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by KFT
4 Nov 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

When we went we had a very fascinating and thought provoking visit.
by KFT
4 Nov 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167332

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

So a few questions:
Do you want me to book somewhere to eat on Friday night or are you happy at the Beefeater?

Any ideas what the non riders want to do on Saturday - the National Arboretum is about 10 miles away (this has a land train to get around it if required), Tamworth has a castle,Ten pin Bowling, Lichfield is about 8 miles away (historic city). There is also Kingsbury Water Park nature reserve, a variety of Craft centres, as well as Conkers that Landsurfer mentioned earlier (or do you want to decide when you get down here?)
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: 2051
Views: 167332

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 easily b changed to start at either of the others.
If prices are comparable on all then I'd suggest either of the 2 town centre ones.
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: 2051
Views: 167332

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 particularly want to do let us know.

I'll have a couple of routes ready to choose from by the end of Friday of around 50 miles with a cafe stop about half way round - all on quiet roads.
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: 2051
Views: 167332

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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

oldmanonabike wrote: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 of Lancaster - a picturesque ride around Morecambe bay - 80 miles in total, only 3 hills, one of which has the Sticky Toffee Pudding factory at the top! :mrgreen:
by KFT
17 Jul 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 285
Views: 23496

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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 9:00. On to Ludlow tomorrow.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my MotoG3 using hovercraft full of eels.
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: 2051
Views: 167332

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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: 2051
Views: 167332

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!!