Lands End to John OGroats
01/05/2012 - UK - Charity Ride
Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of. Starting at Land's End on the southwesterly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and mountains to the North coast and John O'Groats. In all we will cover almost 1000 miles in 12 days, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.
This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!
- DAY 1: Cycle from Lands End through Cornwall on undulating roads
- DAY 2: Cross into Devon and over the tough climbs of Dartmoor
- DAY 3: Flat roads through Somerset; cross Severn Bridge to Wye Valley
- DAY 4: Undulating country roads via Hereford to Shrewsbury
- DAY 5: Flat, fast roads through Cheshire bypassing busy towns to Preston
- DAY 6: Long climb over Shap Fell and through Carlisle towards Scottish border
- DAY 7: Cross into Scotland at Gretna; mainly flat roads through lowlands to Kilmarnock
- DAY 8: Rolling hills along coast; short ferry ride and loch-side cycle to Inverary
- DAY 9: Tougher day via highlands and castles through Fort William to Loch Lochy
- DAY 10: Cycle via Loch Ness to rolling moorlands and Bonar Bridge
- DAY 11: Short tough day through remote hills and moorland to north coast
- DAY 12: Pass beautiful beaches along coast; flatter roads to finish at John O'Groats; transfer to Inverness for big celebration!
- DAY 13: Depart Inverness