Coolest adventure plan gets a free touring bike & gear. One week to enter!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been blogging about my biggest challenge yet. It has nothing to do with distance, speed, mileage, or any other kind of challenge we traditionally construct for ourselves. No; the challenge was to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats without any money whatsoever. What I…

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#freeLEJOG: The Total Bill For A Bicycle Journey The Length Of England (Hint: It Was Less Than £1)

If you haven’t heard of #freeLEJOG, start catching up here. Otherwise, enjoy the final chapter! Good travelling is characterised by a great number of very painful goodbyes. It is a difficult thing to accept; that the better the time spent in the company of new friends, the more torturous will…

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#freeLEJOG: How I Found A Secret Cave (With Free Beer), And Why I Can’t Tell You Where It Is

I hit an unexpected seam of gold in Cumbria. What started as a 24-hour detour turned into the most unpredictable adventure — four days during which I became part of the fabric of a stunning little side-valley in the heart of the English Lake District. I could easily have stayed all summer. It was all Jilly Sherlock’s…

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#freeLEJOG: The Moment When, Aged 30, I Realised What Money Actually Was

Lancashire was where it all started coming together. I had been on the road for a fortnight, two thirds of the all-too-meagre time allowance I had in which to make this journey. It had been a fortnight since I’d last spent or handled money in any form, and the notion of…

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#freeLEJOG: On Eating Food Out Of Bins

The West Midlands were not particularly kind to me. As a result, of course, I learned a hell of a lot. The weather was the least of it. Leaving Bridgnorth and finishing the last of my leftovers I found myself riding in the rain once again, with no food and no prospect…

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