A heart-warming tale of a boy and his bike and a very long journey indeed
Ethan Johnson a teenager from Brisbane with mild Asperger's syndrome was the focus of a nationwide police search when he went missing two weeks ago. Spotted on cctv cameras riding his mountain bike along the Pacific Highway he kept going, unaware of his parent's pleas for him to return home. He lived on fast food and slept in truck stops and when found in Sydney on Good Friday told his parents that he 'rode from when I woke up to when I went to sleep'.
As the legendary Tim Westwood used to say, and possibly still does, respect is due.
Read more about Ethan's adventure in the Times online.