12 day Jogle?

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12 day Jogle?

Postby enigmaman » 25 Apr 2015, 6:06pm

Has anybody got a route on tcx or gps for this please

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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby robgul » 26 Apr 2015, 6:07pm

Go to www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk for loads of resources and a ready-made JOGLE/LEJOG routes.

Unashamed plug : Rob & Jon's LEJOG was 12.5 days (could easily have been 12 days) - there are gpx files that can be reversed for JOGLE



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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby Mick F » 26 Apr 2015, 6:23pm

Half of the fun is working it out for yourself. :D
Get a road atlas and look.
No offence meant here, but honestly it's better if you do the work yourself.

I'm trying to produce a verbal explanation of the LEJOG route that I'm going to publish on line. I've got the first draft sorted and when I can get my bum in gear, I'll finish it off.

The idea of doing it verbally as opposed to giving GPX's etc, is that you can look at wot I rit and see wot I'm talking about and then you can appreciate the job in hand.
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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby robgul » 26 Apr 2015, 7:57pm

Mick F wrote:Half of the fun is working it out for yourself. :D

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Have to say I agree on the planning BUT there are lots of people that are "cash rich, time poor" (not that I'm suggesting this of the OP) that book/buy a cycle trip and turn up at the start and ask where they are going ... yes REALLY. They're what I call the "on a plate" (as in "want it") people - normally on very expensive bikes wearing Rapha kit :shock:

As Mick says - get a poundshop road atlas and start drawing

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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby Mick F » 27 Apr 2015, 8:43am

Yes, get a cheap road atlas or two and cut them up and get out a highlighter pen.

If a GPX track were given to a prospective End2Ender, he/she could follow it on a Garmin or similar and not have any appreciation of the route or where they were.

By doing it yourself, you know where you're going. Take advice by all means, but don't have it on a plate.
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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby JohnWL » 28 Apr 2015, 10:12pm

I agree with Mick F, especially if like me you highlight 2 or poss 3 alternatives in some areas and then decide to take the least hilly as you are knackered/lazy/whatever.

And best I found to stay open to unplanned diversions - I found the canal paths through Wigan and thereabouts very good. The Sustrans path toward Hereford less so when it ended up as a muddy track and even on my big tyred Condor tourer I had to push in parts.

But all part of the fun.

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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby TheRedEyeJedi » 11 May 2015, 8:51pm

My 13 day route is here but could easily be done in 12 and reversed for Jogle. I have now modified it to get rid of bits of road I hated... I will be doing this route agin in 2015 with a group

gpx are on here
http://ridewithgps.com/users/218007/routes

Daily diary is here if you want to see how I got on

http://claridgecyclingtocurecancer.com/ ... -o-groats/
For solo lejog and more....http://claridgecyclingtocurecancer.com

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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby Paulatic » 11 May 2015, 9:47pm

TheRedEyeJedi wrote:My 13 day route is here but could easily be done in 12 and reversed for Jogle. I have now modified it to get rid of bits of road I hated... I will be doing this route agin in 2015 with a group

gpx are on here
http://ridewithgps.com/users/218007/routes

Daily diary is here if you want to see how I got on

http://claridgecyclingtocurecancer.com/ ... -o-groats/


Loved your description of the B7076 on day 8. I have to suffer on that whenever I go Nth or Sth.
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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby TheRedEyeJedi » 11 May 2015, 9:57pm

Yeah that road was nearly the death of me. I seriously thought my bike was going to unbuild itself such was the shaking and rattling
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Re: 12 day Jogle?

Postby TimP » 25 May 2015, 6:51pm

As has been pointed out by someone already, planning the route is a big part of the experience.

I did LE-JoG with 5 friends 30 years ago. We decided to do it on behalf of Dr Banardo's and as many sponsored us by the mile we cheekily lengthened the route - 1,200 miles in all which we did in 12 days.

There was no such thing as GPS in those days so it was all folding paper maps. With all the information available on the internet you can find a number of routes but I would say try to design a route that takes in the places you want to see along the way and by all means offer that up for comments from others here and elsewhere before using it.

Our route worked out very well except for a little bit of the Midlands where we went through some less interesting areas than we could have gone through. Had there been GPS in those days a few of our overnight locations would have been easier to find too. In Bristol for example we actually ended up with a police escort to our destination. Very nice of the police to help us out.

I really enjoyed all the route planning. It was a process I enjoyed so much that I made cartography my minor in university a few years later on. I also designed and mapped the routes for the second Le Tour de Langkawi bicycle race some 15 years ago, so yes, its a fun process. With GPS applications online you can even 'ride' routes to test them first. Wonderful tools such as Google Earth give all data you need - gradients, altitudes, the lot.