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Fred Johnson

There's Always Another Hill - How NOT to cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End

There's Always Another Hill - How NOT to cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End

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This title presents a humorous and eventful account from author Fred Johnson, taking the reader with him on his journey by bike on the famous route from John O Groats to Lands End - for the second time!

Enjoy the ride down with none of the pain, through the struggles, hardship and laughter and through some of Britains most beautiful scenery. "How NOT to cycle from John O Groats to Lands End".

Fred did it once to raise money for cancer research after his wife died of cancer, he enjoyed it that much he vowed never to get on his bike again at the finish.

With a new wife Chris and a new job, despite his best efforts he is railroaded into doing it again with work colleague Bill. Have a taste of it; join them, the months of training, the journey to Scotland.

Toiling up hills and mountains and sailing down the other side, through some of Britain's most beautiful scenery. Following a calamity in Inverness it becomes a race against time to get to Lands End before Chris has to leave for home.

About the Author

Born in Radcliffe, Manchester in 1948, Fred left school at 15 with no qualifications and served as an apprentice joiner, did his City & Guilds Advanced Craft then his HNC and went to work as a surveyor for an international building contractor.

Fred spent the next forty years working in the construction industry, apart from a twelve month period when he managed a hotel on the Norfolk Broads. Fred loves the outdoors and he has travelled extensively, especially in Europe.

His first wife, Gwen died of malignant melanoma aged 47 having been married for 28 years; they had two children a boy and a girl. He has been happily married to Christine for 10 years and they have between them nine grandchildren.

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