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Question: Lands end to john o groats cycling?

Land’s End to John o’ Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities, in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists 10 to 14 days; the record for running the route is nine days.
There is no official route for cycling Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) or its reverse from John O Groats to Lands End (JOGLE). Providing you start at Lands End or John O’Groats and end up at its counterpart any route to cross the country will do.

What bike for Lands End to John O Groats?

Practical tips. All-terrain bikes, touring bikes and hybrid bikes will manage fine when following this Land’s End to John o’Groats route. Prepare for your ride and check your bike is in good condition using our 11-step M check.

How do you train for Lands End to John O Groats cycle?

LEJOG cycle training tips

  1. Start training at least 8-12 weeks before your ride.
  2. Vary the intensity – don’t just focus on putting the miles in.
  3. Remember the hills.
  4. Practice riding with your loaded panniers, including at least one or two long rides.

How long does it take to cycle Lejog?

Cycling it in 5 days is not uncommon but the majority of people take anywhere from 10 to 21 days – I took it even slower and rode it in 29 days. Many people aim for 2 weeks to fit around their holiday allowance from work.

How do I get to bikes with John O Groats?

Taking your bike by train. Travelling by train is probably one of the most popular options for people cycling LEJOG or JOGLE. There’s a well served train station 10 miles from Lands End at Penzance, whilst John o’Groats is 16 miles from Wick train station with 3 to 4 trains a day through to Inverness.

How long does it take to cycle John O Groats Lands End?

Land’s End to John o’ Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities, in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists 10 to 14 days; the record for running the route is nine days.

How long does it take to cycle 100 miles?

Unless the 100 miler you’re gunning for is pancake flat and you can easily cruise at 20+ mph (in which case you can adjust that max time downward), a rolling century will take you 6 ½ to 7 hours (using 15 mph as an average).

How many miles a day should I cycle?

The average individual conducting a long-distance bicycle tour will cycle between 40 and 60 miles (64 – 96 kilometers) each day. However, distances both shorter and longer than this are quite common. 40 to 60 miles is the average daily distance recommended for most bicycle tourists.

Can you get a train to John O Groats?

BY RAIL: There is a direct service from Inverness to Wick and Thurso 3 times a day, Monday to Saturday all year, and a limited Sunday service from June to September. Take the local bus service to John O’Groats.

Can you walk Lands End to John O Groats?

The Land’s End To John O’ Groats Walk is an incredible challenge for any walker. The Route can be walked using a number of recognised long distance walk routes. There are Independent Hostels along the route which can be combined with other accommodation along the route.

How long does it take to cycle 70 miles?

You can delay it a long time – and while 60 or 70 miles is a long way, it should not be all that sore at that point. It all depends on how long you took – it is not the distance that is painful, it is the number of hours in the saddle. It should have taken you around 4-4.5 hours (or less of course).

How do you get from John O Groats to Wick?

The quickest way to get from Wick to John O’ Groats is to taxi which costs £35 – £45 and takes 24 min. Is there a direct bus between Wick and John O’ Groats? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wick, Town Hall and arriving at John o’ Groats, Post Office. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day.

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