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

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

Postby flash » 7 Jun 2019, 5:50pm

I think you’ll find riding it over 2 days would be much nicer..... :D

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

Postby landsurfer » 7 Jun 2019, 6:04pm

softlips wrote:I’m doing the Seascale to Whitby coast to coast in one day at the end of the month. Think it’s around 155 miles (and has an incline or two).


That sounds like fun ...... not ......
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby oldmanonabike » 7 Jun 2019, 9:54pm

Whitehaven to Sunderland
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Postby oldmanonabike » 7 Jun 2019, 9:58pm

Via penrith Alston consett Newcastle.
I have the sustrans map somewhere I did it maybe 4 years ago
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 8 Jun 2019, 10:01am

Sounds nice Ken....

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Postby oldmanonabike » 8 Jun 2019, 8:22pm

I'm happy to map the route if my co conspirator will repeat the excellent logistics he did on Lejog
Depending on when it will be I will either ride if I'm fit enough or accompany the backup driver if that's acceptable
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby hughwill69 » 11 Jun 2019, 11:41am

I can't believe that this thread is just about to pass 2000 posts- when I started it, I really did think I was on my own!

I'm sorry that I have never had the opportunity to join in with the other Wimps. It's been due to a tragedy of unbearable proportions
in my family (as well as me being even more wimpy than the wimps!). But I have been able to do some of the LeJog I always wanted to do
in sections- LE to Gloucester, Gloucester to Birmingham, and Birmingham to South Queensferry this year. I've prided myself on finding
the fewest contours (except on the lunatic NCR south of Kendal!) and most of it has been done solo and unsupported.

At the end of August I'm going to do the last stretch up to JoG, this time supported and with my sons and friends riding along
in memory of my Grandson Ben who succumbed to brain cancer aged 6 in May. It'll be sad, but we'll laugh as well because had Ben
been with us (he was an avid cyclist) he would have laughed most of the journey.

I've enjoyed reading about the Wimps and your exploits- if you would like to know more about mine I'm on:
https://hughwill69.wordpress.com

I wish all luck in their finding the flattest routes.....
Hugh

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 11 Jun 2019, 4:32pm

Yes Will great to hear from the founder of the Wimps :)
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby Nickeveson » 12 Jun 2019, 8:07pm

Indeed, if it hadn't been for you starting this thread I probably would still be wanting to do Lejog. As it is I commented and am now a successful Lejog rider. Thank you

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

Postby flash » 12 Jun 2019, 8:42pm

What he said..... :D Thanks....

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 17 Jun 2019, 2:39pm

I see landsurfer has resurrected the Wimps this time riding aC2C details on the expedition section. I hope it's as successful as the Wimps Lejog
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Postby Paulatic » 30 Jun 2019, 4:47pm

softlips wrote:I’m doing the Seascale to Whitby coast to coast in one day at the end of the month. Think it’s around 155 miles (and has an incline or two).

Is that the event a woman from London died on today? On the descent from Wrynose I believe.
Closed roads and compulsory helmets seems to becoming a lethal combination especially when hills are involved.
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Postby Nickeveson » 4 Jul 2019, 6:32pm

According to cycle weekly it is the same route Paul, tragic! Helmet for me is usually worn but I respect those who don't use them. Personnel preference I feel

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Postby Nickeveson » 6 Jul 2019, 1:12pm

A year ago today!
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 6 Jul 2019, 1:14pm

What a fine bunch of (almost) pro athletes....