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by storksb
30 Aug 2014, 2:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What did you do after LeJog?
Replies: 22
Views: 12384

Re: What did you do after LeJog?

Completed LEJOG in June this year, already started to think about the next tour. Probably going to be Capital to Capital, Washington DC to Ottawa.

Won't be as far as LEJOG but almost 800 miles via Niagara Falls and Toronto. Likely to be a supported ride so will try to do it in 8 days.

Simon
by storksb
22 Jul 2014, 12:21am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: New to cycling, LEJOG next year, what bike and tour company?
Replies: 23
Views: 19376

Re: New to cycling, LEJOG next year, what bike and tour comp

Last month I completed a solo unsupported LEJOG so unable to advise on tour companies, though will look at all those listed in this thread with interest for future tours I might do. As for what type of bike and gearing a lot depends on what you see yourself needing after you complete LEJOG. As other...
by storksb
22 Jul 2014, 12:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just about to leave when......
Replies: 3
Views: 10694

Re: Just about to leave when......

We are booked on the Penzance sleeper tonight, just got a call from First Great Western saying its cancelled, what do we want to do. I dug deeper and found out that only certain carriages are cancelled, the train is still running, so i said we'd take a normal seat. Sorry its full they said. After m...
by storksb
22 Jul 2014, 12:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

LEJOG Shirts

I completed :D LEJOG last month and rode one afternoon from Shap to Carlisle with a guy wearing a LEJOG cycling shirt. I have searched high and low on the intertubes and have had no luck finding any shirts with LEJOG or End to End. Anyone know of a website selling LEJOG themed shirts, preferably cyc...
by storksb
1 Jul 2014, 12:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 - how busy?
Replies: 13
Views: 7763

Re: A6 - how busy?

I used the A6 from Kendal to Carlisle 2 weeks ago and found it to be fairly quiet and with it being the old trunk road there is lots of room for any vehicles to pass with plenty of space.

Simon
by storksb
26 Jun 2014, 7:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Time lapse between each stage
Replies: 11
Views: 7854

Re: Time lapse between each stage

The End2End is purely a personal thing, how each person does it is an individual choice, the point is to go from one point to another and enjoy the journey. As I was celebrating my 13 day LEJOG yesterday another cyclist arrived at John O'Groats who had taken 5 years to complete the journey. I had to...
by storksb
4 Jun 2014, 1:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG start 8th June
Replies: 7
Views: 11899

Re: LEJOG start 8th June

The time is finally here - we leave home in a few hours to begin to make our way to London. Then the train to Penzance on the 7th, and cycle from Land's End on Sunday 8th June. I plan to be posting updates at http://crazyguyonabike.com/doc/2014LEJOG if my phone & wifi cooperate. Our's is a slow...
by storksb
3 Jun 2014, 11:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Callander to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 11978

Re: Callander to Fort William

Strathyre - Glen Ogle; not been for a year or 3 but the cycle path through there was brilliant..... it keeps left of the road (heading north) and is part of an old railway... excellent cycling, glorious view of the traffic on the road below, and a cracking viaduct. Awesome, sounds like the cycle pa...
by storksb
2 Jun 2014, 11:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Callander to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 11978

Re: Callander to Fort William

Thanks to all who responded. With my route from Biggar to Fort William I am intending to bypass the 2 major cities and take in places I have never been to before in Scotland. 20 years ago I worked in Glasgow a lot and drove a lot around there and Edinburgh but never got to either Sterling or Calland...
by storksb
2 Jun 2014, 1:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Callander to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 11978

Callander to Fort William

Anyone ever done LEJOG by dissecting Glasgow and Edinburgh and going up the middle and then over to Fort William. I am planning to go from Biggar to Callander and then on to Fort William. Any thoughts good, bad or in between more than welcome. Biggar to Callander http://ridewithgps.com/routes/419517...
by storksb
1 Jun 2014, 10:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG June 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 17147

Re: LEJOG June 2014

Hi Simon Your plan to start on the evening of the 12th sounds a really good idea. We have now booked the first night in Penzance so will drive straight down to Lands End and cycle back to Penzance that giving us a better start on Friday 13th. Think your schedule is still up on ours but it would be ...
by storksb
30 May 2014, 10:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG June 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 17147

Re: LEJOG June 2014

Hi Simon We are driving down to Cornwall from Surrey on the 12th so will start off on 13th have the following two weeks to do the ride must be back to work on 30th. Think you will be ahead of us and as we are not regular cyclists. Hi Bertram, I guess I'll be 90 miles in then by the time you start o...
by storksb
29 May 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG June 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 17147

Re: LEJOG June 2014

Hi Tim We are a party of four, three cycling and one in a support vehicle. All being well we depart Lands End Friday 13th June 2014. We have not booked accommodation in advance as we have the luxury of Peter in the car. This way we can cycle, possibly longer days, and get Peter to scout ahead for t...
by storksb
28 May 2014, 2:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 or not?
Replies: 30
Views: 17398

Re: A6 or not?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts on my route and the A6, I'll probably keep my route as is for now and make a decision on staying on the A6 more on the actual day. I'm sure the Garmin will complain if I go off route but shouldn't be to hard to make it to Penrith and not get lost when on the A6. Simon
by storksb
27 May 2014, 1:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Travelodge & Hostel LEJOG, equipment?
Replies: 29
Views: 14830

Re: Travelodge & Hostel LEJOG, equipment?

Of course if you are stopping at hostels as well you will need soap and you will also need a towel. I planned from the outset to use B&B's and cheap hotel accommodation such as Travelodge, 1. To not have to carry towels and 2. To save fellow hostel dwellers from having to put up with me snoring...