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

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

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About this Adventure

Cycle the length of the UK from the far southwest point, at Land’s End, to the remote northeast tip at John O’Groats. The route was first ridden by Alfred Nixon in 1882, and since then has become an iconic long-distance cycling challenge that is on every 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 changing landscapes and many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along your way
  • Enjoy some of the best roads in the UK
  • Ride through the three countries of England, Wales and Scotland
  • 24hr telephone support during your cycle ride
  • GPX files and route guidance provided

About & Details

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats is the classic British cycling challenge and many cyclists aspire to complete the ‘End-to-End’ trip at least once in their lifetime. There is no official route to follow, so we have created an ‘optimal’ route sticking to quieter roads and taking in some fantastic scenery. Cycle the rolling hills of Cornwall all the way up to the remote Highlands of Scotland. We take all the hassle out of route planning and booking accommodation, you just turn up at Land’s End and ride! The 14-day self-guided itinerary is our most popular LEJOG trip; with daily averages of 72 miles it’s a great challenge for any keen cyclist.

We can also run this as a fully supported event with a van for luggage transfers, mechanical assistance, and navigational support. Ride without carrying any luggage and have your bags waiting for you at your accommodation each day. The van will also carry plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout your cycle challenge. Get in touch with our team if you would like to plan a supported event.

Inclusions

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in B&Bs or hotels with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Route guidance and daily distances
  • Preparation advice on fitness/gear before your ride
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
Exclusions
  • 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. Please contact us for bike hire details.
  • Accommodation before you start and after you finish your ride
  • Transport to and from Land’s End / John O’Groats

Optional Extras

 

  • Single Room Supplement £60 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in Land’s End prior to start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in John O’Groats at end of event (single room) £145 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

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

 

Need a guide?

If you would like a guide to lead the way, then we are happy to help and can provide a qualified cycle leader, also trained in first aid.  Having a guide with you will not only take the stress out of navigation, but can also be a great asset in providing an insight into all things cycling.

Rest days

If you would like a rest day (or more!) included in your itinerary please get in touch with our team.

Departures

We run the Land’s End to John O’Groats 14 Day Cycle as a self-guided or fully supported trip.

To book as a self-guided trip simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure.  You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

If you would like to book as a fully supported trip and/or a cycle leader please contact our team.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Land's End

    Arrival at your accommodation and relax for the evening.

  • Day 2 - 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.

    65 miles (105km)

  • Day 3 - 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’ for a while before descending into the Exe Valley and the lively market town of Crediton.

    65 miles (105km)

  • Day 4 - Crediton to Clevedon

    This is 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.

    86 miles (138km)

  • Day 5 - Clevedon to Worcester

    Cycling along the Severn Estuary and the Severn Valley, the riding continues to be level and passes through the cathedral city of Gloucester and on to the next cathedral city of Worcester.

    91 miles (146km)

  • Day 6 - Worcester to Nantwich

    Leaving Worcester behind, to carry on cycling along the basin district of the River Severn towards Kidderminster.  Continuing through the quintessential English countryside into Cheshire and the market town of Nantwich.

    83 miles (133km)

  • Day 7 - 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.

    85 miles (137 km)

  • Day 8 - 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 over Shap summit continuing down through Askham and ending the day in Penrith.

    70 miles (113km)

  • Day 9 - Penrith to Moffat

    Starting the day with a gentle climb out of Penrith before some easy riding into Carlisle. Cycling across the Scottish border, slowly climb up and on to the spa town of Moffat.

    70 miles (113km)

  • Day 10 - 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.

    64 miles (103km)

  • Day 11 - South Queensferry to Pitlochry

    Starting the day by crossing the Forth Bridge to continue cycling through Dunfermline and the rolling Cleish Hills. Heading for the lovely town of Dunkeld follow the River Tay to reach Pitlochry and, maybe, sample whisky from the local distillery.

    66 miles (106km)

  • Day 12 - Pitlochry to Aviemore

    Leaving Pitlochry heading towards Blair Atholl to make 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.

    60 miles (97km)

  • Day 13 - Aviemore to Alness

    Continuing through the Cairngorms heading towards the city of Inverness. After navigating around the city, following the Cromarty Firth to finish the day in Alness.

    64 miles (103km)

  • Day 14 - 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.

    66 miles (106km)

  • 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.

    64 miles (103km)

Disclaimer

Please note: This is a typical itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason.  Mileage and timings are approximate.

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10-weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance. This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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