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I've been continuing to monitor the rides added to the calendar so far for 2011 (the first starts in early April) - the split on direction is LEJOG 43% and JOGLE 57% - clearly there's a strong belief that JOGLE is downhill!
Reality is that in absolute terms LEJOG is a net downhill ride, the start on the cliffs at Land's End is higher than the finish at John O'Groats which is almost at sea level
Until recently rides listed in the Calendar were archived 30 days after the finish date . . . from feedback it seems that past rides and their details are of interest and use so all past rides have been un-archived and are back in the calendar.
Scrolling back through the months will show the rides "on the road" on any particular day from April 2009.
If your ride is there and you have a Journal or recommendations for the Directory (accommodation and cycle shops) please send them to add to the resource here on the website (there are some quick-to-complete online forms)
. . . from 9 April 2011 - 10 September 2011 the Cycle : End-to-End calendar is listing riders on the road for every single day!
In 2010 the "season" started in late March and continued until mid-November. Those rides at the start and end must have been cold!
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.
ENTRIES MUST CLOSE SOON - LAST FEW PLACES FOR THE WARWICKSHIRE START (with coach/bike transport), MORE AVAILABLE FOR LONDON CLICK HERE
Numbers are strictly limited - don't delay your entry
The End-to-End Collection of (at present 13) different route listings. Presented as a list of places - some very detailed, some just the overnight stops for you to plan your own route. Available for a donation of just £5 which will go to defray the costs of running the website. Delivered as a pdf for you to print.
Coasts, Islands, and Highland by Bike - Getting Ready : First of all and before continuing your visit you have to get into the right mood:
1. Install a strong fan in front of you
2. Put it on
3. Put on your speakers and listen to the tormenting sound of the bagpipes
4. Fill your glass with some pure Scots Highland Whisky
5. Light a peat fire, and breathe its smoke
6. Put on your bike helmet
7. Take place under your shower
8. Turn the water on!
Now you're well suited to share the REAL SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS BICYCLIST feelings with us, and to enjoy a closer look - [Dead link] for the report about a Swiss rider's trip around Scotland's west coast
From Adventure Cycling in the US : Bike Bits Vol. 13, No. 4, February 16, 2011 - Bike Bits has heard from two individuals in Britain recently, each offering information on a unique route--both of which sound top drawer.
First, Rob, who lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, wrote to say this: "Thought you might like to feature my site that covers the UK's End-to-End [E2E] ride, tackled by many riders each year and, perhaps, the ultimate ride on our small island." The E2E route goes from John O'Groats, situated in Scotland at the extreme northeastern tip of Great Britain, to Land's End, a settlement in Cornwall, England, located at the southwestern-most tip of the British mainland. The shortest distance by road is 874 miles. www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk
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