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Thousands of people cycle the UK from end to end every year, for charity or just for the challenge. This book offers a comprehensive guide to a tried and tested cycle route from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG), designed to avoid the busier A roads and take in the best scenery from Dartmoor to Dounreay.
The junction by junction description of the Land's End to John o' Groats cycle route, is in 14 day stages averaging just over 70 miles, illustrated with clear customised OS mapping and profiles so riders know exactly what to expect. All the grid key references are included for use with GPS navigation devices (or conventional maps).
The end to end cycle route can be tackled at any time of year, although good weather and clear visibility will make a far more enjoyable experience. The best time to cycle the route is from late March until late October, when the days are longer and warmer.
The route takes in some stunning areas of Britain including Dartmoor, the Welsh Marches, the Lake District, Loch Lomond and the Great Glen, cycling through National Parks, AONBs and SSSI on the way, and key historical features are described along the way.
- Things to see
- Getting there
- Getting back
- Which way and when to go
- Health and safety
- Training fitness
- What to take
- Food and drink
- Using this guide
Stage 1 Land's End to Fowey
Stage 2 Fowey to Moretonhampstead
Stage 3 Moretonhampstead to Street
Stage 4 Street to Monmouth
Stage 5 Monmouth to Clun
Stage 6 Clun to Runcorn
Stage 7 Runcorn to Slaidburn
Stage 8 Slaidburn to Keswick
Stage 9 Keswick to Moffat
Stage 10 Moffat to Loch Lomond
Stage 11 Loch Lomond to Glencoe
Stage 12 Glencoe to Inverness
Stage 13 Inverness to the Crask Inn
Stage 14 The Crask Inn to John o' Groats
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B OS maps covering the route
Appendix C Accommodation
Appendix D Tourist information
Appendix E Cycle repair shops en route
Appendix F Other useful resources
Appendix G OS grid references
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