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

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
oldmanonabike
Posts: 661
Joined: 29 Oct 2012, 10:30pm
Location: Durham

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 8 Sep 2017, 4:54pm

Durham ride Campsite

Camping and caravan club Barnard Castle site
Near Lartington DL12 9DG 01833630228
If cycling group is mentioned on booking they will try and group us all together
Please let me know what time you are arriving so I can try and book a pub for evening meal.
Also there are two camping sites on the road to Lartington the first is caravan and motorhome and is on the roadside we want the second one also on the left but half a mile up a clearly marked narrow road
Last edited by oldmanonabike on 8 Sep 2017, 5:26pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
cycleruk
Posts: 4512
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 9:30pm
Location: Lancashire

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

Postby cycleruk » 8 Sep 2017, 5:09pm

oldmanonabike wrote:Wimps Durham ride route
http://www.plotaroute.com/route/492490
52 miles 3710 feet with lots of options to shorten the route if the weather is bad.


RidewithGPS = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25056347
RidewithGPS - clockwise = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25057836
Leave getting old to others.

sbcoombs
Posts: 67
Joined: 24 Dec 2015, 8:21pm

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

Postby sbcoombs » 8 Sep 2017, 6:27pm

Safari room is a standard wind out Fiamma awning and sides are from
http://www.windblockers.net/
I have the front to go with them. Great to give some privacy but only take minutes to put up or down.


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my iPhone using Tapatalk

softlips
Posts: 161
Joined: 12 Dec 2016, 8:51pm

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

Postby softlips » 8 Sep 2017, 8:56pm

oldmanonabike wrote:Durham ride Campsite

Camping and caravan club Barnard Castle site
Near Lartington DL12 9DG 01833630228
If cycling group is mentioned on booking they will try and group us all together
Please let me know what time you are arriving so I can try and book a pub for evening meal.
Also there are two camping sites on the road to Lartington the first is caravan and motorhome and is on the roadside we want the second one also on the left but half a mile up a clearly marked narrow road



Hope to arrive mid / late afternoon. Happy to join everyone for meal but we will have two small (well behaved) dogs with us. If they're welcome (they always have been) we'll be there.

landsurfer
Posts: 3056
Joined: 27 Oct 2012, 9:13pm
Location: Rotherham

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

Postby landsurfer » 9 Sep 2017, 4:50pm

The latest addition to the stable .....
s-l1600.jpg


Now which section of the LEJOG will be suitable for riding this ..... :lol:
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Rule #5 is my mentor.

oldmanonabike
Posts: 661
Joined: 29 Oct 2012, 10:30pm
Location: Durham

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 9 Sep 2017, 7:01pm

landsurfer wrote:The latest addition to the stable ..... s-l1600.jpg

Now which section of the LEJOG will be suitable for riding this ..... :lol:

The Celebration at the end?

oldmanonabike
Posts: 661
Joined: 29 Oct 2012, 10:30pm
Location: Durham

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 12 Sep 2017, 8:18pm

Spitfire winston Bridge
Wimps who are doing the Durham ride will cross the Winston road Bridge,partway across there is a model of a spitfire on the bridge wall.
There is a video clip of a Spitfire being flown under the bridge on utube. If you are interested google Spitfire Winston Bridge

oldmanonabike
Posts: 661
Joined: 29 Oct 2012, 10:30pm
Location: Durham

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Sep 2017, 8:38pm

A great ride out with some of the Wimps, Shame about the Rain

softlips
Posts: 161
Joined: 12 Dec 2016, 8:51pm

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

Postby softlips » 17 Sep 2017, 10:10am

Enjoyed the ride yesterday, despite the rain, lovely sunshine here now!

landsurfer
Posts: 3056
Joined: 27 Oct 2012, 9:13pm
Location: Rotherham

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

Postby landsurfer » 17 Sep 2017, 12:23pm

Guess what .... It poured with rain in Alcudia as well ....."The rain in Spain falls mainly on the Whitesides" ....
Let's hope a theme is not emerging for June ....
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Rule #5 is my mentor.

KFT
Posts: 66
Joined: 28 Jan 2015, 8:53pm

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

Postby KFT » 17 Sep 2017, 1:05pm

Bet that was warm rain !!

Really enjoyable ride yesterday- thanks for a great route oldmanonabike.
Great company again and meet Softlips and Paulatic and thier better halves as well.

User avatar
cycleruk
Posts: 4512
Joined: 17 Jan 2009, 9:30pm
Location: Lancashire

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

Postby cycleruk » 17 Sep 2017, 8:49pm

oldmanonabike wrote:A great ride out with some of the Wimps, Shame about the Rain



A Damp Day in Durhamshire. :wink:
But it didn't dampen the spirits.
Good company. Good route. Good views sometimes.
How about the guy we caught up with who had done E2E accidentally. :?
He had been on the road since April and had cycled all round the coast, Scottish Islands, Ireland & Iceland etc. Pity we didn't get a photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3UtmHLKUU

DSC_0110.JPG

Spitfire Bridge.
spitfire bridge.JPG
Leave getting old to others.

Geordiedave
Posts: 4
Joined: 13 Sep 2017, 9:44pm

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

Postby Geordiedave » 19 Sep 2017, 10:24pm

Not sure how to post on here so trying this. I am doing the LEJOG in stages. Starting on Thursday 5th October 2017 from Lands End to Taunton. Getting train to Penzance on Wednesday 4th October and staying overnight before setting off and returning to the North East on Monday 9th October.
Anyone interested in joining me. I'm booking B&Bs on route.

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 39608
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

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

Postby Mick F » 20 Sep 2017, 3:42pm

Hi Dave,
Not sure if I'll be available, but I could be.
No promises.

What is your route?
Mick F. Cornwall

landsurfer
Posts: 3056
Joined: 27 Oct 2012, 9:13pm
Location: Rotherham

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

Postby landsurfer » 20 Sep 2017, 5:10pm

oldmanonabike wrote:A great ride out with some of the Wimps, Shame about the Rain


So where for the next one .... the "Winter Wimp" .... The "Cheshire Plain" or maybe the Fylde ... ?

December ... Nearest weekend to the Winter Solstice ... ?
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Rule #5 is my mentor.