Lands End to John O' Groats

Only Mad Dogs and Englishwomen
Author: Sarah Stinton
Publisher: Authors Online Limited
ISBN: 9780755204984
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 218
View: 4363
At the age of 21, what is the best way to head out and really discover for yourself, the country you call home...? '...I saw a romantic image, myself as a cycling nomad, drifting where I liked, sleeping in fields, and visiting beautiful and historic places. Spreading the word of the bicycle and environmental awareness, and spiritually looking for a place to lay down routes for the rest of my life.' An animated tale: chatty, humorous and moving. Reader beware...what starts out as a one-off project can become a way of life forever after! 5% of the author's profits of this book will go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) registered charity number 1083008

Lands End to John O'Groats

The Ride That Started It All
Author: Sean Conway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957449732
Page: 202
View: 3379
Bored of constantly going abroad for holidays, and then realising how little he knew about the British countryside, Sean decided to take a month off work, buy a bike, and do the epic Land's End to John O'Groats, solo and unsupported. What followed was one of the most adventurous months of his life as he faced cold nights, rainy days and a lot of time on his own. "If I had not done this ride then I probably wouldn't be where I am today. Every adventure cyclist needs to cycle around Britain. There is just so much to experience." 46,000 words. 200 pages.

The End to End Trail

Land's End to John o' Groats on foot
Author: Andy Robinson
Publisher: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 178362759X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 3201
This guidebook to UK's ultimate challenge walk, the End to End, describes a 1956km (1215 mile) walking route from Land's End in Cornwall to John o' Groats in Scotland's far north - the two points on mainland Britain that are the furthest apart. The recommended route avoids road walking as much as possible and frequently takes advantage of existing long-distance trails, including the South West Coast Path, Pennine Way and West Highland Way. Passing through remote terrain at times and keeping to the hills where practical, it is intended for experienced hill-walkers. The guide includes route description and maps, concentrating on the 'gaps' between the major long-distance trails covered in other Cicerone guides. There is also a wealth of advice to help you prepare for and undertake your walk, covering equipment, safety, supplies and facilities. Notes on history, geography and local sights, along with anecdotes from those who have successfully completed the journey, add interest and inspiration. The route is presented in 61 daily stages (each averaging around 32km), divided into 6 sections; an alternative three-month schedule is also provided. The End to End Trail promises a magnificent adventure through some of the best the British countryside can offer, and a unique sense of achievement on completion of your walk.


A mid-lifer’s trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats
Author: Robin Richards
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178306935X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 7512
Robin Richards faced mid-life and redundancy by pulling on his rucksack and setting off to walk from Lands’ End to John O’Groats. Le-Jog-ed is his unique story, a travelogue of hill walking, redundancy and humour.

Lands End to John O'Groats with a Bus Pass and a Dog

Author: Eric Newton
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456796763
Category: Transportation
Page: 368
View: 4056
The book is an account of a journey using local service buses from Lands End in the deepest south west of England up to John O’Groats in the far north east of Scotland. With the issue of free bus passes to all British citizens over the age of sixty, the author decided to maximise the use of his in undertaking this 1,230 mile trip. By way of being different, the author decided to take with him, his dog Archie, a Jack Russell / cairn terrier cross, as he too enjoys travelling. The book is not just a travel log across and up the length of Britain, but includes much historical and general information of towns and cities visited with time taken at the various stop-over points to look around and explore. In addition to the exploits of the author’s dog, the book contains his thoughts and observations during the journey. Some of these are referred to as “Rants” made on the author’s own admission as being a “grumpy old man”. The detailed planning and preparation of the trip is explained that deliberately took in many historic towns and cities. From Penzance, the route traverses England through Exeter, Bath Oxford, Leicester, Lincoln and then across the Humber and up the east coast by Scarborough, Durham, Newcastle and onto Berwick before crossing the border into Scotland. From here on, the bus journey followed the east coast through Edinburgh, over the Firth of Forth to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dornoch and Wick before reaching their final destination at John O’Groats. The book has been written in a light vein and contains an element of humour. Hopefully, the reader will become a little more knowledgeable about this historic and beautiful island of ours by the end. It is certainly true that “travel does broaden the mind”.

Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil - Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride

Author: Chris Gooderham
ISBN: 140920295X
Category: Humor
Page: 260
View: 7720
A dark comedy based on the true story of one man's quest for immortality. Matthew Moore has received the worst news of his life - he only has one year to live, and he wants to do something he can finally be proud of. Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil follows the diary of one man as he cycles the length of the country, from Lands End to John O'Groats, dragging his father-in-law; his Bike Buddy, with him. A man who is grumpy, overweight, unfit, with knackered knees and high blood pressure. A man more likely to die than succeed. Over three weeks, Moore tells of his battle through the country. A light-hearted and jovial tale to begin with, Moore appears to forget about his fatal diagnosis, but quickly becomes envious of other people. What starts as a simple cycle ride soon becomes a personal crusade, one final attempt to live forever. This book is a must read for anyone contemplating the challenge and includes daily maps, road and traffic conditions as well as the contour of the route.

A Cycling Guide from Lands End to John O'Groats

Author: Simon Brown
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781852841881
Category: Cycling
Page: 112
View: 9105
Simon Brown has divided this 950 mile trip into 14 daily rides averaging 68 miles a day. They cover a variety of open roads and gentle cycleways. Each section includes a detailed route map, points of interest and a summary of facilities.

Land's End to John O'Groats Self Help Cycle Guide

Author: Royston Wood
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507865903
Page: 144
View: 5763
The ideal gift for anyone thinking about cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats, even if to yourself. You will not find as much information to help you plan for the big ride in a single source anywhere else. Always dreamt about cycling end-to-end? Or maybe it's a new ambition. Either way this book has all the information you need to plan, train for and cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats (or John O'Groats to Lands End if you prefer). Even answers the questions you didn't know you needed to ask. This book has helped thousands of readers with tips and advice about: How to get to the start/from the finish Where you are going to sleep Equipment - what you need to take with you Nutrition - what you should eat and drink How much training you need to do Route creation including how to create your own personalised route with gpx file using Google Maps A narrative of somebody else's journey to get a feel for the experience and practical pointers on how to deal with some of the problems you may encounter What is it all about? One of the great thing about the end to end challenge is that it is a big, bold and ambitious challenge that everybody can understand (which helps if for your trying to raise sponsorship for charity) and that most people can achieve if they spend the right amount of time on the ride for their level of riding ability. The concept of cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats is quite simple, get on your bike at one end of the country and ride to the other end. That is why it is often referred to as cycling end to end (it's also less of a mouthful!). The problems start when you come to actually start thinking in detail about planning an end to end cycle. It suddenly looks a whole lot more complicated. Which is probably why you are here, looking for some advice. This book covers everything you need to know to plan and train for your epic cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) or John O'Groats to Lands End (JOGLE). Like you, I scoured the internet looking for sites or guides that would tell me what I needed to know to plan my route from John O' Groats to Lands End train for the ride. I found an enormous quantity of sites and guides but most of them, whilst interesting, were of little help. I bought Land's End to John O' Groats route books that looked good but when I got into the detail I realised the proposed end to end route was not what I wanted. Eventually I found everything I needed, or learnt the hard way, but it took a long time. I just wished that someone had written: The Book I am Looking For That Has All The Answers I Need to Plan and Complete That Lands End to John O'Groats [or Vice Versa] Ride I've Always Talked About Doing But Never Got Around To But they hadn't. So, I decided to write it myself! (But the title was a bit of a mouth full so I changed it.) Reader comments: '...if you've never planned a ride like this before I would highly recommend this book...' '...really helpful and amusing enough to overcome my woefully short attention spa...' '...full of very practical tips and advice...' ''s worth every penny...' '...excellent read for potential End to Enders...' '...the best by far of all that I have read; informative, practical, thoughtful and best of all humorous and entertaining...' '...I was finding the lack of information in a single source frustrating and then found this!...' '...enough detail and humour to leave the reader with the optimism that they too can meet the challenge themselves...' '...packed with useful information and practical guidance...' '...this book really aided my planning and training...'

John O' Groats to Lands End

The Official Challenge Guide
Author: Smailes Brian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903568187
Page: 66
View: 8672

Downhill from Here

Running from John O'
Author: Gavin Boyter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910985625
Page: 320
View: 8429

There's Always Another Hill!

