If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby horizon » 28 Apr 2018, 10:25am

If you want to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats, there are actually three immutable rules:

1. You have to do it, no-one else.
2. You have to cycle it.
3. You have to go from Land's End to John o'Groats.
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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby bikeandbeer » 28 Apr 2018, 11:50am

Where does this leave LEJOGers on a tandem then ? Do they qualify for only half a LEJOG each ?

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby Alan58 » 28 Apr 2018, 12:28pm

Also I was looking at the new ICE TRIKE e-assist looks really nice does 60 miles on one charge: would that count? And when does e-assist become classed as a motorcycle? Just asking like. :D

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby RachelH » 28 Apr 2018, 5:21pm

I resigned myself long ago to not riding a 'proper' LEJOG. But I'm going to have great fun riding a highly improper one! :D

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby landsurfer » 28 Apr 2018, 5:30pm

Unless your name is John woodburn* everyone does it in stages.
The WIMPS are doing it this June, in lots of stages. 8)


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Postby Psamathe » 28 Apr 2018, 5:55pm

I thought everybody did it in stages. Sometimes just a day off; sometimes a day but then chucking it down the next day; sometimes get e.g. "the runs" and take a few days holed-up somewhere convenient; sometimes pop home for a family event; who defines where a break invaliates "LEJOG".

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby 1982john » 28 Apr 2018, 10:08pm

Is this kind of like saying if you did the London marathon, but it took you 6 hours, have you done a marathon?

Technically, yes, but it takes something away from the achievement - an achievement nonetheless.

Sport is the acceptence of arbitary rules, it's why they don't allow people to take whatever drugs they want. Given that there are no hard and fast rules for LeJog, except where you start and finish, it's kind of down to you. As long as you can hold your head up high I think that's all that matters.

Doing LeJog in one stint, unsupported and camping is a greater physical achievement than several stages and sleeping in nice hotels. But who cares? Not everyone has the time or the physical condition to do this.

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Postby landsurfer » 28 Apr 2018, 10:32pm

Doing the end to end in stsges takes nothing away from the achievement.

It's a cycle tour... It's fun .. Otherwise why would you ?
I hope no one would seek to denigrate others efforts until they have done Lejog unsupported, in 72 hours wearing their best hair shirt.

There is always someone ready to trivialize others efforts ... Allegedly ... :twisted:
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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby Spinners » 29 Apr 2018, 8:40am

Doing it in two halves separated by six months isn't cheating but it isn't a proper LeJog either and I have a feeling it'll be like a itch that you'll just have to scratch at some point in the future :evil:

This is exactly how I feel about LeJog. Yes, I've done it but until I do it unsupported it still feels like unfinished business.
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Postby Mick F » 29 Apr 2018, 9:25am

Mrs Mick F and me have talked about walking LEJOG.

I reckon we could take the train to Penzance and a bus(?) to LE and walk back to Hayle, then take the train home.
Some time in the future, take the train to Hayle again and walk to Truro, and take the train home again.
Then, take the train to Truro and walk to Par, and get the train home.

Repeat for as long as we want, walking when we want to and as far as we want to, and only sleeping away from home when we get too far away to make it viable. Taunton maybe or even Bristol.

From there, we'd have to keep going for days/weeks, and maybe only going home by train when we'd had enough and need to recuperate.
It could take us a couple of years to complete of course.

Valid LEJOG or not?
Probably not, but it would be rather enjoyable anyway.
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Postby sbcoombs » 29 Apr 2018, 2:58pm

Mick F wrote:Mrs Mick F and me have talked about walking LEJOG.

I reckon we could take the train to Penzance and a bus(?) to LE and walk back to Hayle, then take the train home.
Some time in the future, take the train to Hayle again and walk to Truro, and take the train home again.
Then, take the train to Truro and walk to Par, and get the train home.

Repeat for as long as we want, walking when we want to and as far as we want to, and only sleeping away from home when we get too far away to make it viable. Taunton maybe or even Bristol.

From there, we'd have to keep going for days/weeks, and maybe only going home by train when we'd had enough and need to recuperate.
It could take us a couple of years to complete of course.

Valid LEJOG or not?
Probably not, but it would be rather enjoyable anyway.


Possibly not a valid LEJOG, but it still would be one hell of an achievement.

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Postby landsurfer » 29 Apr 2018, 3:34pm

sbcoombs wrote:
Possibly not a valid LEJOG, but it still would be one hell of an achievement.


What about doing it in 14 stages, is that a proper LEJOG ?..... :lol:
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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby Paulatic » 29 Apr 2018, 5:27pm

Mick F wrote:Mrs Mick F and me have talked about walking LEJOG.

I reckon we could take the train to Penzance and a bus(?) to LE and walk back to Hayle, then take the train home.


Met a lady a few years ago. Her husband had cycled up to JoG. She drove the car up so that he could get home and she was then walking back to LE.
Simplified the lejostics quite well I thought.
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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby sbcoombs » 29 Apr 2018, 7:50pm

landsurfer wrote:
sbcoombs wrote:
Possibly not a valid LEJOG, but it still would be one hell of an achievement.


What about doing it in 14 stages, is that a proper LEJOG ?..... :lol:


I’ll tell you in a couple of months

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Re: If you do it in stages is it proper LeJog....!?

Postby scarletnut » 29 Apr 2018, 8:37pm

Thanks all - looks like I started a lively debate. I am planning on the 14 day route but logistics from West Wales and allowing for a few days rest it is almost 3 weeks....! I think I am with those who say it is NOT LeJog if you leave the route at any time and re-join after a significant break. If it had gone to a vote I get the impression that most agree that it is still a LeJog and more enjoyable BUT I would have to agree that it isn't the real deal (I have walked Pembs Coastal Path several times but never in one go..).
What I didn't anticipate are those who think it's not a real LeJog if you don't carry your own baggage or indeed if you stay in hotels or B&B's!!! My plan is still to do 14 days carrying my own baggage but doing B&B's and some Y Hostels . Please don't tell me this is not the real deal....continue the philosophical debate please!? :P