Lands End to John O' Groats

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Lands End to John O' Groats

Postby andyq » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:26 pm

Hello all

Next month a group of us from the club; Paul Schofield, Chris Brobin, John Murray, and myself (Andy Quicke) are tackling Lands End to John O Groats by bike.

We are aiming to do it in eight days as below - so if anybody would like to join us for part of a leg, has some pearls of wisdom or any ideas re stopovers please let us know!

We are also looking to raise funds for a couple of charities which we will add a link to below.



Itinerary (first draft!)

23rd May (Friday evening) drive down to Lands End

24th May D1 START (late start) Lands End to Tavistock 80m (via Par Sands and Lostwithiel).

25th May D2 T to Bristol 121m (via Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Tiverton, Taunton,Bridgewater and the Mendips ~ hilly day)

BANK HOLIDAY 26th May D3 B to Ironbridge 109m (via Cotswolds, Stroud, Cheltenham, Worcester, Bridgnorth)

27th May D4 I to Kirkby Lonsdale 126m (via Whitchurch, Northwich, Warrington, Clitheroe )

28th May D5 KL to Dumfries 114m (via Sedburgh, Yorkshire Dales, Sedburgh, Kirkby Stephen, Gretna)

29th May D6 D to Ardlui 131m (via Cumnock, Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond (paddle?)

30th May D7 A to Dingwall 131m (via Rannock Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William (hill reps?), Spean Bridge, Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit

31st May D8 D to JOG 127m FINISH (via Bonar Bridge, Helmsdale, Wick)

1st June (Sunday) Drive back

946.6 miles

Cheers

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Postby viv » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:49 am

Wow thats fantastic. Sounds much more fun that trying to do it solo like Rob Harvey. Let us know how to sponsor you.

Can you believe Gethin Butlers record is 44 hours, 4 minutes?! Amazing. BTW according to wikipedia it has also been done on a recumbent trike in 41 hours 4 min. 22 sec and run in 9 days and 2 hours.
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Postby daniel.mcparland » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:52 am

946 Miles in 8 days?!?! :shock:

Hats off to you for doing it but it sounds crazy!
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Postby gadobson » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:21 am

Good Luck to you crazy dudes!

You might want to talk to Rob Harvey about it. I'm pretty sure he's had 1st hand experience of it.

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Postby Brad » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:23 am

Lee symyski has done it twice so may have ideas for stop overs. PM him. Think he managed it in 7 days. Crazy youngster.
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Postby JPS » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:53 am

daniel.mcparland wrote:946 Miles in 8 days?!?! :shock:

Hats off to you for doing it but it sounds crazy!


Well, have you seen the RAAM.... 3000 miles across the USA. Solo riders can take 9+ days to do it. Its one live stage all the way!

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Re: Lands End to John O' Groats

Postby andyq » Thu May 08, 2008 10:29 pm

UPDATE!

Chris Brobin, Paul Schofield, John Murray, Konrad and myself are planning to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats on the 23rd May until 1st June. We are doing the ride in order to raise money for Marie Currie and CLIC Sargent.

If you want to make a donation then please visit our JustGiving page
http://www.justgiving.com/le-jog2008 alternatively contact one of us.

To keep up with our progress please visit our blog at
http://le-jog2008.blogspot.com/

Thanks for your support

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Re: Lands End to John O' Groats

Postby ChrisBrobin » Tue May 13, 2008 8:07 am

Is anyone else from the club planning to do some or all of a leg with us?

I've been thinking of ways I can save my bottom from hurting so much on this ride, any suggestions?

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Re: Lands End to John O' Groats

Postby viv » Thu May 29, 2008 10:59 am

Anyone know how the guys are getting on?
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Re: Lands End to John O' Groats

Postby Rob H » Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 am

viv wrote:Anyone know how the guys are getting on?


See their blog: http://le-jog2008.blogspot.com/. Yesterday morning they were in Kirkby Lonsdale so they should be into Scotland by now.
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