Malcolm Metcalf, aged 82, has been planning another epic journey, this time nearer to home. He intends to travel around England by using his free bus pass.
“I will be travelling on 60 buses, through 33 counties in 29 days. It has taken me 12 weeks to connect all the timetables,” he said.
His journey will start on April 2nd this year, leaving at 6.15am on the X1 bus on Magdalen Way, Gorleston to Norwich, Kings Lynn, Peterborough, Oakham and Nottingham where he will sleep. The following 5 days will take him to Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and Carlisle. Then on to Kendal, Lancaster, Preston, Liverpool, Chester, Shrewsbury, Telford, Stratford-on-Avon and Oxford. A two day break then Bristol, Tiverton, Taunton, Exeter, Torquay and Brixham. On day 19 he proceeds along the south coast to Bridport, Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton. Day 24 takes him to Crawley and Peckham, London. Day 26 to Ilford, Romford, Basildon and Westcliffe-on-sea. He is due to arrive back in Great Yarmouth on Saturday April 30th on the X1 bus at 14.10.
Malcolm has travelled to 53 countries including such places as Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Suva in Fiji, Mexico, all over the USA including 200,000 miles riding the Amtrak rail system. He has written two books, both sell outs. He said, “I have always enjoyed travelling and adventure and have many friends worldwide.”
Malcolm will be paying for all of his expenses on this future trip and hopes to raise funds towards the new East Coast Hospice to be built in Gorleston.