John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Fordy,
Thanks for the message! Sounds great and also very reassuring to hear that you completed that distance.
Some real good advice in there
Much appreciated

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by valentino » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:53 pm

What would be the recommended speed and duration between stops on a trip like this ?

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by knapdog » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am

valentino wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:53 pm
What would be the recommended speed and duration between stops on a trip like this ?
That depends on how long you want the whole journey to take. The OP is doing it as a four day (was it four?) challenge so they have to push it a bit.
The only thing that complains is your bottom so a relatively painless journey would see you have a break every couple of hours or even an hour and a half.
At an average of 30 to 35mph that sees you covering between 55 and 70 miles very couple of hours.
Stop for 20/30 mins for coffee break and put in another hour and a half and it's lunchtime and you've done around 100 miles (or even 80, or even 60, at a leisurely pace).
Spend a good hour enjoying a nice pub lunch and put in your final couple of hours leaving a daily total of around 130 miles. You've got to your destination and can relax and enjoy what the town has to offer.
For me, that's the way to do it.
Country lanes and smell the foxes!
Enjoy the scenery and stay between the hedges!

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:29 pm

Had a nice 'Training' run out yesterday and managed 100 miles in 4 hours with 2 x cafe brew stops! pretty chuffed!
Bikes performed well, weather was good, 95 miles (ish) on a tank, smiles all round!!
The looks, the stares, the comments...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
It is impossible not to smile when riding one of these!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
I'm sure you'll agree the bikes fit right in on the below photos!! :shock:
Is 300 a day ambitious..... probably... but we confirmed yesterday - we like a challenge (we think :lol: )
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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Biker Paul » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:15 am

All these people that think it a major challenge to do "Le-Jog" on a Cub! if you want a REAL challenge try it on a Hardly dangerous! At least with a Cub you know the bike can do it!...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by wightegi » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am

An extra Honda generator tank with 6 litres will give you 140 miles before switching to the main tank which can be used as a reserve ,I have done the Isle of Wight to Betws y Coed with just one stop for fuel ,250 miles in February.

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by culfy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:11 pm

I’ve got the extra tank on mine , total piece of mind on the longer runs .

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Viper254 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 am

Fordy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:53 pm
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I did a leisurely LEJOG via Ireland over a week, although I did the 600 mile return from JOG to Milton Keynes in 25 hours which was hard.

Definitely carry extra fuel, I needed mine a lot especially coming back through Scotland on a Sunday. 1.5 litre was just about enough. A screen will reduce fatigue, you can get a cheap universal screen for not a lot. Carry a brew kit, really lifts the spirits when you can stop for a brew roadside. Try and minimise what’s on your seat, I managed with just a Lomo 30 litre roll bag. Shifting multiple bags to fuels 20+ times will be tiring, also snap fit straps like Rok Straps are safer and quicker than bungees. Top box was essential for quick access storage, as was spine rack and hanging things off it with carabiners like my brew kit. You’ll need a gps and means of powering it.

Good luck, and have fun 8-)
Your bike was beautifully packed. And your fuel situation definitely better than that of my Kymco, munching through the cans of petrol :x

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