Leon McCarron (Rutherford, 2005) due to release new book

Many of us dream of escaping life behind a desk, and setting out into the unknown, and adventurer & expedition cameraman Leon McCarron turned this dream into reality. Over the past four years, Leon, who graduated from Kent in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Film, has trekked across deserts, walked the length of China and cycled 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong. He has now written a book from the journals he kept during his 6,000 mile bicycle trek across North America in 2010.  Entitled The Road Headed West, the book was inspired by the journals he kept during his epic adventure, from the perils of the journey to the kindness of strangers he met along the way, and offers a first hand account of what it feels like to take a chance in life and not settle for the ordinary.

Due to be released on 7 July, the book is now available to pre-order.