Mountain biking is full of thrills and spills and this area of Scotland is a mecca for adventure seekers.
Writer Peter Edwards describes 21 of the best routes in the region and includes trail centres. With rides ranging from medium to very hard and taking from two until seven hours in and out of the saddle, this book is great for people with a reasonable level of fitness and covers such areas as Greenock, Peebles and Milngavie, all having good access from Glasgow.
With scenic routes to enjoy too, this book is a handy help when you are out biking.
Mountain Biking in Southern and Central Scotland by Peter Edwards, £15.95, www.cicerone.co.uk