John O’Groats to Lands End on a bicycle
About this site
If you’re thinking of cycling between Lands End and John O’Groats, this site should help …Particularly if you’re doing it the wrong way round (from John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE)
This site is about the before, during and after of riding from John O’Groats to Lands End. It’s fairly factual rather than a basic blog or diary, mainly because I found it difficult to extract practical information when I was planning the trip.
All the stats and facts are under ‘Core Info’. All the whinges and whines are in ‘The Ride – as it happened’. Please add your own comments/questions/experiences
The core information links: Charity; Accommodation; Costs; Gear; Route; Training are to-the-point so you can get to the information quickly and easily without having to trip up over someone’s harrowing account of being caught in 100mph winds at Loch Lomond, with trees and power cables falling across the road in front of their bike.
The Ride – As it happened
This is where you’ll find the day-to-day whinges, whines and wry observations and my actual account account of being caught in 100mph winds at Loch Lomond, with trees and power cables falling across the road in front of my bike. All of which I will find amusing, compelling and frightfully incisive. You’ll probably want to ignore them.
Since this is supposed to be a useful resource for others, please feel free to add comments on any and all the pages to help keep it all current.
Update March 2014: I completed JOGLE ride between 21 May 2011 and 29 May 2011. It is now just about three years since that time. When I finished it, apart from being jubilant, I had extreme saddle-soreness, injured knees, a strained achilles and I just wanted to forget bicycles for a while. Since that time, I have been meaning to complete this site and make it truly a useful tool for others thinking of completing this challenge. And so here I am, three years late, but nevertheless you should now find a genuinely useful resource – I hope it helps.