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Almost the end of the year and for many cyclists the first thoughts about planning THE BIG RIDE for next year .... if it's going to be an End-to-End don't forget to have a bowse around the site for information and inspiration . . . and then to list your ride dates.
. . . and a plug for the JOGLE/LEJOG map book and guides and our book, Wine-ding Down Through France, the story of Rob & Jon's French ride in 2008 - from the ONLINE SHOP.
With best wishes for 2011
Not an end-to-end but a moderately challenging two-day ride from London to Stratford-upon-Avon - starting close to the Olympic Velodrome and finishing at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
It's on Saturday 30 April - Sunday 1 May 2011 and is an organised, fully-supported two day ride of about 100 miles - an overnight stop, superb scenery ... something a bit different.
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Numbers are strictly limited - don't delay your entry
CTC's Cycle magazine will be featuring an article on four very different End-to-End rides in the issue due out in late 2010.
Cycle - End to End is getting a mention and it is planned to reproduce the article (with permission) on the website when the magazine has been sent to subscribers.
Michael Moore has just posted the Journal from his 17 day solo LEJOG, undertaken in 2010 at the age of 65. He was supported by his wife in the car and used the CTC YHA route as a basis.
What makes Michael's Journal different is the detailed and comprehensive day-by-day, turn-by-turn route guide - you could print the pages, jump on a bike and follow the route. In addition there is also a .zip file containing a complete set of .gpx files. Go to The Journals, LEJOG and see No 565.
Now that the 2010 "season" appears to be finished I'm planning to look through the calendar of rides and work out the ratio of LEJOG : JOGLE rides and, possibly, some average ride duration statistics . . . more soon.
If you are planning your ride do remember to add the date to the Calendar : Who's on the road today? - there's a quick and easy form to complete for your free listing.
When you have completed your ride you can send your journal, blog etc - either as a link or a document that can be hosted on the Cycle End-to-End site (as a .pdf file)
For upcoming rides the site only lists ride dates and brief comments.
It does not have Journals for uncompleted rides ... it's partly the way the site works (ride dates fall off the "Current Rides" listing 90 days after they have finished) - and also to present complete blogs/journals rather than work in progress (which frequently remains work in progress ... or the ride doesn't happen ... or doesn't get submitted for the Journals library .... or has broken links)
The Directory of Accommodation and Cycle Shops will only work if riders submit establishments ... if you have stayed at places that you think would be suitable for other riders, or used a cycle shop please tell us (there are quick to complete forms) - we'll contact the establishment and do the rest.
Cycle End-to-End is creating a resource for cyclists .... please help!
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