- 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.
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.Posted 9 years agodruidhMember
I reckon that could be the ultimate mountain biking reference book.Posted 9 years ago
unfortunately it features 40 of my incompetent pastiche shots 🙁Posted 9 years ago
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$es. 😉Posted 9 years ago
provided they’re scenery and not ar$es
it was a woman who selected the shots so you should be safe 🙂Posted 9 years ago
Bike maps are doing a pre-order offer, £15.95 inc p&p.
Used BikeMaps before too, and the service is excellent.Posted 9 years ago
^^ when you follow that link half the shots are mine!Posted 9 years ago
They do all seem to be taken from behind 😀Posted 9 years ago
They do all seem to be taken from behind
that’s what happens when you stop to take pics 🙂Posted 9 years ago
Any men’s ar$es then? 😉Posted 9 years agostumpy01Subscriber
The question is, where did they get those god awful photo’s from??
😉Posted 9 years ago
The question is, where did they get those god awful photo’s from
I have the list if you’re interested…Posted 9 years agowoody2000Subscriber
simons dodgy arse shots aside :-), I’ve ordered a copy. Looks like just the thing to plan some epics with!Posted 9 years ago
I offered some free copies a couple of weeks ago in exchange for an interesting biking related post but didn’t get many takersPosted 9 years ago
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? 😀Posted 9 years ago
When are you dishing out the prizes?
after they are delivered to me… (or would telepathy work ?)Posted 9 years ago
OH’s birthday a week after the release date. Just ordered, cheers for the PSA.Posted 9 years ago
OKPosted 9 years agomtbgusMembersimons_nicolai-ukMember
Thanks for the heads up on that.Posted 9 years agoAlexSubscriber
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 🙂Posted 9 years agoheadfirstMember
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…Posted 9 years ago
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!Posted 9 years agoTeetosugarsMember
Gonna have to order a copy of this..
Looks good.. 8)Posted 9 years agotollahMember
I’ve got a few copies coming too, not arrived yet though!Posted 9 years agoStuey01Member
Does it feature the Cairngorm plateau ride?Posted 9 years ago
just got an email saying my (single) copy had been despatched).Posted 9 years agoARTSubscriber
me too, looking forward to it arriving now 😀Posted 9 years ago0range5Subscriber
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.Posted 9 years ago
Does it feature the Cairngorm plateau ride?
amazingly Scotland is entirely omitted on the grounds that including it would make the book unfeasibly big 🙂Posted 9 years ago
well, that and the fact that the name would become rather meangingless…Posted 9 years agoVortexracingSubscriber
just ordered mine, looks a good read. Might give me a kick up the arse to get out and ride.Posted 9 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
so, just to confirm, no arses ?
🙁Posted 9 years ago
so, just to confirm, no arses ?
I think I can make out Nicky’s arse on p127 🙂Posted 9 years ago
brilliant shot of snowy Salisbury Plain by Duncan Snow on p 451 🙂Posted 9 years ago
I always thought SP was v dull…superfliMember
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 😀Posted 9 years ago
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.Posted 9 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
I’ve just been told there’s four of five pictures of me in this. 8)
Just waiting for my copy to arrive now.Posted 9 years ago
Mine arrived yesterday. Suitably impressed. OH’s b’day tomorrow so I just need to wrap itPosted 9 years ago
surrpt surpticiousl syrupwhen she’s not looking.roady_tonyMember
no scottish rides then – good , stay away, leave it all for us… 🙂Posted 9 years ago
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