We predominantly use hotels. You need a little luxury after cycling that distance each day!
Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), cycling the length of mainland Britain. The beauty of Cornwall and Devon, Golden Valleys of Wales, rolling hills of Shropshire, through the Midlands and up to the rugged hills of the Borders, to the magnificence of Scotland. This tour has everything! Over bridges and lanes, through towns and cities. It is the biggest cycling challenge that most people will undertake in the UK. It’s an amazing journey.
This is a very tough tour. If you are not a regular club cyclist, you need to put in at least six months training before attempting this tour.
• Distance – Approximately 1000 miles.
• Dates – Saturday 1st August to Saturday 15th August.
• Bikes – Ride your own bike! Your own bike collected from you, then delivered back to you after the tour. (Extra cost of £40 each way)
• Fully supported Tour, with 13 days cycling, averaging approximately 75 miles a day. 14 nights accommodation. Cycling leader plus support vehicle carrying luggage.
• Activity Level – 8/10 – Quite Challenging, but certainly manageable with just a little training and a lot of determination!
The ride starts at Lands End. You will meet up with your tour at the hotel we stay in at Penzance on the starting Saturday of the tour. After staying in Penzance on the Saturday night we will take you and your bikes to Lands End for the start of the tour, early on the Sunday morning.
The ride ends at John O’Groats, 13 days later, arriving there on the Friday of that week. We will transport you after the tour to Dingwall, just north of Inverness, where we will stay that evening. You depart the Saturday morning at your leisure. There is a train from Dingwall to the Inverness station, or we can get you to the airport at Inverness if you are flying.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
This is a hotel accommodation based ride. You need a little comfort after a hard days ride. Food supplied all day long, to fuel that bike along the road. You just buy your own evening meal, although suitable places to eat are arranged. The price is based on shared accommodation. Single Supplement is £400 (Single rooms are limited at one location. Its first come, first served at this location)
We recommend a touring bike or a road bike with 25 to 28 mm tyres. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. The most important thing is that the bike functions properly and that you are comfortable riding it. You should make sure that your bike has suitable gears as there are some steep hills on parts of the route. You should also make sure that you are able to carry some spare food and extra clothing with you on the bike.
The total cost of bike transport is £80 per bike. That’s £40 to take it to Lands End and another £40 to bring it back from Inverness, and deliver it to your door. If you would prefer, we can arrange bike hire – please contact us for further details.
The weather can change from hour to hour, so be prepared to use a variety of clothing, but the support vehicle will always be nearby.
Click on ‘Book this Tour’, and go through the site to pay the deposit. Balance invoiced out 8 weeks before the tour
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