lejog advice please

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matt2matt2002
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Re: lejog advice please

Postby matt2matt2002 » 18 Dec 2020, 3:28pm

Excellent work all round.
Many thanks.
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Re: lejog advice please

Postby innmk » 19 Dec 2020, 11:39am

Thanks for all the great info, I have now finished a draft route from LE to Wigan

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Re: lejog advice please

Postby matt2matt2002 » 20 Dec 2020, 8:14pm

innmk wrote:Thanks for all the great info, I have now finished a draft route from LE to Wigan


I'd be interested in a gpx link.
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Re: lejog advice please

Postby spen666 » 21 Dec 2020, 2:46pm

robgul wrote:
cycleruk wrote:
Jamesh wrote:Definitely follow Mick route through Cornwall and Devon take other routes at your peril!
You could do what I did and take the Mersey ferry!
Is it cheating I don't know but saved the Manchester / Warrington conurbation.
The A5 north isn't too bad as the M6 is nearby.
Cheers James

The O.P. is overnighting at Wigan so the Wirral/Mersey detour would be a bit out of his way.

Like INNMK points out people talk about the "old A30" but it doesn't say that on maps. It would be more helpful if the current road designation was used, or as above, a list of villages and towns to aim at.


Agreed "the old A30" is a bit like the local giving directions to a visitor "Turn left where the old barn used to be" :D



I like that

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Re: lejog advice please

Postby mattsccm » 21 Dec 2020, 7:20pm

A49 is horrible. Avoid. Likewise A38 east of the Severn but you can pick your way to Gloucester on the back roads and cycle ways easily. If going west of the Severn the A48 is as bad. For some reason people chose the Wye Valley from Chepstow to Monmouth. Nearly as bad. Busy, narrow and no views apart from trees. Even Tintern abbey needs its roof fitting :lol: