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by Brianjeff50
3 Oct 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour
Replies: 22
Views: 930

Re: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour

I just did a self guided LEJOG and carried my stuff in two panniers. I took two sets of outer riding kit (one being worn, one spare) and a set of layers from base to cold/wet. Wore a pair of Shimano MTB shoes so they could double for reasonably comfortable walking and a pair of flip flops for emerge...
by Brianjeff50
25 Sep 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4249

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Not sure why anyone would incorporate a day like Buxton-Skipton right through the High Peak on a LEJOG [/quote ... it gives me an excuse to try a self supported, flatter route next year. George can'-t walk without a zimmer but was out on his bike this week. Had to drop the bike on his lawn to get o...
by Brianjeff50
24 Sep 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Anyone know what this is?

This seems to be the closest I can get to any information about it. https://www.trucknetuk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=161178 And this may be where more recent tales have originated. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-toulouse2 Seems extraordinary that it’s fascinated people for years...
by Brianjeff50
24 Sep 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Anyone know what this is?

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Spotted by the road somewhere just north of Gretna Green. A lot of Lejoggers seem to have seen it too but no-one knows what it is.
by Brianjeff50
23 Sep 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4249

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Made it in one piece, 63 miles according to my phone app. Got a thorough soaking around midday, but tbf had superb weatber overall. Saw quite a few JogLers in the last few miles approaching Wick and then JoG. Good luck to them all. Congratulations - really well done. Sounds like you had a pretty to...
by Brianjeff50
22 Sep 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Post Lejog
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Post Lejog

I’ve got the ‘fifth day’ blues! Five days since I finished - the family bored of my photos and tales and a hum-drum winter looming.
What can I do now I’m already googling: coast to coast, furthest east to furthest west. Just thinking about it will keep me going for a while!
by Brianjeff50
22 Sep 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 933

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

:wink: I’ve just finished mine - 14 days roughly 65-75 miles a day, depending on where I could book to stay. My average speed was a pretty consistent 10.5-ish mph. I was staying in Airbnb and Travelodge type places and what I thought was pretty minimal luggage though still ended up with a couple of ...
by Brianjeff50
20 Sep 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 933

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

I’ve just finished mine - 14 days roughly 65-75 miles a day, depending on where I could book to stay. My average speed was a pretty consistent 10.5-ish mph. I was staying in Airbnb and Travelodge type places and what I thought was pretty minimal luggage though still ended up with a couple of quite h...
by Brianjeff50
20 Sep 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4249

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

You sure you signed up for a LEJOG and not a round Britain tour?
Stick with it - ruddy marvellous scenery up the top there. Good luck with the final push.
by Brianjeff50
20 Sep 2020, 8:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2178

Re: And I’m off!

Well done! Now comes logistical technicalities of getting home and the post ride dip!! :( :( Worse if all people who don't appreciate the mammoth ride you have just done!! Cheers James Thanks James. And thanks for your many helpful tips. Yes getting back was almost as tiring as the trip. Couldn’t g...
by Brianjeff50
19 Sep 2020, 4:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2178

Re: And I’m off!

Just to add - my mileage counter read 987 from LE to JoG. To which I added 13.7 for the ride from Penzance to LE for the start. So just tipped the 1000 mark. And as a postcript, while waiting for my taxi to Inverness I nipped the couple of miles to see Duncansby Head Cliffs and the amazing rock stac...
by Brianjeff50
17 Sep 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2178

Re: And I’m off!

I should just add a big thank you to various folks for their tips and advice - to Bluelagos who got me started, the Wimps whose route formed the backbone of my trip, to MickF whose persistent championing of Route 7 persuaded me to go that way (it was brilliant!), to the person whose name I forget wh...
by Brianjeff50
17 Sep 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2178

Re: And I’m off!

I’m there! I was planning a half way stop in Thurso but woke up in the night thinking ‘why?’ so i cancelled that room and booked one at the Seaview (the only place I know where the room looks better in reality than in their website). Great weather though some sharp climbs early doors reminded me of ...
by Brianjeff50
16 Sep 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4249

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Best wishes from me too - I’m finishing on Friday. Only 55 miles away but logistics demand an in between stop.
Sounds like you’ve been having a tough time - hope the end goes well.
by Brianjeff50
16 Sep 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2178

Re: And I’m off!

After another fine day’s ride I’ve reached the north coast at Bettyhill. JoG is just 55 miles away. From Bonar Bridge the road runs direct to Tongue but just after Invershin I deviated onto the B-road that is the official NCR1. There are no extra miles - it just runs the pretty side of the River Shi...