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by charliepolecat
19 Nov 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 47631

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Women and ultra-challenge endurance sports I wrote this piece mostly because I’ve often wondered why far more men than women participate in extreme athletic activities, so the first premise for this article is to ask the question, why do more men than women participate in ultradistance activities? Y...
by charliepolecat
16 Nov 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dover to Durness
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Dover to Durness

No problem, Peak Tours kindly sent me the route sheets.
by charliepolecat
16 Nov 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dover to Durness
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Dover to Durness

I'd like to know if anyone has ridden the route and if so have they a cue/GPS route available.





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by charliepolecat
16 Nov 2018, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dover to Durness
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Dover to Durness

Has anyone a route map for this ride: https://www.peak-tours.com/shop/dover-t ... dium=email
by charliepolecat
14 Nov 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 23284

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Really?!


I think you are being deliberately argumentative, but whatever rocks your boat. No doubt someone thinks you are clever.
by charliepolecat
14 Nov 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 23284

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

any route can be ridden fast or slow


Riding slow or fast merely means riding slow or fast, the actual route doesn't impact the speed at which one rides.
by charliepolecat
13 Nov 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 23284

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?
by charliepolecat
7 Nov 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 7291

Re: systems lejog

Not to derail this excellent thread, but most of the above confusion of opinions as to where to go reminds me why it is so much nicer to ride solo. :P
by charliepolecat
7 Nov 2018, 3:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 7291

Re: systems lejog

I think "systems" was an autocorrect (Automangle™ strikes again! ) of "Sustrans".


They are out to get us so we must be vigilant.
by charliepolecat
5 Nov 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 4738

Re: LeJog Routes

Maybe Graham will chime in with a suggestion.
by charliepolecat
5 Nov 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 4738

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 abl...
by charliepolecat
5 Nov 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 7291

Re: systems lejog

Super, thank you very much. :D
by charliepolecat
5 Nov 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 7291

Re: systems lejog

Suggest you consider the WIMPS route ... available on this site ...


Any chance that route could be published here? There are over two million posts on that thread. :shock:

Ta.
by charliepolecat
31 Oct 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cyclists killed riding LeJog
Replies: 16
Views: 8132

Cyclists killed riding LeJog

Just wondering, are there any statistics recording how many - if any - cyclists have been killed on the road riding LeJog. If there are - and have been - none, then in spite of all the dire warnings of the reckless nature on drivers, riding LeJog may not be any more dangerous than riding on a vehicl...
by charliepolecat
31 Oct 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 21137

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

I simply cannot share rooms, even when on some of the longer rides a room is required and it is suggested we share rooms to cut the cost. After a few years in RAF barracks in the early days I decided I'd had enough of that. So, it's a bivvy for me even though that's not the most comfortable but I ha...