3 4 Friday: On Two Wheels...and Two Shelves

We've done a bit of 'rearranging' in the shop - and for today's Friday picks we selected three local titles forming part of our walking, cycling and local books. Never mind the weather - just get out there!

Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs' has been a favourite in the shop since it was of our big Christmas picks at the end of 2010. And now he's back with more! With the publisher's cry of "Longer! Higher! Steeper!" this sequel comes with more ridiculously steep hills that only a cyclist would understand why you would even consider them.

There are monsters hills from the tip of Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland via East Anglia and the Isle of Man. Roads include Asterton Bank, Gospel Pass, Millook, and the mighty Great Dun Fell...get your lycra on...

If you are getting out with the family, and are looking for some inspirational places to cycle away from the traffic 'Cycling Traffic-free Home Counties' by Nick Cotton contains lots of inspirational places in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and beyond.

It's particularly good value for our neck of the woods as it looks at paths around Oxford and along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

And finally, if you you just want to get out, with or without the bike, and enjoy the rather special place we live in, we heartily recommend "52 Things To Do far from the madding beaches". Produced locally and confirming what delights lie on our own doorstep, we've got a special review of this book on its own page here...

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