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News from the road as Rob (the webmaster) & Jon ride LEJOG

Train from Birmingham, via Bristol, to Penzance and cycle to Land's End on Sunday 6 June 2010 : on the road from Monday 7 June 2010 - arrived at John O'Groats on Saturday 19 June 2010

The messages below were all transmitted during the trip - e-mailed direct to the website.


Day 10 continued
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:50
Long climbs onto the moors. Highest point now over 1100 feet. Headwind in Glencoe with snow on mountain tops.
Long descents. Waited for Rob for 32 minutes! Man who took 700 mile picture, Carl Michael, also donated
Day 10
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 12:34

Siskins outside as we had breakfast with views of the Loch. Around the
west and north shores before a climb to a plateau and then to the
highest point of the trip just outside Tyndrum. Three miles of
freewheeling to the Bridge of Orchy for an early lunch.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

Weds - early lunch
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:19
At Bridge of Orchy [JoeC - Aussie staff gone, East Europeans have taken over]
Some real long drags of climbs but nothing very steep - and a 4 mile long descent to the lunch stop. Rannoch Moor & Glencoe next to Ft William.

From Rob's handlebars
Quiz ... Another answer
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 20:18
RegE has e-mailed with a Grid Ref - can't check as I have posted the volume of our route book home. [Reg - you have a message, a specific place/name will improve your chances in the event of a tie break being required]

From Rob's handlebars
Day 9 continued
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 19:40

Saw the Ride across Britain lot noticed none of them had luggage!
Midges have appeared must > 12mph as they can't fly faster.
650 miles so far and still haven't used the inner chain ring. Let's see what the Scottish hills will be like.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

Tuesday evening at Luss
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:39
Another 70 miles plus day but lots of flat stuff acoss Glasgow on a remarkably well signed (and surfaced)National Cycle Network route.
Some hard work tomorrow from here to Fort William - but, hey I've ridden that same route in other direction so it's doable.
Off to eat in minute - expecting the full deep-fried experience :-))

From Rob's handlebars
Afternoon tea ...
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 15:01
... on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond (scones are being deep fried as I write - and the cream has just been squirted from a can)
Only about 6 more miles today.

From Rob's handlebars
Day 9
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:07

Somehow managed to forget to upload today's route to the gps device. However, reverted to Rob's trusty map reading.

Past triffid like rows of giant hogweed unfurling their umbrels alongside the banks of the Clyde as we meandered our way into Glasgow.

Caught up the twenty year old cyclists again, this time with mended spokes.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

Tuesday lunch
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:02
Al fresco lunch in the sun on the bank of the Clyde in central Glasgow.
50 miles aready today.

From Rob's handlebars
Quiz ... more
Monday, 14 June 2010 20:05
Grid Ref has now been supplied by the entrant mentioned earier ... But NO PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED - it's the taking part that matters.
From Rob's handlebars
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