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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – 10 Day Cycle

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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – 10 Day Cycle

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About this Adventure

Cycle the length of the UK from the far southwest of Land’s End to the remote northeast of 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

  • 10 days of self-guided cycling
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 930 mile (1496km) trip with 45,350ft of climbing (13,822m)
  • Average daily distance 93 miles (150km)
  • 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 England, Wales and Scotland
  • 24hr telephone support during your cycle ride
  • GPX files and route guidance provided

About & Details

Cycling from Lands’ 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 10-day self-guided itinerary takes a direct route up the country featuring many days over 90 miles and 4000 feet of climbing. This is a very demanding ride and is recommended for experienced cyclists who want a challenge.

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

  • 10 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 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 would like to organise 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 10 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 Launceston

    Your cycling trip begins by following the North Cornwall coast through the picturesque towns of Portreath and Perranporth before turning inland passing Bodmin and finishing in the market town of Launceston.

    89 miles (143km)

  • Day 3 - Launceston to Glastonbury

    Leaving Launceston you will cycle through Devon passing the towns of Okehampton, Tiverton and Taunton. After a very hilly day, finish in the much flatter Somerset town of Glastonbury steeped in history, myth and legend.

    92.5 miles (149km)

  • Day 4 - Glastonbury to Hereford

    Starting with a steep climb over the Mendip hills, skirting around the cities of Bristol and Bath before crossing the River Severn into Wales. Following the Wye Valley, head back into England, ending the day in the city of Hereford and enjoy a well-deserved glass of cider.

    90 miles (145km)

  • Day 5 - Hereford to Nantwich

    Continuing north, cycle over the outstanding Shropshire hills. Ride around Shrewsbury and into the market town of Nantwich in Cheshire.

    90 miles (145km)

  • Day 6 - Nantwich to Kendal

    This is the longest day of trip. Cycle around the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Preston, and eventually arriving in the Cumbrian town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District.

    104 miles (167km)

  • Day 7 - Kendal to Moffat

    The day starts with the notorious climb over Shap Fell before crossing the border into Scotland. Continuing on through the Scottish borders to the town of Moffat.

    87 miles (140km)

  • Day 8 - Moffat to Perth

    Cycling along the stunning roads of the Scottish borders, navigating remote valleys, forests, and lochs before reaching Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Carrying on cycling around the city, crossing the Firth of Forth, and finishing the day in Perth.

    95 miles (153km)

  • Day 9 - Perth to Grantown-on-Spey

    A tough day which features over 6000ft of climbing!  Following the scenic route through Cairngorms National Park, cycle up to the Spittal of Glenshee via the Cairnwell Pass. Ride down to the pretty village of Braemar and enjoy the views before continuing up on The Lecht Pass and finishing your day descending to the picturesque town of Grantown-on-Spey for a well-deserved whisky.

    95 miles (153km)

  • Day 10 - Grantown-on-Spey to Lairg

    Leaving the Cairngorms behind, continue north into the Highlands of Scotland. Bypassing Inverness and following the remote, scenic roads to the village of Lairg on the edge of Loch Shin.

    92 miles (148km)

  • Day 11 - Lairg to John O'Groats

    The final day of your epic trip. From Lairg, cycle through remote forests and valleys to the village of Tongue situated on the northern coastline of Scotland. Turning east, enjoy this stunning road before reaching your final destination, John O’Groats.

    95miles (153km)

Disclaimer

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