Cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats?
Whether cycling Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) or End to End as it or its reverse John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) is often known, has been a long term goal or is a new ambition, you are probably looking for some help with:
Dig deep into the menus on this website and you will find all the advice you need to help you successfully complete your End to End cycle, whether in 5 days, 10 days, 4 weeks or longer. It is based on my experience of cycling End to End 3 times: from bombing down “A” roads in my first uninitiated attempt from John O’Groats to Lands End to a much safer (and more enjoyable) way using lanes, cycle routes and canal paths wherever possible.
Does this site cover everything I need to know about cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats?
When I first rode End to End it was very difficult to find all the information I needed. Eventually, through lots of searching and asking around I did but it was hard work and took a great deal of time. I wished that someone had put all the information together in one website but they hadn’t. So after that first ride I set about doing just that. Two more End to Ends later the site is as you find it but it is constantly evolving with new information being added to make it the most comprehensive single source of advice on cycling End to End.
However, cycling End to End is a personal adventure and everybody is seeking something slightly different from it. So the website cannot cover every permutation but it is a very good starting point and will get your mind working on the issues relevant to your cycling adventure.
You should also check out the Lands End to John O’Groats Cycling Guide Facebook page for more information and interaction with other riders who have an interest in cycling Lands End to John O Groats.
Of course, if you would rather sit back with a paperback, Kindle or PDF, I have published three Lands End to John O’Groats books which contain information from the website and much more, including gpx route files. You can DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLES or find out more about them here.
Where to next?
The most popular pages on the site concern planning your End to End, including training for long distance cycling, thinking about the cycling equipment you will need, how to look after your bike, what you should be eating and drinking whilst cycling and how to create a route for Lands End to John O Groats. Or you can read my own account of cycling End to End to get some idea of what to expect.