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Type of Event

Cycling

Date

April 1 - October 19

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Challenging

Type of Event

Cycling

Group / Individual

Group

Difficulty

Challenging

Location

England - Wales - Scotland

Dates

April 1, 2022 - October 19, 2022

Duration

10 Days

Deposit

£299

Balance

£596

Information

LEJOG (Cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats) – 10 Day Cycle

A shorter version of our popular cycle ride, travelling the length of the UK, from southwest and Land’s End, to the remote northeastern tip at John O’Groats. Alfred Nixon first rode this route in 1882, and it is now regarded as an iconic long-distance cycling challenge and is on every serious cyclist’s bucket list!!

Quick Facts

  • 10 days of self-guided cycling
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 930 mile (1496km) trip with 45,350ft of climbing (13,822m) Average daily distance 93 miles (150 km)
  • Experience the changing landscapes and many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your cycling adventure
  • Benefit from some of the best roads in the UK
  • Ride through England, Wales and Scotland
  • 24hr telephone support during your cycle ride
  • Comprehensive GPX files and route notes

About & Details

Riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats is a classic British cycling challenge; many cyclists aspire to complete the ‘End-to-End’ trip at least once in their lifetime. There is no official route to follow, but at Adventure Challenges, we have created an ‘optimal’ route enjoying quieter roads and experiencing fantastic scenery. Pedal across the rolling hills of Cornwall and up to the remote Highlands of Scotland. We sort the logistics, eliminate all the hassle out of route planning and booking accommodation; you just turn up at Land’s End and enjoy the ride!

The 10-day self-guided itinerary takes a direct route up the country with many days covering over 90 miles and 4000 feet of climbing. This is a demanding ride recommended for experienced cyclists who desire a real challenge.

We can also run this trip as a fully supported event; a van for luggage transfers, mechanical assistance, and navigational support. Ride without carrying any luggage; your bags will be waiting for you at your accommodation each and every day. Our support van will also carry plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout your cycle challenge. Please get in touch with our team if you would like to plan a supported event.

Itinerary

Day One – Land’s End
Meet at your accommodation and spend the evening relaxing and preparing for the adventure ahead.

Day Two – Land’s End to Launceston
Your cycling trip begins by following the North Cornwall coast through the picturesque towns of Portreath and Perranporth before turning inland, passing Bodmin and finishing in the market town of Launceston.
Distance: 89 miles (143 km)

Day Three – Launceston to Glastonbury
Leaving Launceston you will cycle through Devon, passing the towns of Okehampton, Tiverton and Taunton. After a very hilly day, finish in the much flatter environs of the Somerset town of Glastonbury steeped in history, myths and legends.
Distance: 92.5 miles (149 km)

Day Four – Glastonbury to Hereford
Begin with a steep climb over the Mendip hills, skirting around the cities of Bristol and Bath before crossing the River Severn into Wales. Following the Wye Valley, head back into England, ending the day in the city of Hereford and perhaps enjoy a well-deserved glass of cider.
Distance: 90 miles (145 km)

Day Five – Hereford to Nantwich
Continuing north, ride across the gorgeous Shropshire hills. Ride around Shrewsbury and into the market town of Nantwich, Cheshire. Distance: 90 miles (145 km)

Day Six – Nantwich to Kendal
This is the longest day of the trip. Circle the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Preston, eventually arriving in the Cumbrian town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District.
Distance: 104 miles (167 km)

Day Seven – Kendal to Moffat
The day begins with the notorious climb over Shap before crossing the border into Scotland. You continue on through the Scottish Borders to the village of Moffat.
Distance: 87 miles (140 km)

Day Eight – Moffat to Perth
Cycling the stunning roads of the Scottish Borders, navigating remote valleys, forests, and lochs before reaching Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Circle the city, crossing the Firth of Forth, and finish the day in Perth.
Distance: 95 miles (153 km)

Day Nine – Perth to Granton on Spey
A challenging day ahead featuring over 6000ft of climbing! Following the scenic route through Cairngorms National Park, cycle up to the Spittal of Glenshee via the Cairnwell Pass. Ride down to the pretty village of Braemar enjoying the views before continuing up on The Lecht Pass. You’ll finish your day on a descent in to the picturesque town of Grantown-on-Spey for a well-deserved whisky.
Distance: 95 miles (153 km)

Day Ten – Grantown-on-Spey to Lairg
Leaving the Cairngorms behind, continue north into the Highlands of Scotland. Bypassing Inverness and following the remote, scenic roads to the village of Lairg on the edge of Loch Shin.
Distance: 92 miles (148 km)

Day Eleven – Lairg to John O Groats
The final day of your epic trip. From Lairg, cycle through remote forests and valleys to the village of Tongue situated on the northern coastline of Scotland. Turning east, enjoy this stunning road before reaching your final destination, John O’Groats. An achievement by any standard.
Distance: 95miles (153 km)

Price Inclusions / Exclusions

  • Participants register online, with a deposit payment of £299.00.
  • The remaining £596.00 is due 10 weeks before your scheduled ride date and is payable by bank transfer.

You will receive reminder emails two weeks prior to payment.

What’s Included?

  • 10 nights’ accommodation in good quality B&Bs or hotels with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Fully planned out route with directions and daily distances
  • Preparation advice on fitness programs, gear etc. before your ride
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip

Not Included

  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Bike and bike equipment. ( We can provide if required. Please contact us for bike hire details.)
  • Accommodation before your start and after completion.
  • Transport to and from Land’s End / John O’Groats
  • Rest days
    • If you would like a rest day (or more!) included in your itinerary please get in touch with our team.

Supported Trip

If you would like to organise a group event with van support, please get in touch with our team for availability.

Included in a supported trip:

  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Navigation support
  • Snacks and drinks provided Group First Aid kit

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £45 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (twin room, requires 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (single room) £120 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (twin room, requires 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (single room) £120 per person
  • Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Need a guide?

If you would like a guide to lead the way, we are happy to help and can provide a qualified cycle leader trained in First Aid. Having a guide will take the stress out of navigation and is also a great asset in providing insight into all things cycling.

Departures

We run the Land’s End to John O’Groats 10 day Cycle as a self-guided or fully supported trip.
To book a self-guided trip, select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation, full details will follow from our office in due course.

If you would like to book as a fully supported trip or a cycle leader, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team.

Fundraising

Why not turn your magnificent achievement into an honourable one as well? We have enabled hundreds of participants to raise thousands and thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

You’ll not only be supporting an organisation or charity but providing yourself with an added incentive, very useful when facing those hard miles near the end of the day.

LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – 10 Day Cycle

£299.00

Event Date

Single Room Supplement

Extra Accommodation at Start/End

Extra night £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people) Extra night £120 per night for single room accommodation