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by bluelagos
25 Sep 2020, 1:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

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 The guy who pulled it together wanted it to be far more than simple LeJog, hence the island hopping in Scotland. Ultimately it wasnt the trip for novices, we messed up in booking what we thought w...
by bluelagos
25 Sep 2020, 12:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

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 bluelagos
23 Sep 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

A great achievement @bluelagos. Can you do me a favour and keep that route well hidden. 90+K of climbing :cry: Is ridiculous isnt it. We trained for a tour that wasm1050 miles with max 6k and plenty of 2-4k days. Then they cancelled and we end up on one doing 1250 miles and majority of days were 6k...
by bluelagos
23 Sep 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Well done! It's good that you have been able to maintain this thread. Over the years, there have been quite a lot of threads from would-be lejogers - often relatively inexperienced riders - looking for advice on things like building their capabilities and it should be good to be able to point them ...
by bluelagos
23 Sep 2020, 9:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Looks like 90k feet! One guy tracked his at 91017ft and 1261 miles on Stava end to end.

I missed 12 downhill miles into Skipton, 7 into Windermere and 24 flatish to Ayr...

Will google them to get an exact figure, but looks like we climbed Everest 3 times!!
by bluelagos
22 Sep 2020, 11:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

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.
by bluelagos
21 Sep 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

...4 other things will too. Hills Poor road surfaces Rest/feeding time Fatigue All of these meant that at worst, we were averaging 7 to 8 mph where my normal speed is upto 15mph. So worth taking on view on those too, fair to say the hills in the SW on gravelly lanes are slower than fhe flat lanes i...
by bluelagos
21 Sep 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Just 60-65 miles tomorrow and I'll be at the JoG signpost :-)

Weather is in the air for tomorrow...fingers crossed
by bluelagos
21 Sep 2020, 6:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Post Lejog
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Post Lejog

2 more days and clearly will be much stronger in the legs now than 2 weeks ago... So question for those who have done it, best way to retain some of that strength given I'll soon be back in flat suffolk/essex? And am a bit of a fair weather cyclist and winter is coming. The idea of shelling out a fo...
by bluelagos
21 Sep 2020, 6:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

This is addressed to the more senior cyclists - I'll be 67 when I set off from LE next May. I'll be doing a 1,080 mile LEJOG over 16 days, av 65 miles per day with av daily ascent of 2,800 ft. I'd love to see details of your route. Sub 3k climbing sounds bliss! A day? That sounds a bit high to me, ...
by bluelagos
21 Sep 2020, 6:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

Obviously weight will slow you down (per your question) 4 other things will too. Hills Poor road surfaces Rest/feeding time Fatigue All of these meant that at worst, we were averaging 7 to 8 mph where my normal speed is upto 15mph. So worth taking on view on those too, fair to say the hills in the S...
by bluelagos
20 Sep 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 834

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

This is addressed to the more senior cyclists - I'll be 67 when I set off from LE next May. I'll be doing a 1,080 mile LEJOG over 16 days, av 65 miles per day with av daily ascent of 2,800 ft. When I book accommodation, some ask what time I'll get there; I can guess of course, but I'd prefer it to ...
by bluelagos
20 Sep 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

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. Our hotel in Tongue binned us so tomorrow is about 70 miles across to the other coast. We were about 40 miles from tomorrows destination earlier...
by bluelagos
20 Sep 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Made it to Ullapool in good time. Absolutely stunning round here, i know I keep,saying it but LeJog can be so much more if you are lucky enough to have the time :-) Route will be loaded later, route cards said 80 miles, my phone 70...so will be somewhere around those. I skipped 1.2m of the road (30 ...
by bluelagos
19 Sep 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4100

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Have manabed to get on Strava and upload a few of the rides.

First day is missing and not 100% accurate ...the 3 days I got a lift the garmin was still on. Though some days the garmin went flat and I carried on so will be short

Anyhow, just in case anyone was interested.