Bike Ride Books


Mike Carden is the author of three books, each the story of a bike ride, and published by Bike Ride Books.

A Lake District Grand Tour. Pedalling through Lakeland: The Challenge, The History, The Wildlife, The Scones

Easy style of writing, built-in gentle humour and eye for detail.” 

Arrivée Magazine – the long-distance cyclists’ magazine

The Full English: Pedalling through England, Mid-Life Crisis, and Truly Rampany Man-Flu

Warm, well observed, unpretentious and very funny, this is the kind of cycle tour we can all imagine ourselves taking, though hopefully without the Man-flu.” 

Adventure Travel magazine

A Bit Scott-ish: Pedalling through Scotland in Search of Adventure, Nature and Lemon Drizzle Cake

With almost unquenchable good humour, the author takes on everything that Scotland can throw at him.” 

Velo Vision cycling magazine


There are more details on each book on this website, and Mike’s latest book, A Lake District Grand Tour, has its own website:


Read Mike’s Author Page at

Lake District Ideas website
Lake District Ideas website


Lake District Ideas blog from Mike Carden: