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The Jogle Club group + support LE July - August 2001 15 days
"Through Glasgow the brave went." We feel that it could have been named Glassgow. With graffiti, litter, tattooed women etc., we didn't hang around."
John Ennor group + LE July - August 2001 20 days
"Because it's there."
Mark Bayliss, Chris Humphrey 2 + LE July 2001 8 days
"The previous day, when struggling to find somewhere to stay in Exeter, Sharmila had been delighted when a proprietor had told her that a 'single' and a 'double' were available. They then said, ' You know this is a Cattery don't you?' "
Rosemary Metcalf solo LE July 2001 23 days
65-yr-old. "After stuffing all my requirements for three weeks into my panniers, my bicycle weighed a ton. I could hardly move it, let alone pedal it over 800 kilometres."
Dexter Davis, Nat Mason, Dan Perry 3 LE July 2001 10 days
3 blokes 1 bike
Richard Hopper solo LE June - July 2001 21 days "The landlady was rather unused to cyclists. She was astounded that I was doing the E2E, and even a little concerned. She gave me a packet of Werthers in the morning to help me on my way."
Larry Coleman solo LE June 2001 17 days
"Some cyclists have complained about the ritualistic need to cycle on out to JoG and Duncansby Head. Granted, it's not the most scenic part of Scotland, but still very nice and excellent cycling. If a one doesn't like to cycle, my suggestion is: don't do the E2E! For crying out loud."
Alan 4 + LE June 2001 14 days
'2001: A Cycling Odyssey'
Chris solo JoG May - June 2001 21 days
"This is the tale of one woman's journey by bicycle from John O'Groats to Land's End whilst making a pillock of herself."
Alan Sloman, Owen Pattison 2 LE May 2001 7 days
deaf and blind man; by tandem
John Fisher 30 + JoG May 2001 16 days
1133 metres per photo
Jonathan Summerfield solo LE Sept. - Oct. 2000 22 days
by penny farthing
Chris Smith, Bill Barker, Phil Owens 3 LE September 2000 15 days Assisted? "A lady came out walking two dogs and I asked her for water. Whilst she went to get it I tried to hold her two dogs by their leads, but the dogs were so strong and pulled so hard they dragged me up the road."
Ken & Linda Hardy 2 LE September 2000 16 days by tandem
Jim Wallis 2 LE August - Sept 2000 16 days
Peter Seaman, Martin Cockersole 2 LE August 2000 1022 miles
Steve Howe solo LE July 2000 15 days
Allen Freeman group LE June 2000 18 days
Carlo Gambardella group + LE June 2000 6 days "It must be noted that it is pure coincidence that all our campsites are within a stone throw of the local pub."
Simon Levermore 3 LE June 2000 15 days
"For fifteen unforgettable days in early June 2000, we travelled in our own bubble of unreality. We lived a peculiar existence, wholly removed from what passes as normal life. No work schedule, no cooking, no washing up, no DIY, no little noses to wipe. No demands other than those which we put upon ourselves."
Will Watson 2 LE June 2000 9 days "Bill Gates may be the richest man in the world but his software sucks when it comes to planning bike routes."
Dave Manning, Pete Males, John Allen, Rob Capper 4 +
JoG June 2000 5 days
Rotaract Club of Maidenhead 3 LE summer of 2000 15 days
Brian Macdonald, Ian Hodginson, Nick Lemon 3 LE May 2000 16 days
"On the minor roads you only knew which country you were in when you saw the word ARAF on the road. For those not fluent in Welsh, it means SLOW, or was it STOP?"
Gareth Burton, Max Wallace 2 LE April 2000 18 days 'When you have completed 95% of your journey you are halfway there.
Alan & Pauline Lord 2 LE April - May 2000 16 days
Rex Brough solo LE March - April 2000 18 days "I'd never ridden with more than 5 gears before, and so I did the whole ride using just 6, 'cos I didn't know how to change the front gear. The only training I did was 2 days at a gym and regularly cycling 1 mile to the pub. So, all in all I got a bit of a shock."
Pete Lockey solo LE August 1999 11 days
"It was a beautiful night, dark, cold, and clear with a full moon. The road to lands end was quiet, with plenty of ups and downs, hitting patches of cold air, and occasional bats for company."
Keith Wright solo + LE June 1999 18 days
Fontygary Triathalon Club 7 + LE May - June 1999 7 days
"A figure of 7 days to do the ride was plucked out of the air with no real thought being given to what this would entail..."
The Fife Flyers group + LE May 1999 8 days
Jim Stewart group + LE August 1998 12 days
'Bike for Bibles'
Ruari Prendiville 6 + LE July 1998 8 days
Martin Wittram solo + LE June 1999 16 days "Why one has to ride all over Britain by bike? There are some reports of this 'End-to-End-Tour' in the Internet, and if you read them you get curious... My wife Heidi wants to come with me, but after some time argueing about rain and headwinds, coldness, hills and other troubles she resigns and I get free lights for my big-tour-once-in-a-5-years-period!!"
Steve Pryor solo + LE June 1999 4 days
Daniel Johnson solo LE June 1999 23 days
"A kid asked me how much my bike was. I told him. He gasped and said 'You can get a real bike for that.' "
Andrew Duke solo LE July - August 1998 14 days
"Although many a motorist has described the subtle changes that can be found in the linguistic landscape whilst travelling through England, a cyclist is able to enjoy these on a more enhanced level. The ninety mile journey from Bristol to Kidderminster probably encompassed the most dramatic transformation in accents on the English leg of the trip. The subtle West Country lilt of Bristol gradually became replaced by Cotswoldian Home Counties tones in Cheltenham. A rapid metamorphosis into Midlands' English occurred some four miles south of Worcester. It made me feel that I was making real progress."
Derek Gillibrand, Dave Thompson 2 LE July 1998 16 days
'The Biking Bankers'
Mike & Anne Wesson, Harry & Mary Rae 4 LE June 1998 21 days
tandemists x 2
Mike Hartland 13 + LE May - June 1998 13 days
Alan Farthing group LE May 1998 18 days
"... on to Blackburn where from the morass of traffic a young lass winds down the window of her mini and hands out a blind dip from her purse �1 and 1p donation. Aye, a reet good lass."
Derek Higbee solo LE April - May 1998 26 days
Peter Pharoah solo LE 1998 11 days
'When I'm 64...'
Lynn Harrington 6 LE July - August 1997 18 days
Lynette Chiang solo LE July 1997 "At 34, I'd never seen Britain and I was bored with my job. I wanted to stop and simply meander for a while to see what life presented. A fellow member of the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club showed me a small map of Britain from the CTC's Web site with a little dotted line from one end to the other. I thought: I can do that. "
Rob Ainsley solo LE June 1997 21 days "Most people cycle Land's End to John O'Groats in 7 to 14 days. The world record is 45 hours, by Andy Wilkinson in 1990. I was taking three weeks; you can see where I'd finish in the Tour de France."
Chris Tutin 3 LE June 1997 14 days
Peter Dickson, Kim Kendall 2 + LE June 1997 12 days "Before I forget, the route home took in Dunnet Head, so we have been to the most northerly point on the mainland. Ner ner ne ner ner."
Martin Prince solo LE May 1997 15 days
"I had been planning to do this trip for over 2 years and I had nearly sent my wife demented, incessantly talking about it."
Sam Walker solo LE February 1997 10 days
"In a weird way I feel like I'm hitchhiking again, only this time I've thumbed down an idiot phonebox. My quest for endless momentum, my unwavering faith in it, has led me here, and for once I'm not going anywhere."
Chris King, Dough Manning, Ian Kinshott 3 JoG July 1996 14 days
Took a trip from John O'Groats and went through Helmsdale Euxton Lympsham Land's End
Paul Smee, Ann French 13 + LE June 1996 14 days
Paul Vague, Ian Ritson 2 + LE 1995 12 days
Paul Smee, Ann French 2 LE June 1993 25 days
Ralph Dadswell solo + LE August 1992 3 days record-breaking trike ride
Peter Seaman 4 LE May 1992 9 days
"At least one person in the hostel thought we were absolutely mad to attempt to cycle to John O'Groats. Another gentleman planned the same journey, but at about 40 miles a day. He was concerned about his blood sugar levels and accordingly carried with him a 2 lb bag of ordinary sugar."
Ian Clare 2 LE June 1991 17 days
An east of the Pennines route.
Ian also produces 'The Ultimate Links List of LEJoG Trips'.
Robert H. Kletz solo;
JoG July - August 1983 30 days
solo ride home-to-JoG then LE-to-home
Charlie East, Ivor Davies, Mike Smith 3 LE July 1982 11 days
Dave Yates 2 LE August 6 days
"If there is a strange orange ball in the sky at the start of your ride as you perspire your way over Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, the Mendips and the Cotswolds do not complain about the heat. If you do, said orange ball will get very upset, disappear and cry for the rest of your ride."
The Becontree Wheelers group + LE August 8 days
Keith Butterfield group + LE August 16 days
Mel solo LE July - August 25 days
Bob Brown solo + LE July - August 13 days "Oh why, oh why did I tell everyone I was going to do this."
Siân Loftus solo LE June 18 days
Julie Barker 4 LE May 16 days
John Boyes 2 LE 906 miles "Tomorrow we undertake a great journey, A journey seldom attempted by men in tights..."
Mike Robinson 2 LE 13 days "The best laid plans of man, woman and beast are of course made on a Friday night in the pub. When the Wright brothers decided to build a kite big enough to carry them you can bet your bottom dollar it was after a few. True to form the boozer is exactly where I decided to accompany my friend from 'End to End' - 1000 miles from Cornwall to Caithness."
Martin Feldwick, Richard Lister, Richard Yeldham 3 LE 14 days
"For future reference, when you get to the top of Cheddar Gorge, turn left and save yourself 10 miles or so. And ignore all signposts in the Cheltenham area, they are all wrong."
Ian Sandbach solo + LE 5 days never say never again
Andy Wilkinson solo + LE 41:04:22 ona Windcheetah
Colin & Fiona Langdon arrange CTC tours
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