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by shadwellrhino
31 Jan 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any good tips to improve pedal action
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

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: 2756

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: 4997

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...
by shadwellrhino
26 Aug 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4997

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

My friend and I are doing LEJOG in mid April next year. We had a route planned but have modified certain aspects of it based on advice on the forum. One question I have is from Inverness northwards on the A9... your route takes you via Dingwall, Helmsdale to JOG. We were looking at Lairg, Tongue an...
by shadwellrhino
26 Aug 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4997

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

My friend and I are doing LEJOG in mid April next year. We had a route planned but have modified certain aspects of it based on advice on the forum. One question I have is from Inverness northwards on the A9... your route takes you via Dingwall, Helmsdale to JOG. We were looking at Lairg, Tongue an...
by shadwellrhino
1 Aug 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4997

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

I had no idea. All I knew was that I had no appetite. I got tired later in the day after Monmouth. The first time I felt ill was on Day 9 when I struggled badly on a very long flat stretch. After that it was generally hard work most of the time, which I put down to not eating very well, but I just ...
by shadwellrhino
1 Aug 2018, 4:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4997

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

Hi, have read through this post with interest. I set off next week and intend to do majority of journey with bivvy and take in one or two hotels. Thank you for posting your route - I will use this, making a couple of slight adjustments. Glad you’re using the route and hope it works for you. Good lu...
by shadwellrhino
25 Jun 2018, 6:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

Well done! Did you make it to Betty’s?
by shadwellrhino
22 Jun 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Tockwith area
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Tockwith area

Wetherby Wheelers is a well known local club.
by shadwellrhino
15 Jun 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

See Days 7-10 of this post: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=121231
I followed A49 and A6 for much of this route without any problems. Took a few detours to use quiter roads that didn’t add too many miles.
by shadwellrhino
24 May 2018, 10:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Highlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: The Highlands

I went up the east coast in early June last year, accommodation was really difficult to find at short notice. Book as far ahead as you can, and if needed, use Tripadvisor which helped me identify a couple of places that were not listed on the likes of Booking.com
by shadwellrhino
23 May 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

Not sure of your intended route but without wishing to complicate things there’s a second Bettys on the outskirts of Harrogate, and others in the centre of York and Ilkley! Northallerton is the quietest of these, and gives the most direct route north. York takes you out to the east, whereas Ilkley t...
by shadwellrhino
17 May 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

Bettys - very posh, and very good (pricey) food. Not a biker's cafe! Presume you're getting washed and changed first? :lol: If you're planning to follow the A1 through Yorkshire, travel on the Great North Road through Aberford, then follow signs for Bramham, then Wetherby, then the A168 to Dishforth...
by shadwellrhino
9 May 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG in June, Route Review Please
Replies: 29
Views: 1962

Re: LEJOG in June, Route Review Please

You can always combine the days and do it in 8...or even 4!!
by shadwellrhino
9 May 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG in June, Route Review Please
Replies: 29
Views: 1962

Re: LEJOG in June, Route Review Please

Mick F - I used virtually all of your route via Wye Valley, with a detour to avoid Bristol. Scroll through following link for digital format of route on a day by day basis - will hopefully save you recreating it from scratch!

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=121231