"Why do people go on these things anyway?"


Hi. I'm Peter and I am a roller coaster addict. I love nothing more than seeking out and riding these magnificent machines at every opportunity, whilst recording them through my second love; photography

I have always wanted to write a book on the subject, but never did. So a couple of years ago, I did just that !

What followed was a true roller coaster ride, full of highs and lows, ups and downs, but after seeing the finished product it was well worth it.

This little place on the internet, is all about my book; Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of the United Kingdom. So sit back, hold tight and enjoy the ride.

Coasting around the UK: Roller Coaster of the United Kingdom

The first book by roller coaster enthusiast Peter Andrews is a photographic look at the rides of the UK, along with some of the classics that have been lost since the mid 1980's. Featuring nearly 400 colour images over 224 pages, including many behind the scenes shots, this is the ideal book for anyone with an interest in these wonderful machines.

Released on March the 28th 2016, the book is now available Worldwide. Scroll down to view current stockists .


The United Kingdom has been entertaining the public with its amazing selection of parks and roller coasters since the late 19th century. This book features in-depth profiles of 80 roller coasters, from the 7,442-foot Ultimate in Lightwater Park to Thorpe Park's Stealth, which goes from 0 to 80 mph in 1.9 seconds. A compelling series of photographs, gathered from 39 of Great Britain's most famous amusement parks, includes many behind-the-scenes perspectives and rare views that prove these compelling structures are not merely fun rides, but mechanically magnificent, and at times, visually stunning, machines. Covering the length and breadth of the UK, this photographic and historic guide takes you from Brighton up to Glasgow, and from Gwynedd over to Great Yarmouth, and provides the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Where to buy

Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of the United Kingdom is now available Worldwide and is published by Schiffer Publishing.

ISBN13: 9780764350153 | ISBN10: 0764350153

About the author

Born in the northern town of Sheffield in the UK, Peter Andrews is a self-confessed roller coaster addict who has been obsessed with these attractions since the early 1980s. With the Corkscrew at Alton Towers being his first major roller coaster, Peter has gone on to travel the world to experience the thrill and excitement of these majestic machines. Peter enjoys nothing more than travelling to parks in search for the ultimate ride experience, whilst chronicling his travels through his second passion, photography. During these visits, he can often be found amongst plants, trees, and even knee deep in the ocean looking for elusive angles and views of rides that he has never seen before.