the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

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the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby chrisbrown12 » 5 Jul 2011, 6:33pm

hey everyone, i know obviously camping would be the cheapest but as like anyone i do not want to stay in a tent after every single day maybe b & b one night and then the next camping? even a YH could save a few bob? but then what about cycling baggage storage that go on the side of the bike whats best to put in there? also other bits and bobs what do i need and the cheapest way to get these?

thanks for the help as well in all other posts, as i am sure you will be of great help in this one

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby meic » 5 Jul 2011, 6:48pm

A good idea whenever available is that many YHAs allow you to camp in your tent and use the facilities at half the price of a bed.
This is very useful as you get a better night's sleep than in the dorm and have a good kitchen, shower and place to socialise in comfort.


Also independent Hostels are cheaper than YHAs

The likes of Travel lodge can be booked in advance quite cheaply on occasions.
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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby EllieA » 5 Jul 2011, 7:53pm

Hello, me and my boyfriend are about to embark on our JOGLE tomorrow!! And being both A level students we are on a tight budget, have kept the costs down by planning to camp (B and B for scary bits like liverpool etc) but generally camping. Its not heavy if you have/can borrow/afford a reasonably light tent, ours is 3kg. And if its in summer you can get away with a very light sleeping bag. Ill find out the true cost of our trip in a few weeks time though :S good luck!

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby delport » 5 Jul 2011, 10:33pm

It can be done for next to nothing, cheaper than living at home in fact.

If you want to read my story about how cheaply i did the trip it's here in a diary i wrote.
http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk/index. ... &Itemid=93

I took things to extreme i guess and did it ultra cheap.
I don't enjoy living on £2 a day while cycling, but i'm fine on £5 a day.

I also done 12 days in France less than a month ago at 8 euros a day.It's dearer over there i find than living in the Uk.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby LANDSURFER74 » 5 Jul 2011, 10:51pm

Why does the CTC not provide a list of members willing to provide B & B to members on lejog or jogle trips. All they would have to would be ask members ???!!!

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Postby chrisbrown12 » 5 Jul 2011, 11:03pm

nice one cheers for your help everyone

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby vernon » 6 Jul 2011, 6:52pm

LANDSURFER74 wrote:Why does the CTC not provide a list of members willing to provide B & B to members on lejog or jogle trips. All they would have to would be ask members ???!!!


As soon as something becomes officially co-ordinated then officialdom with appear along with administratium an element that brings all proceeding to a halt.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby 700c » 6 Jul 2011, 7:28pm

All being well, I'm doing JogLe in September over 12 or 14 days and am reckoning on a max budget of £10 per day. I know I could do it cheaper, but I do want a little bit of luxury :D That said, if I can spend less than £10, so much the better.

How;
I am wild camping all the way, including England (along with a couple of stays at friends/relatives along the route), so "accomodation" costs me nothing.
I have a Trangia and will be cooking up as I go along - tea, coffee, hot water, pasta, sausages and so on. Food to be bought as I go along and tea/coffee carried from home.

Note;
I spent out around £200 on bits and bobs (all good stuff; tent, panniers, sleeping bag, trangia, thermarest etc). After I am done, I intend to sell all this for approx the same price I bought at so I am discounting the initial cost here.

I do have plans to compile a list of all the hostels along the route in case I decide to go ultra luxury.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby Mick F » 6 Jul 2011, 7:52pm

I'm riding to Skipton and back in a couple of week's time. I leave on Sunday morning 17th July.

My stops are with family and B+Bs. Not counting family homes, my B+B costs are going to be £240. I'm away for two weeks, so that makes £17 per day, not counting lunches and snacks.

However, I will be comfortable and warm, well looked after, well fed, have a comfy bed every night and very very happy.

Total mileage will be 975miles.
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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby delport » 6 Jul 2011, 8:58pm

700c wrote:All being well, I'm doing JogLe in September over 12 or 14 days and am reckoning on a max budget of £10 per day. I know I could do it cheaper, but I do want a little bit of luxury :D That said, if I can spend less than £10, so much the better.

How;
I am wild camping all the way, including England (along with a couple of stays at friends/relatives along the route), so "accomodation" costs me nothing.
I have a Trangia and will be cooking up as I go along - tea, coffee, hot water, pasta, sausages and so on. Food to be bought as I go along and tea/coffee carried from home.

