Posted February 27th, 2012
Sydney is widely regarded as Australiaís most cycling hostile city, but perhaps this is where a Where to Ride book is needed most! There are actually many great cycling paths and routes in and around Sydney, but they are often hard to find.
The 144 rides included in Where to Ride Sydney range from short rides, suitable for beginners or younger riders, to longer distances that demand a reasonable degree of fitness and skill. Each of the rides described are rated to give a guide as to what to expect. There is also a location map and directions to help navigate you through the ride.
Designed to be a useful resource,Where to Ride Sydney is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride Sydneysets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use out on the trail. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 144 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.
Author Simon Hayes, is also Editor of Bicycling Australia, he brings a wealth of experience to Where to Ride Sydney. He has personally ridden hundreds of kilometres around Sydney to map the rides for the book. An exciting bonus is a chapter on kidís rides, so everyone in the family can join in the fun of cycling!