Ultimate Land’s End To John O’Groats
A LEJOG via Brighton – massive!
While there is no definitive route for cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats most people follow a westerly path, keeping close to the 900 mile shortest practical cycling route. However, for those with time and a spirit of adventure, there are exciting longer alternatives and, with increased demand for UK-based trips during the pandemic, we have given our route-developers a free hand to come up with something new and different. The result is our ‘Ultimate’ LEJOG, a 1230 mile route tracking the south and east coasts and passing through some of the UK’s great historic cities. However, do not be concerned that cities means traffic; the guys have dug-deep to find incredible options utilising cycle paths, rail trails, river paths and pedestrian ferries and the result will amaze you!
After a fairly conventional first 2 days we follow the south coast all the way to Brighton where we turn north for the nation’s capital. We sneak into central London on the Wandle Trail and out again on canal and riverside paths with just a couple of miles or urban city riding. Once clear of London we continue north through Cambridge, Lincoln and York before meeting the coast in Sunderland. We then join the Sustrans ‘Coast and Castles’ route for a sensational journey as far as Edinburgh before picking up the cycle paths and trails that track the A9 all the way to Inverness. For our final couple of days we join our famous ‘scenic’ LEJOG route through the Highlands to Tongue on the north coast, before turning east to reach John O’Groats. Our journey involves 18 days of riding at an average of 68 miles per day, with a midpoint rest day in York.
This is a fabulous ride and our cycling holiday groups are always great fun. We look after you all the way and provide a certificate – just to prove you did it!!!
Other LEJOGs are available, including:
10 day, 2 week, 3 week or 4 week Independent Holiday.
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