BLOG:

From 2023, we run a monthly blog highlighting various cycle route sections in our guidebooks. See below for the available blog posts:

Blog: Cycling from Harwich to London

Blog: Cycling from Dover to London

Blog: Cycling from London to Dover or Stonehenge

Blog: Cycling via Bath, Bristol and Cheddar to Taunton

Blog: Cycling via Exmoor and Devon: from Taunton to Plymouth

Blog: Cycling via Cornwall: from Bude to Land’s End

Blog: Cycling from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle via the North Sea Cycle Route

Blog: Cycling from Newcastle to Whitby via the North Sea Cycle Route

Blog: Cycling from Whitby to York via the North Sea Cycle Route

Blog: Cycling from York (or Hull) to the Peak District National Park

Blog: Cycling from the Peak District National Park to Warwick

Blog: Cycling from Warwick to Avebury via Oxford

Blog: Cycling from Avebury to Portsmouth via the Isle of Wight

REVIEWS:

Below you can read various reviews of our guidebooks we received in our inbox over the years. Would you like to add your review? Feel free to contact us with your review!

These are some reviews of our London-Land’s End cycling guidebook:

“We truly enjoyed the cycle route; it was a fantastic holiday!” – Munneke Family, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“In July this year my husband and I cycled from Harwich to Cheddar. I congratulate you on an excellent guide and look forward to riding it again.” – Bronwyn, UK

“Very helpful guidebook! Thanks!” – Lutz, Bad Kreuznach, Germany

“Without your books, we would never have done this! We took all our kit on the plane from Down Under and have been travelling Europe by bike for two months now, also using your Netherlands book. Adored the Plymouth side trip !! Wish we had left more time to spend along the way in Tavistock too. Plus got a chance to train to Exeter and do the Exe cycle way big thumbs up. In Newquay now for rest before final push to Lands End VERY EXCITING.” – Edwina, Brisbane, Australia

“This was just the kind of spur we needed to make up our minds! No wonder we will head for Land’s end this summer if we manage to sort out the transport of bikes and trailer to UK at a reasonable price (ferries from Spain are so expensive when you travel with your car!)” – Lola, Madrid, Spain

“The title of this book is rather modest in that the guide also includes routes from London to Dover and London to Harwich (useful for getting to Holland!). In addition it includes detailed routes through London and between key London rail stations. The book has an elongated format and is spiral bound so it can conveniently be opened to fit on a bar bag. As well as maps (whose scale varies according to the level of detail needed) the guide includes photos and a description of each section together with turn-by-turn instructions. The book presents an amazing level of detailed information – including a substantial list of accommodation on route. I was impressed by the amount of work put into producing it!” – Kirby, Exeter, UK

“It was about 2011 when we started receiving our first cyclists. This was when much to my surprise I became aware we were listed in the London to Land’s End cycle book. Since then we have had steady stream of new visitors, they have been a wonderful friendly crowd and so appreciative even with our alternative campsite. Their matter of fact approach to using a bicycle to visit different places has earned my respect. We once had a family consisting of the parents 3 children cycling and 1 in a handle bar chair!! Fantastic.” – Ann, Essex, UK

“We saw castles, canals, cottages, boats, churches, roman ruins, a steam train, ancient forest, smuggler’s towns, hedgerows, briar roses, butterflies and birds. We had rain, blue heat, storms and soft cloud over rolling meadows. We saw the english channel and the Atlantic twice each, had thirteen punctures, rode the gorge where cheddar comes from, walked beaches and headlands and woodlands. We viewed prehistoric carvings and crop circles. We met nice people, grumpy people, alien worshippers, fellow travellers, bakers, fisherfolk, happy hotel keepers and cheerful folk on the side of the road wanting a chat. We road canal paths, train tracks, country lanes and hills. We free wheeled down and climbed agonisingly up. We slept in tents, hostels and hotels. We cursed and sang and laughed and told stories. And more than four hundred kilometers later, we arrived at Land’s End. Thanks! We made a spur of the minute decision to buy your book and do a family ride from London to Land’s End with one week preparation. We finished yesterday. Your book was great, the maps, segments, text and phone numbers for accommodation were all used. We relied on it completely and you never let us down. All your patient effort much appreciated. Kids had fun and so did we. Highly recommended by us – four thumbs up for the guide!” – Susan, Gland, Switzerland

“I heard about this book from a friend and since we are thinking about cycling from London to Cornwall on quiet roads and paths, ordered it straightaway. I must say I am delighted with the the book which has very clear and easy to read maps with conventional symbols for navigating left, right, straight on, etc. The book is spiral bound with good quality paper and will fit nicely into a map case on a bar bag. There is loads of extra detail with B&Bs and cycle shops en route, all with contact numbers. All in all this is an excellent book and I look forward to using it out on the road.”  – Dave, Camborne, UK

  These are some reviews of our guidebook about cycling in The Netherlands:

“Having just returned from a cycling holiday in Holland mainly following the route described in your guidebook I just wanted to let you know I found the instructions and accompanying maps very precise and easy to follow and an excellent introduction to cycling in Holland. Thank you!” – David, UK

“I just want to thank you for a fantastic route. The book is great and the GPS tracks took the worry out of navigation allowing us to focus on sight seeing. I used your GPS tracks as a basis for mapping my own tracks so that in my Garmin they were saved as ‘Day 1’, ‘Day 2’ etc, which matched our itinerary. I took my 77 year old father and it’s the first time we’ve been cycle touring carrying all our gear. We stayed mainly in hostels (‘Stayokay’) which are very good value for money and had 7 days of cycling. We did the main circular route (starting and finishing at Europoort [Hull ferry], the circular route around Amsterdam (beautiful on a sunny Sunday morning) and the northern spur to Enkhuizen (catching the train back to Amsterdam – a gale force head wind all the way made that a tough day!). We were blown away by just how fantastic the cycling infrastructure is and how courteous drivers are to cyclists. We thoroughly enjoyed it, helped by great weather, and would recommend it to anyone. Once again thanks for a great route.” – Pete, Nottinghamshire, UK

“We have recently returned from a family cycling holiday in the Netherlands, following the circular route in your guidebook, and my wife and I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you, and commend you, on such an excellent book. We caught the overnight ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden, and took two weeks tootling around the route, with a few rest days thrown in, along with our 8 year old son, and 6 year old daughter (on a tag-a-long). The Netherlands is such a wonderful place for cycling, and everyone we bumped into was so friendly. We used “Vrienden Op De Fiets” a few nights, and they were all excellent. The route you have chosen was superb – beautiful quiet lanes and villages, but also the large cities. The directions were so easy to follow, and the additional points of interest of great use. Thank you again – it’s a holiday that we’ll all remember forever.” – Tom, UK

“Just returned from a Dutch trip with 3 cycle touring newcomers. Completed the route from the Hook – Haarlem-Amsterdam- Utrecht-Gouda-Hook. A varied, enjoyable and interesting route all the way. The book and GPS tracks worked faultlessly especially on the exit from Utrecht through the new development where my maps showed only green fields. Had I absorbed the route updates better we would have saved a bit of head scratching around Delft Railway station and the N213/N220 junction. Although both of these are now passable, the latter by a huge temporary cycle flyover with diversion signs in place. The book and GPS made my life easier and took us to places I would not of thought of going to, everybody enjoyed the trip and are keen to do another one. Thanks and regards.” – Dave, Suffolk, UK

“Just wanted to let you know I received the book you sent to my hotel in Amsterdam a few weeks ago. We did the entire Amsterdam trip, and loved it! Your suggestions for a route that largely avoids trafficked streets made a tremendous difference for my son, who was apprehensive about riding in the city. Thanks again!” – David, Seattle, USA

“I ordered your book on Tuesday. It arrived Thursday morning. I finished it by mid-afternoon. The format, the graphics, the maps, the information and the general tone of the book are all absolutely excellent. Fantastic value for money. The only downside is that it is so detailed, I can’t spend half the winter researching and planning my holiday – you’ve done it for me! One question: do Dutch trains carry tandems? Thanks again for a great guidebook!” – Ted, Dorset, UK

