Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
robing
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby robing » 26 Jun 2018, 10:29pm

How much time have you got?

stan.forums
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby stan.forums » 26 Jun 2018, 10:37pm

We have 12 days left

robing
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby robing » 27 Jun 2018, 7:36am

That's heaps of time! You don't need to skip anything.
I did the whole thing in 10 :wink:

stan.forums
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby stan.forums » 27 Jun 2018, 7:59am

Perhaps you did it in 10 days, but the missus and I are on Bromptons and we are on vacation, not the same kind of trip like you did.

robing
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby robing » 27 Jun 2018, 8:05am

Even so, I reckon you've only got to do 50 miles a day to get to jog in 12 days. And you've done the hardest part.

stan.forums
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby stan.forums » 27 Jun 2018, 8:31am

Thank You, that is very encouraging.

charliepolecat
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby charliepolecat » 27 Jun 2018, 1:21pm

Good luck, I hope you are enjoying it. Taking the time is a good way to enjoy seeing Britain by bike. :D

durhambiker
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby durhambiker » 30 Jun 2018, 10:27am

beginning to wonder if there are any parts of the route worth riding through. Maybe just get a train from one end to the other?

Sometimes traffic and road surfaces and urban sprawl just make some historic cycling routes no longer feasible. Is LeJog becoming that?

Go to Europe instead.Infinetly better facilities and the motorists do not hate the sight of you.

charliepolecat
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby charliepolecat » 30 Jun 2018, 3:11pm

Go to Europe instead.Infinetly better facilities and the motorists do not hate the sight of you.


Any suggestions for routes you have ridden?

brynpoeth
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jun 2018, 5:11pm

charliepolecat wrote:
Go to Europe instead.Infinetly better facilities and the motorists do not hate the sight of you.


Any suggestions for routes you have ridden?

Europe? Do you mean "The Mainland"? :wink:
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
We love safety cameras & STOP signs

robing
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby robing » 30 Jun 2018, 6:21pm

brynpoeth wrote:
charliepolecat wrote:
Go to Europe instead.Infinetly better facilities and the motorists do not hate the sight of you.


Any suggestions for routes you have ridden?

Europe? Do you mean "The Mainland"? :wink:


Well, we won't be part of Europe for much longer :(
I wonder how the OP is getting on. Don't envy them in this heat. I timed my LEJOG just right and finished before the heatwave really hit, although it did lead to delays on the trains coming home.

charliepolecat
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby charliepolecat » 30 Jun 2018, 6:48pm

At least you will only have this 'heat wave' for a few days. Here the daytime temperature is nudging 100 every day with overnights in the 80's. This makes it very hard to train for any long distance riding.

wearwell
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby wearwell » 30 Jun 2018, 7:44pm

I did LEJOG via Preston A6 to Gretna, across to Ardrossan, ferry to Arran - Brodick. Lochranza to Clanoig - Oban - Corran across the loch to avoid Ft William (very pretty road on this side and you can hear the traffic roaring around Ft William on the other side) - Mallaig ferry to Armadale - Kyle - Dingwall - Bonar Bridge - Lairg - Bettyhill - JoG.
Very picturesque, see the islands, quiet roads, only busy bit was Thurso/Dounreay about knocking off time.
I'd highly recommend it from the landscape/ quiet roads point of view. Completely avoids Glasgow and busy roads to Inverness etc.
Haven't checked but I don't think the extra mileage would be much at all

charliepolecat
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby charliepolecat » 30 Jun 2018, 11:26pm

Thanks, I'll look at that as an alternative route. I wasn't looking forward to going through Ft. William anyway.

wearwell
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Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Postby wearwell » 8 Jul 2018, 10:02am

wearwell wrote:I did LEJOG via Preston A6 to Gretna, across to Ardrossan, ferry to Arran - Brodick. Lochranza to Clanoig - Oban - Corran across the loch to avoid Ft William (very pretty road on this side and you can hear the traffic roaring around Ft William on the other side) - Mallaig ferry to Armadale - Kyle - Dingwall - Bonar Bridge - Lairg - Bettyhill - JoG.
Very picturesque, see the islands, quiet roads, only busy bit was Thurso/Dounreay about knocking off time.
I'd highly recommend it from the landscape/ quiet roads point of view. Completely avoids Glasgow and busy roads to Inverness etc.
Haven't checked but I don't think the extra mileage would be much at all
Also not particularly hilly. Steepest was a blip alongside Loch Carron but it wasn't a long one. I had to get off and push (full loaded camping gear etc) for the first and only time of the whole trip. Cornwall was the hilliest part, but less steep.