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LEJOG 1400

26/07/2020 - Land's End, Cornwall - Audax

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** Event postponed until 2021! **

A 1400 km Audax, long-distance cycling event from the far south-

western edge to the far north-eastern corner of the UK mainland at

Randonneur standard!


OVERVIEW


The LEJOG 1400 is a 1402 km cycling event sanctioned by Audax UK, taking place during the week of 26-31 July 2020. 

The event is a randonnee, not a race! Those taking part have a maximum of 116 hours & 40 minutes to complete the challenging 1402 km route!

The LEJOG 1400 Audax starts at the headland of Land's End, Cornwall the far south-western part of the UK mainland and finishes at the village of John o' Groats, the far north-eastern corner of the UK mainland. The route will take B-roads and country lanes wherever possible but will also include some limited use of A-roads (particularly in Scotland)!

Riders will be expected to maintain a minimum cycling average speed of 12 kph including any time spent off the bike! The route doesn't follow the most direct route between Cornwall and the Highlands but passes through England; Wales & Scotland.

Controls will be placed at about 50-mile intervals but 4 of the controls (at roughly 290 km intervals) will have adequate eating; showering and sleeping facilities.

Each and every rider will need to make their own way to the start at Land's End and home from John o' Groats again afterwards.

There's some travel advice on the event website (see below).

Eating during the event

A pre-planned buffet will be held the night before the event at a nearby village hall. Free food will be available at the 4 overnight controls. Food & drink will be available for purchase at the intermediate controls (typically shops/cafes).

Showers & sleeping during the event

Showers and basic sleeping facilities will be available at 4 overnight controls (Somerset; Cheshire; Renfrewshire & the Highlands). Ear-plugs will also be provided. All the facilities at the overnight controls are included in the entry fee! Riders who prefer their own privacy are of course free to book their own accommodation anywhere along the route but riders will have to pay for this themselves!

Bag-drop

A drop-bag to 2 of the overnight controls is available. Drop bags must not contain the following items:

  • Liquids (although shower-gel is OK)!
  • Sharp objects
  • Glass bottles
  • Any sharp objects
  • Anything requiring refrigeration

Your drop-bags will be transferred to John o' Groats before Thursday night ready for your arrival.

Equipment

Most riders will likely use a standard road bike. Tandem's, tricycles; elliptiGo's & recumbant's are all permitted providing the machine is propolled solely by human muscular effort. Tri-bars are allowed!


ENTER?     


Entry fee: 146 when entering online through PayPal on the AUK event entry webpage. n.b. non AUK/CTC/CUK members and also foreign riders will see 3 automatically added to include temporary membership (of Audax UK) for insurance purposes. Entry fees are non-refundable and will be taken at the time of entry. The entry fee won't fluctuate during the time period that entries remain open. Online entrants will usually receive email confirmation within a few days of entering.

Entry fee includes:

  • Brevet card with route instructions (GPS tracks for each stage will likely also be available)
  • Validation with Audax UK (AUK) and Les Randonneurs Mondiaux (LRM) for successful riders
  • Pre-event buffet at the nearby village hall the night before the event
  • 2 X bag-drop transportation from Land's End to two of the overnight controls and then onto JOG before your arrival
  • Food & drink at at least 4 of the controls
  • Sleeping facilities at the 4 overnight controls (roughly 290 km apart)
  • 3rd party insurance for UK based riders
  • Any photo's taken by the organiser's during the event
  • Commemorative water-bottle and medal

Entry fee doesn't include:

  • Travel expenses incurred whilst travelling to/from the event start/finish
  • Hotel bookings for the night before; during or after the event
  • Any travel expenses incurred due to you having to abandon the event
  • Spending money

Entrants should also note the following terms and conditions written on the AUK entry form:

  • The route is open on public roads
  • The route is not waymarked or marshalled
  • Some routes/conditions may be arduous
  • You should prepare by studying the route
  • You are responsible for your safety/conduct
  • The organiser provides no rescue service

To enter, click on the "entry details" link at the top of the page and follow the instructions. This link should eventually direct you to the "enter" page on the AUK website.






Event Website http://lejog1400audax.com/

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Sennen Community Centre
Address Line 2 Sennen
Town Penzance
County Cornwall
Postcode TR19 7AW
 
Event Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details

Organiser Details
Name Andy Corless
Email Email Hidden
Address Line 1 31
Address Line 2 Castlerigg Drive
Town Burnley
County Lancashire
Postcode BB12 8AT




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This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/9376