This title helps cyclists to pursue their hobby away from traffic. All the more welcome then, is this brand new title from experienced author and cyclist Nick Cotton, who brings together 25 of the best routes in the Home Counties. As well as offering practical general advice for the cyclist, the author gives clear instructions for each route, a useful diagrammatic map, suggestions on where best to park and/or start the trip, distance, gradients and hills, places of interest and suggested refreshment stops along the way or close to the route. This volumes includes rides east from Newbury along the Kennet & Avon Canal and around the city of Oxford. The main counties covered are Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire (right up to Milton Keynes where there are several routes), Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and the southern parts of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. There are also routes going into London along the Grand Union Canal, the Lee Valley and around Epping Forest.