London to Lands End... advice needed...

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Twinmummycjb, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. Twinmummycjb

    Twinmummycjb New Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    hey, newbie and relative amateur cyclist...
    I’m hoping to cycle London to Lands end this year for my cousin who is fighting Sarcoma, and my uncle, her dad fighting lung cancer and unable to have chemo...
    I have cycled ride London before (100 mile) but this will be my first massive challenge. Ideally a supported ride would be good but cannot find one for the charities I want, only BHF.
    So questions are...
    Is there a route via new forest and south coast as opposed to via Bath...
    is anyone else thinking of doing something similar, will be very lonely alone for 4 days!!
    I don’t plan on racing it, I’m just want to do it safely and enjoy it...
    any advice greatly appreciated
    Carla
     
  2. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Just out of interest, I plotted a route and I think it's within 10 miles of the Bath route http://cycle.travel/map/journey/57943
     
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  3. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    You could take the Sustrans Garden of England route down to the South Coast and then follow along from there on Cycle Route 2. It would be somewhat longer than going straight from London, but it would include the coast and the New Forest.

    https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/garden-of-england
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Twinmummycjb

    Twinmummycjb New Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Ah perfect thank you I will have a look at this.
    Thanks


    QUOTE="hoopdriver, post: 5160602, member: 22332"]You could take the Sustrans Garden of England route down to the South Coast and then follow along from there on Cycle Route 2. It would be somewhat longer than going straight from London, but it would include the coast and the New Forest.

    https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/garden-of-england[/QUOTE]
     
  5. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norn Iron
    Good luck to you. Nice one.
     
  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
  7. Treewisemonkey

    Treewisemonkey Regular

    Location:
    London
    Hi Carla,
    When are you thinking of going and what sort of accommodation did you have in mind ?
    Thanks
    Terry
     
  8. albal

    albal Über Member

    Location:
    Dorset
  9. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I found the new forest surface utterly disappointing, mind you, that was some time ago (self and @iLB on an explore). I did a solo London to LE via Andover and Exeter. Was surprisingly pleasant, IIRC. It was, oh my, many years back now!


    View: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/830181
     
  10. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    I'd advise to avoid the A30 west of Exeter at all costs: it's in effect a busy 2-lane motorway with no hard shoulder. Take the 'old A30' instead, which is lovely, runs alongside or close by for long chunks, and passes through some lovely towns.

     
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  11. Dirk

    Dirk Guru

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    I'll second that.
    The old A30 between Exeter and Okehampton is my favourite 'main road' ride.
     
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