Escape Routes

'A hymn to slow cycling, a new bible of the backroads, Escape Routes justifies a place in every pannier.'

Robert Penn, author of 'It's All About the Bike''

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the art of slow cycling

Explore the secrets and surprises of the English countryside with journalist Matt Carroll, as he uncovers a personal selection of 60 stunning rides.

Enjoy the rush of freewheeling down a hill with the beautiful English countryside gliding by. Get up close and personal with England's most gorgeous coastline. Stop and experience an incredible sunset all to yourself. When you're out on your bike you can go where you want, when you want - all in your own sweet time. Total freedom to truly escape and create your own adventure.

Escape Routes is a unique cycling guide that's less about the destination and more about enjoying the journey there - and back.

Matt Carroll maps out 60 unforgettable rides across England, from an easy 5 mile meander to a 20 mile day trip, with something for every level of cyclist on every kind of bike.

featured rides

Mortehoe to Croyde

Mortehoe to Croyde

Wareham to Corfe Castle

Wareham to Corfe Castle

Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea to Wighton

Arnside to Leighton Hall

Arnside to Leighton Hall

Kirkby Malzeard to the Drover's Inn

Kirkby Malzeard to the Drover's Inn

Lakeside to Near Sawrey

Lakeside to Near Sawrey