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by Halchemy
9 Oct 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

As of 9 October we have about eight places remaining but are a bit short of single occupancy rooms. We have plenty of twins and a couple of doubles.
by Halchemy
23 Sep 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 523

CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

CTC Tours (which are part of Cycling UK) have spaces on the September 2020 LEJoG tour. The tours are aimed at those who wish to do it in comfort with a bit of luxury along the way. This tour has been run some twenty five times, so is well tested. Dates are 4 - 23 September 2020. The itinerary, info ...
by Halchemy
4 Mar 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and we had an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

UPDATE:
We are now starting to run out of twins on the September tour. We still have all types of rooms in June.
by Halchemy
12 Feb 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and we had an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

UPDATE:
We still have single rooms on the May/June tour but we have probably used up our single room allocation in September. We have twins and doubles available on both tours (It's normal to share twins on CTC Tours and we try to pair people of similar ages.)
by Halchemy
29 Dec 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and we had an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

We've just had a couple of people asking how 'hard' our route is. The answer is it was designed to be doable by what we considered to be 'average' road cyclists; in other words people who might go out once a week and do 50 - 60 miles in the summer and a bit less in winter. We now deliberately have a...
by Halchemy
24 Nov 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

We have had people this week asking about the female to male ratio on the tours, as the tour photos make it look a bit male dominated. On average the LEJoG tours ratio is about 5 females to 12 males. We get single ladies and couples. The age range for females is currently from 30 to 78. We have had ...
by Halchemy
3 Nov 2018, 9:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

Correction: Bookings for September are now being taken. CTC Tours have decided to open the tour early.
by Halchemy
30 Oct 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

For the people asking about the September 2019 tour.

The online booking for this should open for this about Nov 25.

The online booking for June is already up and running.
by Halchemy
27 Oct 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

Get her a good quality Electric bike? We've already had this a couple of times, once where where the wife used an electric bike due to having rheumatoid arthritis and another case where the husband was recovering from cancer, each time it worked well. They had kept themselves reasonably fit though, ...
by Halchemy
26 Oct 2018, 11:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

Yes, all being well, we will be running CTC Tour LEJoGs in 2020. I like doing it, there's always something new and the people who do it tend to be decent, friendly and down to earth, so I'll keep going, touch wood, for a few more years yet.

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by Halchemy
24 Oct 2018, 10:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019

Alex at the Sign. He is very fit - not many 85 year olds can hold their bike above their heads!

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by Halchemy
23 Oct 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019

A bit of late news: We have just had our oldest ever tour member, the amazing Alex Menarry, complete the tour in September at the age of 85 years and 8 months. Alex, who came well prepared on a carbon bike with very low gears, made the hills look easy and set a good pace. There may have been older r...
by Halchemy
16 Oct 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)
Replies: 17
Views: 8135

Cycling UK LEJOG tours 2019 (Our 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018 now ratified by Guiness)

CTC Tours (which are part of Cycling UK) have spaces on the June and September LEJoG tours. The tours are aimed at those who wish to do it in comfort with a bit of luxury along the way. This version of the tour has been run some twenty five times, so is well tested. Dates are 31 May - 19 June and 30...
by Halchemy
26 Feb 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 5226

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018

Update:

At the 26 February 2018 there are about three places available on the May LEJoG tour and seven spaces available on the September LEJoG tour.