Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England

Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England is a new guidebook to the best places to ride a bike within easy striking distance of London. The book is really the distillation of my many years of exploring southern England by bike.

It’s a collection of the very best rides from across the region: day rides and longer weekends away, mostly in the countryside but a few hidden corners of London too. The rides are mostly in the home counties but some are far afield as the Isle of Wight, the Cotswolds and the Suffolk/Norfolk border. There are also six organised rides, from the historic London-Brighton run to an entry level audax to the cult classic Dunwich Dynamo.

Here’s a 64-page preview (click to scroll through).

Why buy the book from here? Well, besides getting it before anyone else, the main reason is that it helps me. Publishing being what it is, returns to writers can be pretty minuscule and direct sales mean less of your money goes to distributors and so on.

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I am currently out of stock of the book. But there are plenty of copies available elsewhere. While I await new stock, please try your local bookshop. If you prefer to buy the book from Amazon, if you buy the book via on this Amazon.co.uk link, and I’ll get a small commission.