Jack Thurston invites you to discover the hidden corners of southern England, travelling by bicycle along its ancient network of quiet lanes and byways.
In 36 rides, from gentle spins to weekend camping adventures and energetic hill climbs, enjoy wild seashores, enchanted woodlands, breathtaking vistas and midnight escapades. Combining engaging travelogue with stunning photography and route guides to download, Lost Lanes will enthrall armchair explorers and inspire dedicated cyclists and families on two wheels.
Thurston encourages you to take off on a trip past hedgerows and open meadows, along sparkling rivers and wild seashores, and see it all from the best vantage point of all: that humble yet extraordinary transport of delight, the bicycle.
All the routes in the book are supported by downloadable route instructions you can print out take with you, plus a GPX navigation file for your GPS device or smartphone app.
- 36 rides
- Route overviews, distances and maps
- Overnight stops, from B&Bs to camping under the stars
- Best pubs and tea stops
- Wild swims, breathtaking views and fascinating history
- How to access each ride by train (no car required!)
About the Author
Jack has spent most of his life exploring the British countryside by bike. As presenter of The Bike Show on Resonance FM, he has brought his affable, infectious velophilia to London’s airwaves, attracting an enthusiastic worldwide audience via the popular podcast edition – now celebrating its one millionth download. His articles about cycling have appeared in the Guardian, Cycling Plus, the Sunday Times and Cycle.