Simon Calder
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Road trip: Hitch-hiking from Preston to Glasgow

Hitch-hiking is frowned on by some people because of safety concerns - but at a time when many are having to tighten their belts, could catching a free ride regain some of its appeal?

Simon Calder took a road trip from Preston to Glasgow to decide whether hitch-hiking in modern Britain should be given the thumbs up.

  • 18 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK
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