About us

The Ultimate Guide to the C2C‘ is written by Richard Peace and published by Excellent Books.

The website is put together by Richard and by Mike Carden, author of books following his cycle tours.

Richard’s books are:

C2C Ultimate Guide 2014 w 9781901464320 CyclingSouthernFrance Electric Bikes Cover wBrompton 2nd edition cover w





Devon-Coast-to-Coast-cycle-guideUK Cycle Route Planner 2017Trans-Pennine-Guide-BookCycling Northern France - front cover dYou can read more about Richard and his other publications here.


Mike Carden’s books, published by Bike Ride Books, are:

The Full English Front CoverA Bit Scott-ish Front Cover wA Lake District Grand Tour

You can read more about Mike Carden’s publications on the Bike Ride Books website.

Mike also runs a number of other websites:

  • A Lake District Grand Tour, with information on Mike’s book – routes, reviews, where to buy etc
  • Bike Ride Maps, selling all of the above maps and guide books
  • Cumbria Cycling, with links to bike shops & bike hire, and cycle-friendly cafés & accommodation in Cumbria and the Lake District
  • Mike Carden, with more information on Mike’s website design and development
  • LakeDistrictIdeas, Mike’s blog of ideas of what to do and what to see in the Lake Distict


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