Skipping a Stage of the End to End

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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby Vorpal » 8 Jul 2018, 10:46am

robing wrote:Well, we won't be part of Europe for much longer :(

We cannot escape geology ;)

Brexit only means the UK leaves the EU. The UK cannot leave Europe, unless something happens to the continental shelf. Then, I think we have worse problems than Brexit.

To the OP, carry on, enjoy the ride, and let us know if you manage the whole thing. 8)
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby Paulatic » 8 Jul 2018, 11:59am

just found this thread but I believe we met the OP just north of the Kessock Bridge. From Israel and doggedly following the Cicerone route. They were disappointed at our volumes of traffic and had expected the route to be like a eurovelo.
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby pwa » 8 Jul 2018, 6:58pm

Paulatic wrote:just found this thread but I believe we met the OP just north of the Kessock Bridge. From Israel and doggedly following the Cicerone route. They were disappointed at our volumes of traffic and had expected the route to be like a eurovelo.


I did LEJOG in the late 1980s and my impression then was that it was more of an "achievement" and "challenge" rather than a pleasant trip. You really have to do some serious detours to stick to halfway quiet roads, which is the sort of road I want for quality cycling.

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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby landsurfer » 15 Aug 2018, 6:20pm

You are not by any chance the Israeli couple we met on our own lejog just north of Inverness at the pie shop?

DOH! .... just seen your post Paul.
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Aug 2018, 7:41pm

pwa wrote:
Paulatic wrote:just found this thread but I believe we met the OP just north of the Kessock Bridge. From Israel and doggedly following the Cicerone route. They were disappointed at our volumes of traffic and had expected the route to be like a eurovelo.


I did LEJOG in the late 1980s and my impression then was that it was more of an "achievement" and "challenge" rather than a pleasant trip. You really have to do some serious detours to stick to halfway quiet roads, which is the sort of road I want for quality cycling.


I must admit that it os one ride I have never really felt inspired to do

Over the years we have cycled the English Coast, and then extended Coast and Castles along the canals between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and back down the Scottish coast to Carlisle. We have also cycled along the Glens as far as Inverness. We have also crossed the country at several pints including the C2C and from St Davids to Dover


Unfortunately Illness now means that I will probably be completing the Scottish Coast by car as neither my wife or I are up to these trips now (Having said that my new hip is doing well, so I may reconsider at some point)

I just don't fancy the busy routes on the LEJOG


But more on topic. I originally did the "New Riders of the Open Road" trip from Berwick to Hull, but had to give up on the Scarborough - Hull part due to a frame failure on the APB.....for about 4 years it was a gap on the map that is on the kitchen wall, and that annoyed the wife, so one bank holiday I was despatched to Scarborough to fill in the gap

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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Aug 2018, 7:50pm

Vorpal wrote:
robing wrote:Well, we won't be part of Europe for much longer :(

We cannot escape geology ;)

Brexit only means the UK leaves the EU. The UK cannot leave Europe, unless something happens to the continental shelf. Then, I think we have worse problems than Brexit.

To the OP, carry on, enjoy the ride, and let us know if you manage the whole thing. 8)


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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby charliepolecat » 15 Aug 2018, 9:02pm

I just don't fancy the busy routes on the LEJOG


If the dire projections of vastly increased population in this country are anywhere near likely over the next several years, this year may be the 'quietest' it will ever be again.