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by bikeandbeer
3 Jul 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: July JOGLE attempt. Route review please
Replies: 10
Views: 5250

Re: July JOGLE attempt. Route review please

It will be difficult for anyone to give meaningful feedback without knowing your goals -- ?selfsupported, time available, views on traffic, camping or b/b etc. etc. ---- What I would say is that it is a more meandering, hilly, and longer route than a lot would choose --- but that is the key point --...
by bikeandbeer
21 Jun 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1934
Views: 143314

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

I've enjoyed following this great WIMPS story over a couple of years and 90 plus pages. Now that u r all to meet face to face I hope that doesn't mean an end to communication on this forum. On behalf of all those forum members who will also be interested in what happens on the tour ------- We Invite...
by bikeandbeer
16 May 2018, 10:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 8069

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

I know it's a bit off yet but the MOTORWAY ends at Newcastle and the A1 continues thro Northumberland to Edinburgh as non-motorway status - it can be a fast and aggressive mix of single/dual carriageway and has a high accident reputation. You're not in a rush, AVOID it ! -------- much better to foll...
by bikeandbeer
30 Apr 2018, 1:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Janand Simon's LEJoG
Replies: 43
Views: 2680

Re: Janand Simon's LEJoG

I make my B3266 suggestion within the context of you prioritising "taking our time, avoiding A roads" and to join it at Whitecross, not via an unnecessary A39 dogleg via Wadebridge. The Camel rail trail north from Nanstallon is a particularly pleasant - and easily rideable - section of thi...
by bikeandbeer
30 Apr 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Janand Simon's LEJoG
Replies: 43
Views: 2680

Re: Janand Simon's LEJoG

Hi - lots of people "hate A-roads". To avoid the20 unbroken A39 miles to Camelford you might prefer the B3266 option I discussed in "Alan 58 LEJOG setting off 6th May". I'm not flagging it up as "best" or "easiest" but IMHO it is a very pleasant alternative to...
by bikeandbeer
28 Apr 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 51
Views: 11356

Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Where does this leave LEJOGers on a tandem then ? Do they qualify for only half a LEJOG each ?
by bikeandbeer
14 Mar 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GPX routes - LEJOG
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GPX routes - LEJOG

The Post by Alan 58 is "Lejog setting off 6th May"
by bikeandbeer
14 Mar 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: GPX routes - LEJOG
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: GPX routes - LEJOG

Everyone is seeking that "sweet spot" combination of flat / fast / scenic / traffic-free /tailwind / free beer ! ! ! etc. ----- it doesn't exist, especially in Cornwall/Devon. You need to find the trade-off between those criteria that makes it the best route for YOU. Have a look at very re...
by bikeandbeer
9 Mar 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 8069

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

for OP Alan 58 - (or anybody else looking for early days alternative route). From your stated Hallworthy the popular (and least elevation route) to your stated Tiverton is via Launceston, Okehampton, Rob's passage - it's a great route. However, your plan to go via Hatherleigh is one I tried last yea...
by bikeandbeer
7 Mar 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 8069

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

See Cycling UK website - non members can purchase it - It can be a good planning aid for u to base a personalised route on ------- of course the best route is the one that is best for YOU !
by bikeandbeer
7 Mar 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 8069

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

From Whitecross,via Camelford, to your stated Hallworthy the route via St. Columb Major would then include 20 unbroken miles of A39 so I agree with your choice via Bodmin area. At Whitecross turn R.onto A392 for 0.6 mile then bear L. to underpass A39, Ruthvoes, L. past Owl Sanctuary and flyover the ...
by bikeandbeer
7 Mar 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.
Replies: 81
Views: 8069

Re: LEJOG Route setting off 6th May.

I'm envious of the time you have available for the journey - it certainly opens up your options. 6 weeks or so averages at abt. 23 miles a day. Does that allow you to take a more scenic, rural, quieter route even at the cost of some increased distance and elevation ? A lot of people wish to avoid pr...
by bikeandbeer
17 Mar 2017, 3:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: NCN 7 Perth/Inverness 2017 condition?
Replies: 4
Views: 6874

NCN 7 Perth/Inverness 2017 condition?

Hello all - 1st post and soon to do 1st LEJOG. Bike, strategy and route all sorted - Steel tourer, 28c semislicks,lightish camping rear pannier load,B roads and a few extra miles rather than mixing it with heavy A road traffic, ie. no great rush. On the basis of this strategy can anyone update me on...