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by charliepolecat
5 Nov 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: systems lejog
Replies: 25
Views: 5268

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: 5908

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: 17661

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...
by charliepolecat
30 Oct 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 17661

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

I just felt the luxuries of life mattered more to me now. :)


Careful, that luxuriously silk lined coffin might become enticing as well. :P
by charliepolecat
29 Oct 2018, 7:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 17661

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

I didn't think there was an age limit for staying in YHA's or do you mean you were just too geographically old anyway for hostels :shock: ?
by charliepolecat
16 Oct 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

Thanks for that Simmy.

BTW, are you available to be standing at the White Horse waving your arms to guide riders in the right direction? :P
by charliepolecat
12 Oct 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start
Replies: 32
Views: 7386

Re: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start

[quoteMy mother can as she describes it, 'sleep on the clothes line'quote] There was an American Indian working at our firm in the US and once on a plane he'd curl into a ball and be asleep as soon as the plane left the ground, whereas I would be staring fitfully out of the window unable to sleep fo...
by charliepolecat
12 Oct 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start
Replies: 32
Views: 7386

Re: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start

. A one-way hire from Inverness is two solid days of driving and you'll be knackered, I'd not even consider that!


That's my plan, but back to Heathrow. Seeing some sights along the way will make the ride up there worth while.
by charliepolecat
11 Oct 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands End - Taunton Route
Replies: 28
Views: 5717

Re: Lands End - Taunton Route

I think I would take the point made by others above, that for those whose main aim is to ride from one end of the country to the other, ie, Lejog, that any detour for the sole purpose of looking at 'interesting' sites or over 'unusual' road surfaces is a detour too many.
by charliepolecat
30 Sep 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: Cicerone Route - thoughts a week after finishing

The Cicerone guide was written by Nick Mitchell and published in 2012, so there are bound to have been changes since then. What is needed is for some other rider to either update it or produce another guide.
by charliepolecat
18 Sep 2018, 11:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 28701

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

Those road widths seem awfully narrow, although probably right for British roads, but are you actually stating a single lane width so double for total width? In any case, I didn't think there was a standard width and roads just sort of happened developing often from muddy lanes to tarmacked surfaces...
by charliepolecat
17 Sep 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 90
Views: 28701

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

I think all 'organised' or charity rides create their own set of chaotic mass movement on the roads. A local one to me has 13,000 riders for 160 miles over two days in the Spring and the only way that ever works is to have loads of paid police at each intersection and police outriders keeping the mo...
by charliepolecat
17 Sep 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 North of Lancaster
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: A6 North of Lancaster

Have a great time.
by charliepolecat
17 Sep 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 North of Lancaster
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: A6 North of Lancaster

Were they mostly in groups or solos? Finding the best time of the year to ride the entire length is often a matter of preferring to go when the days are longer but that usually means summer months which also coincides with the heaviest traffic. Other considerations are ease of finding reasonably pri...
by charliepolecat
6 Sep 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: New Record LEJOG 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5793

Re: Youngest LEJOG'er

I'm in for a lifetime recovery effort. :cry: