Lands End to John O’Groats is a great adventure and is on the ‘must do’ list of many cyclists. It is an exciting prospect and, quite frankly, a ride that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Below is a picture of my son and me at the finish after our tandem ride in June 2019 – a first for him, number 5 for me. But each one will live with me forever for different reasons.
Of course, when the exciting prospect begins to change to reality it can all seem a little daunting. There is so much to think about:
- How am I going to get to the start/from the finish?
- Where am I going to sleep?
- What will I need to take?
- What should I eat and drink?
- How much training should I do?
- How do I start creating a route?
- How much is it all going to cost?
Rather than spend days lost on the internet piecing it all together you could draw on my experiences of having ridden End to End five times.
I have written three books on the subject covering all of the above and more. There are brief details below and you can click on the links for each book to find out more or download free samples.
Brief Details of the Books
Lands End to John O’Groats Self Help Guide
This book will guide you through the process of planning your End to End, covering topics from budgets to route planning and training to nutrition. Click here or on the cover illustration for more details.
Lands End to John O’Groats – Cycling the Google Route
This is a travelogue style book based upon my second End to End cycle, which I undertook to try and find a safer route for cycling LEJOG. It reveals what it is like to cycle the Lands End to John O’Groats, about 80% of which is on my own Safer Way route (see below). Click here or on the cover illustration for more details.
Lands End to John O’Groats – End to End Cycle Route – A Safer Way
This is a set of 18 gpx route files that use quiet roads and lanes, cycle paths, old railway lines and tow paths to guide you from one end of the country to the other. The gpx files are accompanied by a book to tell you how to use and amend them, together with lists of accommodation and cycle shops and maps. It is available as a paperback or as a Kindle or pdf. Click here or on the cover illustration for more details.
If you have Kindle Unlimited you can download the Kindle versions of the books free from Amazon (along with an unlimited amount of other Kindle books). If you do not have Kindle Unlimited you can trial it free for 30 days, which is plenty of time to read all three books 🙂 Click here or on the Kindle Unlimited banner above for more details.
What formats are the books available in?
The books are all available as paperbacks, kindles or other electronic formats and can be purchased individually or all three for the price of two (offer available for electronic pdf versions through this website only).
Thanks to the website exclusive offer, for as little as £5.98 (less than a Costa coffee and a slice of cake) you could have a guide to all your planning, a detailed narrative of someone else’s ride so you know what to expect and a safe route on gpx files ready to load into your navigation device.