LEJOG Cycle Blog

Friday April 17, 2015. Day Off Berkeley is a small town with a 12th century castle, which is impressive from the outside, but closed on Fridays! It is where the imprisoned Edward II was murdered, but now serves as a popular venue for weddings. Also of note are the 13th century church (damage to the front entrance dating back to the ...

Thursday April 16, 2015. Day 5 Uphill to Berkeley: 85km It was a much easier ride today, with few major elevation changes. However, the use of the cycle network routes will continue to lengthen our riding time. With our food bag stocked with homemade cookies, fruit and cheese, kindly supplied by Liz, we set out on national cycle route 33. It was a ...

Wednesday April 15, 2015. Day 4 Hatherleigh to Morchard Road Station: 22km Lois’ observation: It’s amazing, the amnesic effect of cycling. You can have days, or parts of days, where you HATE the hills, you HATE your bike, you HATE bloody Cornwall (substitute any other county/country) and then wake up the next morning loving it all again! After a full English Breakfast at ...

Tuesday April 14, 2015. Day 3. Bude to Hatherleigh: 44km We decided today to change our plans. Our itinerary, based on 80+ km/day, is proving to be difficult to achieve, at least while we are still jet-lagged and traversing hilly Cornwall and Devon (Marius, you were right!) We are also spending a lot of time stopping to consult maps to determine the ...

Monday April 13, 2015. Day 2 Mevagissey to Bude: 87km After a wonderful breakfast prepared by Howie and Andy at the Little Pisky Cottage B&B (named after the Cornish Little People), we took a short walk around the picturesque fishing village and bought Cornish pasties for lunch from a Frenchman, who also served a very good espresso. Our first stop was Paul’s birth ...

Sunday April 12, 2015. Day 1 Land’s End to Mevagissey: 102 km Today was a lot longer than planned! We left our very comfortable and well provisioned (fresh fruit, granola bars, chocolate, etc., in addition to a large choice of breakfasts items) self-catering private room at the Lands End Hostel and B&B to cycle down to where where the Atlantic meets the English ...