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by FasterFerret
13 Nov 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 22939

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

you might be better off asking those who've done it in your proposed timescale Is it reasonable to suggest that regardless of the specific route, any route can be ridden fast or slow? Yes, well maybe... Some routes will definitely lend themselves to being faster than others. Hills and conurbations ...
by FasterFerret
6 Nov 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 4693

Re: LeJog Routes

Is it possible to list with links on the masthead of this forum all the various routes used by members? There is Sustrans, Cicerone, the Wimps, Mick's, any others? No doubt the moderator would have to install the files but it would save a lot of anguish by those planning to ride the LeJog and be ab...
by FasterFerret
29 Oct 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12841

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Well, there's a reason that the traditional way is LE>JOG and that all the records set go South to North. The prevailing wind is a factor to be considered. Yes, you could get a still fortnight. You might well get Northerly winds, but the prevailing wind is Southerly. It is definitely a factor to be...
by FasterFerret
25 Oct 2018, 11:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12841

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also? Hang on, is there something I should know? Well, there's a reason that the traditional way is LE>JOG and that all the records set go South to North. The prevailing wind is a factor to be considered. Yes, you could get a still fortnight. You mig...
by FasterFerret
24 Oct 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12841

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also?
by FasterFerret
15 Oct 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 51122

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Spotted this. Thought I would share it.

Close to Tring, which is near Aylesbury.

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by FasterFerret
12 Oct 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: New Record LEJOG 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7914

Re: New Record LEJOG 2018

Awesome effort. Record or no record a fantastic achievement.
by FasterFerret
11 Oct 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 5346

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

scarletnut wrote:how would you avoid Longtown to get to Moffat or LOockerbie??


This works.

Decent cycle paths (own lane) alongside the A689 if you are going that way around.
Carlisle.GIF


If you are going straight out of the centre of Carlisle then you can head straight for that road to Rockcliffe.
by FasterFerret
1 Oct 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Too Close for Comfort
Replies: 39
Views: 1756

Re: Too Close for Comfort

Saw this at the cycle show, looked quite a good deterrent to close passes: https://l-bow.co/ I looked at this and watched the video. Is it me, or is there something about the riding style of the guy with the orange jacket that makes you focus more on him than the light that they are trying to adver...
by FasterFerret
28 Sep 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa
Replies: 30
Views: 18883

Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

No sight nor sound of Laurence Brophy? Not as far as I can see, but he was intending to go LEJOGLE I think. But if he left in Mid-August one might have thought there would have been a report of him getting to JOG by now. Perhaps he may pop-up again if he gets reported lost again: https://www.bbc.co...
by FasterFerret
28 Sep 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa
Replies: 30
Views: 18883

Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Looks like Alex Menarry has successfully made it to JOG. https://www.oldesttocyclelejog.com/blog It seems from his blog (which is an interesting read in itself) that he is still pursuing the Guinness World Record, which will need the submission of quite a lot of supporting evidence. So he may not ac...
by FasterFerret
25 Sep 2018, 10:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 31144

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

And was put off by: The many memories of being kept awake at night by people snoring on various camping trips The unnecessary 5:30 wake-up calls - even my longest day didn't need me to get out of bed that early. On your own faff is kept to a minimum, you are on your own schedule not someone else's ...
by FasterFerret
24 Sep 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist's Safety Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Cyclist's Safety Gap

Rule 163 is your starting point but you won't find any specified measure of overtaking distance. But at least we get an indicative picture :? . Not super helpful, but for those that bother to read/look at it helps with the interpretation of 'as much room as you would give a car' i.e. just because y...
by FasterFerret
24 Sep 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist's Safety Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Cyclist's Safety Gap

Perhaps point them to this, which is from a post discussing the Dorset police's advice that leaving 'a car door width' is enough (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=124852): There is a really good video on YouTube aimed at educating driving instructors: https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by FasterFerret
24 Sep 2018, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Broadwith 24hr plaque
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Broadwith 24hr plaque

Sustrans have information boards approved for use on/near the Network (subject to local agreements). A4 size, rigid plastic. The boards are "customised" by adding route numbers and direction or information patches, also supplied by Sustrans. ... Given the number of 'non-cycling related' i...