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by scarletnut
1 Aug 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Loved this. I did Cicerone in September 2018 and lost all photos/records in a ditch about 10 miles from Bettyhill...long story! So really nice to see a record of it. I was 65 and found it hard at times and then realised Cicerone book was taking me to Youth Hostel territory a lot of the time and tha...
by scarletnut
18 Jul 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs
Replies: 43
Views: 1423

Re: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs

Yes, done and erected by the Highway Authority.
Plastic signs are vulnerable to the vandals using secateurs etc but so are permanent signs to paint daubers. You ahve to egt the message out there repeatedly to get a culture change and every little bit helps!!
by scarletnut
17 Jul 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs
Replies: 43
Views: 1423

Re: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs

Not the first, saw some by Cumbria Police in 2018, and there also some in Pembrokeshire BUT I think the Gwynedd ones are the first agreed and "prescribed" signs in the UK which could be easily rolled out. Here in Wales the GoSafe partnership is now looking to do this but corrugated plastic...
by scarletnut
11 Jul 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Mick F - it is mad.......climb out of Looe, climb to Fowey from St Austell and several others. Think the second day to Moretonhampstead is the hardest of the whole trip.
by scarletnut
10 Jul 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Loved this. I did Cicerone in September 2018 and lost all photos/records in a ditch about 10 miles from Bettyhill...long story! So really nice to see a record of it. I was 65 and found it hard at times and then realised Cicerone book was taking me to Youth Hostel territory a lot of the time and that...
by scarletnut
12 Jan 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

Another vote for the Crask Inn, almost mid way between Inverness and JoG.
I did the Cicerone and have to say Moffat is full of good guest houses too.
Just prepare to face bigger breakfasts as you travel north!
by scarletnut
28 Dec 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2762

Re: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice

Great read - did this route on my own in September 2018 at the age of 65. It was tough but definitely doing LEJoG again in a few years time! Looking back at my diary I realise the Cicerone route is based primarily on Youth Hostels and I will avoid the Forest of Bowland and Clun (the climb 3 miles ou...
by scarletnut
28 May 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Has anyone measured passing distance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Has anyone measured passing distance?

There was another thread about an Australian study where they found 1 in every 17 vehicles close passed. I asked on that thread about where the sensor technology was since I am part of a Welsh cycle campaign group trying to get hold of such a device! Looks like this guy in Bath is the go to man!! Ch...
by scarletnut
14 May 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 117
Views: 6267

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

I am intrigued as to what a "custom device" is and how it works??? Close passing is a big disincentive and if we have to change driver behaviour maybe knowing that cyclists/undercover police are logging close passing would be great!! If we could also camera the number plate then we could s...
by scarletnut
12 May 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 17
Views: 5683

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

Did this last September and reviewed it somewhere on the Forum... but in terms of busy roads I think out of Plymouth is the worst section and even that now has a cyclepath for 4 to 5 miles so is better than the book suggests. Oddly I found late afternoon going around St Austell one of the busiest an...
by scarletnut
24 Feb 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 51
Views: 12438

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

Jamesh - as someone from West Wales I know the territory you will need to confront!! Essentially you are parallel (ish) with Chepstow and probably putting a few extra miles onto your LeJog. In the scheme of things you're hardly shortcutting and if you really feel mentally this is uncomfortable you c...
by scarletnut
11 Feb 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5880

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

Interesting poll and surprising results! My single effort was last September and I WILL be doing it again. Some lessons learnt and instead of West Scotland I would do through Edinburgh.
by scarletnut
9 Jan 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Climbing stats on the Cicerone route??
Replies: 1
Views: 4418

Climbing stats on the Cicerone route??

Finished my first LEJoG in September after much help and advice from this forum. One of the bits of advice was to keep a log and guess what - I didn't!! Still clear in my memory but I would love to log the climbing (feet or metres) per day on the Cicerone route which I did religiously. Sorry, I forg...
by scarletnut
17 Oct 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5553

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Simmy - you've got it in one...just beyond Lovers Lane is exactly where I lost it (and in the centre of leigh!). BUT taking the A6 all the way to Carlisle is definitely what I would do next time. However, I wouldn't mind avoiding Runcorn and Warrington too so looking at a Mersey crossing as an alter...
by scarletnut
11 Oct 2018, 5:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5553

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Paulatic - cicerone route takes you from Keswick to Carlisle and then Longtown. Not contemplating this next time and already got Runcorn to Carlisle as a big "no-no" in terms of following the Cicerone (partly cos I've done it!!). BUT how would you avoid Longtown to get to Moffat or LOocker...