End to End by Alistair McGuinness

Published November 16, 2021

End to End by Alistair McGuinness

Book info

  • Title End to End
  • Author Alistair McGuinness
  • Year 2016
  • Genre Travel

When three friends set off on a 900-mile trip to explore Britain, using an out of date map to guide them, the scene is set for a wayward adventure. Along the way they visited numerous country pubs, went in search of the remaining Beatles, discovered an ancient hideaway used by Scottish clans, and survived a storm in the Highlands. Each time they got lost they were helped by a variety of kind and quirky characters.


The story of an adventure cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a journey that many have undertaken but only a handful of written about. I loved the writing in this book, the day to day adventure which was about more than just cycling - it was about how the journey affected the riders, with various snippets of information about a few of the places passed along the way.

It was very human and moving in places, a good insight into maybe planning a bit better but embracing the adventure when you haven’t done so.

Rating: 4 / 5

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