Rating: 4 out of 5

The first book of my 6-month Adventurous Ink subscription.

It isn’t a book I’d necessarily have chosen - being cycle based rather than walking - but the A1 is a road I have traveled in part many times (at least as far as Doncaster regularly). A lot of the place names were familiar.

I enjoyed the combination of history - based on Harper’s equivalent journey a century before. There were also a few references that made it relevant to its time - mid pandemic observations that I found interesting.

As it turned out it was less about cycling and more about travelling at a slower pace along the ghost of a road that has transformed from a great transport highway into a fast moving motorway/A road hybrid. I enjoyed the search for the “traditional” coaching inn and was pleased to learn that there are still a few if you know where to look

Originally posted to my Goodreads account