The Ordnance Survey (the government map makers) has done a series of books with a mixture of rides both on and off road. They are really nicely done - you get the route marked out on a 1:50000 map with very detailed instructions and some nice pictures. They are A5 with a spiral binder and cost GBP 9.99 each.
There are four books of "Ordnance Survey Cycle Tours" available at the moment. They were all published in 1993 and were written by Nick Cotton, and have 14 road tours and 10 off-road. The road tours are between 45 and 60km long. The off-road tours are between 20 and 40km. The four guides cover:
Avon, Somerset & Wiltshire 0-600-57913-1 Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight 0-600-57915-8 Gloucestershire and Hereford & Worcester 0-600-57914-X Kent, Surrey and Sussex 0-600-57916-6They are all GBP 9.99 each. Apparently you can order them with free postage and packaging from:
Cash Sales Department Reed Book Services PO Box 5 Rushden Northants NN10 9YX UK Tel +44 933 410511It doesn't say anything about postage rates to Europe, so you might be lucky. They take credit cards, cheques and postal orders. I don't know if this includes Eurocheques.
Alternatively, you can try:
Waterstones Mail Order 4-5 Milsom Street Bath BA1 1DA UK Tel +44 1225 448 595 Fax +44 1225 444 732
At the back of the book, they also list 4 other books of interest to the UK mainly...
Two Heads Publishing
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