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Customer reviews for Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs
Review 1 for Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs
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4 / 5
4 / 5
EssexZombie
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great book but no gradients?!

Posted30 April 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Really good looking book that picks out a selection of killer hills to challenge yourself. Be warned though that Box Hill in Surrey only rates as a 3/10 so expect lots of 20% gradients. Book is well put together and makes a great gift but it seems strange that whilst they list height gained and length they don't show an average/max gradient figure.
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Review 2 for Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs
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4 / 5
4 / 5
LAMBRETTA
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

GOOD BOOK

Posted18 February 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, inspirational
I have already got part 2 of this book as a xmas present and saw this at a good price at evans. I was interested to see how they rated some of the climbs that I was familiar with. I only wish it had the actual steepness of each climb in percentage terms but this is probably hard to do.
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Review 3 for Book : 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs
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5 / 5
5 / 5
StueyEd
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great little reference book

Posted22 February 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: Uncomfortable
My wife bought me this at Christmas for a joke as I am notoriously scared of cycling uphill! Flicking through it though, I don't know whether to be scared or inspired to overcome my fears!
The book is conveniently divided into regions of the UK, each section starting with a map showing you where all the hill climbs are in the context of that region, which is useful.
Each ride is then detailed with a description, well illustrated with nice photo's, a map and fact file. Some, but not all rides have a graphical representation of the climb.
Each climb is rated from 1 to 10. Bear in mind though that the easiest climb in the book is the 100th hardest in Britain so it's still going to be a nightmare!
There's a log section at the end of the book where you can tick of the climbs you have conquered, the date you did so and your time. This is either useless or a powerful source of motivation depending on your stance. The idea of going from hill whimp to King of the Mountains by challenging oneself to completing every climb in the book is an alluring one, but one that I'm putting in the "maybe next year" pile.
Overall this is a great little reference book if you're into sadomasochism, want an epic challenge, or are just interested. the only criticism I have is that the author hasn't gone to the bother of ranking the climbs from 1-100, as the book is organised by geography. Maybe the only way to find out is to ride them!
 
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