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by puffin
2 Dec 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Route for LEJOG

Not scared of hills are you? Looking at the stretch around Bristol you've chosen to go up overt the Mendips but avoided the climb up through Cheddar Gorge. I'll suggest some detours for Bristol in a day or two. I've re-done the route to include the Gorge (when I aggregated the daily routes it put i...
by puffin
1 Dec 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Route for LEJOG

Here's my route, I've finessed it down from previous journeys. I have learnt, since completing booking the accommodation, from Mick F that I could have avoided the Wye Valley, and in an also too late Road To Damascus moment, suddenly found I couldn't explain why I go East of Bristol. No idea. Its mu...
by puffin
15 Nov 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

Going via Gloucester is shorter as well as flatter. No competition as far as I'm concerned. Done the crossing the Severn bit a couple of times, but the Gloucester route quite a few times. Half a dozen maybe. Favoured stops from here: Bridgwater Ledbury Shrewsbury ................. or with my sister...
by puffin
10 Nov 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

Mick F, this is great stuff, but tell me, I've done LEJOG before, and have always used the SEvern Valley route, not Gloucester. What do you feel the relative advantages / disadvantages are?
by puffin
23 Sep 2019, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pitchcott Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Pitchcott Hill

Just a light hearted / puzzled / wth? kind of post. I seem to enjoy a charmed life cycling, the worst I ever got was a gentle beep to move over when riding out with my wife for the first time (I had to add the word "out" there to avoid humourous comments) and abuse from a Ford Focus in Cor...
by puffin
31 May 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Got back yesterday, all good. Strongish headwinds last few days.

The road through Tintern was closed, even to bikes, a nasty diversion over the hills. The canal towpath just south of Bridgewater is closed for a spell, diversion signs guide you round.
by puffin
10 May 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

...and the weather forecasts are really positive too.
by puffin
7 May 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

puffin wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Have you got Mick F's number in case you get lost on the Forth road bridge! :oops: :oops:


Huh???

Last time I crossed it I felt like I was in a post apocalyptic zombie movie, it was deserted.


Here's what it looked like
https://youtu.be/DCkYrBDuyDo
by puffin
4 May 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Thanks for all the good wishes, I'll keep the forum posted. Hope everyone eles's cycling is going well too.
by puffin
4 May 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

philvantwo wrote:Have you got Mick F's number in case you get lost on the Forth road bridge! :oops: :oops:


Huh???

Last time I crossed it I felt like I was in a post apocalyptic zombie movie, it was deserted.
by puffin
3 May 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12938

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Got all my ducks in a row (where does that expression come from??) and am off on 13th. Had my bike serviced not by H'fords this time, but by a local mechanic...its now a Nija bike, silently gliding round local roads. Just bought my first ever cycling bib.....er, I don't think its for me. Off on the ...
by puffin
16 Mar 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 14468

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Sheez! You reminded me to get mine, just done it. Inv to Wick with bike £6.35...with a rail card. Good value! We're going to pass each other around Compton Martin / Cheddar.
by puffin
15 Mar 2019, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5889

Re: Windy

Tee hee hee. I finished a LEJOG last summer during storm Hector. Downwind from Bettyhill to Lands End. Tee hee hee. And I have big ears so they helped out as sails. Got into JOG so early the surly hotelier said I was an hour early to check in so sent me away. Didn't matter, went for a coffee.
by puffin
4 Mar 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 9820

Re: Supplies along the way

There are a chain of stores called Co-op (Cooperative) and they do a Meal Deal (a sandwich / wrap, crisps/sweets, fizzy drink). This does me, and once I "Meal Deal'ed" the entire journey (the Scottish Co-ops are called something slightly different), and I almost managed it.
by puffin
6 Dec 2018, 10:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 4748

Re: JOGLE, actually.

Great video, thanks for sharing.