Escape Route



Matt Carroll’s Escape Routes challenges readers to ditch the car and get pedalling. It features a hand-picked selection of 60 stunning countryside rides across England. Whether you’re simply after a seven-mile pootle or want to escape for the day on a leisurely 20-mile jaunt – taking in proper country pubs, gorgeous Grade I-listed manor houses and pottery studios in Cornwall – this guidebook has something for everyone.

Matt used to shave his legs, don the Lycra and spend all his money on carbon fibre frames. However things have changed and he is now a self confessed ‘reformed cycle geek’ and is on a mission to encourage us to enjoy the ride with his ‘Slow cycling’ campaign. (Precisely our kind of chap!)

Instead of stressing about how many calories you’ve burnt, the number of miles you’ve notched up and being first away from the traffic lights on the way to work, Matt believes we should all take things a little slower.

See our full review of Matt's book on the BEG blog here

Kind of a 'perfect, fits in your panniers or backpack size'.... not coffee table huge nor paperback novel tiny, but practical and useful and all those kind of things!

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