So I completed Lands end to John O Groats In May this year and you can read a day by day account in my Blog. But it really was an amazing journey and experience.
I intend to keep my blog up to date with various cycling based moans but feel free to browse and comment . My LEJOG daily blog is here all 974 miles of it !!!
I have been a recreational cyclist for many years now and have completed quite a few long distance rides & sportives including London to Paris, Bristol to London, Bath 100 & Cheddar 100 ,Lands End Sportive, Isle of Wight , Bournemouth to Brighton , Etape Ness, Etape Cymru and now I am an End to Ender 🙂
I am also a Sky Ride Leader and quite a stroppy chap when it comes to cycling safety 😉 and small minded motorists who often forget we cyclists are also human.
Good on ya fella – sort of tempted to join you….?
Nice one Neil….
I rode LEJOG back in Sept 2008…You can read about it on my purpletraveller blog…
I arrranged the trip with some friends and we raised money for the Dorset Kidney Fund.
You will really enjoy the ride as we all did…
I was interested that you would be doing this for Prostate Cancer UK, as a year after doing LEJOG I was diagnosed with prostate cancer myself..Since my treatment I have managed a number of long distance rides including Gibraltar back to the UK. I hope your family member who is currently battling the disease has the good outcome that I had….
Hi Trevor thanks for your comments have read your Lejog blog its very informative indeed.Although must say am not so keen on being knocked off by a lorry!!!Really cant wait to get started but its trying to keep the miles up through the winter ready for an April start.
I have done a few charity rides for Prostate Cancer Uk including London to Paris as I lost a family member to the disease about 4 years ago and now sadly my Dad is suffering. I hope your recovery is going well.
Good on you Neil. Wish you the best of luck. Anything i can do to help let me know.
Hi Neil, I did LEJOG with Discover Adventure on a hybrid bike in May 2010 and really enjoyed it. It would have been easier on my newer road bike, but I didn’t have it then. My blog is here http://petelejog.blogspot.co.uk/
I did lots of training – but the DA plan is probably good enough. Make sure you have enough rest days so you don’t get any muscle strains etc. Good luck – Pete
Hi Pete great blog and really gives an insight into the trip with D A. Was wondering though you all seemed to get lost quite often do they not sign the route ahead of you? I did London to Paris with a different company and it was relatively well signed.
Yes they do mark some road junctions with little orange triangles, but they were easy to miss. We didn’t get lost that often though and some had Satnavs. I found it was good to stop regularly to take photos etc, rather than treating it like a race and getting to the hotels too early.
They do give you a road map and printed directions each day, but some ignored them and got lost!
Ahhhh not too bad and I know what you mean about getting to the hotels too early, there is only so much you can do in a non-descript hotel/travel lodge !!!
Really looking forward to getting started 🙂
Great site Neil, I like the way you can receive messages as well as leaving blogs – cool!! Just like next weeks weather lol. Looking forward to meeting you soon and trying to keep your rear wheel in my sights – Clem
Haha you won’t have any problem keeping on my back wheel I promise !!!
Good luck with your final day tomorrow & congratulations on a great achievement. 😉