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by KFT
2 Nov 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

There is a travelodge and a premier inn in the town centre (the premier inn has a Beefeater pub attached) There are both a travelodge at the Tamworth services and a Premier inn within 1/2 mile of the services. At the moment the route I've planned starts at the travelodge in the town centre but can e...
by KFT
30 Oct 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

There are 2 Premier inns and 2 Travelodges in Tamworth. What is the plan for the weekend other than a ride on Saturday? Are we going for both a Friday and Saturday social or just one night? Lynda can get some ideas together for non riders whilst we are out riding or if anyone has anything they parti...
by KFT
29 Oct 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I can do a 50 mile route from here if you like - i have a few to pick from, but happy to do either by you or Steve as well.
Tamworth is easy for those coming both from north and South.
Let me know and I can get a route sorted and out to you all.
by KFT
26 Oct 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

There was talk of doing THE WAY OF THE ROSES as a weekend ride in the spring of next year maybe that is a more favourable idea than a ride in the shorter colder days of this year. Or in true WIMPS style to avoid the hills there is the Bay Way ride from Grange over Sands to Glasson dock just south o...
by KFT
17 Jul 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 245
Views: 19786

Re: Fave quotes...

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you
by KFT
17 Jul 2018, 8:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

My favourite of the trip was Cornerstone in Evanton, lovely people, big pots of tea and coffee + refills, delicious breakfast, followed by them asking if we wanted our bottles refilling with iced water.
by KFT
16 Jul 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

It was called Wedges IIRC, good stop for a 2nd breakfast
by KFT
26 Jun 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Sorry to have missed you 700cc, and thanks to Mick and NA for your company over the last couple of days. Today's, although less climbing than any other day has probably been the hardest, the heat has been relentless. The last of us stopped to eat en route and didn't get to the campsite until after 9...
by KFT
31 May 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

As we are from all over the country and a little on the older side.....

Widely interspersed mature pedallers
by KFT
25 May 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I've just sent an email with contact details to all of the Wimps - if anyone doesn't receive it please let me know by PM.

4 weeks tomorrow to the off :D
by KFT
22 May 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Me neither - if Lynda leaves ours there I've got nowhere to sleep!!
by KFT
15 May 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I'm taking a recently rebuilt Condor Fratello, running Shimano 11 speed with an 11-32 rear cassette and a 28-46. i'll be taking guards for the odd rainy day to keep road spray off any unfortunate soul that might be behind me - if the weathers going to be decent for a few days they can come off.
by KFT
21 Apr 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 162544

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

sbcoombs wrote:First ride out on a road bike in 6 months so a happy day for me. Surprisingly quicker than the MTB.


Bet it's great to be back on the bike again properly after so long - quick ride as well- looks lile Landsurfer was right - even into a headwind you'll still be too quick!