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

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:49 pm
by Mtaylor
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

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

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:53 pm
by valentino
What would be the recommended speed and duration between stops on a trip like this ?

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

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am
by knapdog
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!