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by shadwellrhino
29 Jan 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - training programs
Replies: 22
Views: 1291

Re: Advice needed - training programs

I got plenty of miles in and made sure I could ride 3 successive days of 60+ miles (my expected daily mileage), and that I was “happy” riding in strong wind and heavy rain. I included lots of hill work and regular trips to the gym to strengthen my suspect back. When I arrived at the start I knew tha...
by shadwellrhino
29 Jan 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 1681

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

We used B&Bs all the way up, my blog & diary is at https://through-the-lens.exposure.co/lands-end-to-john-ogroats-by-bike?source=share-through-the-lens An alternative to Crask Inn is Altnaharra B&B (downhill all the way from Crask) - owners are lovely and well used to wet, muddy cyclist...
by shadwellrhino
22 Jul 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

Re: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)

Spare shorts (especially since you’re using chamois cream)?
by shadwellrhino
20 Jun 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Another route suggestion post (sorry)
Replies: 32
Views: 6411

Re: Another route suggestion post (sorry)

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Try this. If no luck scroll down index to page 2 and see “My 16 Day LeJog....”
by shadwellrhino
20 Jun 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Another route suggestion post (sorry)
Replies: 32
Views: 6411

Re: Another route suggestion post (sorry)

Thank you gents for your replies. I will look at stopping in Okehampton as you suggest and follow your route out of Cornwall and Devon. I’m going to try and plot the route online and will post on here, if you wouldn’t mind casting a knowledgeable eye over them. Thanks! I don’t have it saved on my c...
by shadwellrhino
4 Jun 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Rob's Passage
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

Re: Rob's Passage

It was a great route courtesy of Rob and MickF - the profile shows just how flat it was.
by shadwellrhino
2 Jun 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Rob's Passage
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

Re: Rob's Passage

I think this is the route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27192449
by shadwellrhino
29 Apr 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 24253

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Jamesh wrote:

Do most people take waterproof trousers - caint say I like them!


I don’t like them either but there were two days when I was very thankful that I took them as well as waterproof overshoes and warm clothing!
by shadwellrhino
21 Apr 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn tyres on brand new bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Worn tyres on brand new bike

I would report this to Trading Standards - its what this retailer deserves.
by shadwellrhino
17 Mar 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 15285

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

I wish I had the courage to do this. I keep thinking that my route would end when I was either deliberately pushed off my bike by the passenger of a passing car, or else wiped out by a BMW driver as he checks Facebook whilst overtaking me at 95 mph. If you commute by bike in London, then LeJoG woul...
by shadwellrhino
3 Mar 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?
Replies: 31
Views: 6617

Re: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?

This is something that has been on my radar to do for some time. I like the idea of the challenge but how much of the time would I be cursing the amount of traffic? I like the look of the WIMPS route but going solo would it be advisable as a lot of it is on 'a' roads. There is perhaps the Cicerone ...
by shadwellrhino
24 Feb 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 10267

Re: Supplies along the way

Travelling in Scotland from Moffat to Livingstone I cycled 30 miles without seeing a shop. Supplies were also hard to find in Northern Scotland. Note also that it can be difficult to get a meal after 8pm in rural areas. In Moffat which is a reasonable size town we had to ask a restaurant to keep the...
by shadwellrhino
31 Jan 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any good tips to improve pedal action
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: Any good tips to improve pedal action

Have you tried ski socks? They’re not necessarily thick but I find them warmer than eg merino.
by shadwellrhino
10 Sep 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 17
Views: 4902

Re: What would you do differently?

I would do it for charity. So many people wanted to donate because for me it was going to be quite an achievement (and was), yet I chose not to. I could have raised quite a bit for a charity that now I am thinking of doing it again just for that reason. I chose not do it for charity, because I didn...
by shadwellrhino
26 Aug 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 8355

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

For me. the ride was mainly about getting safely from one end to the other. Scenery would be a bonus. I agree that if you have the time and inclination, then coming off the A9 is probably a good idea. However....I think there is a little more civilisation (food and drink, and accommodation) along th...