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2007 LEJOG
Everyday Cycle Heros


The pinnacle of our journey in Summer 2007

Having tackled an End to End ride in New Zealand in 2004/5, it seemed rude not to have done the same at home in the UK. And with six weeks of summer holidays to fill and no particular plan, well it seemed like a good idea at the time.

But somehow committing to go all the way from Lands End to John O Groats (LEJOG) seemed a bit much; a bit too challenging given the unpredictable nature of our style of family touring. So we decided to try and trick ourselves by committing to get to Lancaster (about half way and conveniently also very close to home) with a promise that if we made Lancaster in good time we would ride on and see if we could make it all the way, changing LELAN into LEJOG.

The kids at John O Groats

Somehow and much to our surprise it all worked out and you can read more about our journey here, a total of well over 1000 miles on two tandems pulling trailers.


Our route took us from one end of the UK to ther other

We blogged everyday on the road so if you’d like to join in our virtual journey, why not take a look at our blogs. You can keep up with us these days on Twitter, subscribe to our blog or hook up with us on Facebook.

From this page you can read more about our journey from the blog postings we wrote as we rode across the UK on this pedal powered journey to meet everyday cycle heros.

You can also view our route, look at some pictures from the tour or even buy resources so you can do a similar tour yourself.

 


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Our stories from the tour
(from our blog)

Planning
We're all going on a summer holiday - 1st June 2007, Home
Virtually inspired - 8 June 2007, Home
The LEJOG Plan - that's not a French Fun Run June 16 2007
Ready, Steady?? - 11th July 2007, England

Leg 1: South West England
Sunday 15th July 2007, Marazion
Monday 16th July 2007, Redruth
Pedal Powered Pensioner, Monday 16th July 2007, Cambourne
Tuesday 17th July 2007, Truro
Tramways, 17th July 2007, Scorrier
Just like the Presleys frmo Bovey Tracey, 18th July 2007, Truro
Wednesday 18th July 2007, St Mawgan
Thursday 19th July 2007, Bodmin
The Big Push, 19th July 2007, Bodmin
Friday 20th July 2007, Camelford
Saturday 21st July 2007, Bude
Time for a shower, 21 July 2007, Bude
Sunday 22 July 2007, Tamar Lakes
Monday 23rd July 2007, Bideford
Tuesday 24th July 2007, Exmoor
Wednesday 25th July 2007, Tiverton

Thursday 26th July 2007, Wellington
An alternative Britain, 26th July 2007, Taunton
Friday 27th July 2007, Bridgewater
Saturday 28 July 2007, Glastonbury
Glastonbury Camping, 28 July 2007, Glastonbury
Sunday 29 July 2007, Priddy
Monday 30 July 2007, Bristol
I am the Anti Carist, 30 July 2007, Bristol
Tuesday 31 July 2007, Severn Bridge
Drifter, 31 July 2007, Severn Bridge

Wales and the Borders
Wednesday 1st August 2007, Tintern Abbey
Thursday 2nd August 2007, Monmouth
Friday 3rd August 2007, Leominster
Motivational Madness, 3 August 2007, Leominster
Saturday 4th August 2007, Little Stretton
All we could hear was chugg, chugg, chugg, 4 August 2007, Little Stretton
Sunday 5th August 2007, Wem
Pedicab Phil, 5 August 2007, Shrewsbury
Monday 6th August 2007, Chester
Tuesday 7th August 2007, Wallasey
Wednesday 8th August, Formby

North West England
Ferry cross the Mersey, 8 August 2007, Liverpool
Thursday 9th August 2007, Preston
The Wobbles, 9 August 2007, Southport
Friday 10th August, 2007, Glasson Dock
Home but only half way there, 11 August 2007, Burton in Kendal
Sunday 12th August, 2007, Ambleside
Monday 13th August 2007, Carlisle
Seventy is the new sixty, 13 August 2007, Carlisle
Charity Case, 13 August 2007, Carlisle
Tuesday 14th August 2007, Longtown

Scotland
Wednesday 15th August, 2007, Dinwoodie
Fortunately, unfortunately, 15 August 2007, Gretna Green
Thursday 16th August 2007, Drumelzier
Turning points, 16 August 2007, Moffat
Friday 17th August 2007, Edinburgh
Saturday 18th August 2007, Kinross
More Horrid than Henry, 18 August 2007, Kinross

Sunday 19th August 2007, Perth
Monday 20th August 2007, Pitlochry
The Glorious Twelfth, 21 August 2007, Drumochter Pass
Tuesday 21st August 2007, Drumochter Pass
Wednesday 22nd August 2007, Newtonmore
McVegas, 23 August 2007, Dalwhinnie, Cairngorms
Thursday 23rd August 2007, Boat of Garten
Friday 24th August 2007, Daviot
Highlands and Lowlands, 24 August 2007
Saturday 25th August 2007, Kessock
Sunday 26th August 2007, Tain
Monday 27th August 2007, Lairg
Tuesday 28th August 2007, Tongue
Wednesday 29th August 2007, Bettyhill
Bettered by Bettyhill, 29 August 2007, Bettyhill
Thursday 30th August 2007, Thurso
Friday 31st August, 2007, John O Groats
Stumped but not out, 31 August 2007, John O Groats

The aftermath
Saturday 1st September, John O Groats
The morning after, 1 September 2007, John O Groats


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