Getting things into perspective

Just watching the BBC's Coast, which explores the coastline of the British Isles, brought back the time when I did, what in motorcycling circles is known as, "The Four Corners Run".

Starting from London in a very wet and windy October 1987 I took in the furthest South, West, North and East points of Britain - namely Lizard Point, Ardnamurchan Point, Dunnet Head and Lowestoft.

It is really satisfying to have a real sense of the overall shape and size of the UK and thanks to all the other motorcycling, cycling and walking that I have done over the years I relish the sense of place I now have for this amazing island.