Singletrack Magazine Issue 113 : Borderlands

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Olly Townsend sneaks up to nearly touch the Scottish border in this most northerly and unridden of English counties. 

Words & Photography Olly Townsend

Apparently, there’s a widely held view in the customer service industry that employees with Geordie accents come across as friendly, helpful and trustworthy – pretty much ideal characteristics then. Luckily, it’s not just the accent either – having lived up here for nearly four years now, I can happily confirm that even when they’re dealing with a bona fide shandy-drinking southerner like me, they’re some of the friendliest people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. 

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