LEJOG Day 6 – Whitchurch to Garstang

Overview: 76 miles and 2,799 feet ascent. I suppose folk from the south of England would say that this was the day we reached “the north” but for us it’s well south and… Continue reading

LEJOG Day 5 – Ledbury to Whitchurch

Overview: 84 miles and 3,280 feet ascent. Day 5 was, like yesterday, also a higher mileage day on flatter terrain.  It was also a day on A roads, following the line of the… Continue reading

LEJOG Day 4 – Cheddar to Ledbury

Overview: 84 miles and 3,340 feet ascent. Today started with a stiff climb up and over the Mendip Hills from Cheddar before a fast descent.  Fortunately the rest of the day is pretty… Continue reading

LEJOG Day 3 – Crediton to Cheddar

Overview: 67 miles and 2,545 feet ascent. After a big day yesterday, today was deliberately designed to be quite a bit easier since by now our muscles and beginning to feel it.  Today’s… Continue reading

LEJOG Day 2 – St Columb Major to Crediton

Overview: 79 miles and 5,170 feet ascent. This may well turn out to be our toughest day, with the distance rising to 79 miles and a whopping 5,170ft of height gain, the highest of the… Continue reading

LEJOG Day 1 – Land’s End to St Columb Major

Overview: 52 miles (plus 10 miles to get to Land’s End).  3957 feet of ascent. Day 1 started with a 10-mile ride from Penzance YH to Land’s End.  We then stopped for the… Continue reading

Almost ready to set off …

   So after 8 months of planning, 5 months of training and 1,350 practice miles under my belt I’m pleased to say we’re almost ready to set off on our 1,000 mile adventure… Continue reading

LEJOG – Getting into Training

I remember the first time I cycled into work.  It’s only just over seven miles but I distinctly recall walking down a short flight of steps feeling my thigh muscles cry out in pain. … Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to renting a campervan or motorhome

Cool Camping have just published the first of two articles I’ve written for their website on hiring a campervan or motorhome and I thought I’d share this on my own blog.  This first… Continue reading

LEJOG – Accommodation options

If you’re just starting out to plan an end-to-end cycle tour then you may be thinking about where on earth you’re going to stay along the route.  Let me give an overview of the… Continue reading