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Ed Peppitt (aka The Beacon Bike)

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100 days 3,500 miles 327 lighthouses

3,500 mile cycle to see every lighthouse in England and Wales

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When the light from Dungeness lighthouse flashed through my bedroom window when I was a child, it sparked an interest in lighthouses … my family would say an obsession … that has stayed with me all my life.

“On the first Monday in May, a couple of summers ago, I set off on my bike on an expedition to visit and write about every onshore and offshore lighthouse in England and Wales. I included the many islands –  the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, Lundy, Bardsey and the Channel Islands. Reaching the offshore and rock lighthouses required ferry crossings, boat trips and fishing fleets.

I have multiple sclerosis, and I raised more than £15,000 for a brilliant MS charity and support network called Shift MS. Read on to find out more …”

300+ lighthouses in three and a half minutes

Recent Posts

The days that followed: Postscript

The days that followed: Postscript

Postscript It seems strange to be writing these words now that I am home. I made this journey a couple of summers ago, and only started writing about it during some fairly lean working months during the pandemic. Since my return we have lost, or...

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No two lighthouses are the same …

My position was tracked and plotted the whole way …

The lighthouses mapped

South East England
Southern England
South West England
Channel Islands
Bristol Channel
South Wales
North Wales & Liverpool Bay
North West
North East
Yorkshire & Humber
East Anglia
Thames Estuary

Commercial sponsors and supporters

I am very grateful to the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who supported me throughout my 3,500 mile journey