Dominic Arkwright meets the senior citizens who have used their bus passes to take to the high road.
Parishioners of St.
Edburgs Church, Bicester, wanted a novel way to support their 900-year-old church and raise funds for a much-needed £1m refurbishment.
With very little experience of adventuring far by bus, they set out to travel from Canterbury to York, staying with fellow christians along the way.
It was a journey that would change their views on bus travel and on the great British countryside.
As one pilgrim puts it; " This week has been one of the most memorable, humbling and happy weeks of my life.
God was certainly looking down on us.".
The Bicester parishioners who went on a pilgrimage from Canterbury to York.
Dominic Arkwright meets people who've used their bus passes for adventurous road trips.
Today he meets Olwen Leebrook, the Welsh pensioner who set out to visit all thirteen of the old Welsh counties by bus.
It was a journey that would open her eyes to the real beauty of her native country.
Olwen Leebrook set out to visit all thirteen of the old Welsh counties by bus.
Today he meets a man who set out to prove that the humble bus pass coule be used to travel the entire length of the country - for free.
Dominic Arkwright meets senior citizens who have used their bus passes to take on adventurous road trips.
Today he meets a free-wheeling woman who makes it up as she goes along.
The free-wheeling woman who makes it up as she goes along.
Dominic Arkwright meets people who've used their bus passes to take on adventurous road trips.
Today he meets the lifeboatman who took on a national tour of RNLI stations.
Bill Walton travelled around the UK on his free bus pass to raise money for the RNLI.
Dressed as a lifeboat man the whole way, he took 23 days to complete the journey.
With an average travelling time of 7 hours per day, he caught 124 buses and clocked up 2250 miles.
The lifeboatman who took a national tour of RNLI stations.