How Not to Cycle from John O Groats to Lands End
Author: Fred Johnson
Publisher: DB
ISBN: 9781780910505
Category: Bicycle touring
Page: 192
View: 3796
"How NOT to cycle from John O Groats to Lands End". Fred did it once to raise money for cancer research after his wife died of cancer, he enjoyed it that much he vowed never to get on his bike again at the finish. With a new wife Chris and a new job, desp

Land's End to John O'groats End to End Cycle Route a Safer Way

Author: Royston G. Wood
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502385505
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 172
View: 4757
This book is not a step by step traditional route book: it is supported by an online series of Google maps and gpx files designed to guide you across the country from Land's End to John O'Groats using a satellite navigation device, a smart phone or similar device that can navigate using gpx files. Links to all these electronic files are contained within the book, along with instructions on how to access them and adjust the route to meet your needs, if necessary. Accommodation on or near the route has also been listed to assist your planning along with a list of bike repair shops that you may need in an emergency. The locations of these places as well as local food stores are saved on the Google Maps and the gpx files. I have cycled End to End three times. With the safety of cyclists increasingly in the spotlight, I wanted to find and share a relatively safe route that was close to a straight line but used quiet roads, tracks and paths. After a year of researching and test riding, the result is a quiet route using mostly small roads and lanes and utilising cycle ways, old railway lines and canal tow paths where possible. This route therefore does contain a small amount of off- road cycling which follows mainly old railway lines and canal paths through beautiful countryside. However, the surfaces range from tarmac through cinder to bare earth and grass and will be affected by weather conditions. I have ridden the route on a road bike (a Cube Agree GTC Pro with Schwelbe Marathon tyres) in October and June to show that it is a feasible route. However, if you only want to ride on tarmac or the weather is against you, then I have also given instructions on how you can make a detour to avoid these parts – both en route or planning ahead. The route is designed to be used as a set of gpx files that are ready to go (download instructions in book). However, to add functionality and flexibility the book also contains links to the route maps on Google Maps. This will enable you to amend or reverse the route to suit your exact requirements, e.g. to divert to your chosen accommodation or bypass a certain section. The appendices contain basic instructions on how to use Google Maps and how to create a gpx file from your amended map to load onto your navigation device. Google Map images of the route are set out in the body of the book. These are too small a scale to navigate by but are intended to give you a good visual representation of the route. They are only included as an accompaniment to the gpx routes. The book includes a link to a free PDF version where you can take advantage of active hyperlinks (to Google Maps etc.) with the ability to zoom in on the reproduced maps and pictures in colour. Please make use of the Look Inside facility to see samples of the interior. Although the interior of the printed book is in black and white, as stated above you will be able to download a PDF version of the book in full colour for free (details in the book). This self-help resource is designed to provide everything you need to map your End to End cycle safely – either following my route in its entirety or deviating from it to suit your requirements. It is part of a series of books I have written to complete this challenge successfully. Also available on Amazon are: Land's End to John O'Groats: Self Help Cycle Guide tells you how to plan, prepare and train for this epic adventure. Land's End to John O'Groats - Cycling the Google Route: Roy's Mad Adventure is my travelogue detailing my experience of cycling this route.

I Will Stand in my House Forever - Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride

Author: Chris Gooderham
ISBN: 1291229620
Page: N.A
View: 4252

Ride from Land's End to John O'Groats

Author: Evelyn Burnaby
Publisher: N.A
Category: England
Page: 146
View: 2482

Where Does That Footpath Lead?

The Story of One Woman's Run from Land's End to John O'Groats
Author: Carole Loader
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848763697
Category: Great Britain
Page: 256
View: 3661
On 26 April 2008, 41-year-old Carole Loader embarked on an amazing journey; to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats on her own – a distance well in excess of 1,000 miles.Not having the luxury of company or aid from a support crew, she had to carry everything she required in a backpack.The ten-week journey pushed her mental and physical boundaries and took her along quiet country lanes, bridleways and long-distance footpaths. In the process she raised a substantial amount of money for charity (£6,000 for Cancer Research UK and £4,800 for The Paul Seal Trust Fund - raising money for a young man from Bournemouth, paralysed from the neck down in a surfing accident).Where Does That Footpath Lead? is her account of that incredible adventure. Based on the diary she kept at the time, it tells of the people she met and the sights and sounds she encountered along the way. The accompanying pictures provide a vivid illustration of the wonderful and diverse countryside of England and Scotland she travelled through.

From Lard's Eerd to John-o'-Groats

Being an Account of His Recorded Walk, in which He Accomplished 908 1/2 Miles in 16 Days, 21 Hours and 33 Minutes
Author: George H. Allen (of Stroud.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 9967

Springtime in Britain

An 11,000 Mile Journey Through the Natural History of Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats
Author: Edwin Way Teale
Publisher: Dodd Mead
Category: Great Britain
Page: 406
View: 5309