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by hughwill69
7 Sep 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Chapeau to you for what you've done.
by hughwill69
7 Sep 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Looking at the responses to the 3 week Jogle and being reluctant to effectively stopping some Wimps from taking part may I suggest For next year do a Wimps tour of Scotland including some of the islands. this could be 7 to 10days depending on the Wimps availability. The following year we could comp...
by hughwill69
7 Sep 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 Dornoch to Wick
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: A9 Dornoch to Wick

Five of us have just done this route (last week of this August)- the other 4 were joining me from Queensferry to JoG as the last part of a LeJog that I have done in stages. (for the backstory see https://hughwill69.wordpress.com/ ) As always the reality is somewhere between Mick F's 'no problems at ...
by hughwill69
11 Jun 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I can't believe that this thread is just about to pass 2000 posts- when I started it, I really did think I was on my own! I'm sorry that I have never had the opportunity to join in with the other Wimps. It's been due to a tragedy of unbearable proportions in my family (as well as me being even more ...
by hughwill69
29 Aug 2018, 11:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Re: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter

With 32mm tyres you should be fine, even if they are Marathons (which ones?) which are generally not the most supple tyres. On 23mm or 25mm it would be rather more uncomfortable but still doable. Marathon Supremes. Smashing tyres but unfortunately not available any more in my usual 28s. Can't think...
by hughwill69
29 Aug 2018, 10:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Re: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter

It's been a few years since I rode the 7076/8 route on 23mm tyres, but my recollection is pretty much as others have stated. Are you planning on following route 74 all the way to Glasgow to pick up Route 7? No. Going via Edinburgh and the Forth Bridge. Sorry, I should have made it clear I was turni...
by hughwill69
27 Aug 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Info please: Road surface report for B7076/NCN74 and NCN7 over Dromochter

I'm hoping, back permitting, to complete my LeJog in September 2018 or April/May 2019 (target is before my 70th birthday in November). Being a wimp at heart, I'm hoping to go over Beattock on the B7076/NCN74 route and over the Grampians on NCN7. I've read negative reports about the road/track surfac...
by hughwill69
25 Aug 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?
Replies: 30
Views: 3136

Re: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?

Thanks for all the replies. Yes it looks as though there's a reason not to let any organisation get a monopoly- hopefully I wasn't the only one fooled by their 'do no harm' slogan. 'Monetise' is a vile word, and in this case it describes a sad reality.

Thank goodness we still have OpenStreetMaps.
by hughwill69
24 Aug 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?
Replies: 30
Views: 3136

Re: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?

Thanks for the reply. I have emailed.

I'd not thought of the quota thing- perhaps the quotas are monthly and maybe that's it for the site until September.

Reminds me of the sites that use Ordnance Survey open access maps- often the daily limit is exceeded by 5 in the afternoon!
by hughwill69
24 Aug 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?
Replies: 30
Views: 3136

Can anyone help fix Bikehike.co.uk? Is there an alternative?

Hi all, I don't know about you, but I've always gone back to Bikehike.co.uk for route planning as it seems to be the only one offering proper route editing facility and it benefits from having a Ordnance Survey screen to check detail. In the last week though, the Google Maps screen has greyed out wi...
by hughwill69
25 Jun 2018, 3:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Just caught up with the valiant progress of the self styled Wimps (80 miles a day? Not my idea of wimping....) But good luck to all.. sadly I won't be able to join for a day at the weekend due to a long-term family tsunami (see hughwill69.wordpress.com for my replacement activity). But I'm with you ...
by hughwill69
25 May 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Hi, How did you find the Granite Way? Was it hell or was it pleasant and traffic free..........how were those mountains of slopes...............plenty places to stop and sandwich etc...... :mrgreen: Well, after climbing on the old A30 from Bridestowe finding it at all was somewhat of a chore since ...
by hughwill69
24 May 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

oldmanonabike wrote:We once talked about you joining us for a day or two rides, if you want to do that let me know what area you live in and I can tell you when we will be near there. It would be great to meet up


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by hughwill69
24 May 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158890

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Just in case anyone wants to know what I originally meant by Lejog for Wimps (see first post of this topic), I've just done the first 3 days of mine. I'll contemplate the next half dozen days in a few weeks. As for you lot doing your 'Wimp' ride, all I can say is that you all sound pretty tough and ...
by hughwill69
6 Jan 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 5233

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018

It's very interesting to read hughwill69's and Lollycat's comments. CTC Tour's LEJoG does not go up Cheddar Gorge (They enjoy a relatively flat day from Exeter to Weston-Super-Mare). Nor do they plough through the Forest of Bowland or go through Braemar. Whether the rest day is 'near the end' is de...