Lost Lanes West: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in the West Country
Publication: 8th April 2018 – pre-orders open now
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:
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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.
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 Art Print
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.
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).