lejog leaving land's end day 1

LEJOG – Land's End to John O'Groats

Our route for Land's End to John O'Groats was mapped using mapmyride and then transferred on to our Garmin Edge 800 GPS device. The statistics below are as up-to-date as possible, but will be updated once the complete review of the journey has been made. Climb categorisation is based on mapmyride's classification (they may not be as bad once on them, here's hoping).

The category ratings as per mapmyride* must be at least 500 meters in length with an average grade of 3% or more* with a climb score ranging between 5 through to HC. 5 is the easiest and HC is the hardest.

Before the start...

The Land's End to John O'Groats ride has been more about logistics than riding to date. However, on the 23rd April 2012 I shall set off with my dad from Land's End, Sennen. We shall be cycling for 14 days straight – unsupported – covering some 950miles.

We have planned stops for each day where we can rest, eat and prepare for the following days ride. Most of our over night stops shall be at Youth Hostels, but where these were not available we are staying at bed & breakfasts.

During the ride check our progress via my blog, which is updated weekly prior to Day 1 of the ride. Photographs shall be uploaded during the ride particularly with those major land marks like Welsh and Scottish borders.


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Latest News: LEJOG

11th July 2012
Kit List page has had more updates made to the bike specification.

7th June 2012
Population of the journal that I kept on route is now underway LEJOG Journal. Hoping to complete this by the time the weekend is out. Weather rubbish at the moment. It's funny as it never stopped me cycling during Land's End to John O'Groats.

Although I hate the thought of making this change I have to put a new grip onto my touring bike - the one on there now is a mess from the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge. Note to self: get a professional to fit this next one.

I have also made some slight alterations to the look of the site whilst adding content. All enhancements I think and the gallery and fourth coming new photographs will be epic I hope.

17th May 2012
The population of content is now really starting! With slight alterations to the navigation and changing what was dedicated to the LEJOG ride, is now becoming a site about: Sharing Local Bike RoutesShort rides. Long rides. Charity rides. Fun rides. Just for the hell of it rides.

Check out the newly added LEJOG Recommendations page. This shall contain every place we stopped at on route to obtain refreshments or bike help. To follow will be the Accommodation dedicated page.

15th May 2012
As I am still collating documents, GPS stats and photographs I have not yet had the chance to update the site and or upload photographs from the challenge. This should all be completed by the end of May, beginning of June.

Due to the LEJOG ride, this site shall take a new direction and will become home to Our Rides. With a view to sharing maps, cafés and places of interest for you and your bike.

Please donate to this great cause: I would like to donate!

6th May 2012
Home safely after successfully completing the Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride for the Alzheimer's Society. This was an independently organised ride by myself, but the Alzheimer's Society was the chosen charity. Not to mention that it was the wettest April on record as we progressed up the United Kingdom.