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My first book, ‘Escape By Bike: Adventure Cycling, Bikepacking & Touring Off-Road’ is out now.

Winner: ITB Book Awards 2019

Shortlisted: Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019

"Cycling writer and photographer Joshua Cunningham spent eleven months cycling from London to Hong Kong, a journey that spanned twenty-six countries and 22,000 kilometres (13,670 miles). During his journey, he captured thousands of photographs of the landscapes, many barely touched by humans, and acquired a wealth of invaluable experience, from arranging travel and selecting the best bike to what to pack for each climate and terrain, and how to choose and navigate your route. Equal parts travelogue and practical guide, this exhilarating account divides the stages of his tour into five chapters, each focusing on a geographical environment: forest, desert, mountain, tropical and urban. Each chapter presents a text section on uncoated paper, featuring specially commissioned illustrations by Chris McNally, followed by a photographic album printed on art stock."

With thanks to publishers Thames and Hudson, art director and designer Andrew Diprose, and illustrator Chris McNally for all their help in putting the book together.

"Stunning" - Cycle Magazine

"Extraordinary" - Men's Fitness Magazine

"Combines the best elements of a travelogue, a practical guide, and a coffee-table book" -

"You'll struggle not to be captivated" -

UK, US, AUS, and worldwide: Thames & Hudson

Benelux: Terra Lannoo

France: Gallimard

Italy: Edizioni LSWR