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Our LEJOG Story

To help you navigate the way through our LEJOG story, I suggest taking the following route.

  • Introduction – Read on below!


In the summer of 2003, 3 friends and I spent 15 days cycling the classic British ‘End to End’ or LEJOG (or JOGLE if doing the other way!) from Lands End to John O’Groats, all 1066 Miles. This website is an account of our LEJOG cycle ride hopefully giving others the incentive to do it themselves. It also gives details of our LEJOG route, directions, GPS waypoints, preparation, bikes, training, advice, and any other information I can think of that might prove helpful to somebody else who has considered having a go themselves.

The LEJOG route we followed was one broadly based around the CTC (Cycle Touring Club) Scenic Route (scenic means hilly by the way!), with our own modifications particularly through Devon and Cornwall using local knowledge and a detour via the Isle of Arran to avoid Glasgow. Both bits we would highly recommend.

I hope you find it interesting and if you have any queries please send me an email.

Good luck.
Alan Pewsey

©  Alan Pewsey 2011.

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Accommodation Lands End Accommodation – A personal recommendation I have recently found a Hostel just 1/4 Mile from Lands End called, not unsurprisingly,  Lands End Hostel. The Hostel is an independent hostel run by David and Susie and ideal for starting or finishing your ride. Its sleeps up to 12 in 3 x 4 bed dormitories, …

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Our route

Our Full End to End Route Below is a map of our complete route End to End. This is broadly based on the CTC Scenic Route with our own modifications – especially in Devon & Cornwall to avoid some of the worst hills and of course, the holiday traffic.   Bike route 380985 – powered …

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Planning & Preparation

Chapter 1 – In the beginning, planning & preparation I retell our story below and add some tips from what we learnt that will hopefully help you on your trip with regard to route choice, training and bike selection In addition to the hints and tips I provide below, Greg Venn has an excellent blog …

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Equipment The Bike   The most important bit! The bike was custom built around a Giant OCR “Compact Aluminium frame and forks. Chainset – Shimano 105 Rear mech, Front mech and 105 Triple chainrings. Gearing – Shimano HG70 25-12 tooth cassette and 30 – 42 – 52 chainrings. (We were very glad of those low gears for some …

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Trip Photo Gallery

Below is a slideshow of photos from our trip. It may take a few moments to load so please be patient. 🙂

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In 2001 I lost both my father Maurice Pewsey and Mother-in-Law Margaret Weilding to Cancer. This website and the money raised from the trip in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief is dedicated to their memory. Maurice Pewsey 1922 – 2001 Margaret Weilding (nee Jones) 1932 – 2001 Would I do it again? Yes, or something …

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The legend of The Copperboot of Destiny

The Legend of  “The Copper Boot of Destiny”. The journey of “The Copper Boot of Destiny” through history is lost in time. All we know that it was “discovered” by an intrepid group of cyclists in a pub in Devon sometime around the turn of the Millennium – we think it was the White Hart …

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