#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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#freeLEJOG: Unexpected Adversity in the West Midlands

Rain started to pound against the kitchen windows. I had collected heaps of asparagus, been taken on a tour of the farm, discussed at length the changing nature of British agriculture, and now I was sitting at a big oak table, having devoured two bowls of the heartiest soup imaginable…

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