Best time for LeJog

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby PH » 19 May 2019, 5:25pm

Weather wise, there's more difference in rainfall between East and West of the Pennines than there is between most months. Also if you go looking for the rainfall statistics, make sure you look at duration as well as volume, though April through to July have similar volume the duration is different.
Plan all you like, in the end it's going to come down to luck. Mine started in the worst of weather and ended in the best with no neutral days between.

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 20 May 2019, 12:32am

Plan all you like, in the end it's going to come down to luck


Well isn't all that true, it's supposed to be an adventure anyway, isn't it? :P

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby BrightonRock » 23 May 2019, 6:15pm

My adventure starts in 37 days.. :D

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 May 2019, 2:08pm

Hi,
My adventure starts in 30 - 37 days I hope.
A long shot which will probably crucify me :(
Good luck, my southern to northern end will probably be next year unless my next adventure goes well this year, hears hoping / dreaming :)
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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby BrightonRock » 25 May 2019, 8:45am

I'm hoping for at least dry weather. I've cycled through Lake District into Scotland last year, as far as Fort William and I got mostly very dry and bright overcast days from around end June to mid July. Even though the temperatures were high last summer, it was still very comfortable 25C in Scotland.

Fingers crossed for the same/similar this year.

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Best time for LeJog

Postby BarryFah » 14 Jul 2019, 1:37am

Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too?

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby Spinners » 14 Jul 2019, 9:00am

It's pot luck of course but early-mid September worked out very well for me and our group. Plenty of sun (sunburn :oops:) with just 2 hours rain over the entire nine days and a light tailwind all the way.

If I was doing it again I'd either go in May/June or September.
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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby LollyKat » 14 Jul 2019, 1:01pm

BarryFah wrote:Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too?


QM ... CM?

Please elucidate for us lesser mortals!

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby Paulatic » 14 Jul 2019, 2:38pm

LollyKat wrote:
BarryFah wrote:Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too?


QM ... CM?

Please elucidate for us lesser mortals!

You’re talking to bot :lol:
Posts get deleted but the user hasn’t yet I don’t understand.
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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2019, 3:51pm

Having lived in Scotland a few times over the years, and talking as a Lancastrian by heritage, and having lived in Cornwall for 35years, and having cycled the length of the UK, I would say that the best time to do an End2End is May/June.
Not too hot in the south, and not too wet in the north.

Back in 1982(?), we as a family moved from Plymouth, Devon to Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. It was early September.
The girls - we have two - wore little dresses and sandals, and I was in shorts and Mrs Mick F was in light dresses ............. within a few days, we all had to buy wellies and coats. Meanwhile, the friends we left behind were still in summery clothing for weeks afterwards.

We have friends in Peterhead, north of Aberdeen, not far from Fraserburgh. We have stayed with them in high summer June/July, but still needed coats and hats.

We folks in the namby pamby south have no idea what it's like Up North at all.
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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 14 Jul 2019, 11:09pm

I well remember on a return visit to Norfolk having been in the States for a few years and acclimated to the warmer weather here and going onto the beach at Gt. Yarmouth and seeing a bloke there wearing a singlet and shorts and I was covered head to foot in a thick overcoat and still was shivering.

70 mile ride today and the temperature was 94 at the end. That's why we have such thin blood these days. :P

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 15 Jul 2019, 1:05pm

Past Glasgow it did seem cooler?

I put my padded tights over my shorts for the last two days which helped my backside no end!!

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby LollyKat » 15 Jul 2019, 1:13pm

Paulatic wrote:
LollyKat wrote:
BarryFah wrote:Whens the best time of the day GMT for qms. Sometimes it goes for hours without finding anybody. If the CM lobbies are full does that mean theres a good chance the QMs will be too?


QM ... CM?

Please elucidate for us lesser mortals!

You’re talking to bot :lol:
Posts get deleted but the user hasn’t yet I don’t understand.

I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful but I can't make sense of your post either. :lol:

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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby Paulatic » 15 Jul 2019, 1:20pm

LollyKat wrote:
Paulatic wrote:
LollyKat wrote:
QM ... CM?

Please elucidate for us lesser mortals!

You’re talking to bot :lol:
Posts get deleted but the user hasn’t yet I don’t understand.

I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful but I can't make sense of your post either. :lol:

:lol: :lol:
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I believe BarryFah is a bot not a real person. There have been a few of his nonsense posts deleted/disappear so I wonder if he is a bot why do the mods delete his posts but not his account?
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Re: Best time for LeJog

Postby LollyKat » 15 Jul 2019, 1:26pm

Ah, right - NOW I get it! Thanks :D