Jogle Blog

Overview of each day

Ride

  • Day 19 – Fraddon to Land’s End (and back to Penzance) (24th September 2017)
  • Distance today 64.9 miles, 4553ft; Final total 1179.2 miles, 56453ft Watch a video of our route So this it it – our final days ride.…

  • Day 18 – Hatherleigh to Fraddon (23rd September 2017)
  • Today’s distance 69.4 miles, 4748ft; total  1114.2 miles, 51902ft Watch a video of our route Our rooms in the Tally Ho Inn were above the…

  • Day 17 – Taunton to Hatherleigh (22nd September 2017)
  • Distance today 54.1 miles 3658 ft; total distance 1044.8 miles 47153 ft Watch a video of our route During our early breakfast, our landlady, Jan,…

  • Day 16 – Bristol to Taunton (21st September 2017)
  • Distance today 57.2 miles, 2253ft; total distance 990.7 miles, 43496ft. Watch a video of our route Last night, we decided to replan our route for…

  • Day 15 – Upton-upon-Severn to Bristol (20th September 2017)
  • Distance today 67.8 miles, 2368ft; Total distance 933.5 miles, 42242ft Watch a video of our route It looks like the weather gods are beginning to…

  • Day 14 – Stafford to Upton-upon-Severn (19th September 2017)
  • Today’s distance 65.1 miles, 2673ft; total 865.7 miles, 38874ft Watch a video of our route After a replan of our route last night, we decided…

  • Day 13 – Manchester to Stafford (18th September 2017)
  • Today’s distance 61.5 miles, 1980ft; total 800.6 miles, 36201ft Watch a video of our route We awoke to the noise of ducks and geese alongside…

  • Day 12 – Lancaster to Manchester (17th September 2017)
  • Today’s distance 66.1miles, 2360ft; total 739.1 miles, 34221ft Watch a video of the route The sun is shining as we head down for breakfast, but…

  • Day 11 – Penrith to Lancaster (16th September 2017)
  • Distance today 59.6 miles, 3608ft; total 673 miles, 31861ft. Watch a video of the route We had two alternative routes planned for today, but after…

  • Day 10 – Locharbriggs to Penrith (15th September 2017)
  • Distance today 72.2, ascent 2509ft; total 613.4 miles, 28253ft Watch a video of our route An exciting day in prospect today – it is the…

  • Day 9 – Ayr to Dumfries (14th September 2017)
  • Today’s distance 66.9 miles, ascent 3269ft; total 541.2 miles, 25744ft Watch a video of our route. As planned, Rowland left us today as he is…

  • Day 8 -Lochranza to Ayr (13th September 2017)
  • Distance today 62.9 miles, ascent 2499ft; total 474.3 miles, 22475ft This includes the 12 miles Mike and Derek cycled to recover joes phone! Watch a…

  • Day 7 – Kilmartin to Lochranza (12th September 2017)
  • Distance today 41.5 miles, ascent 2292ft; total 411.6 miles, 20076ft. (Note the route below is longer, but that includes the ferry journey!) Watch a video…

  • Day 6 – Onich to Kilmartin (11th September 2017)
  • Distance today 67.2 miles, ascent 4323ft; total 365.8 miles, 17784ft Watch a movie of the route Today was going to be a ‘big day’ with…

  • Day 5 – Invergarry to Onich (10th September 2017)
  • Distance today 58 miles, 2120ft; total 298.6 miles, 13462ft Watch a movie of the route The forecast for today was for it to be very…

  • Day 4 – Alness to Invergarry (9th September 2017)
  • Distance today 68 miles, ascent 3753 ft; total 240.6 miles, 11341ft Derek headed off early today, to get to Inverness to buy a new phone…

  • Day 3 – Altnaharra to Alness (8th September 2017)
  • Distance today 62 miles, 2210ft; total 172.6 miles, 7588ft After a great breakfast, we went to our bike, surrounded by midges. It started to drizzle…

  • Day 2 – Thurso to Altnaharra (7th September 2017)
  • Distance today 54.8 miles, ascent 2953ft; total 110.6 miles, 5387ft. Day 2 dawns with a forecast of heavy rain. So we all donned the wet…

  • Day 1 – Thurso, John O’Groats, Thurso (6th September 2017)
  • Distance today 55.8 miles ascent 2425ft; Total 55.8 miles, 2425ft Watch a movie of the route Finally, after months of planning, training and anticipation, we…

  • Grand Depart pt 2 (5th September 2017)
  • We are now in 2 parties heading for Thurso. The advance party of Mike  Rowland and Joe had an overnight stay in Inverness YHA, but…

  • The (semi) Grand Depart (4th September 2017)
  • Well, the first of our group headed off today. For many reasons, including how difficult it is to get 5 bikes on a train, we…

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