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by Simmy
23 Oct 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Crossing the Mersey from Birkenhead would be an idea, then up towards Southport, Preston then jump back on A6 to Lancaster. Another alternative can also avoid Warrington etc. I can't remember which way the Book sends you towards Runcorn but, basically, you can head North East of Runcorn. List of Vil...
by Simmy
16 Oct 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Depends if they wanna follow the book by going ahead, or keep it a lot flatter and easier by turning left :wink:
by Simmy
16 Oct 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5334

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Regarding the Leigh area, it's not far from me and I've seen quite a few LEJOG riders go wrong ( and I've put them in the correct direction ) The Book sends you from Culcheth into Leigh over the A580 roundabout then, after the Canal bridge, left into town. Out towards Atherton then into Westhoughton...
by Simmy
9 Jul 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 17
Views: 5210

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

Just jumping on with some local knowledge about a temporary road closure. Due to the moorland fires on Winter Hill, part of the normal Cicerone route is closed off for a few days. It's just outside of Bolton going past the Bob Smithy Inn all the way to Belmont Village. This is on the day the book li...
by Simmy
20 May 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 50990

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I love stuff like this. I live between Wigan and Bolton so I've seen a few attempts as they pass nearby. Chris " hoppo " Hopkinson attempted LEJOGLE a few years ago, James McDonald cracked it with a new record last year. Saw them both pass. Missed Jasmine's attempt due to timings and it wa...
by Simmy
19 Dec 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG A6 Broughton near Preston
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

LEJOG A6 Broughton near Preston

Evening Guys My first post after being a regular browser of the forum. Please feel free to move this to another part of the forum if it's felt neccasary but I thought I'd post in LEJOG as I know a lot of cyclists use this route. The A6 seems to be a popular section through Preston. The long awaited ...