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by puffin
3 Jan 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Im going to annoy MickF here as we've disagreed about this in the past, but at Sourton I'd personally be diverting onto the Granite way past the Church of St Thomas a Becket. This then will take you over the Meldon viaduct, which in my view is worth doing even for the extra few minutes it would tak...
by puffin
3 Jan 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

From Cheddar I'd take the Strawberry line around to Clevedon then follow the Avon Cycleway over the Avon bridge as well. Defo take this route as I had a nasty headwind off the Bristol channel between wsm and clevedon. A bit of shelter makes cycling slot more pleasant esp with tired legs of Cornwall...
by puffin
3 Jan 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Good spot, thanks Honesty, the software took me off the canal North East of Taunton as I amended the earlier bit. I've redon it to include the full cnal length to Bridgewater. I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances. Yes it does. My daug...
by puffin
2 Jan 2020, 11:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

From Cheddar I'd take the Strawberry line around to Clevedon then follow the Avon Cycleway over the Avon bridge as well. Defo take this route as I had a nasty headwind off the Bristol channel between wsm and clevedon. A bit of shelter makes cycling slot more pleasant esp with tired legs of Cornwall...
by puffin
2 Jan 2020, 11:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Looks good through Norton (the route hasnt gone down Station Road as it's technically not linked on the mapping software, the link is there though!, but what you've got works as well). Question though, looks like you're coming off the Canal path at the Bathpool end of Taunton. Personally I'd just s...
by puffin
2 Jan 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Just updated the route as per the advice gratefully received. The route is 994 miles from Penzance Station to Wick Station. I then have a 5 mile exactly cycle ride back from the station to my village at the other end.... so I'm just a mile short of the magic 1,000. This happened the last time but on...
by puffin
1 Jan 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Thanks Honesty that was really useful.
by puffin
30 Dec 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Thanks Redvee, much appreciated, route updated and saved.
Thanks again.
by puffin
15 Dec 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

Hello, for each additional 10km that you choose to ride on your route, you will need to eat an extra pasty whilst in Cornwall. Makes sense to me .................... Happy days, Good suggestion, and I like the 10k / I pastie ratio; works for me. However, traditionally I only get to stop for 1 pasti...
by puffin
15 Dec 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: Route for LEJOG

I see you're leaving the B2B cyclepath at 229.5 miles then going underneath it 5 miles later. You can stay on the cyclepath and turn right at Mangotsfield Station then pick up the spur that takes you towards Tulip abbotoir but come off at the bridge on Coxgrove Hill. Thanks Redvee, that is a great ...
by puffin
2 Dec 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

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: 22
Views: 1181

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: 1508

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: 1508

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: 327

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...