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by scarletnut
11 Feb 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 773

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: 1255

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: 2152

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: 2152

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...
by scarletnut
3 Oct 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Paulatic - yes, nice straight road to Longtown and why not when they have two cracking cafes!! Wouldn't have enjoyed it but for the fact that the road was closed after the accident so I had 10 miles of A road to myself!
by scarletnut
30 Sep 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

A week after finishing a damp, cool and mostly grey fortnight some thoughts and advice for those thinking of taking this route (and discussion for those who have done it!?). The route - found it unnecessarily tough at times. Runcorn to Carlisle particularly hard, busy and easy to get lost between Ru...
by scarletnut
25 Aug 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?

Thanks mfpl! Encouraging that your biggest problem was Carlisle due to a bridge collapse which has now been sorted!
by scarletnut
20 Aug 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Traffic on the Cicerone - where and when..!?

15 days before I start the Cicerone and been reading lots of this years' accounts of their trip and TRAFFIC seems to be a very common issue. For those who can help and done this ride is there any point on avoiding rush hours/early starts because of traffic. I know about coming out of Plymouth, Avonm...
by scarletnut
17 Jul 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

OK thought I had missed something.
Think I will be doing the same....!! Maybe large font to avoid wearing glasses!! :?
by scarletnut
16 Jul 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Where do you get the Cicerone hard copy sheets from...?
Agonising on whether it's worth getting a Garmin just for this trip or not!!
by scarletnut
5 Jul 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Brunstrom: was he really different?
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Brunstrom: was he really different?

Where is he now.....!? Well he is a very positive and keen cycle campaigner!!!
by scarletnut
1 Jul 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?

Thanks for all the info. I agree, colour blindness should be considered more seriously!!
Was thinking of the Garmin 820 but the Wahoo options sound interesting - I think I'm OK with black and white..... :)
by scarletnut
1 Jul 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Garmin if you are colour blind.....!?

I know this sounds daft but thinking of buying a Garmin GPS for the End to End and unsure if a red dot on green background is any good considering my colour blindness is red/green/brown!! Guy in Halfords told me he can't use them for the same reason and he was trying to sell it! Can you change the b...
by scarletnut
26 Jun 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

Thanks for this, Phil. I had just logged on to ask if anyone has done Cicerone Route cos I am thinking of doing it in September!! It is the one by Nick Mitchell?? How was the A82 section since this, in the book, seems to come with a warning. Also the Lancashire section looks daunting just to keep on...
by scarletnut
30 Apr 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?
Replies: 45
Views: 3481

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

thirdcrank - no, it was not a wind up and I have done things like Blackpool to Paris and tours of Ireland over the years. Been wanting to do LeJog for years and was up for this year being the one but am genuinely torn by family commitments and thought I would ask the question (probably cos I thought...