A handy guidebook to 30 short, medium, long and full-day MTB routes across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, one of the best mountain biking playgrounds of northern England. Graded circular rides visit all the major dales and include circumnavigations of two of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. The Yorkshire Dales has hundreds of criss-crossing tracks and bridleways. Old Roman roads and other ancient byways once used for lead mining and livestock droving are now perfect terrain for mountain bikes. Fast-rolling lanes can be combined with rocky drops down steep gullies and sinuous tracks meandering high over deserted moorland. Mountain bikers of all abilities will find their own challenges here and some surprises for novices and veterans alike. Routes are graded for difficulty and this guidebook gives all the necessary background information as well as passing on useful local knowledge and tips. A list of local bike shops is also included for last-minute supplies, repairs or bike hire. Readers can choose a route by grade, percentage of route off-road, distance, ascent or time at a glance.
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As a Cheshire native, the rolling fells and iconic limestone landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales have always held a special place in Ian Boydon's heart. He has been mountain biking in the national park for almost 20 years and has accumulated a thorough knowledge of its bridleways. This is his second Cicerone guide.
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