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Route for Redhill - LE - JOG - Redhill + more

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Charlie Crocker, 4 Aug 2007.

  1. Charlie Crocker

    Charlie Crocker New Member

    This is my first post on this forum so hi.

    I am at Portsmouth Uni starting my second year in October and will be doing a gap year when I have finished it (if it goes to plan it should be finished in 2010). In my gap year I am going to do a LEJOG for charity (+ many other things that I have always wanted to do). But then I thought "why not do the things that I have always wanted to do and see in my LEJOG (as many of them are miles from here." So the list of via's for the LEJOG is endless.

    Basically I want the best route for this:

    Redhill
    Winchester
    Exeter
    Plymouth
    Land’s End

    Truro
    Exeter
    Cheddar Gorge
    Devizes
    Birmingham
    Manchester
    Liverpool
    Bingley
    Oban
    John O' Groats

    Sunderland
    Whitby
    York
    Leeds
    Sheffield
    Nottingham
    Lincoln
    Canterbury
    Redhill
     
  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Only a student would have time to work out a "best route" to include each of these locations. The hours of planning should see your spending on beer reduced to a reasonable level too.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Charlie Crocker

    Charlie Crocker New Member

    What I meant was are there any roads to avoid?
     
  4. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Any ones that start with an M....

    Sorry..:rolleyes:;)
     
  5. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Hi Charlie
    The earlier responses have been lighthearted because there really is no straightforward answer to your question. No two people would visit all of these places by the same route, but a good start would be for you to get a hold of some maps.
    http://leisure.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/leisure/productDetails.jsp?item=34014&q=northern scotland
    Road maps from this 1 : 250 000 series would enable you to draw up a plan. Blue roads are out of bounds and dual carriageways generally not advised for cyclists. Just draw a straight pencil line on the map between the two places you want to visit and follow the white roads nearest to the line. You will have to use the buff and red roads too at times.
     
  6. Charlie Crocker

    Charlie Crocker New Member

    Someone told me that the A30 is a no go ? I'd imagine this makes the route quite a lot more hillier :rolleyes: ?