Iain's 2019 LeJog

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby Mick F » 10 Mar 2019, 8:56am

That is ALWAYS the issue.
Time off work etc.

When I did my JOGLE in 1994, I had two weeks of leave owing to me, so 11 days of riding, plus a weekend off, then back to work.
The ship I was on, in my absence, finished what it was doing in Scotland, then came south to Portsmouth where I rejoined it.

Theoretically, I could have turned round at LE and made my way to Portsmouth. 90miles from LE to home, so that would have meant staying overnight at LE somewhere, then a night at home, then two days to Portsmouth - 170miles. This would have meant my whole two weeks of leave would have been spent cycling. I might have considered this approach had I had three weeks off.
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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby irc » 16 Mar 2019, 12:05pm

Wick Glasgow ticket booked at £31.50 with bike space.
Advanced tickets on sale today. Bike spaces for first choice Inverness Glasgow leg gone before 1130. Got later train though. If you're not fast you're last

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby puffin » 16 Mar 2019, 4:01pm

Sheez! You reminded me to get mine, just done it. Inv to Wick with bike £6.35...with a rail card. Good value! We're going to pass each other around Compton Martin / Cheddar.

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby irc » 16 Mar 2019, 5:45pm

puffin wrote:Sheez! You reminded me to get mine, just done it. Inv to Wick with bike £6.35...with a rail card. Good value! We're going to pass each other around Compton Martin / Cheddar.


If you are going via Cheddar and Chew Valley I'll probably miss you. Last time I went over the Mendips from Wells. This time I'm avoiding climbing the Mendips by taking the Strawberry Line. Some way West of Cheddar.

Don't have my plan to hand but think I'll be there 26th May

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 16 Mar 2019, 8:50pm

I wish I had the courage to do this.

I keep thinking that my route would end when I was either deliberately pushed off my bike by the passenger of a passing car, or else wiped out by a BMW driver as he checks Facebook whilst overtaking me at 95 mph.
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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 16 Mar 2019, 11:19pm

irc wrote:Wick Glasgow ticket booked at £31.50 with bike space.
Advanced tickets on sale today. Bike spaces for first choice Inverness Glasgow leg gone before 1130. Got later train though. If you're not fast you're last


Yikes I'm going have to be efficient at getting my tickets better put it in the diary and take the Friday morning off work!!

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby Jamesh » 16 Mar 2019, 11:20pm

I'm guessing it's 12 weeks to the day and not something crazy like 12 weeks to the hour???

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby irc » 17 Mar 2019, 8:17am

Jamesh wrote:I'm guessing it's 12 weeks to the day and not something crazy like 12 weeks to the hour???


On Trainline.com you can search for the date and fare you want then set up an email alert which warns you when advance cheap fares are on sale. I got it at 0530 yesterday but didn't check my email until 1100.

Duh!

My other gotcha to be avoided is forgetting your password for the GWR tickets site and not being able to reset it when the remp password included a symbol I couldn't find on my phone.
Ended up booking by phoning Cross-country.

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby shadwellrhino » 17 Mar 2019, 8:23am

londoncommuter0000 wrote:I wish I had the courage to do this.

I keep thinking that my route would end when I was either deliberately pushed off my bike by the passenger of a passing car, or else wiped out by a BMW driver as he checks Facebook whilst overtaking me at 95 mph.

If you commute by bike in London, then LeJoG would be a doddle.

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Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Postby cycleruk » 17 Mar 2019, 10:58am

irc wrote:My other gotcha to be avoided is forgetting your password for the GWR tickets site and not being able to reset it when the temp' password included a symbol I couldn't find on my phone.
Ended up booking by phoning Cross-country.

I think you can request more than once for a "reset" password - if that would have helped in above quandary. ?
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