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by rareposter
13 Dec 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13537

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Bit of a thread bump and ignoring the obviously trolling OP... https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457518307590 This is a German study and rather than just counting how many bloody cyclists jumped lights it looks at HOW they did it, the type of bike they were on and the type of in...
by rareposter
12 Oct 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

Re: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start

My main question is how to get myself and bike from Inverness to lands end? I have thought about flying to Bristol then getting the train to lands end. Getting my bike to the same place and at the same time i am a bit stuck with. Do you *need* to get the bike and yourself to the same place at the s...
by rareposter
26 Sep 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester

Yes, the Museum of Science & Industry brings you out on Deansgate and then you can pick up the route north that I posted on Strava just above. Deansgate has a branch of Evans Cycles as well should you need any running repairs.
by rareposter
26 Sep 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: Sustrans LEJOG route through Manchester

Some years ago, I cycled north through Manchester, meeting up with Ferrit Worrier himself! :D To be absolutely frank, it was one of the highlights of the trip. Not just cycling with FW of course .................. but cycling through the city centre on the main roads.No issues whatsoever. Never fel...
by rareposter
25 Sep 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

And was put off by: The many memories of being kept awake at night by people snoring on various camping trips The unnecessary 5:30 wake-up calls - even my longest day didn't need me to get out of bed that early. On your own faff is kept to a minimum, you are on your own schedule not someone else's ...
by rareposter
21 Sep 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Paulatic wrote:Or maybe ask my OH who four years ago was stuck behind Deloitte riders for over 4 Miles on her way to work.


Not that you're bitter about that in any way or still going on about it FOUR YEARS later... :roll:
by rareposter
19 Sep 2018, 10:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

So back to one of my original question, that can only be answered by someone from or has done the event: "What kind of briefing they get about thinning out and breaking into groups to allow cars to leapfrog.?" Every night there is a rider briefing, starting on the Friday in Land's End. Th...
by rareposter
18 Sep 2018, 11:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Thanks for identifying the climb. #1 So it’s OK to ride in this manner for at least the first 8 mls? #2 RAB have a crystal ball and can predict traffic volumes? No I doubt it, they were lucky there was no traffic. Strathdon to Cock Bridge is 14 mls , isn’t the Lecht after that? The picture was take...
by rareposter
17 Sep 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

There is a HUGE range of ability and experience on the event. Some people were very strong riders but had come off a background of Wattbike, Zwift, CrossFit etc so although they had the power and fitness they had little in the way of finesse and that needed managing. Some have signed up to it in a d...
by rareposter
20 Aug 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1750

Re: Advice needed - Where to start?

I saw the title of the thread and thought "Well - LAND'S END is the usual place to start..." :lol: Welcome to the forum. All the times I've done LEJOG have been working as a chaperone / ride leader on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain event: https://www.rideacrossbritain.com/ It attracts a ...
by rareposter
11 Jun 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Offroad
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: LEJOG Offroad

There are several "Pennine" options. Pennine Way is a (mostly) footpath trail from Edale up to the Scottish Borders via Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park. It's about 270-miles with 70-odd miles of that bridleway (not all well connected). Bits of the footpath are rideable wit...
by rareposter
17 May 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 22353

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Ride Across Britain have changed a couple of their days now to avoid Glasgow, Crow Road, Glencoe and Fort William: https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32584756_184380229055522_3628027207860879360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=71e1f2598b1d5665a95b009bb3860501&oe=5B7DAF78 Suddenly everyone is t...
by rareposter
23 Feb 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Le Jog newbie seeking route and accommodation advice

I did LEJOG last year with 3 others and rather than avoid Glasgow we cycled through it on a very well signposted cycleway. Hardly touched any roads at all and in fact it was one of the most enjoyable sections of the whole route. Surprisingly, a lot of towns actually have some really quite good cycl...
by rareposter
2 Jan 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 4 day LeJog in December
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: 4 day LeJog in December

http://road.cc/content/news/234684-emil ... ar-charity

They made it,it was actually a fraction under 96hrs (by a scant few minutes!)
by rareposter
2 Jan 2018, 8:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 4 day LeJog in December
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: 4 day LeJog in December

Looks like they're just finishing: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=174965a42914f82ced&showInfo=yes&showHome=yes&hoursPast=0&fillFactor=100&zoomLevel=10&showAll=yes Fraction over 4 days given that they set off at 5am but in the weather conditions they've had and the fa...