Going the extra mile ...
GOOGLE Maps says Pc Mark Gatward’s commute from Wisbech to Harlow is 8 .2 miles by car.
Travelling by the A141, A10 and M11, it estimates a journey time of one hour and 47 minutes.
Via public transport, journey times appear to vary between four and five hours at best, with the search engine even recommending going via the London Underground at certain times of the day.
The commute would fall to 73 miles by foot but would take 24 hours to complete.