In this, his second book in the series, Dave Hancock describes a further 20 circular cycle rides around Shropshire. Again on quiet roads, trails and towpaths, the rides range from short, easy trips for families to longer, more challenging routes for energetic cyclists. Spread across the whole of the county, the 20 rides are ideal for enjoying the varied scenery of Shropshire, for discovering little known places and for seeing the wildlife and plants. Each ride is described with easy to follow directions, accompanied by an explanatory narrative, a map and details of the start/finish point - usually a railway station or car park. In addition, as well as the length of each ride, an indication of the severity of any gradients is included so that cyclists can choose their most suitable routes.
Dave Hancock is a keen cyclist (and tricyclist) who has been pedalling for sport and leisure for many years. When he moved to Shropshire a few years ago, Dave began exploring the county on two and three wheels. He soon discovered that the multitude of quiet lanes in Shropshire are ideal for cycling and began cataloguing his rides. Dave is a freelance writer and journalist who lives near Oswestry with his wife and a large collection of cycles.