Going to attempt LeJog on my own on my heavyweight 34lbs) tourer (Dawes Ultra Galaxy), self supported, utilising B&B’s in August and would like complete it in 9/10 days.
So that’ll be approx 100 miles/day and 31,700ft climbing (Everest = 29,600ft)
What is LeJog (or JOGLE)?
According to wikidpedia it is:
Land’s End to John o’ Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britainbetween two extremities; in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road (driving) is 874 miles (1,407 km) . Two much-photographed signposts indicate the traditional distance at each end.
- Land’s End is the extreme southwestward (but not southern or western) point of Great Britain, situated in western Cornwall at the end of the Penwith peninsula, O.S. Grid Reference SW342250, Post Code TR19 7AA.
- John o’ Groats is the traditionally acknowledged extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, in northeastern Caithness, O.S. Grid Reference ND380735, Post Code KW1 4YR. The actual northernmost point is at nearby Dunnet Head. The point that is actually farthest by road from Land’s End is Duncansby Head, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from John o’ Groats.
If anyone looks at my route and would like to join me for a day or 2 that would be a great help – please drop me a line.
For 2012 I have some different challenges which I will be adding to my new blog http://purplechopper.wordpress.com/ Coast to coast on Raleigh chopper
http://caledoniancanal.wordpress.com/ Kayak Fort William to Inverness