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Type of Event

Cycling

Date

April 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022

Duration

14 Days

Difficulty

Challenging

Type of Event

Cycling

Group / Individual

Group

Difficulty

Challenging

Location

England - Wales - Scotland

Dates

April 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022

Duration

14 Days

Deposit

£299

Balance

£896

Information

LEJOG (Cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats) – 14 Day Cycle

An exclusive 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

  • 14 days of self-guided cycling
  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • 999 mile (1607km) trip with 47,237ft of climbing (14,397m)
  • Average daily distance 72 miles (116km)
  • Admire the breathtaking landscapes and many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you enjoy 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
  • 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 simply turn up at Land’s End and enjoy the ride! This 14-day self-guided itinerary is one of our most popular LEJOG trips; with daily averages of 72 miles, it’s a great challenge for any keen cyclist.

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
Arrival at your accommodation and relax for the evening.

Day Two – Land’s End to Fowey
Your cycling trip begins by climbing out of Land’s End towards St Buryan and descending into Penzance. Continuing inland, up and down, along quiet Cornish lanes before reaching the King Harry Ferry to cross the River Fal. Once over the river, cycle through St Austell and finish your first day in the town of Fowey.
Distance: 65 miles (105 km)

Day Three – Fowey to Crediton
Start the day by crossing the River Fowey on the Bodinnick Ferry and cycling inland to the beautiful, historic town of Liskeard. Join ‘The Granite Way’ before descending into the Exe Valley and the lively market town of Crediton.
Distance: 65 miles (105 km)

Day Four – Crediton to Clevedon
A day of two halves! The day starts with cycling the last of the hills in Devon to the historic Somerset town of Taunton, and finishing with the Somerset Levels where the cycling is much flatter to end the day in the town of Clevedon.
Distance: 86 miles (138 km)

Day Five – Clevedon to Worcester
Cycling along the Severn Estuary and the Severn Valley, the riding continues to be level passing through the cathedral city of Gloucester and on to the next cathedral city of Worcester.
Distance: 91 miles (146 km)

Day Six – Worcester to Nantwich
Leaving Worcester behind, you continue cycling along the basin district of the River Severn towards Kidderminster; through the quintessential English countryside into Cheshire and the market town of Nantwich.
Distance: 83 miles (133 km)

Day Seven – Nantwich to Garstang
Winding around the large industrial cities of Liverpool and Manchester, fuelled by the best pies in the land, pass Wigan, Preston, and eventually reach the Lancashire town of Garstang.
Distance: 85 miles (137 km)

Day Eight – Garstang to Penrith
Heading back into the countryside and cycle through the picturesque towns of Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh before riding the notorious climb over Shap Fell. Once you’ve negotiated Shap summit continue down through Askham and end the day in Penrith.
Distance: 70 miles (113 km)

Day Nine – Penrith to Moffat
Begin the day with a gentle climb out of Penrith before some gentle riding into Carlisle. Cycling across the Scottish border, slowly climb up and on to the spa town of Moffat.
Distance: 70 miles (113 km)

Day Ten – Moffat to South Queensferry
Cycling along quiet roads west of the Pentland Hills, passing remote villages and farms as you head to South Queensferry on the shore of the Firth of Forth and beside the Forth Bridges.
Distance: 64 miles (103 km)

Day Eleven – South Queensferry to Pitlochry
Cross the Forth Bridge and continue cycling through Dunfermline and the rolling Cleish Hills. Heading for the lovely town of Dunkeld then follow the River Tay to reach Pitlochry and, perhaps sample whisky from the local distillery.
Distance: 66 miles (106 km)

Day Twelve – Pitlochry to Aviemore
Leaving Pitlochry head towards Blair Atholl to face the climb up the Pass of Drumochter. Once over the pass the riding is predominantly downhill, through Kingussie and into the mountain town of Aviemore.
Distance: 60 miles (97 km)

Day Thirteen – Aviemore to Alness
Journey through the Cairngorms, heading towards the city of Inverness. After navigating around the city, follow the Cromarty Firth to finish the day in Alness.
Distance: 64 miles (103 km)

Day Fourteen – Alness to Tongue
Enjoy cycling through the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Riding beside remote lochs and mountains before heading up to the wild north coast and the village of Tongue.
Distance: 66 miles (106 km)

Day 15 – Tongue to John O’Groats
Your final day! Following the rugged northern coastline of Scotland, cycling alongside towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and small fishing villages, enjoying the fine coastal views as you cycle the last few miles into John O’Groats and the end of your epic journey triumphant.
Distance: 64 miles (103 km)

Price Inclusions / Exclusions

  • Participants register online, with a deposit payment of £299.00.
  • The remaining £896.00 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?

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in 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 are thinking of organising a group event with van support please contact 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 £55 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 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 14 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, please 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) – 14 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