Saturday, 27 June 2009

Road to nowhere

Telegrammed by the Globetrotter...
At Thursday night's DafT press soiree Adonis confirmed that he is indeed looking to follow up the Pilgrimage of Grice with further explorations of Britain’s transport system.

As the Noble Lord hasn't yet joined the 82% of the Upper House that qualifies for free bus travel it seems unlikely that he will attempt the Lands End to John o’Groats record yet.

However, he is planning to mark the contract for the last stage of the M25 widening by driving all the way round – or perhaps being driven?

Asked how long he expected the trip to take, Adonis said he thought it could be done "in a couple of hours".

So clearly he isn’t planning to sample the joys of either Heathrow or Dartford in the rush hour.

UPDATE: This from Captain Deltic...

Perhaps The Noble Lord is planning to ride pillion behind Richard Hammond of BBC's Top Gear on a Vincent Black Shadow motor-cycle.