Latest cycling book
Robin Summerhill is a self-publishing author, producing books on long distance cycling and walking opportunities around the country, mainly concentrating on former railway routes which are now footpaths/ cycle tracks, and canal towpaths. His books also have a strong flavour of local transport history about them. They are very much aimed at the "leisure" end of the market, breaking the journeys down into easy manageable sections of about 5 miles each way. In this day and age when we are all being encouraged to take up healthy leisure pursuits, these books are designed to provide some ideas on that subject!
His latest book "Cycling The Severn to The Thames" looks at the cycling and walking opportunities between the M48 Old Severn Bridge and central London.
The main route through Wiltshire and Berkshire follows the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal, with quiet on-road alternatives where appropriate (east of Devizes some sections of the towpath leave something to be desired!) An alternative route is also described between Semington and Hungerford via Lacock, the Chippenham and Calne cycle track, Avebury, Marlborough and Ramsbury.