As hopefully most of you will know by now, I’m planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in May with my nephew.
“Er, why?”, I hear you say. Good question.
But rather than answer that question right now I wanted to make “Why cycle LEJOG?” the first part of a new section to this blog. You see, the plan is to build up a series of blog articles that together will not only document our own LEJOG adventure but also provide a guide for anyone else
stupid enough keen to do the challenge.
Like many people planning to do long cycle rides I’ve been doing a lot of reading and preparation and have picked up lots of useful hints and tips along the way in various books and blogs. I’m certainly no expert (!) but am climbing a steep learning curve; it seems only right that I should pass on the benefit of my knowledge and experiences to others.
So, I have the bones of some of the topics I’d like to cover but I’m wondering what you’d like to hear about ?
- have you cycled LEJOG (or JOGLE) ? What do you think should be in such a guide?
- are you thinking about a long-distance cycle ride like this? What would you expect me to cover?
I can’t promise to produce the definitive work on LEJOG but doing it this way should result in a structure and content that others will find useful.
The topics I have so far are:
- Why cycle LEJOG?
- Resources (ie books, websites, blogs)
- Route planning and route options
- What to take – cycling gear
- What to take – camping/other gear
- Where to stay – accommodation options
- Getting to/from Land’s End and John O’Groats
- Getting into training
- Nutrition and hydration
- Health and hygiene
- Day by day journal – days 1 – 14
- The highs and lows
- Reflections on what I’d do differently
What have I missed ?? Is this a logical structure to folllow ?