Ajax Bay wrote:FasterFerret wrote:Well, there's a reason that the traditional way is LE>JOG and that all the records set go South to North.
The prevailing wind is a factor to be considered. Yes, you could get a still fortnight. You might well get Northerly winds, but the prevailing wind is Southerly. It is definitely a factor to be considered in planning.
See this article:
Seasonal variation of the prevailing wind direction in Britain
https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d ... 02/wea.301
The main conclusion to be drawn is that in Britain, northeasterly winds are at least as
common in spring as southwesterly winds, and in some years are considerably more so.
. . . this has implications for a [cyclist] making the journey . . . . from Land’s End to John O’Groats."
So the OP choosing to undertake JOGLE in May is choosing the month least likely to have headwinds (on balance).
That's a really interesting read. Thanks for posting.
You are always going to be in the hands of the weather gods, but it seems that they might be a bit more on your side if you do JOGLE in spring, and that is definitely worth knowing.