7 day route

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
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Re: 7 day route

Postby Gearoidmuar » 11 Sep 2019, 10:23am

I've done Lejog 4 times but not Jogle. I agree with Mick about the prevailing wind as the last time I did it it was against us almost all the way. I also agree that Cornwall and Devon are the worst. In my case Devon was worse as we did (CTC tour) from Lostwithiel to Exeter and this 70m ride has 7000ft of climbing, some of it fairly steep. That day is a killer. As regards organisation, I'll put in a spake for Chris Ellison on whose tour I went 4 times. His tour is very well organised and that yoke is removed from one's shoulders.

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Re: 7 day route

Postby Jamesh » 12 Sep 2019, 8:42am

A prevailing wind might only blow 51% of the time but I sure it's more like 70% of the time.

You throw the dice and take the result.

Cornwall wasn't too bad thanks to Mick F's routing.

Going over Dartmoor isn't sensible in a fast 7 day ride tbh.

I'll do Dartmoor on the next family holiday if I can get them to holiday in South rather than North Devon!!

Cheers James

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Re: 7 day route

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2019, 9:42am

Yes, Dartmoor is best done as a separate trip, rather than part of an End2End ....... unless you're doing a leisurely two-weeker.

Loads of places to stay either within the national park, or within spitting distance.
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Re: 7 day route

Postby philvantwo » 12 Sep 2019, 2:15pm

Yeah there's a big prison, Buckfast abbey and Mick F!!
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