Stylish pocket-sized guides to the major cycling cities of Europe
Providing locations, destinations and experiences for travellers on two wheels, Rapha have collaborated with publishing house Thames & Hudson to create a collection of pocket-sized guides to the major cycling cities of Europe.
Written and designed by Max Leonard and Andrew Edwards, every guide is illustrated by a local artist to give each book and city a unique aesthetic. With additional maps and functional layouts, the books are easy to navigate to help you explore each metropolis by bicycle. The collection is presented in an exclusively designed slipcase and features the following eight cities:
CITY CYCLING RACING AND TRAINING ROUTES
If you’re in a foreign city with a road bike, you may want to get out of town to train. For tips on racing history, road bike shops and hire, and local clubs to ride with, there’s a Racing & Training section in each of the City Cycling Europe Guides.
But if you have a GPS device and want to head out on your own, here are links for training routes created by local cyclists together with .GPX files. There are three for each city, at distances of around 50, 80 and 130km. There’s also a .GPX file for the Day On The Bike route.
See all the routes on ridewithgps.com »
AmsterdamStart at Blauwbrug and head out into the beautiful countryside to the south, east and north of the city.
Antwerp & Ghent
Ghent training routes heading out along the canal and into the classic Flandrian climbs around Oudenaarde.
Head north or east out of Barcelona and you’re quickly into unspoilt mountain roads. Routes start from La Rambla in the middle of town.
These routes take you mainly south from the Brandenburg Gate, into the green woodlands and lakes that surround the capital.
Take advantage of the scenery and the waterside views with three rides out of Copenhagen starting at the Tivoli.
Head out from the Rapha Cycle Club to Richmond Park, Essex in the east, or the hills made famous in the London 2012 Olympics.
Pedal along the canal, or north to the classic climbs around Lake Como – you can be in the countryside in minutes.
Scenic routes, including forest paths, along the Seine and into the Vallée de Chevreuse.
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