Just ordered Dad a copy of Anna Hughes Eat, Sleep, Cycle - A Bike Ride Around the Coast of Britain. A bit of holiday reading for him and it should bring back many memories for Dad of his own trip around the coast !
Anyone interested the blurb reads ...
For Anna, a cycling enthusiast, the decision to ride 4,000 miles solo
around the coast of the UK wasn’t that hard. Following the river from
London until it became the sea, then following the sea until it reached
the mouth of the Thames again was a beautifully simple idea. But after
epic highs, incredible lows, unforgettable scenery and unpronounceable
place names – as well as a hearty battle with some good old British
weather – her simple idea turns into a compelling journey of
self-discovery, and an eye-opening insight into what makes the island
where she lives so special.