Cycling Climbs of North- East England
A Road Cyclist's Guide
by Simon Warren
Available from www.quartoknows.com
Wednesday 16th August 2017
We have ticked off some of the climbs on the Simon Warren's official 100 Climbs list but they've all been down South. He has begun to release some area specific books including this one for the North East of England. We have heard on rides in the past Northerners laugh at what us Southerners call hills and you it's difficult to argue with them. It's no surprise the Tour of Britain makes sure this corner of our lovely land is always visited on it's route.
When it comes to choosing a top cycling destination, there are three key ingredients to keep in mind; beautiful landscapes, empty roads and, of course, killer climbs. North-East England from the Pennines all the way up to the border with Scotland has all three in spades. Among it's classic climbs are Chapel and Fell and Crawleyside in County Durham and the brilliant Plenmeller Common and Prospect Hill of Northumberland. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the region.
Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. A few weeks later he rode his first race, a 10 mile time trial on the A1 from Newark to Grantham and back. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads.
His quest to discover Britain's greatest climbs resulted in the best selling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed by Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Hellingen: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs and 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour. Simon work and lives in Walthamstow, East London with his wife and two children.
'A must have for any British cyclist and an essential read for anyone who thinks they know their way around the hills of the British Isles.' - Cycling Weekly
Cycling Climbs of North-East England is available via www.quartoknows.com