Light Hearted

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 273 – Edward Peppitt, author and host of the “Keeping Watch” podcast

April 14, 2024

Edward Peppitt is the southeast England representative for the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, or ALK, and he produces and hosts a podcast called Keeping Watch. He’s also a fundraising ambassador for Shift MS, a charity aimed at keeping multiple sclerosis sufferers as active as possible.

Ed Peppitt at Happisburgh Lighthouse in England.

Ed has written a new book called The Beacon Bike. It tells the incredible story of his 3,500-mile bicycle ride to explore the lighthouses around the coast of England and Wales, proving that a diagnosis of MS doesn’t mean giving up on a lifelong dream. Ed’s bike ride took him to 327 lighthouses over 100 days.

Emily Straight, who is the regular co-host of the Lighthouse Lowdown podcast, co-hosts this episode.