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by island girl
31 Dec 2009, 12:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fort William to Aberdeen
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Fort William to Aberdeen

Next Summer plan to cycle from Fort William to Aberdeen. Can't go straight across Scotland so plan to cycle to Newtonmore, south on A9 cyclepath to Pitlochry, then head north to Balmoral, Ballater then Aberdeen. Want to see Royal Deeside but is this a suitable route or would I be better trying anoth...
by island girl
21 Oct 2009, 10:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Obsession withi Lejog. There are MUCH better tours to do.
Replies: 32
Views: 2436

Re: Obsession withi Lejog. There are MUCH better tours to do.

Hi
Interested in your routes now I have done LEJOG. Why was Camino de Santiago the best. Perhaps you could Pm me
by island girl
13 Jun 2009, 11:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Next week - Wish me luck.
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Next week - Wish me luck.

Arrived in JOG last Wednesday in lovely sunshine after 18 superb cycling days. I had less than an hour of rain, met wonderful people and saw wonderful scenery. My route was first class thanks to advice from the forum - I would not have changed anything. My 50/60 miles per day was well within my abil...
by island girl
17 May 2009, 10:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Next week - Wish me luck.
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Next week - Wish me luck.

Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Leave home tomorrow - have been wined and dined by family. Feeling fit and anxious for the off. Will be in touch.
by island girl
16 May 2009, 12:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Next week - Wish me luck.
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Next week - Wish me luck.

Crossing border, Carlisle to Thornhill ,on Sun 31st May. Thank you for your good wishes. Just want to get started.
by island girl
14 May 2009, 9:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Next week - Wish me luck.
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Next week - Wish me luck.

Well I start my Lejog next Thurs. 21st May after a winter of training and planning. My bike has just arrived in Penzance by carrier and I leave the island on Monday to join it. I am a retired lady, old in years but young at heart and determined to complete this journey solo and unsupported. There ar...
by island girl
4 May 2009, 11:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: getting bike to LE
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: getting bike to LE

Hi
I am sending my bike by Parcelforce 48 next week to Penzance Bike shop who will asemble it for £10. They will store it till I arrive and get rid of packing. Let me know if you want their address.
by island girl
21 Apr 2009, 9:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Wish me luck.... LEJOG starts this week....
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: Wish me luck.... LEJOG starts this week....

Good luck. I'll watch your progress with interest. I'm leaving in a month and getting the jitters already.
by island girl
13 Apr 2009, 9:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire

Bogmyrtle - you are a star. Phoned Mrs Young and all booked for B&B. Seems very nice and it turns out we have friends in common. Its a small world. Thanks again for your help - big relief.
by island girl
9 Apr 2009, 9:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crossing Severn Bridge from South
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Crossing Severn Bridge from South

Hi. Am a bit confused about crossing Severn Bridge from south. I have a copy of Avon Cycleway whose route takes me through Olveston then Elberton then onto the north side of bridge. Or should I go Pilning then Aust. then NCN route 4 that seems to cross on south side of bridge. North side or south si...
by island girl
7 Apr 2009, 10:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire

Thanks everyone but I am still looking for somewhere closer to Thornhill. Might just arrive and hope for the best????
by island girl
6 Apr 2009, 9:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire
Replies: 11
Views: 953

B&B Thornhill Dumfriesshire

Hi,
I am cycling Lejog in May/June and plans are progressing well. Just stuck for one B&B at Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Have tried the main st B&B and Gilland B&B but all too dear. Can anyone help - my budget is no more than £35. Thanks
by island girl
16 Mar 2009, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: South Bristol Accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: South Bristol Accommodation

Thanks everyone. Now got a cheap B&B on the South side of Bristol.
by island girl
13 Mar 2009, 7:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Stupid Train prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2413

Re: Stupid Train prices

hi
I am doing LEJOG in May and am Flying Edinburgh to Newquay for £37 single. Train to Penzance for under £10. Sending my bike Parcelforce 48 Hrs for £20 to Bike shop in Penzance who will assemble it for £10. I think this is great for under £80.
Hope this is of help.
by island girl
10 Mar 2009, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: South Bristol Accommodation
Replies: 5
Views: 258

South Bristol Accommodation

hi
Does anyone know of cheap, decent B&B in or about Shirehampton area of Bristol.