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Pretty gloomy news

Mortality rates are still rising in the UK – and everyone is ignoring how many more people are dying.

Interestingly my age group is still doing OK as you can see from the above chart.

As the article says:

Warnings for the future

Something is going very wrong. And whatever is going on is unique to the UK because in no other European country have there been overall falls in life expectancy that look at all like this. The figures for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are almost certainly as bad as England, but no one has as yet bothered to study them in any detail – let alone tried to work out where they are heading.

Very interesting the full article is here 

A blast from my past!

Whilst searching on the AllTrails website I discovered this little blast from the past which I uploaded to EveryTrail in 2008.

The original post came about when I discovered my 1956 YHA card. I then did a plot connecting up the Youth Hostels as much I could remember from when I was 8 years old. Staggering to think I did over 80 miles and all that climbing on a single speed bike 🙂 With my parents (late forties), brother (12) and sister (10)

Geoff Jones bike ride when I was 8
Rough Route connecting the Youth Hostels