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LEJOG and the 5 Capitals

Discussion in 'Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)' started by Dayvo, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Work, money and time permitting, I'm in the early stages of thinking about having a go at a LEJOG and afterwards cyling from Edinburgh, London, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh again.

    Has anyone done the 5 capitals, or would know if a clockwise route is better than an anti-clockwise one?

    At this stage I'm thinking of attempting it in mid/late autumn.
     
  2. Brains

    Brains Veteran

    Location:
    Greenwich
    If I had that much time and money, I'd do the LEJoG and then contine around the north sea route to Norway, Denmark, Holland, France and home.

    A far nicer route than the UK
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Never done anything like it, Dayvo...nor seen anything similar online, but it sounds fun. I'd probably go abroad though as well instead of spending all the time in the UK....better cheese abroad :biggrin:
     
  4. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands

    That is not true! The best cheese in the world comes from Britain.
     
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Stilton, I grant you. Wensleydale, probably. But not a patch on camembert, french goats cheese, chaumes, emmenthal, gouda, edam.....the list goes on and on and on....
     
  6. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Why stop at the 5 capitals - do the six!
     
  7. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands

    You're joshing me! Camembert, gouda, edam? You're not suggesting that any of them can hold a candle to sage derby, caerphilly, buxton blue, chevvington, applewood or a stinking bishop? Get thee to a cheesery!
     
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  8. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Caerphilly...ugh....too crumbly. Oh well...at least you and I will never fight over a cheeseboard.

    Back to Dayvo's thread though.... :biggrin:
     
  9. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Indeed. Why ignore the Manx?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    No, er, tail wind! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Oh dear......
     
  12. DooDah

    DooDah Über Member

    Hey, I have lived in France for 10 years and they only think french and Dutch cheeses are worth selling. Well I can you you that Britain makes better quality cheeses than France. France just has more varieties. The five capitals sounds like a great idea. Couldn't you do LEJOG and the 5 capitals together? LE to Cardiff, across Wales, Ferry to Ireland, cycle to Dublin then to Belfast, cycle to the port across to Merseyside, cycle to JOG, down to Edinburgh and finish in London.
     
  13. BruceF

    BruceF Regular

    Being a New Yorker, my taste in cheeses would probably be considered a bit underdeveloped (if not Paleolithic) from the European perspective. My world is one of different cheddars, some awful chili pepper-infested Mexican tortures and those multitudinous cement-like middle-earth Wisconsin things. Thus, when I read your light-hearted banter and debating about cheeses I've hardly (if ever) heard of before, it makes me smile because I'm picturing John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and the rest of the old Monty Python gang doing some kind of a cheese shop argument skit about 40 years ago.

    But---to the point... I'm a 2014 JOGLE wannabe. I've never heard of the "5 capitals" before but from what I read above, they include Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, London and Cardiff. Please let me know if I've gotten that much right and what the "6th capital" is -- if that wasn't a joke that was lost on me. My hope is to do an overextended JOGLE with a lot of the North Sea route included in the Scotland leg and the CTC built into the mid-section of the trek. Now I'm starting to try to figure out how to build the 5 capitals into this thing as well. Any and all help, advice and info source leads would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for any help...
     
  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I would advise against geting tied in knots with political boundaries and just visit the places you want to visit:thumbsup: