Land's End to John O'Groats Bike Ride Update - Route Plan
Adrian starts his End to End Challenge on Wednesday 21st July 2010.
Wed 21st Land's End to Mawgan Porth (gentle start but very hilly along the northern Cornwall coast)
Thu 22nd Mawgan Porth to Great Torrington (again, fairly short distances but people say to take these early days more slowly than you might want to)
Fri 23rd Great Torrington to Bawdrip (getting longer)
Sat 24th Bawdrip to Pandy (now the longer rides really begin)
Sun 25th Pandy to Whittington
Mon 26th Whittington to Burscough
Tue 27th Burscough to Grasmere
Wed 28th Grasmere to Traquair (over the border.......)
Thu 29th Traquair to Auchterarder
Fri 30th Auchterarder to Tomintoul (possibly the hardest day - very remote, very long climbing day)
Sat 31st Tomintoul to Dornoch
Sun 1st Dornoch to Thurso (stopping just short of John O'Groats so that I can guarantee arriving in the light the next day!)
Mon 2nd Thurso to John O'Groats (just a short hop - 20 miles - down the coast)
So, 12+ days, mileage should be about 1050 (we'll see how accurate the books are!). Weather forecast isn't brilliant but can't do anything about that and I'll just have to take what comes.
Start cycling on Wednesday. I have done over 1000 miles in training but still feel done in after I cycle for just 2 hours! I've also been eating like a horse - I'm told you burn between 5-7000 calories each day on a 100-mile ride, so I'm likely to get through about 75000 calories on this journey. Which is a lot of energy bars and a significant amount of pasta!