LEJOG. End to end.

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LEJOG. End to end.

Post by nickoff » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:50 pm

Because of the current situation I've decided not to go over to Europe on the bike this year. What I am thinking of doing is the Lands End to John O Groats ride. Maybe take a week to do it stopping in campsites and the occasional bunkhouse. To make it interesting I would prefer to miss motorways as much as possible. Does anyone have a ready route made out that I can follow please? I could of coarse check out Google Maps etc but I would like to follow a route that's proven to be interesting. Any help gratefully received.
Thanks, Nick.

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Post by Spike941 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:23 pm

I would start by looking at some of the LEJoG cycle routes. I think some of the sites have gpx files. Obviously opt for the road route rather than the off-road cycle route.

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Post by Sanqhar » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:31 am

...some videos on YouTube as well.

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Re: LEJOG. End to end.

Post by Big Malky » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:31 am

Recommend the CTC now Cycling UK scenic route.
Did it a few years ago on my bicycle about 1000 miles on mainly backroads. Only tricky bit was the Chester Manchester area.
In fact might give it a go again next year on the W800?


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Re: LEJOG. End to end.

Post by Paul_C » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Kurviger.
Either the online webpage for planning and uploading to your device or on the go with a smartphone app. I've used it in the UK and across Europe. Always seems to find great roads and it can be fine tuned to suit your needs.
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Re: LEJOG. End to end.

Post by nathanm » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:14 pm

This is my route for the 'Garbage Run'. Doesn't touch a motorway.

https://www.mslmagazine.co.uk/nathan-mi ... 017-route/

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Re: LEJOG. End to end.

Post by nickoff » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:30 am

Big Malky wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:31 am
Recommend the CTC now Cycling UK scenic route.
Did it a few years ago on my bicycle about 1000 miles on mainly backroads. Only tricky bit was the Chester Manchester area.
In fact might give it a go again next year on the W800?


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Now there's a thought. If you decide to go for it next year me and my mate would be up for that. I ride a VStrom 650 and Boydy, my mate, has several bikes. Would be interested to know your thoughts. If you prefer to do it on your own then no problem.

Nick.

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Re: LEJOG. End to end.

Post by PeteB » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:12 pm

I've cycled LEJOG a couple of times in both directions, and can recommend the forum too. See https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewforum.p ... 05bc50cde5

The basic route is pretty simple though:
A30 to Exeter
A38 to Bristol
Over the Severn and A40/A49 to Wigan
A6 to Carlisle
A7 to Edinburgh
A9 to JOG

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