Land’s End to John o’Groats 1167 miles
In June 1997 I rode my first Britain End to End, ‘LEJOG’, eating only local food all the way.
I stayed in hostels and B&Bs, and went via Bath (where I lived at the time) and Hull (because my parents lived there).
My bike was a second-hand 1980s Raleigh Record Ace, bought for £200 from a shop in Bristol.
I put up a brief online diary at the time – yes, a sort of blog, even way back then – but the site has long since disappeared.
So, in the lockdown of June 2020, I wrote up the trip again. Daily posts are indexed below.
Day 0: Bath to Penzance
Day 1: (Penzance to) Land’s End to Perranporth
Day 2: Perranporth to Camelford
Day 3: Camelford to Barnstaple
Day 4: Barnstaple to Taunton
Day 5: Taunton to Bath
Day 6: Bath
Day 7: Bath to Stow
Day 8: Stow to Leicester
Day 9: Leicester to Lincoln
Day 10: Lincoln to North Ferriby
Day 11: North Ferriby
Day 12: North Ferriby to Helmsley
Day 13: Helmsley to Durham
Day 14: Durham to Amble
Day 15: Amble to Coldstream
Day 16: Coldstream to Dunfermline
Day 17: Dunfermline to Pitlochry
Day 18: Pitlochry to Aviemore
Day 19: Aviemore to Invergordon
Day 20: Invergordon to Helmsdale
Day 21: Helmsdale to John o’Groats
Day 22: John o’Groats to Thurso
There is a free 2hr Audiobook version of the trip.