Lands End to John O'Groats: A Self Help Cycle Guide
by Royston Wood
One of the great thing about cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats 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 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.
- Royston Wood, January 2013
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