“Just back from completing the circular route from Cycling in the Netherlands, it was a fantastic trip. The book was excellent the instructions were very good and combined with a Garmin cycle satnav we had no real problems. Whats a cycle tour anyway if you don’t get yourself lost sometime! The Dutch are so friendly and helpful if you at a map or are stopped looking at signs someone will stop and ask if you want help. One guy cycled several kilometers out of his way to make sure we found the right way. We want to go back and complete some of the other routes. We are converts to Dutch cycling!” – Richard, Leeds, UK

“Just a quick note to congratulate you on the Netherlands cycling guide that I bought form you. Everything about it was first class, from the format, to the routes. I hope to get some of these rides under my belt in the coming months/years. I had a great ride with one of my daughters, from Amsterdam to Marken island and back. Certainly have the bug for Dutch cycling now. Thanks again.” – Tim, Milton Keynes, UK

“I’m not an infrequent visitor to Holland, but your advice about riding here is spot on for visiting cyclists. I bought your guide and have already followed a number of routes. We like the Amstel River to Amsterdamse Bos to Central Station loop. We are looking forward to more!” – Kent, Surrey, UK

“I like the fact that there are directions from the 3 ports so you can get off the ferry, get on your bike and begin your holiday. Also the author gives a plug to the little known (in the UK anyway) Vrienden op the Fiets (Friends of the Bicycle), an excellent organisation which has provided us with B+Bs on our recent cycling holiday in the Netherlands. The book has certainly inspired me to go cycling in the Netherlands again.” – Jane, UK

“Just back from Holland, having following a fair portion of the Randstad circular route. We ended up leaving it for a few days (seeing friends in Dordrecht) but really enjoyed the sections we did – athough it took about a day to get used to the direction, we got very lost in the Hague! Great book!” – Joe, Cambridge, UK

“We are just back from cycling around The Hague area and enjoyed it very much. We used your book as a guide and it was very helpful to give us an idea of what to expect with regard to the cycling culture in Netherlands. From your book we understood about the use of the bike lanes (fietspad) and the various signs and routes. Despite the weather not being great (same as back in the UK) we encountered very friendly helpful people and ate many delicious meals. The level of customer service could not be faulted.” – Krista, Aberdeen, UK

“We have just returned from 6 days cycling in the Netherlands, following the Randstad Circular route in this book (350km from Hoek van Holland up the coast to Haarlem, round to Amsterdam via some nature reserves, south along canals to Utrecht and then west via Gouda and Delft back to the ferry). Each day we cycled about half the day and went sight-seeing the other half. This book does not contain much sight-seeing information – we took another book for that. We found it fairly easy to follow the route, and only got slightly lost once, but in the towns we did have to stop and study the maps quite often. The route was beautiful most of the way – beside the coast, along canals, rivers and dykes and much of it was traffic free. Without this book I do not think we would have found such quiet cycle lanes. The general information at the beginning was very helpful too, especially on Dutch traffic rules.” – Sara, Wirral, UK

These are some reviews of our Devon Coast to Coast cycling guidebook:

“From start to finish the scenery and countryside were glorious, shaded forests, sunny beaches, open moorland and fascinating railway tracks with high bridges, aqueducts and sidings and just the right amount of amenities on route to keep the body and spirit fresh while preserving the peace and tranquillity. Accommodation on route was varied in style but always clean, fun and friendly. Good wholesome breakfasts were an essential element in getting us (2 adults and 4 children of which the youngest only 7 years of age) through the day’s cycling. Comfortable surroundings made the whole trip a family holiday to remember. Thanks to EOS Cycling!” – Gary and Jill, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“We had not cycled for several years and the location, routes and accommodation not only made for a great holiday but encouraged us to start cycling again on a regular basis. EOS provided everything we needed and were helpful and a pleasure to deal with throughout.” – David, Stourbridge, UK

Would you like to add your review? Feel free to contact us with your review!