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Lands End To John O Groats

Author : Sarah Stinton
ISBN : 0755204980
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 73.53 MB
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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
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The End To End Cycle Route

Author : Nick Mitchell
ISBN : 9781783623242
Genre : Travel
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A guidebook describing Britain's famous 'End to End' cycle route, a journey of almost 1000 miles from the very tip of southwest England - Land's End - to the northernmost point of mainland Scotland - John o' Groats. Divided into 14 day stages, with each stage covering between 53 and 85 miles, the route features some of the best cycling the UK has to offer. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:250,000 mapping and stage profiles. There are links to GPX mapping of the route for simple GPS navigation as well as a handy equipment list, route summary table, tourist office and cycle shop listings, together with information on health and safety, training and fitness. A listing of accommodation en route is also given. A quintessential British adventure, the End to End cycle route attracts the attention of thousands of cyclists - men and women, young and old - every year. From charming Cornish villages to the brooding magnificence of the Scottish Highlands, scenery abounds on this challenging yet immensely satisfying traverse.
Category: Travel

Le Jog Ed

Author : Robin Richards
ISBN : 9781783069354
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Lands End To John O Groats

Author : Sean Conway
ISBN : 0957449739
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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.

Land S End To John O Groats Self Help Cycle Guide

Author : Royston Wood
ISBN : 1507865902
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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...'

Lands End To John O Groats With A Bus Pass And A Dog

Author : Eric Newton
ISBN : 9781456796761
Genre : Transportation
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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”.
Category: Transportation

A Cycling Guide From Lands End To John O Groats

Author : Simon Brown
ISBN : 1852841885
Genre : Cycling
File Size : 83.51 MB
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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.
Category: Cycling

The End To End Trail

Author : Andy Robinson
ISBN : 1852849339
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A practical guidebook for walking from Land's End to John O'Groats. The 1956km (1215 mile) long-distance route, known as the End to End Trail, follows paths and tracks rather than road, and takes to the hills whenever it can. The route is presented in 61 daily stages averaging just less than 32km (20 miles).