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by Lilyf
17 Feb 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

You should be fine on the Middlewood Way. We did it from Macc to Marple on Friday and it was open right through. The only problem at the moment is that it is a little muddy in parts but nothing horrendous. We use one particular stretch of the MW regularly and with all the rain we’ve had it’s coped w...
by Lilyf
17 Feb 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

68793C24-7F1D-434D-BADC-8CA15D59B469.png 65B41200-F466-401F-9690-D598A5D2F22A.jpeg Day 5. Crewe to Glossop. Just realised something else you need to be aware of: Mile 11 Sandy Lane is closed as they are building the Congleton bypass. So, after turning right off Pitcher Lane onto the A534 you will n...
by Lilyf
17 Feb 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

33CB3305-2795-47D6-92BC-B7EFF68ED7FD.jpeg Day 5. Crewe to Glossop. You can get onto The Middlewood Way just after your mile 22 in Macclesfield. The section from Macclesfield to Bollington has an excellent surface although the whole trail is rideable on a road bike. Directions from mile 22: Go right...
by Lilyf
17 Feb 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog 7 days first timer
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

3A45DB91-7E90-44CD-B793-3F7D535774E9.png In 2016 we stayed at Weavers bed and breakfast in Trevescan before starting our LEJOG - although I can’t see any recent advertising blurb for the B&B. Click on the picture to get a clearer image. As they only had/have the one room available it’s no use f...
by Lilyf
21 Dec 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Quick question - night before start in Thurso or J O'G?
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Quick question - night before start in Thurso or J O'G?

After we had completed our LEJOG in 2016 we stayed at The Hawthorns in Mey. It’s about 7 miles from JOG and on the main road to Thurso. Very nice rooms and lovely owners who willingly did a pile of washing for us. When we stayed there they had only just taken over the b&b. We then went over to O...
by Lilyf
10 Aug 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 160601

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

We use Travelodges and Premier Inns as well as b&b’s and pubs with accommodation. We have just done a 2 week tour and as we booked our Premier Inns a few months in advance we got 4 of the 7 rooms at £29 per room. I think the most we paid was £55. We didn’t stay in any Travelodges on this trip. Y...
by Lilyf
6 Aug 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 4956

Re: plumby's JOGLE

Well done, Rareposter, in getting Plumby safely through to Buxton.
It would have been rather difficult without local knowledge.
Edited to say - sorry to hear about your injury Plumby and that you feel unable to continue.
by Lilyf
5 Aug 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Whaley Bridge diversion
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Whaley Bridge diversion

The route that Rareposter has suggested, going via Mellor, is the way (at the moment) that most traffic is getting from the Marple direction towards New Mills. It’s a long climb, as he says, and is also narrow in parts. Some lorries and buses are also using this route and there are long queues and m...
by Lilyf
3 Aug 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 4956

Re: plumby's JOGLE

Plumby. Looking at the way things are going it might be worth you trying to sort a route that will take you from the Stockport area then via Macclesfield to Ashbourne. From Ashbourne you can get back onto your original route. The local roads and lanes have lots of queuing traffic and frustrated driv...
by Lilyf
2 Aug 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 4956

Re: plumby's JOGLE

I think we are both, more or less, singing from the same hymn sheet regarding the route into Derbyshire. However, my suggestion was to leave the canal at Marple and follow the B6101 into New Mills (it avoids the mudbath/towpath). You just have one short climb after the small village of Strines on th...
by Lilyf
2 Aug 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: plumby's JOGLE
Replies: 47
Views: 4956

Re: plumby's JOGLE

Hi Plumby, Just a few more details added to Rareposter’s suggestions. If you do have to avoid Whaley my suggestion would be to carry on up into Marple along the canal then take the B6101 to New Mills (the canal towpath from Marple to New Mills can be pretty grim, in parts, during wet weather). You’l...
by Lilyf
20 Feb 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 84
Views: 6114

Re: Churches - interesting

7E1B7C5F-ABC0-4EE2-BA52-253D947503BE.jpeg E87024AC-F37F-4624-BE69-8A9C00C69608.jpeg 7C09E206-83FF-4C0A-BE04-899B01693C40.jpeg This was an interesting church we found as we cycled from St David’s to Lowestoft last June. We spent over an hour in there sheltering from the midday sun. St Mary’s Church ...
by Lilyf
6 Feb 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4957

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

We joined the B873 (leaving the A836) after Altnahrra. It was, indeed, a beautiful quiet road running alongside Loch Naver, the River Naver and through Strathnaver. You rejoin the north coast road (A836) about 3 miles short of Bettyhill.
by Lilyf
26 Jan 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4957

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

On our LEJOG we followed the section of NCN1 from Ardgay to Invershin (after coming over from Alness), crossing the railway bridge at Invershin. In our opinion the crossing is dangerous for cyclists! We had to unload our bikes, carry everything down a long metal staircase, load the bikes up again (t...
by Lilyf
27 Sep 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: GCSE Project Survey

Done!
I already carry my kit in a saddlebag or on the frame of the bike.
However, you do see some cyclists who want to travel as light as possible (who rely on others to be carrying the spares!!!) so, for these people, whatever you are come up with would need to be as light and compact as possible.