A daunting 842 miles, the End to End is Britain's ultimate challenge for cyclists, spanning John O' Groats in northeastern Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall. To understand the physical and mental challenges involved, Paul Jones decided to try it himself. Here he profiles such greats as Eileen Sheridan, who completed it in under three days in 1954, and current record holder Michael Broadwith, who did it in an astonishing 43 hours. Jones's beautifully written narrative is a homage to the tradition, and also a compelling exploration of why journeys matter for all of us.
End To End: Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats
Author: Paul Jones.