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by kennycr
7 Aug 2013, 11:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 44
Views: 79693

Re: Berridale braes

I've done it both ways. North to south in 1985 when it seemed pretty tough, but I wasn't as fit in those days. Did LEJoG in 2011 and I reckon Berridale was the toughest single hill on the route, although there were longer ones, especially in the West of England. Shap and the Devil's Beeftub seemed l...
by kennycr
15 Feb 2013, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quietest route Edinburgh to Lancaster
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Quietest route Edinburgh to Lancaster

Take the A70 to Carnwath, head for Biggar, Moffat, Lockerbie then Carlisle and follow the A6.

Did it in reverse on my 2011 LEJoG and it was pretty quiet.
by kennycr
17 Nov 2011, 12:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Food advice sought
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Re: Food advice sought

I did a solo (for half the route), unsupported LeJog in June using B&Bs and staying with friends (and at home one night - it is on the route!), and for me it was the experience of a lifetime. Yes to a big breakfast of cereal, porridge, toast and as much bacon, eggs, sausages etc. as you can cram...
by kennycr
31 Jul 2011, 1:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally a date set! 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Finally a date set! 15th August

Good luck. Tips from my self-supported trip in June, staying at BnBs and with friends on the route: 1. Travel light. I only had a Carradice saddle bag and if it didn't fit in it didn't go. Everything was dry too, even in the heaviest of rain. 2. It's not a race. One day i did only 15 miles because t...
by kennycr
29 Jul 2011, 12:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Urgent advice needed for saddle sores!
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Urgent advice needed for saddle sores!

I recently did a 14-day LEJOG on a Brooks B17 saddle that had previously done around 800 miles, so it was reasonably well broken in. By about day five, however, the saddle sores were fairly painful and were starting to detract from my overall enjoyment of the run. I hadn't used anything on them at t...
by kennycr
27 Jun 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week

Well, I made it! Almost exactly 14 days in the end. Not a lot of flat bits in Cornwall, and not a lot of dry bits in Scotland, but it really was a journey of a lifetime and one that I would heartily recommend to anyone even thinking remotely about it. If an overweight 47 year-old can manage it, I'd ...
by kennycr
9 Jun 2011, 10:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week

Thanks Mick.

Any good suggestions for B&B in Wadebridge/Padstow and Crediton would be welcome if anyone has them.

Thanks

Kenny
by kennycr
9 Jun 2011, 12:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Unsupported charity LEJoG starting this week

I'll be setting off on a journey to fulfil a lifetime's ambition on Friday 10 June, leaving Lands End around lunchtime and heading to John O' Groats, hopefully by 22 June. I'll be staying at B&Bs and with friends on the route, but I will be carrying all my own gear. Perhaps not the most ambitiou...