This is my kind of ride. Northern latitudes. A minimum of talking. No cars. Country roads. Variable terrain.

Sam Needham is a triple threat: photographer, illustrator, and filmmaker. His illustrations are bold, high in relief, geometric, and stand in contrast to the soft gradations and rolling hills of “Yorkshire Grit,” but they share intensity with his devotion to sound—the ambient noise tells the story of a day’s ride here, from first cricket to last owl hoot.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Follow him on Instagram at @stevecasimiro.