#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…

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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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#freeLEJOG: Pedalling North Without A Penny

Were it not such a clichéd turn of phrase, I’d be tempted to describe the adjustment to travelling without money as an ’emotional rollercoaster’. The first few days of my Land’s End to John O’Groats attempt felt like a series of nervous dashes from one safe haven to another, like a…

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New Travel & Adventure Books For June 2014

This week sees the publication of two new books that I’ve been eagerly anticipating for several months. Both are written by accomplished and experienced writers who I highly respect; both sit within the category of adventure; yet these two books could barely be more different in theme and content. Life Cycles by…

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