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by Pizza_man
7 Oct 2011, 3:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days
Replies: 46
Views: 29928

Re: Funny/stupid idea - lejogle in 10 days

Hi, sorry for such a long post, I admire what you are attempting, you remind me of myself, so thought I would share my experience with you. Best of luck, it’s one hell of a challenge. Do not underestimate the effect of fatigue when doing such high mileage everyday.... I attempted a challenge on a si...
by Pizza_man
8 Aug 2011, 9:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-14435602 and Drumossie/a9 is exactly where I was.... Cycling thought 1 and 1/2 days of “rain” (read sheet of water), camped as could not find any accommodation, had noting dry with left... decided it was no longer fun.... Caught the train to Edinburgh, and spend...
by Pizza_man
5 Aug 2011, 2:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days

Did LEJOG but took 6 days instead of 5 (which I am still VERY happy with). :D Now on day 2 of 2 rest days before starting return journey. Scaling back plans for doing return journey, doing a slightly over distance “End to End - 7 x 200km Randonneur”. Now instead of doing 2500 miles in 20 days, “just...
by Pizza_man
26 Jul 2011, 12:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days

I set off on Friday (29th July) to cycle 2500miles in 20 days.... :D 875m LEJOG in 5 days (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=53356, adjusted slightly, shorter first day) Then 1625m back to Lands End, via the most Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern points within the UK (Dunnet Hea...
by Pizza_man
20 Jul 2011, 3:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round The Coast Of Britain
Replies: 24
Views: 8334

Re: Round The Coast Of Britain

May be worth taking a look at Audax UK's "Round the Coast 2260km cycling event" http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/GB03/ If you are not familiar with Audax UK they are "the internationally recognised long distance cycling association in the UK". Have done a number of their routes...
by Pizza_man
14 Jul 2011, 11:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 5 day LEJOG route (flattest I can find).
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: 5 day LEJOG route (flattest I can find).

Anyone who has followed my exploits will know I like to push myself right to the limit :D ... The fact it is borderline whither I can complete this is excatly what draws me to try. There is no margin for problems, if anything goes wrong I will fail, I can deal with that. Unless the thing that goes w...
by Pizza_man
13 Jul 2011, 5:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 5 day LEJOG route (flattest I can find).
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

5 day LEJOG route (flattest I can find).

The route is based on http://www.abcc.co.uk/Lynnetaylor/taylore2eroute.html. Need to do 1400km (875 miles) to qualify for http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/WW02/ so have added a few miles just before Inverness. Will be setting off on 29th July. :D I have come up with the flattest route I can (I am ...
by Pizza_man
13 Jul 2011, 10:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 24hour petrol stations on A30
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: 24hour petrol stations on A30

Just realised I can get receipt from Penzance before I start the ride as catching the train to there, going to LE then setting straight off. Also just found 24 hour Asda in Bodmin (PL31 2AR), that should see me through to Oakham. If anyone knows of others please still let me know, more options is be...
by Pizza_man
12 Jul 2011, 3:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 24hour petrol stations on A30
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

24hour petrol stations on A30

Will be setting off at midnight (28/29th July) from Lands End, does anyone know if there are many 24 hour petrol stations (or supermarkets) on the A30? Need to stop at first opportunity to get a receipt (for Audax verification (cash machine will do)), then need to work out how much liquid to carry t...
by Pizza_man
12 Jul 2011, 3:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)
Replies: 28
Views: 10212

Re: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)

Take it the A30 is still the flattest way if you don't mind riding along it?
by Pizza_man
7 Jul 2011, 5:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE
Replies: 21
Views: 1357

Re: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE

£1000 minimum requirement!!! :lol: When starting training for my first LEJOG, I was over 32 stone :oops: (and carried full camping gear) Believe me this requires a strong bike... My bike cost £750, had no issue, done 1000's mile since and nothing has gone wrong. (due to mile have gone thought few co...
by Pizza_man
7 Jul 2011, 3:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE
Replies: 21
Views: 1357

Re: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE

Thinking of doing this but what is the minimum requirement bike-wise? Do I need a racing bike, a touring bike, mountain bike or a hybrid? Yep, any of those will do. Minimum requirement is one that is road legal, will hold together for the distance and you are comfortable on. Why are you selling you...
by Pizza_man
5 Jul 2011, 11:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE
Replies: 21
Views: 1357

Re: THE MOST EFFICIENT ROUTE

Hi, I am planning on doing route suggest by Mick / http://www.abcc.co.uk/Lynnetaylor/taylore2eroute.html Have plotted out on BikeRouteToaster the best I can (may not be 100% perfect especially in town centres), you can download GPX/TXC for satnav if you wish. http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?...
by Pizza_man
4 Jul 2011, 1:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Heaviest LEJOG'er?
Replies: 21
Views: 3317

Re: Heaviest LEJOG'er?

27 stones + full camping gear... :oops: Not doing the Paris-Brest-Paris this year for a variety of reasons, but plan to do LEJOG in 5 day :shock: (setting off on 30th July). Plan to ride back at a slower pace, longer route covering the most extreme points in UK (north, west, east and south points), ...
by Pizza_man
22 Jun 2011, 3:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Ten Weeks to Go
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Ten Weeks to Go

“I think you are asking a lot of your body to expect it to get fit and lose weight at the same time - the two are antagonistic activities” I agree to an extent, but asking allot does not mean you cannot do it…. I am not advocating anybody does anything as extreme as I did, but I lost ½ my body weig...