Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) Cycling Guide

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Cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats?

Land’s End to John O’Groats (or End to End as Land’s End to John O’Groats or its reverse John O’Groats to Land’s End is often known) is a long way to cycle.  In fact the shortest road route that can be cycled (according to Google Maps) is 866 miles.  Most routes turn out between 900 and 950 miles.

So, whether cycling End to End has been a long term goal or is a new ambition, you are probably looking for some help.

On this website you will find all the advice and help you need to successfully complete your End to End cycle, whether in 5 days, 4 weeks or longer. It is based on my experience of cycling it 3 times: from bombing down “A” roads in my first uninitiated attempt from John O’Groats to Land’s End to a much safer  (and more enjoyable) way using lanes, cycle routes and canal paths wherever possible.

Of course there are a number of books and various websites that give advice, guidance and different routes for getting from one end of the country to the other on what must be Britain’s most famous long distance challenge ride. Which begs the question, “Why should you I bother with this one?”

In creating this website I have followed one main ethos:  I am not an expert on all things cycling.

No – don’t give up just yet!  This is a layman’s guide written by a layman based on his experiences of planning a ride from scratch.  The content is designed to guide you through the main things you need to consider and to provoke thought in each aspect of your ride.

I have tried to cram everything I have learnt about planning, training, equipment, nutrition and route creation for a Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle on this website.

If you would rather sit back with a paperback or Kindle, I have published three books which contain the same information and more. You can find out more about them here.

If you can’t find everything you were looking for, please contact me.

Good luck with your mission.

P.S. Navigate using the menu or by clicking the helpful chap at the bottom of each page – he will take you to the next suggested page.

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