Sustrans has introduced two new additions to its Discover map series, the Three Rivers Cycle Route Map and the Yorkshire Wolds, York and Hull Cycle Route Map and, following the success of the Lochs and Glens guide, a new compact guidebook to the cross-border Coast and Castles route.
Coast and Castles Guide
Coast and Castles is the second in a series of user-friendly guides, developed by Sustrans and
The epic 368-mile route has been split into two sections. Coast and Castles South covers the route from Newcastle to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. Coast and Castles North (previously mapped as Edinburgh to Aberdeen) beckons cyclists north from Edinburgh, through the Kingdom of Fife, along the Angus coastline to the stunning skyline of Aberdeen.
The 96-page compact guide is laid out in manageable day-long sections with detailed descriptions of the route, terrain, distance, and approximate riding time. Each section has advice on what to see, where to stay and where you can stop-off for any spares and repairs.
New Discover maps covering the northern and southern sections of the Coast and Castles route will be available later in the year.
This new map covers previously unmapped trails, including part of the North Sea Cycle Route (National Cycle Network Route 1) from
Three Rivers Cycle Route Map
The newest addition to Sustrans' Discover series is the updated Three Rivers Cycle Route Map. Mapped as National Cycle Network Route 14, the Three Rivers route guides cyclists through the contrasting landscapes and scenery surrounding the River Tyne,
Options covered include a ride along the
All the guide and maps are available from Sustrans' online shop, along with a series of maps and guides covering other parts of the British Isles.
You can buy them by visiting www.sustrans.org.uk and click on 'Shop', or by calling 0845 113 0065. They are also available from selected bookshops, independent bike shops and branches of Halfords. The new maps are printed in full-colour, on waterproof paper and cost £6.99 each (plus p&p). The compact guide costs £6.99 (plus p&p).