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by Lilyf
29 Jul 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1989

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

75E37D7A-9C2A-42F3-BD33-C6418FCE680C.jpeg These are the steps that Ron has mentioned (a few posts earlier). They are dreadful. They involve taking all your luggage off your bike and carrying it and your bike down this set of steps. You then reload your bike to push along the walkway before having t...
by Lilyf
29 Jun 2020, 10:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7774

Re: Antisocial cyclists

I experience antisocial cyclists a lot (and almost started the same topic the other day after being ignored more than ever!). Some come up behind me and fly past, not a word, some come in the opposite direction and look through me without a word. Is it because I am a woman, tootling along at my own ...
by Lilyf
31 May 2020, 9:39am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Lyme park
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Lyme park

No, there isn’t a family cycling loop in Lyme Park (although I have heard that they have been making a mountain biking track). There is only one driveway up to the property and car parks, which is a long uphill, and therefore two way traffic. You can actually get in/out of Lyme Park, by bike, at Wes...
by Lilyf
14 Mar 2020, 11:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: JOGLE Summer

We did the Struie Road when we did our LEJOG. It was a good road and, like you say, has lovely views
by Lilyf
13 Mar 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: JOGLE Summer

5D038082-48A6-4B22-B9F8-6E31CF6DBC90.jpeg Route from The Longdendale Trail near Hadfield to Gamesley: Rather than leaving the Longdendale Trail where route 62 starts you would be better staying on the trail - which finishes at Padfield. From Padfield you can more or less take a straight line as far...
by Lilyf
13 Mar 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: JOGLE Summer

4A92AD8E-4FBD-4FFB-8317-C3816E7C2E65.jpeg Whaley Bridge to Buxton: There is a section of route 68 (the green section on your map) which is unrideable. It has been ruined by off road vehicles. Instead, as you come out of the Tesco car park road in Whaley you would be better sticking to the A5004 and...
by Lilyf
12 Mar 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!
Replies: 39
Views: 3510

Re: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!

404A65BE-8B93-4459-877D-8DE38783B267.jpeg That flight of steps is awful. You can see from my picture that they are all metal. And, actually, there are two flights - one at each end of the bridge. We had to unload our bikes and carry our panniers and our bikes down the steps. Reload our bikes to pus...
by Lilyf
17 Feb 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

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: 23
Views: 1710

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: 23
Views: 1710

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: 26
Views: 2452

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: 657

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: 2051
Views: 164997

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: 5394

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: 2373

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...