An 80-year-old man from Leicester is preparing to hitch kike to Cape Town in South Africa to raise money for the hospice that cared for his wife before she died.
Mike Howitt will use his thumb to travel more than 8000 miles in less than three months.
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Cloudier on Monday although it will stay dry.
Turning cloudy in the east overnight. Sunny spells tomorrow.