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Great British Gravel Rides Markus Stitz

Great British Gravel Rides By Markus Stitz

Great British Gravel Rides by Markus Stitz


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Great British Gravel Rides by Markus Stitz is a collection of 25 routes - each is a favourite of a passionate gravel cyclist - exploring the very best gravel cycling across England, Wales and Scotland. Illustrated with stunning action photography and overview mapping; downloadable GPX files are also included.

Great British Gravel Rides Summary

Great British Gravel Rides: Cycling the wild trails of England, Scotland & Wales by Markus Stitz

Great British Gravel Rides pays homage to the very best gravel cycling across England, Wales and Scotland.

Markus Stitz has curated a collection of 25 routes across Britain - each a favourite route of a passionate gravel cyclist. You can join round-the-world cycling men's record holder Mark Beaumont in East Lothian, experience a different side of East Anglia with ultra-endurance racers and GBDURO20 winners Josh Ibbett and Gail Brown, embark on a coast-to-coast trip across Scotland with round-the-world cycling women's record holder Jenny Graham, or see the best of Scottish Borders with diversity in cycling champion Aneela McKenna.

Each route gives an insight into what each cyclist loves about gravel riding - what inspires and motivates them - and why they believe it qualifies as one of Britain's best gravel rides. A detailed route description of the trail is then provided, including interesting information about the local area, exactly what to expect on the route, details on the best places and attractions to explore, recommendations for the best local cafes and pubs and a list of local bike shops, should they be needed. With inspiring photography showcasing some of the best gravel trails in the UK, as well as bespoke maps and downloadable GPX files for each route, this is the essential companion for any gravel rider.

Whether you want a challenging pedal through the country's awe-inspiring landscapes or a more leisurely day out in the saddle, let Great British Gravel Rides help you explore the best gravel cycling of Great Britain - your adventure begins here!

About Markus Stitz

Markus Stitz is a German-born route designer, filmmaker, photographer and writer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He caught the adventure bug while living in New Zealand and has explored Great Britain extensively since he moved here in 2009. After cycling 34,000 kilometres around the world on a single-speed mountain bike he founded Bikepacking Scotland and has worked across Scotland, designing gravel and bikepacking routes for Wild About Argyll, Perthshire Gravel, Visit East Lothian and the Cateran Ecomuseum. Markus is an ultra-endurance racer, with three successful finishes of the Highland Trail 550, along with single finishes of the Silk Road Mountain Race and the Atlas Mountain Race. Markus' writing has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and online publications including Singletrack, Cycling UK, Cranked, Cyclingtips and Yellow Jersey; he also co-edited Big Rides: Great Britain & Ireland. Great British Gravel Rides is his first solo book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Why a book about gravel riding in Britain?
Acknowledgments
What is a Great British gravel ride?
Prepare your own adventure
The bike
Getting to a route
Prepare your bike
Choose your clothing
Other kit
Safety
Legalities and access

SCOTLAND
01 Coast-to-coast gravel adventure JENNY GRAHAM
02 In search of gravel on the Monega Pass NAOMI FREIREICH
03 A tour of Highland Perthshire RICHARD PEARSON
04 Maelstrom gravel STEVEN GROOM
05 Lomond Hills gravel LOUISE CHAVARIE
06 Gravelfoyle KERRY MACPHEE
07 Clacks gravel WALTER HAMILTON
08 Explore Your Boundaries: East Lothian MARK BEAUMONT
09 Mor Tweed Valley gravel ANEELA MCKENNA
10 Raiders gravel ESTHER TACKE AND WARREN SAUNDERS

NORTHERN ENGLAND
11 Tyne and Wear gravel OLLY TOWNSEND AND FRANCIS KING
12 Lakes gravel JAIMI WILSON
13 Buzzard loop GUY KESTEVEN
14 Packhorse gravel EMMA OSENTON
15 Pannier gravel STEFAN AMATO

SOUTHERN ENGLAND
16 Further East JOSH IBBETT AND GAIL BROWN
17 Windmill gravel GRANT WILDMAN
18 Cotswold gravel EMMA KINGSTON
19 London gravel DALILA LECKY
20 Not the South Downs Way! RORY HITCHENS
21 Mint Sauce gravel JO BURT
22 Jurassic gravel CHARLIE HOBBS
23 A taste of the East Devon Trail KATHERINE MOORE

WALES
24 Twmpa gravel tour ANDY DIX
25 A Gritfest in the Cambrian Mountains MATT PAGE

BONUS ROUTE
26 Deer Island gravel MARKUS STITZ

Reading list
Websites
Events
Guided gravel rides

Additional information

NPB9781839811265
9781839811265
1839811269
Great British Gravel Rides: Cycling the wild trails of England, Scotland & Wales by Markus Stitz
New
Paperback
Vertebrate Publishing Ltd
2022-07-07
272
N/A
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