Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby rareposter » 21 Mar 2020, 9:03pm

Jamesh wrote:I'd suggest a lejogle with a large cargo trailer full of food, a small tent and a kindle and take the slowest most contorted route possible, missing every population hub possible and you might find that it's all blown over..... Or no one is left... !

Cheers James


Highlands is turning away dozens of camper vans that are trying to "escape" to various campsites / wild camping around there.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-51990534

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Jamesh » 21 Mar 2020, 9:56pm

I saw that!

I doubt they would bother a two wheeled cyclist minding his own business.

Cheers James

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby mjr » 22 Mar 2020, 12:03am

Jamesh wrote:I saw that!

I doubt they would bother a two wheeled cyclist minding his own business.

Up to you, but you're betting on that against being turned away or possibly being stuck for the duration wherever is locked down hard during your trip
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Re: Too risky....

Postby rualexander » 22 Mar 2020, 12:40am

whoof wrote: the Corvid-19 situation..


Is it worth crowing about? :lol:

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby PH » 22 Mar 2020, 2:49am

rareposter wrote:Highlands is turning away dozens of camper vans that are trying to "escape" to various campsites / wild camping around there.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-51990534

According to your link, they're being "urged not to visit" which is something I'd respect, though it isn't the same as being turned away.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Raggleswoodlucy » 22 Mar 2020, 8:28am

We were due to do lejog on June 13, we have decided to postpone and cancelled all our accommodation on friday. The b and bs were fine and expecting this. We will do it same time next year. Things are getting scary, and we should all listen to the advice and stay away from all socialising.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Paulatic » 22 Mar 2020, 10:03am

PH wrote:
rareposter wrote:Highlands is turning away dozens of camper vans that are trying to "escape" to various campsites / wild camping around there.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-51990534

According to your link, they're being "urged not to visit" which is something I'd respect, though it isn't the same as being turned away.

They are being turned away https://www.thenational.scot/news/18325 ... ands-park/
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Sweep » 22 Mar 2020, 12:47pm

Jamesh wrote:I'd suggest a lejogle with a large cargo trailer full of food, a small tent and a kindle and take the slowest most contorted route possible, missing every population hub possible and you might find that it's all blown over..... Or no one is left... !

Cheers James

i must be going stir crazy - last bit made me laugh out loud.

By the by, i wouldn't stay in any form of accommodation even if they were open. And I doubt they will be.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby puffin » 22 Mar 2020, 8:59pm

We've got to be in this together, there's no way anyone can in all conscience put people at risk.

My back up plan is unusual. I'd hoped to do my 9th LEJOG this May, then if everybody was cool about it, I'd sneak the magic 10th in during September. However, I'm going instead to do a virtual LEJOG in May, mimicking each day as closely as possible, based from home. I'm working on routes now, the hardest bit is getting the climbs in without copious repetitions of Pitchcott Hill. I'll report back if I can work it out.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby AlanInBangor » 23 Mar 2020, 9:47am

Gwynedd and Anglesey councils have asked all accommodation providers to close. Unlikely to affect any but the strangest LEJOG route but I expect other local authorities will act similarly. I'm undecided whether to replan for September or wait until next year.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Sweep » 23 Mar 2020, 9:55am

AlanInBangor wrote:Gwynedd and Anglesey councils have asked all accommodation providers to close. Unlikely to affect any but the strangest LEJOG route.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Sweep » 23 Mar 2020, 9:55am

AlanInBangor wrote:Gwynedd and Anglesey councils have asked all accommodation providers to close. Unlikely to affect any but the strangest LEJOG route.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Enigmadick » 23 Mar 2020, 4:40pm

SYHA and most independent hostels in Scotland now appear to have closed and Scotrail has cut back to a skeletal service in remote areas - and the spread of the virus is not yet anywhere near the top of the exponential growth curve so anticipate bigger clampdowns in the pipeline. Stay home and ride local while that remains an option. LeJoG will be there for another day.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Mar 2020, 3:37pm

Hi,
I am still planning june, maybe I might get lucky by then.
Madly thought of a stupid idea about two weeks ago, where I would do the trip on a packet of biscuits a day :? :P :lol: :mrgreen:
Seriously some biscuits are high cal. (1500kcal)
I reckon you could do it carrying all your food (normal food)....if I was fitter maybe.

But missed so much training when I come to to the dry run I will probably pass and dream of 2021.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Paulatic » 24 Mar 2020, 3:44pm

I used to do a full day at work on a packet of chocolate digestives in my pocket. That was after breakfast and before dinner mind you :D
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