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FURTHER ADVENTURES IN ROUGH STUFF: BOOK

Introducing the much-anticipated follow-up to the first Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book. Archivist, Mark, has been busy unearthing thousands more slides from RSF club folk, whose remarkable images document intrepid trips from a bygone bikepacking era. Available now on Kickstarter...

In their own, very British, way, the members of the RSF pioneered riding off the beaten track, pedalling and carrying their bikes where angels feared to tread. Their images reveal amazing journeys, classic cycling style and a hidden social history of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Every mountain bike and gravel bike has followed in their tyre tracks. Since the first RSF book, more than 25,000 slides (among other material) have joined the archive.

The new book will be organised by the different regions of the British Isles, and abroad, where the club members rode, and feature images of beach riding from the 1920s, Alp-climbing in the 1950s, hike-a-bike in the 1970s and chain walks in the 1980s, as well as accounts of classic rough-stuff routes. Alongside the photos it will include writing about classic rides such as Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms and the Wayfarer Pass in the Berwyn mountains in Wales.

RSF ARCHIVE BOOK II

>> Launched on Kickstarter in March 2021

>> Vintage photos, hand-drawn maps and ephemera from the RSF archive from 1920s to the 1990s

>> Stories and ride reports of classic routes around the UK
and further afield

>> Limited-edition hardback: Kickstarter price £32.00
>> Softcover edition: Kickstarter price £25.00 (£28.00 after)

>> Contemporary design and layout from an award-winning team
>> Publisher: Isola Press
>> Design: This-Side.co.uk
>> 270 x 210 mm, portrait / 208 pp

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Rough Stuff Fellowship
The Rough Stuff Fellowship was founded on 29 May 1955, by “forty members who, in pursuit of their pastime, traverse the rougher and less beaten ways”. It currently has over 1,000 members.
www.rsf.org.uk

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