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).

We’ve also made limited edition art print of the fantastic cover illustration by London-based artist Andrew Pavitt. The print is approximately 30cm x 40cm and giclée printed on acid free 310gsm paper stock using 80-year archival quality inks. It’s a limited edition of 200 prints and each print is signed and numbered by Andrew.

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.

If you don’t buy it from here, then buy it (or order it) at it at your local bookshop. All prices include free UK postage – the art print will be sent recorded delivery.

If you are outside the UK please select the appropriate postage option.

Please note that the last day for orders with guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas is Saturday, 20 December. Any orders placed after 20 December may not arrive by Christmas Eve, though it’s possible they might.

Amazon.co.uk offers last-minute delivery. If you buy the book on this link, The Bike Show gets a small commission.


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30cm x 40cm (approx.), art paper and archival ink, signed edition of 200.