Note;
I spent out around £200 on bits and bobs (all good stuff; tent, panniers, sleeping bag, trangia, thermarest etc). After I am done, I intend to sell all this for approx the same price I bought at so I am discounting the initial cost here.

I do have plans to compile a list of all the hostels along the route in case I decide to go ultra luxury.

£10 is more than enough, you could buy so much with £10 and not be able to carry it out of the supermarket.

some examples:
1kg bananas under 70p
potatoes [normal or canned prepared] 50p or less
canned vegetables 30p to 50p
i tend to have fig roll biscuits when i'm cycling, 50p or less.
I also have things like rice pudding 20p, fruit cocktail 70p.
some beans even 30p
i take vitamin tablets every day as i'm vegetarian, if you buy multivitamins they work out at 2 pence a tablet.
£5 is ample for me to get through a day food wise. camping is free. trains are cheap if booked in advance.

Some folk would rather take much more, i don't blame them.

I used to spend a fortune every day as a tourist, normally my budget was £100 to £150 a day, from that i had to find a hotel room ,and pay admission charges to tourist attractions, i also had meals in places like pizza hut or restaurants.
In a way i actually prefer being more resourceful like i am today ,instead of throwing £150 away in 1 day.
At the end of the day a hotel is a hotel, if you pay a small fortune for a one night stay, you can't take the hotel with you, you are there for a set amount of hours, your money is gone, and you find a place for the next day.You may have happy memories of the particuliar room,but that is about it.

I've stayed in some attrocious places that charged me money but were a danger to my health, think 1 star to 3 star hovels.With a tent i choose where to go, it may not be amazing, but as long as it is safe and i don't walk away with health problems i'm okay, i tend to get a good sleep in a tent.Something i've failed to have a few times in expensive hotels.Sometimes the walls are very thin in hotels, or people start arguing or fighting above you.Or someone snores, or the traffic is constant and there isn't double glazing.

All i'm saying if your budget is low this trip can be done, if it's high you may enjoy it more, who knows.

Oh i forgot, i normally carry a camp bed on my bike too, so that made things comfortable for me in the tent.Not so good having to carry it though on the bike. :D

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby Malkythomson » 6 Jul 2011, 10:48pm

Or have a look at www.rayjardine.com. I tend to use a combination of "stealth camping" like del ports and luxury B&B depending on weather and hygiene considerations.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby 700c » 11 Jul 2011, 5:16pm

HOw about a Lejog with no money. And no clothes, except pants. http://www.georgemahood.com/LeJog/Diary.htm
That's a good and funny read.

Anything is possible, if you are able to go with the flow and not be too uptight about how you look and where you sleep.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby delport » 11 Jul 2011, 5:24pm

700c wrote:HOw about a Lejog with no money. And no clothes, except pants. http://www.georgemahood.com/LeJog/Diary.htm
That's a good and funny read.

Anything is possible, if you are able to go with the flow and not be too uptight about how you look and where you sleep.

Thanks, i have bookmarked it to read later, i think they may have beaten me to cheapest trip possible :D

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby WaitForPete » 12 Dec 2011, 2:06pm

You can camp, but then you have to carry camping gear so it takes longer. Your call.

So hear are my tips based on many months of cyclo-tourism.
Don't take too much stuff.
Cooking for yourself is far cheaper than anything else and the food is often better. If you are in a group this works even better.
Don't take too much stuff.
YHA rocks, Independent Hostels and bunkhouses also.
If you resort to a B&B you will also need to fund dinner.
Travel with almost nothing.
When you find you still have too much stuff, post it home.
Avoid drinking, much.
Aim at finding a Pizza joint during "all you can eat". If you are eventually asked to leave, be nice.

Also

Preparation

Get fit, no really you would be amazed about how easy it is to omit this stage.
Do some weekend rides to see how you get on, or Audax events.
Learn how to read a map and compass and use a GPS.
Don’t take too much stuff.
All of the above allow you to conserve your energies so you do not have to resort to more expensive accommodation.

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Re: the cheapest way of doing JOGLE?

Postby LANDSURFER74 » 12 Dec 2011, 11:30pm

WaitForPete wrote:You can camp, but then you have to carry camping gear so it takes longer. Your call.
Don't take too much stuff.
Travel with almost nothing.

Get fit, no really you would be amazed about how easy it is to omit this stage.
.

+1
I have always found this system to work; less is more, getting there is all that counts, revel in your accomplishments! . :)