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by nickyboy
25 Feb 2021, 12:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day LEJOG 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: 7 day LEJOG 2021

We are staying on the A9 after the Kessock Bridge past Harry Gow's. Then we come off the A9 and head on a minor road to Munlochy as we are planning on taking the Nigg ferry

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31960183
by nickyboy
23 Feb 2021, 8:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

Having met up in September 2019 and planned a May 2020 LEJOG, which became September 2020 LEJOG, which became May 2021 LEJOG, we have hopefully made our final rescheduling....June 29-July 9. All the accommodation is rebooked which was a trial in itself what with everyone staycationing. Couldn't get ...
by nickyboy
12 Feb 2021, 10:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day LEJOG 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: 7 day LEJOG 2021

We are doing LEJOG hopefully this May and I've put a fair bit of work into the route. Whilst there are some parts that are irrelevant to you (such as Day 5 we route home to Glossop and thus Day 6 start from Glossop) there is a fair bit that is consistent with the route you've posted. It keeps off bu...
by nickyboy
16 Nov 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First LEJOG
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: First LEJOG

We are doing a 10.5 day LEJOG May 2021. Here's the thread link which contains the daily routefiles. The only thing you need to be aware of is we detour to Glossop on D5 (the half day) as we live there. Bear in mind our route has some stops in places with very limited accommodation (like Tushielaw, B...
by nickyboy
5 Nov 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

Thanks for this info. We are actually going to have a cafe stop in Padstow (the Padstow Brewery tap looks ideal :D ) so will probably cross at 1500GMT/1600BST so looks like we should be able to snag a crossing from the harbour which is a bit easier Our other ferry issue is at Nigg but that either sa...
by nickyboy
4 Nov 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

So we're all sorted for May 2021 and it seems we're also taking in Dunnet Head (on the basis that we are unlikely to be "just passing by" any time in the future) One question....we plan to take the Padstow-Rock ferry on Tuesday May 11. I recall someone mentioned that this can be a bit of a...
by nickyboy
5 Oct 2020, 2:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: Transporting kit on a self-guided tour

I suppose with enough planning you could arrange a series of bag drops that you then posted a further 2/3 days along the ride. That way you could get away with about 3 lots of whatever you need. But it seems a bit fraught We are self supported staying in B&Bs etc and we've just decided to travel...
by nickyboy
24 Sep 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4662

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

I'd like to know what route took you to Skipton? Did you visit hull or newcastle enroute too?? Cheers James My guess would be Long Hill to Whaley Bridge, Glossop (where I live), Holme Moss (!), Slaithwaite, Sowerby Bridge then somewehre like Oxenhope, Skipton That's a proper nutter's route Our LEJO...
by nickyboy
24 Sep 2020, 10:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

For example, yesterday we did 63 miles with 4,700ft of climbing. It’s more than enough to get out of the SW on a LEJOG. Less than 10,00 ft for the first 167 mls I find Derbyshire hills much harder they go on for longer. EA152D9D-9686-4FD8-A719-AB3A8F5467A2.jpeg A0DD8ED6-7E71-450E-B1B7-207BDBB0329E....
by nickyboy
24 Sep 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 1212

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

Here's what we're planning to do on our May 2021 LEJOG Start 0900 and look to finish between 1700 and 1800. Our hillier days (Cornwall and Devon) are about 80 miles so, if we assume a couple of hours for stops that means we need to achieve about 12mph moving average. On our flatter days we are doing...
by nickyboy
7 Sep 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG and le grub
Replies: 32
Views: 1232

Re: LEJOG and le grub

We are scheduled to do between 80 and 105 miles a day on our LEJOG next May. Taking it steady, that means leaving the B&B about 9am and arriving at the next one about 5-6pm Our plan of attack is to have a decent but not humungous breakfast but probably not "full english" type...too muc...
by nickyboy
7 Sep 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

So we're back on it.....2021 May 11-21. I'll incorporate the tweaks to the route suggested upthread. Everything was easy to unentangle except those tossers at hotels.com who kept promising me the refund but in the end I had to make a Cr Card claim to get the cash back. I'm interested to hear what pe...
by nickyboy
26 Apr 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!
Replies: 39
Views: 3693

Re: OK - JOGLE September 2020 it is!

Sadly I think this will have to be postponed. Unless there is a vaccine which is 100% by September the risk of B&B is far too high. No sense in getting infected, nor of my support driver catching Covid-19 either. Perhaps 2021? Although 2022 is looking more likely with the predictions of the pan...
by nickyboy
6 Apr 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 28
Views: 2312

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

Sadly pulled the plug on this last week and in the process of getting our various accommodation and transport payments back The good news is we have a robust plan with routing and accommodation identified. The plan is to see how the land lies in July with a view to a September LEJOG if restrictions ...
by nickyboy
20 Mar 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?
Replies: 51
Views: 4050

Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

LEJOG booked for May We are keeping it under regular review. Everything is booked and most is paid for in terms of accomodation Putting to one side whether it would be wise to be a potential vector there seem to be a few risk factors (assuming that movent isn't banned) 1. Will hotels and B&Bs be...