Training ride to Grafham Water

Leader: Mike

Riders: Joe, Terry, Derek

Long ride – 70+miles. Weather much better than forecast – sunny/bright all day with temperature 10-15C, but with a brisk W/SW wind.

Stops:

Coffee: Grafham Water Cafe, nr Perry

Lunch: Eco Hub, Gamlingay

Total distance: 73.83 mi
Max elevation: 266 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2680 ft
Total descent: -2680 ft
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Training ride – Stapleford, Clavering, Barkway

Leader: Derek

Riders: Joe, Terry, Rowland

First Camjogler training ride – introduce a few hills! Beautiful spring day, light southerly wind, 16C

Stops:

Coffee: Riverside Barns, Ickleton

Lunch: Tally Ho!, Barkway

Total distance: 45.85 mi
Max elevation: 469 ft
Min elevation: 56 ft
Total climbing: 2461 ft
Total descent: -2461 ft
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Planning mtg #4 – 11 Jan 2017

  • Getting to Thurso
    • Favoured option is to  use Man+Van to get bikes to Thurso and Everybody fly Inverness and catch train to Thurso. Derek to investigate
    • Alternative is to rent van ourselves and 2 people travel in the van.
  • Start from Thurso on Wed 6 Sep.
    • Day 1 route is 50 mile loop – John O’Groats and back to Thurso, visiting Duncansby Head and Dunnet Head
  • Rowland has to come back to Cambridge for daughters significant birthday on 16th September. He will probably leave us in Ayr/Dumfries and rejoin in Stafford/Worcester/Bristol
  • Reviewed Scotland route and reduced by 1 day
  • Quick look at the England routes from Rowland, Derek and Joe.
  • Updated spreadsheet for revised route
  • Derek to look into creating GPX files for each day.

Planning mtg #3 – 14 Dec 2016

  • Further discussion on getting to John O’Groats
    • Derek to investigate Crew Cab vans
  • Firmed up the Scotland route – updated in the Spreadsheet
  • Derek to reorganise spreadsheet to make comments visible and add an ‘end’ column
  • Agenda for our next session:
    • Finalise the stages in England
      • 1st pass suggestions added to spreadsheet. Planning as follows:
      • Rowland -> Dumfries – Stafford
      • Derek -> Stafford – Taunton
      • Joe -> Taunton – Lands End
    • Each of us will have added suggestions for overnight accommodation to the comments column of the spreadsheet
      • Mike – Wick to Inverness
      • Terry – Fort William to Ayr
      • Rowland – Dumfries to Warrington
      • Derek – Stafford to Bristol
      • Joe – Taunton to Penzance

Planning mtg #2 – 2 Nov 2016

Summary

  • Leave Cambridge around 5th September 2016, taking around 3 weeks
  • Will start in John O’Groats (move into better weather through the month to counter the onset of Autumn)
  • Route planning
    • Mike/Terry – John O’Groats – Carlisle
    • Rowland – Carlise – Chester
    • Derek – Chester – Bristol
    • Joe – Bristol – Lands End
  • Derek will investigate getting to/from the start/end
  • next meeting on 14th December at Rowland’s

 

Initial planning mtg – 22 Jul 2016

Notes from initial meeting on 22 July

(written from memory by Derek in October!)

Present: Derek, Mike, Joe, Terry, Rowland

  • Proposed starting in September 2017 and take 2-3 weeks
  • Some debate over JOGLE or LEJOG. No real decision
  • Split route into sections:
    • Joe: Land End – Bristol
    • Derek: Bristol – Preston
    • Rowland: Preston – Scotland
    • Terry: Scotland West Coast route
    • Mike: Scotland East Coast route