Author makes the most of his bus pass

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AN AUTHOR who has used his bus pass to its fullest potential for the last three years has written a book about his experiences to inspire others.

When Pip Wright, of Polstead Close, Stowmarket, got his bus pass in 2008 he used it to explore Suffolk.

It was the first time he had been on a bus since he was a child and he wrote a book about his adventures, Exploring Suffolk by Bus Pass, which sold around 4,000 copies.

Now, the 63-year-old has got more adventurous and used it to explore further afield. He has written a book, Exploring East Anglia by Bus Pass, which is priced at £7.95 and details more than 40 excursions.

He said: “It’s wonderful. You haven’t got to pay for parking or use any petrol. It may take a little bit longer, but those of us who are retired have a bit more time. Quite often you find places you didn’t think of going – it’s an adventure.”