Sustrans Publishes New Land’s End To John O’Groats Route Guide
Tuesday 24th January 2017
UK walking and cycling charity Sustrans has published a new guide to cycling the entire Land’s End to John o’Groats (LEJOG) route using traffic-free paths and quiet roads. The official Sustrans guide Land’s End to John o’Groats on the National Cycle Network (the Network) breaks down the 1,200 mile route into 28 achievable stages through some of the most picturesque landscapes in England and Scotland.
From the Forest of Bowland to Loch Lomond and the Cairngorms, the guide features maps, directions and recommendations for anyone planning to ride the route themselves or organise a ride for others. Co-author of the guide, Rob Richardson, said: “As one of the most challenging and picturesque rides in the UK, LEJOG is at the top of many people’s lists of long distance rides to conquer, but until now there hasn’t been a definitive route that safely guides you. “Following the traffic-free paths and quiet roads of the National Cycle Network the route is packed with magical places.
“From cities, towns and villages to wild moors and ruined castles, crashing waterfalls and tranquil forests there’s something for everyone. When we were devising the route we wanted to make sure it was achievable for a range of abilities. That’s why there are 28 stages and we recommend taking 28 days. Some days will be tough but others allow you to take your time and explore the local sights. I cannot emphasise enough how exhilarating it is to ride from one end of the country to the other, you really have to try it.”
The guide is available for £14.95 from Sustrans online shop: https://shop.sustrans.org.uk/lands-end-to-john-ogroats-on-the-national-cycle-network. Each year Sustrans teams up with cycling holiday company Saddle Skedaddle to organise a Land’s End to John o’Groats challenge ride to raise funds for the charity. The 2017 challenge ride takes place in July/August. For more information visit http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/lands-end-john-ogroats-challenge-ride.
As well as selling a commemorative LEJOG t-shirt (https://shop.sustrans.org.uk/search/category/clothing?q=lejog), Sustrans also publishes a number of challenge ride maps and guides covering many miles of the Network.
For more information visit Sustrans online shop .