Geocaching in the UK

Geocaching in the UK

... England and Wales: Vol 2 England The National Trails The Relative Hills of
Britain The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland The UK Trailwalker's
Handbook The UK's County Tops Three Peaks, Ten Tors UK Cycling Border
Country Cycle ...

Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783620913

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting using a GPS, and this is the first UK-oriented guide to this most addictive of outdoor pursuits. For first-timers and for experienced geocachers, this step-by-step guide tells you all you need to know to get started - from understanding GPS devices, to finding caches, recording your discoveries and setting up your own caches. For those bitten by the geocaching bug, a different kind of treasure is all around, just waiting to be found. And there are accurate and detailed clues out there to help you find it. The fun lies in the challenge: deciphering clues, downloading co-ordinates, mastering your GPS device, and then setting off into the countryside in search of artfully-concealed caches. Since it began in the year 2000, geocaching has become an international craze, adding a whole new dimension to exploring the outdoors, on your own, with friends and family or at the big events.
Categories: Travel

Cycling and Society

Cycling and Society

For much of that time, the bicycle was the most numerous vehicle on the roads, a
major means of everyday mobility (Alderson, 1972; McGurn, 1999). But the
amount of cycling in the UK has fallen dramatically and more or less continuously

Author: Dr Dave Horton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487364

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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How can the social sciences help us to understand the past, present and potential futures of cycling? This timely international and interdisciplinary collection addresses this question, discussing shifts in cycling practices and attitudes, and opening up important critical spaces for thinking about the prospects for cycling. The book brings together, for the first time, analyses of cycling from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, sociology, geography, planning, engineering and technology. The book redresses the past neglect of cycling as a topic for sustained analysis by treating it as a varied and complex practice which matters greatly to contemporary social, cultural and political theory and action. Cycling and Society demonstrates the incredible diversity of contemporary cycling, both within and across cultures. With cycling increasingly promoted as a solution to numerous social problems across a wide range of policy areas in car-dominated societies, this book helps to open up a new field of cycling studies.
Categories: Social Science

Cycling and the British

Cycling and the British

Beaven, Brad and John Griffiths , 'Creating the Exemplary Citizen: The Changing
Notion of Citizenship in Britain 1870–1939', Contemporary British History, vol. 22,
no. 2 (2008), pp. 203–25. Bendixson, Terence, 'The Return of the Bicycle', ...

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472572110

Category: History

Page: 368

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Cycling is currently enjoying a boom in popularity. What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How have perceptions and the popularity of cycling shifted? This book charts the historical development of cycling both as a leisure and sporting activity since the 19th century and explores the wider political and cultural context in which cycling in Britain emerged. In particular, it examines cycling's relationship with environmental politics and its place in popular culture. Neil Carter successfully traverses several historical sub-disciplines, including the history of transport, leisure, sport, medicine and politics, employing the analytical tools of class, gender, political culture, the role of the state and commercialism to demonstrate how British identity has shaped and been shaped by cycling. At a time when it has become part of debates over transport and health, Cycling and the British: A Modern History provides a timely and clear analysis of the changes and continuities in attitudes towards cycling.
Categories: History

Great British Cycling

Great British Cycling

Bob Howden took the helm as president of British Cycling in late 2013. He had
already been on the board for the previous thirteen years, and between 2005 and
2012 was the organizer of the Ryedale Grand Prix: part of BC's Premier ...

Author: Ellis Bacon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448171125

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 381

In 1868, the first ever documented bicycle race was held in a Paris park, and to the locals' chagrin, was won by a Briton. Yet while cycling culture became ingrained in continental European culture, riders this side of the Channel were engaged in constant battles with the authorities to pursue their sport - road racing was in fact banned as early as 1890. Its rise in popularity over the past 150 years, and the many triumphs of British cyclists in that time, have therefore been phenomenal. Never before has the full story of the sport been documented in one book, and in Great British Cycling, Ellis Bacon guides you through the development of our bike racing world, from weekend outings to British riders being able to compete in, then finish and win stages of the Tour de France. It takes you from cycling clubs and iconic frame-builders to a post-war explosion in cycling participation inspired by the likes of Brian Robinson, Tommy Simpson, Barry Hoban and Beryl Burton, from huge crowds witnessing the Tour of Britain and other races up and down the land to the modern era of glorious success by the likes of Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. As the Tour de France returns to these shores for the fourth time, with Great Britain now firmly established at the top of the world of cycling, this is the ideal time for fans of the sport, both new and old, to explore its wonderful history.
Categories: History

Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

Cycling the Pennine Bridleway

BritiSh iSleS ChAlleNgeS, ColleCtioNS AND ACtivitieS The End to End Trail The
Mountains of England and Wales 1 ... UK CYCliNg Border Country Cycle Routes
Cycling in the Hebrides Cycling in the Peak District Mountain Biking in the Lake ...

Author: Keith Bradbury

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849657013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 318

This guidebook covers the northern stages of the Pennine Bridleway, through Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, a dedicated and waymarked mountain biking and horse-riding trail that opened in 2011. Using part of the Mary Towneley Loop, the route is described for mountain bikers from Summit, just outside Rochdale all the way to Ravenstonedale in Cumbria, in about 176km. 11 circular day mountain bike routes are included for those who do not wish to ride the whole route as a linear trail. It splits the main bridleway into rides of 8 - 16 miles in length. A grand total of 384km of trail are covered, mapped using OS map extracts and illustrated with profiles, photographed and described in enough detail to suit all levels of navigational ability. Appendices also offer information on local facilities, accommodation, bike shops and other useful contacts for planning your days out or longer trip along the Bridleway, and information provided before each route description includes distance, ascent, grading, estimated time and percentage of route off-road, as well as maps needed and pubs and cafes en route.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cycling the Canal du Midi

Cycling the Canal du Midi

the Bivvy The Book of the Bothy The ... Walks in Dales Country Walks in the
Yorkshire Dales UK CYCLING 20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England
20 ...

Author: Declan Lyons

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 443

This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Planning for Cycling

Planning for Cycling

UK. cycling. policy. Hugh McClintock, University of Nottingham 2.1 Introduction
As mentioned in the previous chapter, levels of cycling in the UK are relatively
low by European, especially north-west European, standards, that is only about ...

Author: H McClintock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781855738690

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 386

Successful cycling planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling with public transport. Since education is a critical element in cycling planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthy travel habits in the young and ways of promoting cycling. A number of chapters look at the complex relationship between cars and cycling, discussing how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Planning for cycling is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching in this area. Describes how creating an effective policy for cycling involves combining improvements to infrastructure with education Chapters examine both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world Examines the complex relationship between cars and cycling and discusses how roads can be successfully shared between these two modes of transport
Categories: Nature

Town and Country Planning in the UK

Town and Country Planning in the UK

cycle. The totaldistance travelled bycycles is between5 million and6 million
kilometres a year, compared with around 350 ... The objective is 'to create at
leastone quality cycle route through everytown in the UK' and tolink 'towns and
cities from ...

Author: Barry Cullingworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134246083

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 980

This extensively revised fourteenth edition incorporates the major changes to planning introduced by the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act and the government’s mission to change the culture of planning. It provides a critical discussion of the system of planning – the institutions involved, the plans and other instruments that are used, the procedures for controlling development and land use change, and the mechanisms for implementing policy and proposals. It reviews current policy for sustainable development, housing and the Sustainable Communities Plan, the Barker Review, urban renewal and regeneration, the renaissance of city and town centres, the countryside, transport, and the heritage. Contemporary arrangements are explained with reference to their historical development, the influence of the European Union, the Labour government and changing social and economic demands for land use change. Detailed consideration is given to: the nature of planning and its historical evolution policies for managing urban growth and delivering housing sustainable development principles for planning social and economic development of the countryside conserving the heritage changes to the profession and education of planners. Special attention is given to the objective of improving the co-ordination of government policies through the spatial planning approach. The many recent changes to the system are explained in detail, and each chapter ends with notes on further reading, lists of official publications and an extensive bibliography, all of which enhances its reputation as the bible of British Planning.
Categories: Architecture

The Green Travel Guide

The Green Travel Guide

British Cycling Federation National Cycling Centre Stuart Street Manchester M11
4DQ T : + 44 ( 161 ) 230 2301 F : + 44 ( 161 ) 231 0591 URL : www . bcf . uk . com
Cyclists ' Touring Club Cotterell House 69 Meadrow Godalming Surrey GU7 ...

Author: Greg Neale

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 185383596X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 759

The Green Travel Guide is the travel guide for the future. It tells us how to travel without destroying the very places we want to visit.Written by Greg Neale, environment correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph, it is packed with practical advice for travellers. The second edition includes a whole new section on how to take different kinds of activity holidays, from wildlife watching and conservation to heritage, sports and back-to-the-land holidays. For each of them, detailed tips are given on how to minimise the environmental damage and the social disruption that travel and tourism so often bring. The guide to each area of the world and the listings of award-winning organisations and useful contacts have all been expanded and brought up to date.
Categories: Business & Economics

The International Student s Survival Guide

The International Student s Survival Guide

Bicycle A cheaper and quicker alternative is to use a bicycle to travel around your
area. It is generally safe to cycle in the UK, although there are difficulties in
certain places due to poor roads, heavy traffic, hilly terrain, and bad weather. A
new ...

Author: Gareth Davey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849203517

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 987

The International Student's Survival Guide is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to studying and living in the UK. It will be invaluable in preparing international students for the inevitable differences in culture, customs, and academic life, and helps to ensure they get the most out of their time at University. Gareth Davey provides students with all the information needed to make the right choice about where to study and provides valuable advice on how to settle into your new surroundings, including guidance on: Choosing and applying for a course Leaving home and arriving in the UK Managing finances and living costs Academic culture Teaching and assessment methods Health and welfare Life after graduation Throughout the guide there are checklists and self-evaluation forms to help the reader chart their progress. A glossary is included to aid understanding of the topics covered, and directories of additional sources of information make it easy to find out more where necessary. This guide will be a useful resource for students coming to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

Boardman is the best-known British cyclist, with medals at the 1992 Olympics, a
1996 time trial and prestigious world pursuit victories to his name. Obree is best
known for his technological advances. The design of bicycles and of cycling ...

Author: Peter Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134755547

Category: Reference

Page: 660

View: 127

Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues. This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.
Categories: Reference

The Breakaway

The Breakaway

However, it was clear that if public money from the Lottery was going to be made
available to the governing bodies, then most needed significant overhaul. Senior
competitive cycling in the UK was at this time run by three separate governing ...

Author: Nicole Cooke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471130366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 992

THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR A retirement statement from a sports star rarely causes a flicker, but Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her bike: giving it her all. The contrast could not have been greater - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster backed by many corporate sponsors and feted by presidents, was about to deliver a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a young woman from a small village in Wales took aim. She too had been a cyclist, the only rider ever to have become World and Olympic champion in the same year, and the first British cyclist to have been ranked World No.1, but as a woman in a man's sport, her exploits gained little recognition and brought no riches. She too had ridden through this dark period for the sport when drug-taking was everywhere. Nicole Cooke spoke up for those who had taken a very different path to Lance and his team-mates. In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke reveals the real story behind British cycling's rise to global dominance. With a child's dreams of success, she left home at 18 to pursue her goals in Italy. Broken contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous injury and drugs cheats were just some of the challenges she faced, even before she lined up to take on her opponents. The Breakaway is a book that will not only inspire all those who read it, but which also asks some serious questions about the way society regards women's sport.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unjustifiable Risk

Unjustifiable Risk

End Trail The Mountains of England and ... UK CYCLING Border Country Cycle
Routes Cycling in the Hebrides Cycling in the Peak District Mountain Biking in
the ...

Author: Simon Thompson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849656993

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 856

To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Categories: Travel

Promoting walking and cycling

Promoting walking and cycling

For most people in Britain the normal travel routine is to jump into a car and drive
to a local destination, and if the car is not their main travel mode at present it is
often the one to which people aspire. In this book we argue that there are other ...

