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The Great North Road

By Steve Silk 
Publication date - July 2021

 
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If it's good enough for Sting...

IF you'd turned on Radio 4 at 3pm on Saturday you'd have come upon an hour-long drama entitled South on the Great North Road. Written by...

Robin Hood's Well - taking the waters

The tranquil setting has long gone, so too the coaching inns on either side of the road, but the hamlet of Robin Hood's Well clings on in...

A hangman's noose at Busby Stoop

THIS was the rather gruesome sight that used to greet drinkers at the Busby Stoop pub in North Yorkshire until it was converted into an...

Ten Tips for Touring

I CYCLED from London to Edinburgh over 11 days with no sort of sporting pedigree. And if I can do it, you can too. You just need a £500...

Cafeology - The Hope, Holloway Road

WE RUN on coffee and cake, us cyclists. But what type of cafe do we go for? I had the privilege of refuelling in quite a few on my London...

RIP to the Ram Jam Inn?

DOES anyone know if the Ram Jam Inn is still going to be demolished? The future of this lovely old boozer directly on the A1 in Rutland...

Rush hour at the A1/A14 junction

HERE'S the A1/A14 junction as you've never seen it before. The cyclist has come up from Huntingdon while the road to the right heads...

Museums and the Blessed Margaret

CYCLING the route of the old Great North Road channels you into the sort of town centres that car drivers usually bypass: Stevenage,...

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