Lost Lanes is the best-selling series of guides to the most beautiful bike rides in Britain. The first book was all about rides within easy striking distance of London: day rides and longer weekends away. The second Lost Lanes was about Wales and the English border counties of Cheshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

The latest Lost Lanes (published April 2018) is about the West Country: Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and features day rides and longer multi-day touring routes.

To buy signed copies of any of the books, go here.

Each Lost Lanes ride has been carefully designed to follow the most scenic lost lanes and is accompanied by essays covering the history, the landscape, and interesting places along the way. There are also listings of best places to stop for a pint, a bite to eat or somewhere to stay overnight. Each ride has downloadable route sheets with detailed turn-by-turn instructions, a printable Ordnance Survey map and a GPX file for using in a GPS device or smartphone app. View sample ride info.

What are people saying about Lost Lanes?

Read a review of the book on Road.cc, on Podium Café, on  Buffalo Bill’s Bicycle Blog, on The Washing Machine Post, on ibikelondon, on Real Cycling and on the London Cyclist blog.

Cycling Active magazine judged Lost Lanes was judged ‘test winner’ in a group review of summer cycling books. They said,

“Lost Lanes fills us with a warm glow over the simple pleasure of delving into our local little-known bike routes, which is why it’s our test winner”

But don’t just take their word for it, check out these online previews of the books: