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by TheRedEyeJedi
22 Apr 2016, 11:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Who's setting off when
Replies: 60
Views: 13661

Re: Who's setting off when

We are off to Lands End at 2.30 am tomorrow for an 9am start!
by TheRedEyeJedi
29 Mar 2016, 3:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: booking accomodation for LEJOG
Replies: 20
Views: 1765

Re: booking accomodation for LEJOG

Just my opinion - But I do not think Britain is set up to be able to just roll into a town and book into some accommodation. Generally places allow you to book months in advance - and that is exactly what people do, meaning most rooms are reserved (especially anywhere good and cheap). Hidden gems ar...
by TheRedEyeJedi
18 Mar 2016, 3:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Will anyone else be setting off in April/May?
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Will anyone else be setting off in April/May?

Our group of 6 will set off on the morning of Sat April 23rd .... taking 12 days.
Anyone else going to be on the road at that time?

Really hoping it warms up a bit.... still at least this time I will have some other riders to shelter behind (only problem is that I have the only sat nav!)
by TheRedEyeJedi
8 Mar 2016, 8:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2625

Re: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation

On the bike recommendation front.... I have a genesis equilibrium disc 20 which I love, and use for fast group rides and light touring. I will also be using it for my second lejog this year. But one of our group has just purchased the touring version..... its very, very nice for the money imo. Comes...
by TheRedEyeJedi
3 Mar 2016, 11:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....
Replies: 17
Views: 7965

Re: How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....

I noticed one of the big organized tours is offering 9 days, supported trip, with camping at night for £1600 ...that doesn't include transport to and from the end /start and it struck me that it is a lot of money for camping. Im not knocking it as I can see the appeal for some of just turning up an...
by TheRedEyeJedi
2 Mar 2016, 10:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....
Replies: 17
Views: 7965

How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....

I noticed one of the big organized tours is offering 9 days, supported trip, with camping at night for £1600 ...that doesn't include transport to and from the end /start and it struck me that it is a lot of money for camping. Im not knocking it as I can see the appeal for some of just turning up and...
by TheRedEyeJedi
22 Jan 2016, 3:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting Back from JOG (or Dunnet Head)
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Getting Back from JOG (or Dunnet Head)

We are using John O groates bike taxis 6 of us... £45 quid each to be picked up at 3pm at JOG and dropped off at our hotel in Inverness Then for £80 they take bikes, package them, and luggage up to 10kg...and courier it all home to our houses We have Travelodge in Inverness for £19 each We then fly ...
by TheRedEyeJedi
3 Dec 2015, 3:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG2016 or 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2127

Re: LEJOG2016 or 2017

I am planning on doing JoGLE in July 2017. I'm planning on averaging about 65 mpd, and heading down the centre on the country and completing the whole thing in 15 days. Im more interested in seeing the countryside in Scotland and north England so am going a none standard route. I really like the id...
by TheRedEyeJedi
5 Oct 2015, 12:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 842 mile route
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: 842 mile route

Unless you are going for some kind of record .... and have full support ...it would be completely mad and also quite reckless to go the shortest way. That is very much just my opinion - but the A9 and the A30 are not roads you want to be anywhere near on a bike - and I am someone who has no problem ...
by TheRedEyeJedi
9 Sep 2015, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 6948

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

lol - I don't think June, July or August have been too good up there either! You got unlucky in May 2014 .... I was there in the last week of April/ first week of May and got sunburnt! My last day was pretty nasty in fog up the A9.... to be fair the weather was then horrible for a month across the U...
by TheRedEyeJedi
8 Sep 2015, 10:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 6948

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

As you are planning so far in advance, why not go when it's likely to be a bit warmer? Main reason is that it is hard for me and others in the group to get time off work and families in the summer months. I did my first lejog in April 2014 and used the easter bank holidays and weekend to minimize t...
by TheRedEyeJedi
8 Sep 2015, 10:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 6948

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

Cheers everyone .... my 2016 route is now pretty much done! Slight variant on my 2014 route where I have worked around most of the nasty bits of road. Thanks to the last post for the best way out of Inverness ...hadnt even occured to me to go west around the south bay on the way out ...avoids the b...
by TheRedEyeJedi
2 Sep 2015, 9:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: when to go and which bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 5664

Re: LEJOG: when to go and which bike?

Not sure if any use ... but I put a load of ramblings about my equipment(for an April/may Lejog) on my blog.

http://claridgecyclingtocurecancer.com/lejog-equipment/
by TheRedEyeJedi
28 Aug 2015, 10:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cornwall and Devon
Replies: 28
Views: 11175

Re: Cornwall and Devon

I searched this forum when doing my 2014 route - pretty much used Mick Fs suggestions and then Robs passage..... I have then modified the route from Tiverton to Bristol as I found some of dual carriageway bits slightly dodgy so I have b road alternatives. My up to date routes for my 12 day 2016 rout...
by TheRedEyeJedi
26 Aug 2015, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot
Replies: 12
Views: 4739

Re: Help to plan a route : Inverness to Didcot

Check out my 2016 lejog routes here.....http://ridewithgps.com/users/218007/routes You could easily reverse the route back from Inverness to severn bridge (about 700 mies) - then cycle to Didcot from there(about 100, maybe a bit less) .... I work in Didcot! Its mainly based on travelodges so its che...