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by rareposter
20 Jun 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Another route suggestion post (sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: Another route suggestion post (sorry)

Disadvantages: it's someone else's route plan and timings. Less say in what you do, potentially removing any aspect of spontaneity or leeway in case of inclement weather. One benefit could be that having the night's stop all arranged, a confident/experienced rider is free to meander off route at wi...
by rareposter
18 Jun 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Another route suggestion post (sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: Another route suggestion post (sorry)

Just a question. Most of the postings are for solo attempts, working your own route, finding accommodation, etc. And that is what my plan is/was. But what do the experienced folk think of just doing a tour such as Peak Tours puts on? Pricey? yes! but very convenient and no accommodation to look for...
by rareposter
2 Jun 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?

Given the fact that you've only got 2 weeks before you set off I'd be a big fan of keeping things simple and using the Deloitte route rather than trying to research the countless dozens of options and opinions you'll find out there. It isn't perfect but then I don't think the "perfect" rou...
by rareposter
2 Jun 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 8132

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Good to hear you're feeling better, shame you had to call it off. I was enjoying reading your daily updates. Maybe go back and ride north from Lancaster? My favourite part that: once north of Preston (and you're right, it has more than it's fair share of idiot drivers) you're onto some really nice l...
by rareposter
1 Jun 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?

With respect to your obvious extensive knowledge of Cornish roads @MickF, I disagree on this occasion. If you go via Link Road it takes you through the industrial area at the SE corner of Launceston (really rather grim looking) and then up past a Lidl and a Tesco Superstore which, on a Saturday afte...
by rareposter
31 May 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Use the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2019 route?

DAY 1 Seems ok, but not my choice. WAY too hilly. Also, very poor route through Launceston town centre. Why? DAY 2 Missed out Rob's Passage and goes over the Cadbury Hills. Logistics. The route is designed to move 700 people , of varying ability, across roughly 110 miles per day of interesting, sce...
by rareposter
27 May 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2019 JOGLE route advice
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: 2019 JOGLE route advice

Mick F wrote: and don't forget Rob's Passage to bypass the hills between Tiverton and Crediton :D


Nothing wrong with a few hills!
by rareposter
13 May 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: Best time for LeJog

A friend started his LEJOG last weekend. So far so good. There's normally a decent weather window in mid-May and then again in early - mid September. Personally I don't rate July/August much in Scotland. Middle of the midge season and you can also get hit with some really unreliable weather. I've ha...
by rareposter
8 May 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte route
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Deloitte route

I first saw signage and a feed station for this event back in 2011. The banners and route signs then had no tag line of LEJOG, as I recall, otherwise I’d have realised there and then. It used to go the other direction back then too. Last time they did JOGLE was 2013 when it chucked it down every da...
by rareposter
18 Mar 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 2381

Re: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

Chester to Kendal sort of forces you to go through Runcorn unless you do a LONG diversion to the east. Not been to Runcorn in at least 10 years so I've no idea on a good route through it, I don't even know if cyclists are allowed over the new bridge or if you're sent over the old one. Once up at Pre...
by rareposter
17 Mar 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 2381

Re: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

What are your stopping points before and after Manchester? That'll make a difference to what routes are feasible. How quickly do you have to be through there? - if it's 100+ miles a day I'd be recommending a different route to if it's just 50 mile and you want to do some sightseeing... What bikes ar...
by rareposter
13 Dec 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19208

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: 9732

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: 4497

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: 4497

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...