This was 80-year-old Mike Howitt's planned route from Leicester to Cape Town before he set off, and he says despite a few train cancellations in Europe, he was able to stick to his strict itinerary.
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A cold and frosty start with plenty of sunshine through the day
A cold and frosty start but largely sunny once any fog clears
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