LEJOG Interview: Pedal Nation

I caught up with Nick Mitchell, MD of  Pedal Nation,a young company with a passion for cycle touring specialising in two UK routes, Lands End to John O’ Groat’s over fourteen days and the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) over four days. Both tours are challenging but they are designed to be within the reach of Read more about LEJOG Interview: Pedal Nation[…]

LEJOG Interview: Cyclist Gareth Donovan

Cyclist Gareth returned the the sport in his 30’s after becoming  bored of his regular visits to the gym. Gareth recalls his LEJOG route and story below including his training routine and the fact he completed the famous end 2 end without suffering any punctures! What was your first bike and how old were you? Read more about LEJOG Interview: Cyclist Gareth Donovan[…]

LEJOG Interview: Cyclist Chris Radley

Thousands of cyclists complete the epic LEJOG route every year and all for different reasons, whether it’s for a personal challenge, to raise money for worthwhile causes or just to get away from the office for a few weeks… I caught up with Chris who completed LEJOG in 2012  for his own personal challenge and Read more about LEJOG Interview: Cyclist Chris Radley[…]

LEJOG Interview: John O’ Groats Bike Transport

So you’re coming to the end of your epic LEJOG and John O Groats is in site – time for celebrations all round and the only place you’re interested in visiting is the nearest pub to commence the party…but how are you planning to get your bike home (apart from cycling all the way back!) Read more about LEJOG Interview: John O’ Groats Bike Transport[…]

LEJOG – Lands End to John O’ Groats Cycle Challenge

” I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom”. – General George Patton On Sunday, April 9th 2011 I embarked on the famous “End to End” cycle ride, or, more commonly known as LEJOG setting off from Lands End and cycling to Read more about LEJOG – Lands End to John O’ Groats Cycle Challenge[…]

LEJOG – Day 14 – Altnaharra to John O Groats

Day 14 – Altnaharra to John O Groats – 82 miles (less 6 miles!) And so we came to the final morning of our end to end route… After 13 days of 6.30 am starts, 13 days of fry-ups, 13 days of applying ointments to eradicate saddle sore (enough said), 13 days of early morning briefs Read more about LEJOG – Day 14 – Altnaharra to John O Groats[…]

LEJOG – Day 13 – Inverness to Altnaharra

Day 13: Inverness – Altnaharra – 66 Miles Bleary eyed from the previous day’s LEJOG cycling, the morning saw us navigate through the city of Inverness as we followed Nick and over the Kessock bridge which is where we joined up with the national cycle network. The cycle network continues to follow the main A9 out of Inverness and then lead Read more about LEJOG – Day 13 – Inverness to Altnaharra[…]

LEJOG – Day 12 – Glencoe to Inverness

Day 12: Glencoe to Inverness – 83 Miles Today’s LEJOG was a day of punctures, punctures and more punctures – little did we know what was to arise as we set off from Glencoe YHA. Yet another first class brief was performed by LEJOG veteran Nick, who informed us of what the day had to offer in terms Read more about LEJOG – Day 12 – Glencoe to Inverness[…]

LEJOG – Day 11: Loch Lomond to Glencoe

Day 11: Loch Lomond to Glencoe – 66 Miles We all re-grouped for our morning LEJOG briefing at Loch Lomond YHA and after final adjustments to bikes and riders, we set off along the busy A82 as we followed the early morning commuter traffic. After a few miles we then joined up with a cycle route which follows the Read more about LEJOG – Day 11: Loch Lomond to Glencoe[…]