LEJOG, The End Game.

  LeJog is just one of the iconic rides that every cyclist longs to do and now that I had retired there was no work to get in the way so last December I just picked an arbitrary date in May to start and worked back from there. I was not doing it for charity,…

Day 11 Drunmadrochit to Bettyhill

Blue Skies and 3C made a beautiful if not chilly start to the day, during the night owls were at full volume but come morning Scotland belongs to the cuckoo, I reckon I heard a cuckoo for every mile of todays ride and was not too sure of the sentiment when Kaye reckoned they have…

Day 9 Dundonald to Connell

Watching the weather forecast on BBC was not very encouraging, heavy rain would be with us by 8am so the plan was an early start and then carry on as long as possible and any mileage achieved would be a bonus. Setting off in grey skies and a stiff north-westerly wind I soon passed through…

Day 8 Cummertrees to Dundonald, Troon

Waking up with the sun in my eyes was a good sign, a bonus that it was not raining and the forecast strong wind was not yet turning the nearby wind turbine, so like a kid at Christmas I leapt out of bed to get an early start. At just after 7am I was on…

Day 7 Kendal to Cummertrees (Annan, Scotland)

Once again I awoke to the sound of heavy rain but today it was heavy showers and gusty winds. A 7am rendezvous at Asda to top up supplies for Scotland. To start it was a 1400ft climb to the top of Shap Fell and inevitably into a gusty headwind and heavy shower, getting to the…

LeJog Day 4 Devauden to Broadstone (N of Ludlow)

The overnight rain had cleared through to a fine day but with a very gusty NW wind. The day did not start well with the Garmin routing me down some very steep and winding roads with overhanging trees that caused GPS signal to drop. After retracing my steps on a few occasions I also discovered…

Le Jog Day 3 Wellington to Devauden (Chepstow)

Its a small world. Yesterday evening as I was preparing for todays ride a cyclist rolled into our campsite, as I got chatting I found out that David was also doing LeJog and came from Yateley!!, he was routing via the North East to visit relatives en route so I doubt our paths will cross…