The Lands End to John O'Groats ride (or LEJOG) is a fantastic cycling challenge and something everyone should aim for at least once. There is no better way to cycle the whole of the UK in one fantastic 10 day ride!
Starting at Lands End, the most southerly part of the UK mainland, you'll ride through the stunning South West, skirting around Wales, touching the Lakes and into Scotland to take on the Highlands and North Coast road. The ride is challenging, averaging 97 miles per day, but the pace is doable (20-22kph), and the scenery is so beautiful it's a ride to be remembered!
Our organising partners, More Adventure, are LEJOG pros and will take care of everything you could possibly need on this amazing cycling trip. You will be led everyday by experienced and professional ride leaders, backed up by a support vehicle (that also carries your luggage everyday) complete with mechanical assistance. So all you need to do is focus on peddling your way across the country!
Best of all is that there isn't a campsite in sight! You will stay in B&B accommodation every night, with no sleeping bags, tents or cold nights at all! The whole group will stay in the same hotel/B&B, which includes breakfast each morning before hitting the road. Also included is a buffet lunch everyday. The only things not included are evening meals and drinks.
As well as supporting you on the 10 day trip, More Adventure will also transfer you and your bike & kit from Penzance to Lands End, and from John O'Groats to Inverness to make getting to and from the start of the event even easier for you. See below for a teaser video and the trip itinerary:
LEJOG 2019 Itinerary:
Day 1: Lands End to Launceston (91 miles)
Meet at Lands End at 08:00am. Trip briefing, photos at the world-famous Lands End sign before beginning your ride to John O’Groats. Head north-east through quiet and picturesque Cornwall. Be under no illusions, today is a tough ride so please be prepared!
Day 2: Launceston to Wells (105 miles)
From Launceston we cycle through some beautiful countryside, skirting around Dartmoor National Park to the historic city of Wells. Again, it’s a challenging day with many hills to overcome but the views make up for it, and Wells is a truly charming place.
Day 3: Wells to Ludlow (110 miles)
We continue our journey northwards through rural Gloucestershire, skirting Gloucester and then onto Herefordshire. There are fewer hills than previous days so we’ll hopefully cover more ground. Our ride ends in the pretty town of Ludlow.
Day 4: Ludlow to Wigan (102 miles)
Although undulating, today should seem a great deal easier than previous days. From Ludlow, our route heads into Shropshire then onto the Cheshire plains, skirting around the Welsh borders, dipping into Merseyside then onto Greater Manchester and to our overnight stop in Wigan.
Day 5: Wigan to Penrith (100 miles)
Leaving the built-up areas of Wigan and Preston, the route soon heads directly north alongside the M6 on quieter roads. Today you’ll tackle the famous climb to the village of Shap, which always gives the day a focus, with some dramatic views to the west of the Lake District.
Day 6: Penrith to Lanark (101 miles)
After breakfast, our route leaves Penrith and onto Carlisle. Today we cross into Scotland, passing through the small village of Gretna Green (anyone wanting to tie the knot, knows the time!) Our overnight stop is in Lanark, just southeast of Glasgow.
Day 7: Lanark to Crianlarich (90 miles)
We’ll be skirting around the southern edge of Glasgow this morning before tackling some of the hills of one of Scotland’s most famous National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
Day 8: Crianlarich to Fort Augustus (96 miles)
You’ll begin to get a sense of how wild Scotland really is today as our route continues north into the heart of the Western Highlands and through the adventure capital of the UK, Fort William. Passing by the foot of Ben Nevis, our route then continues northeast to Fort Augustus, positioned on the south-western end of the infamous Loch Ness.
Day 9: Fort Augustus to Lairg (85 miles)
We cycle along the banks of Loch Ness (keep your eyes on the road please!) before heading north on quieter roads, firstly passing Cromarty Firth then along mountainous, forested roads to our overnight stop at Lairg.
Day 10: Lairg to John O’Groats (96 miles)
The final day has arrived! By now your legs will be used to the demands of full-days cycling, so today should be a breeze! The first part of our route today is an absolute delight, along mostly quiet, highland roads, before we hit the north coast of the UK. Once here, we head due east to the holy grail of the journey – John O’Groats!
Day 11: John O’Groats to Inverness (0 miles!)
Today you will be transferred with your bikes and luggage to Inverness train station where the trip ends! Congratulations!
For a full and details itinerary please CLICK HERE
*2018 LEJOG Trip Reviews:
“Very impressed with the organisation and standard of accommodation. Everything flowed perfectly and meant that riders were free to just cycle. Lunches were vast and great variety..I will definitely be considering another future trip with More Adventure and highly recommend them as very professional and well organised” Keith, 2017
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