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by Duke3376
5 Jul 2013, 9:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Alternatives to A30 (from split topic)
Replies: 23
Views: 23138

Re: Alternatives to A30 (from split topic)

Thankfully I didn't touch the A30 on my travels. Did hit he A82 (Scottish Land) which for some reason was vey quiet.

My route can be found here: www.darrenlejog.weebly.com
by Duke3376
2 Jul 2013, 11:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two cyclists killed this morning on A30
Replies: 39
Views: 4909

Two Cyclists Killed A30 doing the End 2 End

Just seen this on the news, RIP Cyclists, happened this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-23143314
by Duke3376
7 Jun 2013, 2:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: my 1st ever tour, any advice please.
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: my 1st ever tour, any advice please.

Yes don't have a fried breakfast, it was Barneybears fault he made me do it, don't know if you have set off yet but get booked into a travelodge some cheap deals out there.

Check out my route and accom.

http://www.darrenlejog.weebly.com
by Duke3376
24 Apr 2013, 1:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: some more routes to perus - chepstow thru to whalley
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: some more routes to perus - chepstow thru to whalley

The route you have from Westhoughton to and over Tockholes are some right climbs, I would stick to the A6 from Westhoughton, cycle up the A6 through Chorley then head over through Wheelton (junction 8 M61) and come out by Witton Park in Blackburn. If you let me know the date that this leg is I can m...
by Duke3376
1 Apr 2013, 11:21am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Penzance arrival help
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Penzance arrival help

http://www.landsendhostelaccommodation.co.uk/index.php 12 miles Penzance to Lands End...cycle it....!!! Accomodation I havnt used but booked for my LEJOG in May/June...talked to lady who runs it...very welcoming?? I stayed here when I did my LEJOG, fantastic accommodation, and it is only 300 metres...
by Duke3376
11 Feb 2013, 9:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally finished my Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Finally finished my Blog

Apologies for the belatedness of this reply but what was your thinking behind using a CX bike to do the LEJOG? Is it as simple as that's the bike you own? Did you have any issues problems specific to the CX bike? I noticed from your images that you didn't seem to have much luggage on the bike or mu...
by Duke3376
7 Feb 2013, 8:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LE2JOG on a condor squadra
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: LE2JOG on a condor squadra

God Morning Mcgroa, I did LEJOG unsupported on a cyclocross with handlebar bag on panniers, check out my web page http://www.darrenlejog.weebly.com you find the bike that I used. But what you will get from the members on here is some excellent advice on what bikes they have used. Enjoy it, I did, lo...
by Duke3376
25 Jan 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is there a LEJOG route that takes in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: Is there a LEJOG route that takes in...

hi Tony, I used a number of Travelodges on my journey, I payed nothing over 25 quid as they were in the sale. Keep checking their website as there are loads of deals, some at present for 19 quid Check out my website / Blog for more info on the ones that I used: http://www.darrenlejog.weebly.com Ther...
by Duke3376
25 Jan 2013, 1:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Good B&B in Fort William Under £65 per night
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Good B&B in Fort William Under £65 per night

Hi jules,

There is now a Travelodge in the centre of Fort William, opened last year I do believe, I have just looked on their site and a double room is costing £46 per night, they are not top of the range but its a bed in a nice clean room.

Duke
by Duke3376
16 Jan 2013, 6:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally finished my Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Finally finished my Blog

Seen thank you Rob

Duke
by Duke3376
15 Jan 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: march lejog cycling partners
Replies: 25
Views: 4554

Re: march lejog cycling partners

Coll,

There is a sale on at the minute with Travelodges, have a look for some dates to get the feel of the prices.

Duke
by Duke3376
14 Jan 2013, 2:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally finished my Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Finally finished my Blog

Rob Sent again
by Duke3376
13 Jan 2013, 9:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally finished my Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Finally finished my Blog

Hi Rob,

Yes sorry I forgot to post it, It is now on, can you let me know if it is posted correctly.

Duke
by Duke3376
12 Jan 2013, 8:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transporting Bike via Train
Replies: 31
Views: 3794

Re: Transporting Bike via Train

There are specific areas of the Trains where the bikes are put, usually there is some sort of hook from the ceiling where the front wheel is hung from.
It certainly is like that on Virgin Trains, and the cross country service.

Duke
by Duke3376
12 Jan 2013, 7:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finally finished my Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Finally finished my Blog

Well after 17 months I have actually finished my write up on my LEJOG. After being hit and runned in Wick I sort of lost all enthusiasm in every thing about the ride. I have now decided that this epic journey needs to be logged. If you would like to read it the link is: http://www.darrenlejog.weebly...