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  • The Good Mountain Biking Guide 2011 – 1000 routes in a book.
  • This looks like it’s going to be a really useful book for route ideas. They are promising over 1000 route ideas covering 500 locations in England and Wales.

    http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/the-good-mountain-biking-guide-2011/

    We’ve got several MBSwindon photos in it and I’ve been told that the Croft Trail gets a mention too, which should be good for us.

    druidh
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    I reckon that could be the ultimate mountain biking reference book.

    unfortunately it features 40 of my incompetent pastiche shots 🙁

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Well, it’s written by Nick Cotton which means that descriptions, grading, info etc will be completely accurate. I have many of his books and his routes can be relied upon, he’s never got me lost!

    Of course it’s a ‘must have’ with sfb pics in it, provided they’re scenery and not ar$es. 😉

    provided they’re scenery and not ar$es

    it was a woman who selected the shots so you should be safe 🙂

    Andituk
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    Bike maps are doing a pre-order offer, £15.95 inc p&p.

    http://www.bikemaps.co.uk/goodmountainbikingguide.htm

    Used BikeMaps before too, and the service is excellent.

    ^^ when you follow that link half the shots are mine!

    Andituk
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    They do all seem to be taken from behind 😀

    They do all seem to be taken from behind

    that’s what happens when you stop to take pics 🙂

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Any men’s ar$es then? 😉

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    The question is, where did they get those god awful photo’s from??

    😉

    The question is, where did they get those god awful photo’s from

    I have the list if you’re interested…

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    simons dodgy arse shots aside :-), I’ve ordered a copy. Looks like just the thing to plan some epics with!

    I offered some free copies a couple of weeks ago in exchange for an interesting biking related post but didn’t get many takers

    simonfbarnes – Member
    I offered some free copies a couple of weeks ago in exchange for an interesting biking related post but didn’t get many takers

    When are you dishing out the prizes? 😀

    When are you dishing out the prizes?

    after they are delivered to me… (or would telepathy work ?)

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    OH’s birthday a week after the release date. Just ordered, cheers for the PSA.

    OK

    mtbgus
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    I have some photos in this book too, for The Clwyds, North Wales.

    Looking for to getting my copy of the book.

    Visit my Website…

    Thanks for the heads up on that.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    A bump for the publishers. I’d have bought it were I not getting a free copy for a few of my pics of the Purbecks/Quantocks. One has a mate of mine gurning in a most quality manner. He may soon be an ex-mate 🙂

    headfirst
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    Just ordered this. Thinking its what I need to help get my mountain biking mojo back – been road riding mainly as of late, and haven’t been doing much of that either…

    Just got my 40 copies delievered by the publisher (I think) Stephen Ross. Turns out we’d met before in the Punchbowl near Natland 🙂 It’s great to see my mates in a book, and there’s a LOT of stuff to read, 637 pages crammed with info! So far I’ve only looked at the pics 🙂

    Also note that Stephen is a keen rider himself, and he told me he’s now gagging to ride in Wales as he had no idea there was so much great riding there!

    Gonna have to order a copy of this..

    Looks good.. 8)

    tollah
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    I’ve got a few copies coming too, not arrived yet though!

    Stuey01
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    Does it feature the Cairngorm plateau ride?
    😀

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    just got an email saying my (single) copy had been despatched).

    Premier Icon ART
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    me too, looking forward to it arriving now 😀

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    Also a few Chasing Trails photos of N Y Moors rides in the book. A pleasant surprise that they were good enough. Must have not quite lost all the photographic skill/luck…

    Looking forward to seeing it for real.

    Does it feature the Cairngorm plateau ride?

    amazingly Scotland is entirely omitted on the grounds that including it would make the book unfeasibly big 🙂

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    well, that and the fact that the name would become rather meangingless…

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    just ordered mine, looks a good read. Might give me a kick up the arse to get out and ride.

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    so, just to confirm, no arses ?

    🙁

    so, just to confirm, no arses ?

    I think I can make out Nicky’s arse on p127 🙂

    brilliant shot of snowy Salisbury Plain by Duncan Snow on p 451 🙂
    I always thought SP was v dull…

    superfli
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    If you use ViewRanger, you can get Nick Cotton’s routes by searching routes in Data manager. Search for “Nick Cotton” and a shed load of routes are available.

    Yet another great feature of an already fantastic app 😀

    I’ve got my copy.
    I’m pretty pleased, we got 5 photos included. My favorite is the Wyre Forest photo on page 287. It’s this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92961862@N00/4895538686/in/set-72157624732083930/

    Croft Trails at Swindon are also on the map.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I’ve just been told there’s four of five pictures of me in this. 8)

    Just waiting for my copy to arrive now.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Mine arrived yesterday. Suitably impressed. OH’s b’day tomorrow so I just need to wrap it surrpt surpticiousl syrup when she’s not looking.

    roady_tony
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    no scottish rides then – good , stay away, leave it all for us… 🙂

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