My American Dream, by bike...

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A Castlerock adventurer and filmmaker has told his “rite-of-passage tale” of cycling across North America covering 6,000 miles in five months.

The Road Headed West by Leon McCarron is released next Monday and recounts what happened the former Ballyhackett PS and Dalriada pupil when he swapped a mundane nine-to-five existence for two wheels and the journey of a lifetime.

Terrified at the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or adventure, Leon (27) took off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense.


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