An epic pandemic journey

TRAVEL writer and broadcaster Simon Parker, who has reported from more than 100 countries over the years, took to his bike to explore his homeland during the pandemic. He tells his story in A Night of Adventure Cycling 3,247 Miles Around Pandemic Britain, at Dorchester Corn Exchange on 24th April at 3pm.

The multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes covers his many journeys across Britain in 2020 and 2021. He travelled to the furthest corners of Britain, including Shetland, Scilly, the Highlands, Cumbria and the North York Moors to find out how the pandemic had impacted people of all backgrounds.

This is a ground level portrait of Britain, with dozens of unique stories from farmers, fishermen, artists and musicians, young, old, rich and poor.