Author: Pooley, Colin G

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447310082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 171

Why, despite the supposed desirability of cycling and walking, do so many people feel unable or unwilling to incorporate these modes of transport into their everyday journeys? This problem, one of the most pressing questions facing transport planners, has major implications for environmental policy, urban planning, and existing social and economic structures. Drawing on original research, the authors reveal the reasons behind our resistance and suggests evidence-based policy solutions that could significantly increase levels of walking and cycling. These informed perspectives will enlighten urban planners and policymakers, as well as students and scholars of transport and mobility issues.
Categories: Business & Economics

16 Sundays in France Cycling from Calais to Montpellier

16 Sundays in France   Cycling from Calais to Montpellier

We had a couple of 2-3 day cycle tours experience in the UK with a maximum
day of 71 miles in one day and averaging 45-55 miles per day. The terrain then
encountered was 'undulating' around the Cotswolds, the Chilterns as well as the

Author: Benny Goodman


ISBN: 9781291033601



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Progress in Nitrogen Cycling Studies

Progress in Nitrogen Cycling Studies

ADAS Arable Research Centre , ' Anstey Hall , Maris Lane , Trumpington ,
Cambridge , CB2 2LF , UK and 2 Wergs Road , Woodthorne , Wolverhampton ,
WV6 8TQ , UK Key words : potatoes , poultry manure , residual nitrogen , sugar
beet ...

Author: Oswald Cleemput

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792339622

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 715

View: 479

This volume contains the proceedings of the 8th Nitrogen Workshop which was held at the University of Ghent, Belgium, from 5 to 8 September 1994.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills Simon Warren. before scientific training
methods, heart rate monitors and power meters were invented the way to get fit
was to ride up hills, lots of them. Having ridden up countless hills over the years ...

Author: Simon Warren

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781781010174

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 302

Cycling is Britain’s biggest boom sport and nowhere is the boom more evident than on the road: once seen as the preserve of serious racers, the road bike has recently found a new lease of life due to the popularity of challenge rides and Sportives. It is now possible for cyclists of all abilities to ride a well marked, well marshalled event just about any weekend of the year, usually based around one, two or sometimes as many as ten fearsome hills. For the first time, here is a pocket-sized guide to the 100 greatest climbs in the land, the building blocks for these rides, written by a cyclist for cyclists. From lung busting city centre cobbles to leg breaking windswept mountain passes, this guide locates the roads that have tested riders for generations and worked their way into cycling folklore. Whether you’re a leisure cyclist looking for a challenge or an elite athlete trying to break records stick this book in your pocket and head for the hills. To watch a video of Simon Warren in action click here
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Scottish Web Directory

The Scottish Web Directory

... Sky Sports Cricket Wisden
Cycling in Scotland Cycling UK Directory www.cycling. Cyclists Touring Club E - cycles
Falcon ...

Author: Clive Zietman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749438169

Category: Internet addresses

Page: 414

View: 927

`The definitive guide to Scottish websites.` Scotland`s New Homebuyer This comprehensive and easy-to-use directory provides a one-stop guide to essential addresses on the Internet from a Scottish perspective. The Scottish Web Directory, offers a selection of over 10,000 official sites, top 'household names' and sites of interest to Scottish families, business users, and anyone interested in Scotland Conveniently classified by category, the directory enables both begineers and experienced users alike to find elusive web addresses with ease, saving hours of fruitless searching and surfing on the Internet. Categories include: Arts & Entertainment Business Children Education, Training & Research Food & Drink Government Hobbies & Leisure Living Museums, Libraries & Information Personal Finance Shopping Sport Technology Travel
Categories: Internet addresses

Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies Moving Ahead National Policies to Promote Cycling

Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies  Moving Ahead National Policies to Promote Cycling

On the other hand, a low bicycle share (around 10 percent or less) in Antwerp
and Manchester could be partially due to a negative collective image of the
bicycle as a means of travel2. The UK National Cycling Strategy explicitly refers
to ...

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789282103296


Page: 94

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National Policies to Promote Cycling brings together the experience of 21 countries and 7 municipalities in developing and implementing policies and measures to promote cycling as a means of travel.