The trip will be challenging, 10 days, and will incorporate the Aug bank holiday weekend so you can minimise annual leave time.The joining date is Friday 23rd August 2019 (this is the day you would need to arrive in either Inverness for our transfer to John O’Groats or Penzance for our transfer to Lands end…which way we’re going will depend on our numbers and will be confirmed shortly - 1st day’s cycling is Saturday 24th August). The leaving date is: Tuesday 3rd September 2019. (last day’s cycling Monday 2nd September).
This classic challenge ride is just over 1,000 miles and takes you all the way from the tip of Cornwall, through some of the most scenic areas of the United Kingdom, to the very top of the Scottish mainland (this ride is also known as ‘LEJOG’ or, when ridden in reverse, ‘JOGLE’).
We will be organising this trip with bike adventures, who have been organising both fully supported and independent LEJOG trips longer than any other company – over 14 years – and have helped hundreds of people to realise their dream of cycling the length of the UK.
The cost of the trip will be £1,500 and we have costed the trip on the basis of twin rooms in quality accommodation, you will only have to pay for lunch and evening meal ( max £30 a day ). This trip will be a fully supported cycling trip, which will include the provision of leader(s) and vehicular support for baggage transfers and to provide mechanical/medical support. We would also like everyone to commit to supporting us by fundraising for Kicking Off, although we will not ask for any minimum amount. We can give you lots of help and support with fundraising ideas.
Despite being the most experienced company running LEJOG/JOGLE cycle tours, Bike Adventure’s prices are still among the most reasonable you will find. Here’s what’s included:
– A Bike Adventures cycle shirt
– Good quality hotel/B&B accommodation
– Full English breakfasts, usually with choice of juices, cereals, coffee, etc
– Evening meal and glass of bubbly at the end
– Vehicle support, with full set of spares, first aid equipment, water etc.
– Services of a highly experienced, mature leader/mechanic including full baggage transfer services
– Route information (traditional Bike Adventures’ ‘turn by turn’ instructions and, usually, .gpx files for GPS users)
– Transport from train to start
– Transport from end to train
To reserve your place we need a deposit of £350. We have only max 20 places, and as soon as your deposit is received your place will be reserved. We need to have confirmation and deposits received by 31st December.
Please let me know if you’d like to reserve and I’ll send you further information and payment details. Please also feel free to pass on to anyone who may be interested.
Eat, drink and be merry this Christmas, training starts in January !