take to the road

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take to the road

To begin a journey on the road. The author has taken to the road to promote his new book. After a heartbreaking defeat at home last night, the team is taking to the road to try and reverse its fortunes in an East Coast tour.
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take to the road (or take the road)

set out on a journey or series of journeys.
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Now he took to the road boldly, and as he was light and nimble, he felt no fatigue.
But on Monday - two weeks after it first took to the road in Edinburgh - they discovered thieves had nicked the taxi and set fire to it.
Cohen was back in the limelight in his seventies when his classic song Hallelujah became Simon Cowell's slightly choice for the 2008 X Factor winner's single, and the man himself took to the road for a world tour.
After tribesmen led by Tuaiman, from the Jahm tribe, took to the road hampering the movement of the gas trucks and causing an acute gas shortage in the capital of Sana'a and other provinces, the Interior ministry dispatched 33 security patrols to deal with the situation.
Today, Britain's first Book Bus designed specially for use by youngsters took to the road in Newcastle, but in what year?
The convoy of bikers took to the road in a bid to raise awareness of the urgent need to fill the 5,000 carers shortfall.
The first 'Bike Train' in Wales took to the road on Friday when pupils at Evenlode Primary School, in Penarth, used pedal power to get to school.
Toledo, whose coaching staff took to the road for recruiting or was entertaining recruits on campus Sunday, said in a conference call with reporters from his home that he is looking forward to resolving the issue.
More than 1,500 travellers who have been staying in a seaside town over the festive period took to the road yesterday without disruption.
More than 20,000 limousines took to the road in 1992.
With her turbaned 18-year-old cousin as cameraman, she took to the road, interviewing victims of hate crimes, violence and religious persecution in the months after 9/11.
PC Gordon Townson, 49, was given a poignant send-off from pupils at Aberdeen's Westhill Academy as he took to the road on a 300-mile charity cycling trip.
Renowned artist Franklin McMahon and columnist Peter Gilmour took to the road, too, and offer a fascinating report, in word and picture, of the recent gathering of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since she first took to the road, she's noticed a few significant changes on the highways and byways.