Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle

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Land’s End to John O’Groats are the most distant tips of the British Isles. It's a tough cycle. Starting at Land’s End in the south-west of England, dad cycled 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. This ecompassed almost 1000 miles in 12 days (968 to be precise), passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.

The challenge took place between May 4th and May 16th 2010.

Trip Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Cycled from Lands End through Cornwall on undulating roads.
  • DAY 2: Crossed 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: Crossed 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: Cycled via Loch Ness to rolling moorlands and Bonar Bridge.
  • DAY 11: Short tough day through remote hills and moorland to north coast.
  • DAY 12: Passed beautiful beaches along coast; flatter roads to the finish at John O’Groats.