After spending a long time lurking around this site I thought it was time to join the club, so to speak. I've found the advice and tips on here really useful in planning my trip. I'm doing it in memory of my late sister to rasie money for research into ovarian cancer - www.justgiving.com/pedallingforjoy if that particularly vicious disease has touched your life and you want to help.
I'm starting from the top, as getting back from LE is far easier than from JOG. My theory also is that we mostly get westerlies in this country, so it's going to be pretty similar whether you go north/south or south/north. I planned a route for around 120 miles a day [audax distance, which I'm used to doing], staying in B and Bs- but at the doubtless hideous LE Hotel on the last night, because I didn't want to cycle any more!
JOG - Inverness - Kinross - Carlisle - Weaverham [just S of Wigan] - Chepstow - Exeter - LE. Mostly A or B roads, as I'm looking to have a 'working day' from 8 until 6 and too much navigation around back roads eats into that time.
Thanks go to Mick F in particular for the info re Dartmoor. I'll either go over the top of it or around it depending on how I feel on the last day. Suspect it will be over it though!
This is a helpful and supportive forum - keep it up!
Specific board for this popular undertaking.
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ericonabike wrote:I'm starting from the top, as getting back from LE is far easier than from JOG. My theory also is that we mostly get westerlies in this country, so it's going to be pretty similar whether you go north/south or south/north.
Good luck with the weather - it can make or break the trip! We did LEJOG about a month ago in 5 days, we had southerly winds for 4 days and a north easterly wind on the last day. We were really lucky, we only had 3 hours of rain during the trip!
I'm sure you will really enjoy the trip, and from experience, the last day will be emotional, especially considering why you are doing the ride.
God bless, and good luck on your ride! May the wind be with you!