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Lost Lanes West: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in the West Country

*** I’m away on a research trip for Lost Lanes North until 17th October, so any orders placed now will not be sent out until then ***

The third in the Lost Lanes series of cycling guidebooks is a celebration of cycling the West Country of England, taking in Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset & Avon, Devon and Cornwall. It takes the form of 30 original guided rides and six fantastic organised rides, with detailed ride descriptions, evocative photography and comprehensive online resources including GPX files for GPS navigators and smartphone apps and turn-by-turn route sheets. The rides include cycling across the wilds of Salisbury Plain to Stonehenge and Avebury, the contrasting landscapes of the Mendips and Somerset Levels, the narrow winding lanes of Exmoor and and Dartmoor, and breathtaking rides along the Cornish coast and around the Isle of Purbeck. The circular rides range from 40km to 105km and can all be done in a day, split over two days or linked together into longer, multi-day tours. There are recommendations for pubs, cafes and places to stay overnight, from boutique hotels to wild camping spots.

Here is a short online excerpt:

Why buy these books from here?

The main reason is that it helps me. Publishing being what it is, returns to writers from Amazon and bookshops sales can be pretty slim. Direct sales makes it more likely I can continue the series with a fourth and fifth book. All books bought directly will be signed by me and the price includes free UK postage. If you are outside the UK please select the appropriate postage option. If the book is a gift and you’d like it personally dedicated to the recipient, let me know by replying to the confirmation email after purchase.

 

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Signed copy - £16.99, includes UK P&P, overseas postage extra

 

 

 

 

Lost Lanes West Art Print

The original cover illustration for Lost Lanes West is available as a limited edition art print signed by the artist Andrew Pavitt. The print is 30cm x 40cm and fits perfectly ready-made mounts and frames. It is giclee printed using archival inks on acid free 300 gsm Innova paper. It’s stunning, better than the book cover itself. Each print of the edition of 200 is signed and numbered by Andrew.  

Price includes UK shipping, overseas shipping extra

 

 

Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Wales and the Borders

The second in the Lost Lanes series of cycling guidebooks is a celebration of cycling in Wales and the English border counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and western Gloucestershire. It takes the form of 30 original guided rides and six fantastic organised rides, with detailed ride descriptions, evocative photography and comprehensive online resources including GPX files for GPS navigators and smartphone apps and turn-by-turn route sheets. The rides take in all the most scenic areas of Wales, from the towering peaks of Snowdonia to the rugged coastline and sandy beaches of Pembrokeshire, the big sky country of mid-Wales and the rich, rolling landscape of the Marches.

Here’s a short online excerpt:

 

Lost-Lanes-Wales-3D-jacket-small Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Wales and the Borders

Signed copy - £14.99 includes UK P&P, overseas postage extra

Lost Lanes Wales Art Print

LLW_artprint The original cover illustration for Lost Lanes Wales is available as a limited edition art print signed by the artist Andrew Pavitt. The print is 30cm x 40cm and fits perfectly ready-made mounts and frames. It is giclee printed using archival inks on acid free 300 gsm Innova paper. It’s stunning, better than the book cover itself. Each print of the edition of 200 is signed and numbered by Andrew.  

Price includes UK shipping, overseas shipping extra

 

 

 

Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England

Published in 2013, Lost Lanes is a best-selling cycling guidebook to the best places to ride within easy striking distance of London: 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. Here’s a 64-page preview (click to scroll through).

 

 


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Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England

Signed copy - £14.99, includes UK P&P, overseas postage extra

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      • Just bought the Lost Lanes West book, but no links to the directions on the website at the end of each description (unlike the other books). How do we find these? Thanks.

        • Hi Alan, they’re all in the big table of rides towards the beginning on the book. Far right column. My publisher thought it made sense to have them all in one place. Jack

    • Hi Peter
      It’s not in any of them just yet. It’s on the drawing board for a Midlands book, should my publisher be agreeable to the idea. Anything I can help you with otherwise?
      best wishes
      Jack

  7. Jack,

    I absolutely love Lost lanes Wales. The writing, artwork, routes the whole thing. Any plans for a Yorkshire version? There’s a lot of cyclists here and a whole lot of fabulous cycling country to explore.

  8. Your photography is absolutely beautiful, but I couldn’t see any reference to it in the Acknowledgements. I probably missed it, sorry! Do you do it yourself or have you got a wonderful photographer (and if so, who are they)?!

    • Hi Clare,
      Glad you like the photography in the books I do it all myself, with the exception of a handful of photographs by others that are credited in the Acknowledgements.
      Jack

  9. Lost Lanes West – What a lovely, inspirational book. I have long been addicted to wayfaring travel by bike and bivvi but I expect this book will change many lives for the better.

    Jack – what’s that canvas satchel-type handlebar bag on the photo opposite the Contents page of Lost Lanes West?

    • Hi Paul, Thrilled you like the book, and that you think it’ll inspire others to wayfaring by bike. As to the bag, it belongs to my friend Matt and I think it’s one of these. Carradice might also make something similar. Best wishes, Jack

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