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UK –  Lands End to John O'Groats (Extra Scenic route)

Leader: Chris Ellison

Dates: 3 – 22 September 2021 (20 days)

Grade: 7

Transport: holiday-only

Accommodation & Basis: hotels,  mostly half-board (Breakfast and Evening Meal)

Cycling Style: moving-on, supported

Average Distance per day: 65 miles

Average Climb & Descent per day: 3100 ft

Surface: mostly rural back roads, paved tarmac

 

This tour is one of the world's great cycle rides; going from the extreme South West of Cornwall to the far North East of Scotland by a route that avoids the problems of the Manchester and Glasgow conurbations. It is suitable for fit cyclists who are willing to gear low and keep going at a steady pace. The well-tested route uses mostly rural roads and offers plenty of beautiful scenery. The first four days can be tough, but things do get easier, with a rest day in Stirling before the final Scottish hills. Succeed in this challenge and you will have some wonderful memories to treasure.


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