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DAY01

London, England

Holyhead, Wales

09:33

TRAVEL TIME

410 mi

DISTANCE

52 L

FUEL AMOUNT

Monday 28 September 2020

England & Wales

With much excitement, we got going on the Road to 2021, starting on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in London and zigzagging a total of 410 miles across England and Wales. We ultimately reached Holyhead in Anglesey, Wales, where our next leg would take us by ferry to Ireland.

 

On today’s journey, we met two companies – Yourway in Gerrards Cross, England and Trakcel in Cardiff, Wales. The day demanded over 9 hours of driving, taking in Central London, Windsor, South Wales and Snowdonia in North Wales. We also went to England’s 'Potteries' region in Staffordshire to catch up with Nigel’s cousin, Laura, who works in the UK’s healthcare industry.

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England

England

POPULATION

56M

84.02% of UK population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

81.1YRS

<1

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Universal

Health expenditure per capita

2900

about €50 above the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 17%

Obesity 21%

Alcohol 22%

Alcohol

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart Disease

56.2%

Decrease since 2000

FAMOUS FIGURES

Sir James Paget

Sir James Paget  (1814-1899)

Gave impetus to the field of clinical pathology, and appointed surgeon-extraordinary to Queen Victoria.

Wales

Wales

POPULATION

3M

4.5% of UK population

LIFE EXPECTANCY

81.1YRS

<1

Increase since 2000

HEALTH SYSTEM

Universal

Health expenditure per capita

2900

about €50 above the EU average

PRIMARY RISK
FACTORS

Smoking 17%

Obesity 21%

Alcohol 22%

Alcohol

LEADING CAUSE
OF DEATH

Heart Disease

55.7%

Decrease since 2000

FAMOUS FIGURES

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace  (1823-1913)

Wallace was one of the leading evolutionary thinkers in the 19th century and first conceived the theory of evolution through natural selection, which prompted Charles Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species.