I have set out below links to an account of my first end-to-end, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, as an insight into what the ride experience might be like. I have included the route sheets I used and copies of the bloggy sort of emails my wife sent to friends and relatives whilst I was en-route in Appendix 1 and 2.
Please also see the note below the links.
- Day Zero
- Day One
- Day Two
- Day Three
- Day Four
- Day Five
- Day Six
- The Bitter End
- Honestly, this is the end!
- Appendix 1 – Route Sheet
- Appendix 2 – Blog Notes
Please be aware that I took no notes whilst on the ride and only wrote it up many months later so my memory was scant and, quite frankly, because of the main road route there was not that much to note.
However I rode end to end again in 2013 (and 2014!), this time in the more traditional direction from Land’s End upward. On that occasion I was following a route spat out by Google Maps when mapping for cycles was in beta testing. The plan was to follow the route, no matter what, to see how good a job Google did.
This time I took lots of notes and pictures. I have written up the whole experience as a book entitled Cycling the Google Route. It provides a great insight into what it is like to ride from one end of the country to another. It is available for download direct from this site as a pdf, .mobi or .epub file or as a paperback or kindle from Amazon.
If you would like to try before you buy you can download a 60 page FREE SAMPLE by clicking on the cover image below (I will then send you a link, which might appear in your Junk folder).