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by stephenjlynch
17 Sep 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 North of Lancaster
Replies: 5
Views: 3032

Re: A6 North of Lancaster

We're doing our LEJOG in mid-April so I imagine we'll be one of the first!
by stephenjlynch
16 Sep 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Unless you had some specific reason, you might wish to reconsider a section of Day 16, the planned route takes you on to an un-surfaced farm road and involves unnecessary climbing. Suggested amendment* Day 16 At 11 mile point turn left on to B 9176, *then after approx 200 metres turn right on to th...
by stephenjlynch
16 Sep 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Day 8 uses the Lancaster canal. It’s not bad and has great views but the surface is degraded and potholed which along with lots of narrow bridges and dog walkers makes for a slow ride. It gets worse beyond carnforth.I do use it but wouldn’t normally recommend it to end to Enders looking to achieve ...
by stephenjlynch
11 Sep 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Thanks everyone - some really useful advice (and most of it taken on board). Decided to add one more day in northern Scotland to have shorter segments so we can enjoy it - now doing Dingwall - Lairg, Lairg - Bettyhill, Bettyhill to JOG. Modified segments: Day 3 - Okehampton to Taunton- https://ridew...
by stephenjlynch
10 Sep 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Thank-you to everyone who has offered advice and tips - all gratefully received. We've amended the route (although some parts such as the route through southern Scotland were important to one or other other of us), and got the details below. So on one of my first rides along a relatively busy road, ...
by stephenjlynch
7 Sep 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

A49 must've changed then. I was last up there spring of 2014 and rode Leominster/Ludlow/Church Stretton/Shrewsbury/Whitchurch with absolutely no bother at all. It's a good cycling road considering it's a major trunk road ........... or at least it was, and I've ridden it loads of times. Mercian and...
by stephenjlynch
5 Sep 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Looking further north to your route in Scotland. I see that you are using NCR 74 and NCR 7. Presumably route 74 from Gretna to just south of Glasgow, and then route 75 across Glasgow to link with route 7. There's a route that I've used in the past that avoids Glasgow and leaves Route 74 at Happende...
by stephenjlynch
5 Sep 2018, 1:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Thanks Mick F for this detailed information, genuinely appreciate your time. This route looks a bit more pleasant (except the 1000ft elevation!). And I especially love the "cross over to England"!! The main issue is your calling in at St Austell. I know you want to go there, but the easie...
by stephenjlynch
4 Sep 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Day Two. Day 2: St Austell to Okehampton via national cycle route 27. Calling at Minions, Sydenham Damerel, St Austell to Okehampton would be along the A390 via Lostwithiel, West and Middle and East Taphouse(s) to Dobwalls. Then Minions to Upton Cross, then Congdon's Shop, South Petherwin and Launc...
by stephenjlynch
4 Sep 2018, 7:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Welcome. You'll find a huge amount of info on here that will help you with your route planning. Probably the most discussed part is getting through Cornwall with as few hills as possible. If you search around there was a recent long thread about just this: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?...
by stephenjlynch
2 Sep 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

LEJOG April 2019

Hi all, My mate and I are finally going to attempt LEJOG in April 2019. We're not cyclists and we're using our training and associated rides to improve our fitness and also to achieve something pretty special. We've both purchased a Boardman Hybrid MX Sport 2017 bike this week and already started ou...
by stephenjlynch
31 Aug 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7739

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

A9 north of Inverness. The Kessock Bridge is best done on the western side behind the barriers. After crossing the bridge, turn off left (cycles allowed) and head down Old Craigton Road hill to the water's edge and follow the road west. This will take you along Main Street North Kessock. https://ww...
by stephenjlynch
26 Aug 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7739

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

My friend and I are doing LEJOG in mid April next year. We had a route planned but have modified certain aspects of it based on advice on the forum. One question I have is from Inverness northwards on the A9... your route takes you via Dingwall, Helmsdale to JOG. We were looking at Lairg, Tongue an...
by stephenjlynch
26 Aug 2018, 10:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7739

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

Isn’t that NCN route 1 all the way? The route through Lairg, Tongue and Thurso is NCN 1 which is why we chose it - but wouldn't mind shaving a few miles off if A9 through Dingwall and Helmsdale is cycle friendly. Ah yes, I hadn’t woken up properly :D We found it all right, avoiding much of the A9 a...
by stephenjlynch
26 Aug 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7739

Re: My 16 Day LeJog May / June 2017

My friend and I are doing LEJOG in mid April next year. We had a route planned but have modified certain aspects of it based on advice on the forum. One question I have is from Inverness northwards on the A9... your route takes you via Dingwall, Helmsdale to JOG. We were looking at Lairg, Tongue an...