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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: 158458

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: 4408

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: 1893

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: 4408

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: 4408

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: 4408

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: 77
Views: 4844

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: 4890

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
27 Jan 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Hilda Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 6743

Re: Hilda Fox

So sorry to hear this news. Hilda was a lovely lady and she’ll be missed by all her friends. RIP Hilda.
by Lilyf
26 Jan 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

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: 694

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.
by Lilyf
15 Jun 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Route 8 - Wales

Thanks brynpoeth. We visited C.A.T. when it was in it’s infancy (many many years ago) as we knew someone who worked there at the time. We have visited since then. We have also done the cliff railway at Aberystwyth (but there’s nothing to say we won’t go up there again, as we spend one night in Abery...
by Lilyf
14 Jun 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Route 8 - Wales

Thankyou for the info regarding route 8 - you’ve both been very helpful and we now know we will be fine following it. The YouTube video is absolutely brilliant. We watched it all. The guys made a fantastic job of filming, and editing, their tour. I’m sure it will encourage others to follow the whole...
by Lilyf
14 Jun 2018, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Route 8 - Wales

We hope to follow route 8 from Dolgellau to Corris (and beyond to Machynlleth). Can anyone tell me what the surface of the section of route 8, after it crosses the A487, above Dolgellau to Corris is like? (We’ve done the section from Dolgellau to the A487 on several occasions so know what to expect ...
by Lilyf
24 May 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Highlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1452

Re: The Highlands

On approaching Bettyhill from the Crask direction there is a massive sign stating that the cafe there is open ‘8 days a week’. Unfortunately, on the day we passed through, just about two years ago, there must have been ‘9 days’ in that week :( . It was CLOSED (due to family circumstances). Hubby and...