Nathan's summer holiday trip

A young entrepreneur is set to make dreams come true this summer by travelling nearly 3,000 miles in an old-fashioned London bus. In a scene reminiscent of Cliff Richard's classic film Summer Holiday, Nathan Jenson will travel from California, Norfolk, to California, America.

A young entrepreneur is set to make dreams come true this summer by travelling nearly 3,000 miles in an old-fashioned London bus.

In a scene reminiscent of Cliff Richard's classic film Summer Holiday, Nathan Jenson will travel from California, Norfolk, to California, America.

Driving the old Routemaster bus, Mr Jenson, 24, of Thorpe St Andrew, will take advantage of the American love of all things British and auction the vehicle in the US.

Mr Jenson, who is setting up his own private ambulance company, is inviting businesses to buy advertising space on the bus and will donate all profits to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

“I thought to myself I've always wanted to do this,” he said. “I sold my house and I didn't want to spend all that money on another house and lose money, so I bought the bus.”

Mr Jenson, who plans to start the trip at the end of June, will drive to Southampton, where the bus will be shipped to New York, and will allow five weeks to travel across the United States to California.

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During its 42 years in service, the double-decker travelled more than a million miles. The last to be decommissioned, it ran the final journey of any London Routemaster and ended in Battersea in 2005.

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