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May 08 2014

256: It was a hard, epic and very rewarding fortnight

“It was a hard, epic and very rewarding fortnight.   In actual fact the final 2 weeks were the easy bit.  The hard work had been done over the last two years building up to this challange.” So says Shaun Claridge and he has written a blog to document his story. http://claridgecyclingtocurecancer.com/  

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Apr 17 2013

248: 1074 miles in a leisurely 20 days

Alan gets on his bike! In the spring of 2010 Alan got on his bike and cycled the length of the British mainland, riding 1074 miles in all, from Lands End and finishing at John O’ Groats via Lizard Point. As Alan says: ‘You can do it in less time and distance than I took …

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Jul 12 2012

240: 909 Mile LEJOG over 12 days

The main event will consist of a 909 mile cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groates and  will commence on Thursday 20th September 2012 with a scheduled finish on Sunday 30th September 2012. During the ride, we aim to keep the site updated with daily progress reports and pictures. Apart from the personal enjoyment …

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Jan 01 2012

227: 10 day LEJOG unsupported via B&B’s

50 year old Nigel Bradley from Newcastle does LEJOG unsupported in 9 days, 1.5hrs in August 2011. Going to attempt LeJog on my own on my heavyweight 34lbs) tourer (Dawes Ultra Galaxy), self supported, utilising B&B’s in August 2011. So that’ll be approx 100 miles/day and 31,700ft climbing (Everest = 29,600ft)   Nigel says “Best experience of …

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Jul 23 2011

222: Buskers on Bikes do LEJOG gigging as they go

Brian, Dan, Dave, Dom, Jonny, Neil and Warren are taking a trip of a lifetime to raise money for Cancer Research. During July and August we’ll be cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, but to add to the challenge (and the fun, we hope) we’ll be playing gigs along the way. Before this …

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May 11 2011

216: 16 day solo LEJOG

Martin Leycock’s LEJOG site including details on the LEJOG and training routes. Thanks for the mention Martin. Only a few weeks ago I did not know what LEJOG stood for…. Lands End to John O’Groats. There is also JOGLE, so no prizes for what that one means. LEJOG is attempeted by loads of cyclists each …

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Apr 23 2011

214: CitizenFishys first LEJOG

Dave Barter’s LEJOG journey in 2001. Dave’s site also has a host of other cycle related blogs and articles. Well worth a read. 20 years ago at the age of fifteen my parents bought me my first “proper” road bike for my birthday. A Raleigh Carlton, I’ll never forget it, red, light, fast … I loved …

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Mar 14 2011

211: Having beaten Testicular Cancer Rob takes on JOGLE

On June 11th 2011, Rob begins to cycles his JOGLE over 9 days. Rob had testicular cancer 3 years ago, following an operation to remove a testicle and chemo, he is all clear. Now he is on a year long mission to raise awareness and has been going into schools to talk about TC and will …

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Feb 15 2011

Kendoon (Dumfries) Hostel closure

Although Chester YH has been closed for sometime, it has also come to my notice that Kendoon SYH in Dumfries and Galloway has also closed (Alternative accommodation here). A statement from the SYHA is that “SYHA Hostelling Scotland no longer running Kendoon YH and it has been returned to the landowner”. Also be reminded that Carlisle YH is student accommodation during University …

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Dec 28 2010

205: Dave Barker and Steve Farnan are riding LEJOG in June 2011!

Dave & Steve are aiming to complete LEJOG in June 2011. A blog and lots of info and links on his site. http://lejogjune2011.blogspot.co.uk/ Follow on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cavingdjbarker/ Fundraising link: http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Farnan When asked Why, Dave and Steve said: 1.) Love riding the bike, don’t just like it, Love it! 2.) Because its there…. 3.) Wanted to do a …

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