Send us a picture of your epic journeys


We are celebrating the epic journey of yachtsman Phil Sharp and his crew as they attempt to set a new benchmark for sailing the length of Britain, the ‘End to End’ route up the west coast from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland.  You can track their progress here.

As part of the fun, we are inviting Laddiefans to post  phone snaps, paintings, drawings, maps, anything you like, that could somehow justify also being described as an epic journey.  It might simply be your daily commute, or it could be a holiday nightmare, or a personal triumph, or anything really.

We have three wee 20cl bottles from the recent #LaddieMP3 tasting to give away – so all you have to do is snap and send to give yourself the chance of being the lucky recipient of one of them.

The usual ridiculous rules apply and there are all sorts of ways to enter.  Probably the easiest is to post to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #lengthofbritain – or #jesuisici is also good.  You could post entries to our Facebook wall or even send an email to

As usual, cheating and bribery are all part of the fun and are generally encouraged.  Our judges will, after careful consideration, make an arbitrary and probably unreasonable decision based on the excellence of the submissions. Or maybe they will just pick the winner out of hat. Who knows?

The competition will close shortly after Phil crosses the ‘finish line’ at John O’Groats – which could be on Monday of next week, although as the current weather forecast suggests that they could become becalmed off Islay, then it might take a while longer!

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