Lejog 7 days first timer

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
pashda
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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby pashda » 17 Feb 2020, 10:28am

I did 9 days LEJOG last year. We pre-booked all accomodation mostly Airbnb which was excellent. Most accomodation had a washing machine and drier so easy to clean kit every day. With your wife as back up it will make life easier getting food each night and breakfast. We also rode in June, it rained 8 out of 9 days and was cold so we were glad we took warm kit. Good luck

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Lilyf » 17 Feb 2020, 12:15pm

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In 2016 we stayed at Weavers bed and breakfast in Trevescan before starting our LEJOG - although I can’t see any recent advertising blurb for the B&B. Click on the picture to get a clearer image.
As they only had/have the one room available it’s no use for groups. It was much cheaper than Lands End Hotel.
There is also a small hostel in the same village and both are less than an 1/2 mile from Lands End.

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby nickyboy » 18 Feb 2020, 4:28pm

We are doing LEJOG this May and we are booked into Seaview B&B in Sennen. Gets good reviews, about half a mile to LE. Cost is £40pp incl breakfast based on two sharing

Tezzerthebikerider
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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 18 Feb 2020, 8:00pm

Thanks for replies , certainly hope I don't get too much rain :).
The more I think about it the more it seems to make sense to pre-book accommodation, gives a definite finish to each day although it makes a definite commitment to get there .
Cheers

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 14 May 2020, 9:42pm

Quick update ,given the situation I'm cancelling this year and hopefully next year I'll be able to do it .
Banged in 60 miles last Thurs in 3hr 15 then another 3.5 on Zwift Sunday so in the right condition but just not right to go for it now

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 24 Jun 2020, 10:38pm

So the time for my ride had passed but I decided to break my record day yesterday of 138 miles which I did in the Alps back in 1992 .
Finished up with 150 miles in 9-17 at just over 16mph.

I learnt alot tbh , one my feet really hurt !
Legs ok at the end but definitely a lot of fatigue still this morning. Garmin suggests 4 easy /rest days .

Went for a little ride and legs better ,not sure how 130 miles would have felt ,guess I'd have to slow down ..

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Jun 2020, 12:08pm

Hi,
You sound quite fit enough :)
I found that what ever you were doing at the end of the third day is what you would like me to continue doing.
Social distancing is likely to end, August?
So you don't think you can squeeze it in this year then?
A lot can change in a year especially as you get on in years.
Good luck.
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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 1 Jul 2020, 5:15pm

Hi thanks yes quite fit but definitely think even 7 days is a big undertaking.
I learnt quite abit on that ride tbh which is why I did it .
Ridden every day since but only 1 decent hard ride .
I think with hols in Aug /Oct to come I'll have to delay .
Cheers

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer ;))

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 1 Jul 2020, 5:17pm

I'll be 54 next yr so still young ;)

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby wearwell » 1 Jul 2020, 8:32pm

I did it in my 60th year with full camping kit etc. Mostly proper campsites if found, or rough camping (no prob). effin hard work! Average 120km a day with longest day being Lairg to JoG approx 160 km. Took scenic route avoiding traffic - Gretna, Ardrossan, Arran, Oban, avoid Fort William on other side of the loch via Corran, Mallaig, Armadale, Kyle, Dingwall, Bonar Bridge, Lairg, Bettyhill, JoG. Lovely route - busiest bit of road was through Thurso about knocking off time. If I did it again I'd take a replacement saddle and swap at intervals- Brooks Pro was a PITA.14 days cycling, plus one day off (broken spoke Loch Carron - hitch to Dingwall for repair) plus 2 days rail getting to Penzance and back from Wick.

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer ;))

Postby matt2matt2002 » 1 Jul 2020, 9:44pm

Tezzerthebikerider wrote:I'll be 54 next yr so still young ;)


Wait until you reach 66 & 1/2.
You'll still be young.

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Re: Lejog 7 days first timer

Postby Tezzerthebikerider » 2 Jul 2020, 6:16pm

Well done chaps ,I've plenty of time ...I hope .
Sounds like a nice scenic route with the Camping gear , I prefer to think of a proper bed at the end of the day though ;)