So this is it, the chance of a trip of a lifetime. The Rouleurs first attempt to take on the beast that is Lands End to John O Groats! This is an adventure everyone should tackle at least once in their life, a challenge not for the faint-hearted.
I have been before but am happy to organise this one as it is such a great ride. We will start from Penzance and make our legs super strong with the killer climbs in the south west before heading North for the long and windy scenic sections in beautiful Scotland. Towns of note on route include Bath, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Our plan is to have a support van for the duration to help with the bags and any emergencies. This will also help with bike transportation to and from the start/finish.
This is a great opportunity to tackle such a feat, at a fraction of the normal cost for this kind of event, and you get to do it with friends!
9 days. 950 miles.
We will stick pretty true to the route that Deloitte ride every year. https://www.rideacrossbritain.com/home/lands-end-to-john-ogroats-route/
Day 1-Sat 22nd- Lands End to Okehampton-125 miles 7900ft(Starting from YHA)
Day 2-Sun 23rd-Okehampton to Bath- 110 miles 6000ft
Day 3-Mon 24th- Bath to Ludlow- 99 miles 4700ft
Day 4-Tues 25th- Ludlow to Liverpool- 98 miles 2000ft
Day 5- Wed 26th – Liverpool to Penrith- 115miles 4900ft
Day 6- Thurs 27th – Penrith to Glasgow- 100 miles 2800ft
Day 7- Fri 28th – Glasgow to Fort William- 120 miles 6000ft
Day 8- Sat 29th – Fort William to Lairg-115 miles 4500ft
Day 9 – Sun 30th – Lairg to John O Groats-95 miles
All new Meetup members are asked to attend a Saturday morning laps session of Richmond Park, which is posted on Meetup and held twice a month. You will then be welcome to join a Sunday ride, and if you then want to join the the RPR club as a full member a £35 annual subscription should be paid.
Richmond Park Rouleurs is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. We are an affiliated club with British cycling and try to cater for all levels of cyclists. For the payment of your annual subscription you get access to great weekly rides of varying levels, club discounts, holidays, and social meetups. https://rprouleurs.co.uk/membership
Hope to see you there!