One of the great thing about cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats is that it is a big, bold and ambitious challenge that everybody can understand (which helps if for your trying to raise sponsorship for charity) and that most people can achieve if they spend the right amount of time on the ride for their level of riding ability. The concept of cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats is quite simple, get on your bike at one end of the country and ride to the other end. That is why it is often referred to as cycling end to end (it’s also less of a mouthful!).
The problems start when you come to actually start thinking in detail about planning an end to end cycle. It suddenly looks a whole lot more complicated. Which is probably why you are here, looking for some advice.
This book covers everything you need to know to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) or John O'Groats to Lands End (JOGLE).
Like you, I scoured the internet looking for sites or guides that would tell me what I needed to know to plan my route from John O' Groats to Lands End train for the ride. I found an enormous quantity of sites and guides but most of them, whilst interesting, were of little help. I bought Land’s End to John O' Groats route books that looked good but when I got into the detail I realised the proposed end to end route was not what I wanted.
Eventually I found everything I needed, or learnt the hard way, but it took a long time.
I just wished that someone had written:
The Book I am Looking For That Has All The Answers I Need to Plan and Complete That Lands End to John O’Groats [or Vice Versa] Ride I’ve Always Talked About Doing But Never Got Around To
But they hadn’t, so I decided to write it myself.
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I was thinking of completing this ride this summer though still not put an x on the calendar. A great read and some fascinating experiences. 25% hill towards the end must have being sole destroying
Lands end to john o'groats: a self help guide by Royston wood
Good read, very interesting and enjoyable. Lots of information for anyone wishing to do the same trip. I have been thinking about it (hence buying and reading this book) and Royston has given me a great deal of inspiration. Makes you almost feel like you are there with him. Highly recommended.
Fantastic account of not only the day to day efforts required (will not be able to look at a sat 'naff' in the same way again!), but also of the perpetration needed to complete an end to end. A few of mr friends and I are looking to tackle the LEJOG next spring and am sure the tips on planning, training and nutrition will prove to be invaluable!