We’ve Planned the Route

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.


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