We’ve finally planned our route with a daily breakdown. In theory we have lower mileage on the hillier days and we have looked at a number of blogs and books outlining the routes others have used.
Our route detours to the three velodromes in Newport, Manchester and Glasgow and the intention is to celebrate with a family session at the Glasgow Velodrome on the 7th June.
If you’d like to follow our route (or better still, join us for a section) then the details are below:
|Fri 30/5||Day 1||Land’s End to Tavistock||http://goo.gl/maps/kfebR||95mi|
|Sat 31/5||Day 2||Tavistock to Bridgwater||http://goo.gl/maps/tZx3||76mi|
|Sun 1/6||Day 3||Bridgwater to Monmouth via Newport Velodrome||http://goo.gl/maps/MS61d||82.5mi|
|Mon 2/6||Day 4||Monmouth to Shrewsbury||http://goo.gl/maps/XytMV||70mi|
|Tue 3/6||Day 5||Shrewsbury to NCC Manchester||http://goo.gl/maps/rlo6L||70mi|
|Wed 4/6||Day 6||NCC Manchester to Kendal||http://goo.gl/maps/4GQNK||76.5mi|
|Thu 5/6||Day 7||Kendal to Lockerbie||http://goo.gl/maps/mhujw||70.5mi|
|Fri 6/6||Day 8||Lockerbie to Glasgow||http://goo.gl/maps/wO4Hw||72.5mi|
|Sat 7/6||Day 9||Glasgow to Glencoe||http://goo.gl/maps/sNBlv||86mi|
|Sun 8/6||Day 10||Glencoe to Drumnadrochit||http://goo.gl/maps/dqvsg||66.5mi|
|Mon 9/6||Day 11||Drumnadrochit to Lairg||http://goo.gl/maps/Zmy9u||62.5mi|
|Tue 10/6||Day 12||Lairg to Thurso||http://goo.gl/maps/WRp2D||75mi|
|Wed 11/6||Day 13||Thurso to John O’Groats||http://goo.gl/maps/qMBCs||19.5mi|
According to Google Maps this comes to a total of 922.5 miles. But we’re sure there will be detours, road changes, and the occasional error to deal with once we actually start to cycle.
The final short day is to give us the option to explore John O’Groats a little, and to start the car journey south whilst our Support Vehicle is feeling fresh.