Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lejog Part 1, of many!

Left to right
Ashley, Simon, Gary, Daz, Jonny, Shelagh, Steph and Sonja
So the big day finally arrived and we set off from Cumbria bound for Land's End on  Thursday April 19th. The idea was to update our blog as we went along but the lack of either a phone signal or wifi matched with physical tiredness meant that nothing happened at all. So to rectify things here are some of our experiences. A traffic free motorway trip down the M6/M5 with several pit stops for coffee and cake ensured we made the journey in around 7 hours. Only problem on the way was that lunch was almost snaffled by some of the team who discovered the cool box full of rolls:)

Accommodation for the night before we set off was at the superb Land's End Hostel run by David and Susie.

After a meal at a nearby pub we prepared our bikes and cycling kit ready for the day ahead.

Friday April 20th dawned and we made the half mile hop from our hostel to the Land's End sign post. After team and individual photos we set off on our 10 day ride to John O'Groats.
Day one turned out to be a tricky day for us all with endless short hills in Cornwall and Devon, punctures, broken spokes, navigational troubles for our support cars in the narrow lanes and to cap it all one of us was knocked off our bikes by a lack of concentration from a car driver. Thankfully we carried spare wheels as the accident wrote off a rear wheel:(

The Granite Way was a sight for sore eyes, once here we knew Okehampton was very close by, after a couple of photos......

....on the wrought iron Meldon Viaduct it was a dash to our digs for food, bike washing and bed.

To be continued.............


  1. I feel strange commenting, O I am strange,,,
    Thank you for sharing your epic journey, I see a book, movie, play??? coming out of all this,,
    From a yank who thinks You All Rock.