LANDS END TO JOHN O'GROATS - Women's tour

Join us on the UK’s most famous cycling adventure from one end of Britain to the other!

Date 10 - 21st July 2020
Cost From £1,795pp (based on 2 sharing)

This tour requires a minimum of 10 people to run

 

Lands End to John O Groats is one of the UK's most iconic rides - thousands of cyclists undertake this incredible journey each year, and its one we believe should be on every cyclist's bucket list!

 

Taking in 3 countries and just under 1,000 miles in 10 days this is not a challenge to be undertaken lightly, but it's simply the best way to see the UK, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery our fine island has to offer. Plus after 10 challenging days of consecutive riding, you'll likely be in prime shape by the time we reach the end!

 

Departing from the UK's most South Westerly township of Land’s End, we take on the challenging but beautiful terrain of Devon and Cornwall, over the Severn Bridge and through to the picturesque Wye Valley. We'll continue through the Cheshire plains and North West England, heading through the simply breath taking Lake District via the formidable Kirkstone pass. 
 
We cross over to Scotland on day 6 where we'll pass by the bustling city of Edinburgh and into the Highlands via the staggering Cairngorms mountain range, where you'd be forgiven in parts for thinking you were the first person to discover the area! The feeling of rugged adventure will be an ever present as we head further North through this ancient and haunting country to our goal - Jon O' Groats!
 
Our highly experienced team will be on hand every step of the way with support, be it in the form of a hot cup of tea or a word of encouragement when it's most needed! We'll always have a rider sweeping the back of our group, as well as the Mellow Jersey support van brimming with everything you'd need to keep those wheels moving forward. Your luggage will appear at your evenings lodgings as if by magic as our team welcome you in from your days ride, so with everything taken care of, all you need is to eat, drink, sleep and cycle!

 

Itinerary

 

The tour is based on a 10 day ride, and the stages are as follows:

 

Stage 1 (Sat): Lands End to Plymouth - 100 miles, 2,300m

Once we’ve posed for photos at the starting post, we will set off East towards Penzance, riding past the wonderful view of St Michael’s mount before riding through arguably the toughest terrain of the trip as we meander through Cornwall.

 

Stage 2 (Sun): Plymouth to Glastonbury - 100 miles, 1,700m

Today sees us take on the stunning and tough Dartmoor national park – watch out for wild ponies! We also have the Blackdown Hills to negotiate before a relatively easier run into Street.

 

Stage 3 (Mon): Glastonbury to Ludlow - 110 miles, 1,800m

You’ll really feel like you’re making progress up the country today as we start to head due North, crossing the Severn Bridge and into Wales! Some of the most superb cycling of the whole trip awaits through the Wye valley, after which we hug the Welsh/English border for the rest of the day.

 

Stage 4 (Tue): Ludlow to Bolton - 105 miles, 1,000m

A morning of climbing through the lovely Shropshire hills, we descend towards the Cheshire plains and some fast, flat riding. There are some busier roads to negotiate as we end our day negotiating the Manchester/Liverpool conurbation.

 

Stage 5 (Wed): Bolton to Bowness on Windermere - 80 miles, 1,200m

The busier roads of yesterday will soon be forgotten as we head up and over the Blackburn hills (look out for Blackpool tower at the top!) before dropping down onto some glorious stretches of road, going through the historic town of Lancaster before some rolling hills as we enter the jaw dropping Lake District.

 

Stage 6 (Thu): Bowness on Windermere to Moffat - 90 miles, 1,400m

Get those climbing legs on nice and early today as we tackle the mighty Kirkstone pass almost straight out of the door! Spectacular views are offered at the top both of what you have achieved, and what is to come – today we will cross over into Scotland!

 

Stage 7 (Fri): Moffat to Dunkeld - 115 miles, 1,600m

A far gentler climb starts us off this morning as we leave Moffat via the brilliantly named Devils beef tub! We will spend the rest of our morning heading towards Edinburgh before crossing the Forth Road bridge and on to Dunkeld via Perth – this is the longest day of our adventure.

 

Stage 8 (Sat): Dunkeld to Grantown on Spey - 90 miles, 2,000m

Arguably the most challenging of days since Cornwall, today we negotiate the wonderful Cairngorms, climbing up to not one but two ski stations – Glenshee and the mighty Lecht! If you didn’t know you were in the highlands before, you will do today!

 

Stage 9 (Sun): Grantown on Spey to Helmsdale - 110 miles, 1,400m

We will pass through the Capital of the Highland’s today – Inverness! One last suspension bridge (Kessock) will take us over the Moray Firth after which we’ll climb again with views of the Cromarty Firth to the East before finally crossing the Dornoch Firth as we hug the East coast all the way to Helmsdale.

 

Stage 10 (Mon): Helmsdale to John O Groats - 75 miles, 900m

The final day! We will spend the morning heading due North until we arrive at the North coast of the country! We’ll then head East, passing through Thurso before finally arriving at the finishing post – After wild celebrations, we will transfer back to Inverness for an evening of festivities before saying a fond farewell tomorrow morning!

 

The tour is based on a 10 day ride, and includes the following:
 
- Transport from our hotel in Camborne to Lands End and from John O Groats to Inverness

- 11 nights B&B hotel accommodation 

- Lunch and coffee stop each riding day

- Dinner on each overnight of the challenge
- Welcome briefing and daily route briefings

- Briefing pack and gpx files

- Support & guidance of a ride leader

- Support vehicle and luggage transfer

 
Not included: - Drinks with dinner, Travel insurance, Travel to Camborne and back from Inverness

 

A brochure is available to download below. Please book via the link or feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

We look forward to sharing this journey with you!

 

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