Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Long and Winding Road

The route for our LEJOG has been drawn from many different resources - various books, blogs, CTC , Al Pewsey and other cyclists who have completed the journey. It has taken many hours to put together, endlessly trying to avoid major roads to help keep us away from large amounts of traffic. The use of the route planner Ride with GPS along with Google Earth has been extremely helpful in putting it all together.

Where possible the use of the National Cycle Network has been incorparated into parts of the route. One that looks of particular interest is The Granite Way which runs from Lydford to Okehampton for the final 11 miles of our first day in the saddle, should be a nice end to the day!

Other traffic free highlights to look forward to are The Port Way and Bur Way in Shropshire and then in Scotland the scenic route to the east of Loch Ness.

John and Paul sung about a 'Wild and windy night', on day two we're hoping it won't be as we are crossing two historic bridges, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and later in the day the old Severn road bridge taking us over to the Welsh borders.

'The long and winding road that leads to your door'

Sorry but we can't live up to the Lennon & McCartney lyrics and visit everyone but if you live nearby to our route please feel free to come out and cheer us on when we are in your area. We'd love to see you!!

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