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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – Cycle Week 1

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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) – Cycle Week 1

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About this Adventure

The Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle route spans the full 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! We have divided the route into three stages, a great option to complete the classic route over three separate weeks.

Quick Facts

  • 7 days of self-guide cycling
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 338 mile (544km) trip
  • Average daily distance 48 miles (77km)
  • 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 and Wales
  • 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. We take all the hassle out of route planning and booking accommodation, you just turn up at Land’s End and ride! Split your Land’s End to John O’Groats trip into three separate weeklong trips to really enjoy the fantastic cycling and changing landscapes the UK has to offer. This is week 1 of 3, featuring the north coast of Cornwall, the rolling hills of North Devon and the picturesque Wye Valley.

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

  • 7 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.
  • Transport to and from Land’s End / Shrewsbury

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £60 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £60 per person per night
  • Odd number group supplement £60 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night in Lands End prior to start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in Lands End prior to start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night in Shrewsbury at end of event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night in Shrewsbury 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 Week 1 cycle as a self guided or fully supported event.

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 please contact our team.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Land's End

    Arrival at your accommodation and relax for the evening.

  • Day 2 - Land's End to Perranporth

    From Land’s End climb towards St Just and start cycling along the impressive north coast of Cornwall. You’ll pass through Portreath and Porthtowan before reaching the coastal town of Perranporth. Be sure to grab a Cornish Pasty along the way!

    43.5 miles (70km)

  • Day 3 - Perranporth to Bude

    Continue along the Cornish coastline and pass through the popular seaside towns of Newquay and Padstow. After taking the small ferry from Padstow to Rock, cycle on to your evenings accommodation in Bude.

    53 miles (85km)

  • Day 4 - Bude to Bampton

    Today takes you inland across North Devon. Cycle along quiet country lanes through the towns of Great Torrington and South Molton before ending in the small northeast Devon town of Bampton.

    55 miles (88km)

  • Day 5 - Bampton to Cheddar

    Leaving Bampton carry on cycling towards the Quantock Hills. After some steep climbs, the route levels out into Somerset before reaching the village of Cheddar on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.

    45 miles (72km)

  • Day 6 - Cheddar to Chepstow

    The day starts with the arduous climb up Cheddar gorge. After which, the route descends towards Bath and Bristol. Cycle across the Severn Bridge and make your way into Wales to reach your overnight accommodation in Chepstow.

    50 miles (80km)

  • Day 7 - Chepstow to Leominster

    From Chepstow continue through the charming Wye valley. Follow quiet country lanes through Monmouth on to Hereford and ending in Leominster.

    49 miles (79km)

  • Day 8 - Leominster to Shrewsbury

    Your final day! Leaving Leominster to cycle through the charming Shropshire Hills. Ride through Craven Arms and Church Stretton before reaching the historical town of Shrewsbury where you can celebrate finishing Week 1 of your Land’s End to John O’Groats adventure.

    43 miles (69km)

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. 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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