Park Big Blue Book £24.99
Packed with hundreds of photos and hundreds of procedures, the second edition BBB-2 provides both the novice and veteran mechanic the information needed to perform nearly any repair from trailside repairs to complete overhauls
Written by Park Tool Director of Education Calvin Jones, the Big Blue Book is the perfect reference guide and step-by-step repair manual for nearly any bike, including road, mountain, BMX, and single-speed
Park Tool wrote the book on bicycle repair
An essential for any mechanic
Mountain biking on thee South Downs £14.95
The South Downs are a mountain biker's paradise. The routes in this guidebook take cyclists over roller coaster ridges with superb views of the English Channel; weave around dedicated woodland singletrack; give the buzz of fantastic downhills and offer varying degrees of challenge across a beautiful and diverse landscape.
With each route graded according to length and difficulty, it is easy to find specific challenges for varying abilities.
Thousands of kilometres of well-maintained byways and bridleways are accessible to off-road cyclists, and they can easily be mixed and matched to create seemingly endless route combinations. Many tracks cross well-drained chalk downland, providing superlative off-road conditions for much of the year.
Extensive information is provided on facilities in the area including bike shops and mechanics, cafés, pubs and shops - plus useful information on accommodation and transport.
This is a great book - to be recommended. All rides start from a train station too.