Mar 082013
 

Camp in my GardenThinking of doing the End to End cycle? Thinking of camping for some or all of it? Then check out the Camp in my Garden website. It’s the first and only website advertising private gardens as micro campsites; providing accessible, affordable and fun alternatives to traditional accommodation.

Right now they are not that many camping sites listed. But it’s growing fast.

If you live along a route that people often use doing the End to End cycle. Then why not get your own garden listed? Sign up for free at campinmygarden.com/signup and add your garden!

Mar 072013
 

sustrans-logoThe atrocious weather in 2012 has taken its toll on the National Cycle Network and they are are facing essential maintenance work on an unprecedented scale.

Please DONATE today to help them meet the extra costs of getting some of there key routes repaired and ready for spring.

For more information please check out www.sustrans.org.uk/support-sustrans/repairalert.

Mar 042011
 

Below the what the accommodation is going to cost for the 2011 JOGLE cycle.

  • Day 0: Saturday 6th August 2011 – travelling up to John O’Groats – £19.50.
  • Day 1: Sunday 7th August 2011 – John O’Groats to Tongue – £17.50.
  • Day 2: Monday 8th August 2011 – Tongue to Carbisdale Castle – £22.50.
  • Day 3: Tuesday 9th August 2011 – Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness – £19.50.
  • Day 4: Wednesday 10th August 2011 – Loch Ness to Glencoe – £20.00.
  • Day 5: Thursday 11th August 2011 – Glencoe to Killearn – Free staying with family.
  • Day 6: Friday 12th August 2011 – Killearn to New Lanark – £16.75.

£115.75 for the Scottish section, per person.

  • Day 7: Saturday 13th August 2011 – New Lanark to Carlisle – £23.00.
  • Day 8: Sunday 14th August 2011 – Carlisle to Slaidburn – £16.40
  • Day 9: Monday 15th August 2011 – Slaidburn to Chester (may change).
  • Day 10: Tuesday 16th August 2011 – Chester to Clun (may change) £16.40.
    • Camping at Clum Mill from around £10.00, saving £6.40.
  • Day 11: Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Clun to Welsh Bicknor – £16.40.
    • Camping at Welsh Bicknor from around £10.00 saving £6.40.
  • Day 12: Thursday 18th August 2011 – Welsh Bicknor to Street – £22.40.
  • Day 13: Friday 19th August 2011 – Street to Okehampton – £23.00.
    • Camping at Okehampton from around £10.00, saving £13.00.
  • Day 14: Saturday 20th August 2011 – Okehampton to Perranporth – £20.40
  • Day 15: Sunday 21st August 2011 – Perranporth to Land’s End – £20.40.
    • Camping at Land’s End from around £10.00, saving £10.40.
  • Day 16: Monday 22nd August 2011 – travelling back home.

£142 for the English section, per person. If camping costs £105.80. Also need to find accommodation for Chester, since the YHA has closed.

Total price = £257.75 (with camping £221.55). Plus one of one off cost of joining the SYHA/YHA for £10.

All prices correct at 04/03/2011.

Nov 232010
 

At long last we have made a start on picking the dates for doing the End2End cycle next year. Right now it’s looking like the following.

  • Day 0: Saturday 6th August 2011 – travelling up to John O’Groats.
  • Day 1: Sunday 7th August 2011 – cycling from John O’Groats to Tongue.
  • Day 2: Monday 8th August 2011 – Tongue to Carbisdale Castle.
  • Day 3: Tuesday 9th August 2011 – Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness.
  • Day 4: Wednesday 10th August 2011 – Loch Ness to Glencoe.
  • Day 5: Thursday 11th August 2011 – Glencoe to Killearn.
  • Day 6: Friday 12th August 2011 – Killearn to New Lanark.
  • Day 7: Saturday 13th August 2011 – New Lanark to Carlisle.
  • Day 8: Sunday 14th August 2011 – Carlisle to Slaidburn.
  • Day 9: Monday 15th August 2011 – Slaidburn to Chester.
  • Day 10: Tuesday 16th August 2011 – Chester to Clun.
  • Day 11: Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Clun to Welsh Bicknor.
  • Day 12: Thursday 18th August 2011 – Welsh Bicknor to Street.
  • Day 13: Friday 19th August 2011 – Street to Okehampton.
  • Day 14: Saturday 20th August 2011 – Okehampton to Perranporth.
  • Day 15: Sunday 21st August 2011 – Perranporth to Land’s End.
  • Day 16: Monday 22nd August 2011 – travelling back home.
Jun 162010
 

I am now testing GPS tracking, which is something I would have loved to have done last year, but I did not have the correct mobile phone for doing it. I do know when doing the cycle, it should work most of the time, other then when in the Highlands of Scotland, when your very lucky to get a network, well with Orange anyway.

If you want this for your own website, the code can be found at http://www.google.com/latitude/apps/badge

Jun 142010
 

Below are just some of the lads hoping to do the End2End cycle in 2011. Since the cycle is still a good while, away I am sure that some of them will pull put before that.

We’re also starting to look for new sponsors.  Here are some of the reasons you may want to sponsor us:-

  • Your company name and/or logo will go on this website.
  • It will go on our cycling jerseys which will wear every day, while doing the End2End cycle.
  • It’s a good way, to get your name in local new papers.

Gordon, Stamford.

Jonny, Leeds.

Nick, Leeds.

Todd, Peterborough.

Tom

Tom, Peterborough.

Tyler

Tyler, Peterborough.

Mar 142010
 

Team2011. Left to right: Tyler, Dan, Gordon, Tom and Luke.

I had so much fun doing the End to End cycle in August 2009. I have started to planning to do the cycle again, this time for 2011. Yes I know that 2011 is a good while away, but it will give me lots of time to save up money again for it. Also this time, going to get a big group of us going it.

So far at least 4 other people have said they are up for doing it :). They are people that I work with at the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium. How they will be with so many of us wanting to take the time off, all at once I have no idea.

Now I really can’t wait for the summer of 2011. Just hope I have better weather this time!

More news on Team2011 soon…

Feb 262010
 

I often get asked just how much the End to End cycle cost me. Here is total cost…. it was… wait for it…. £1,667.85. This does not include the food, which I have still to work out. The cost could have been much less, if I had not got a new bike for the cycle, which set me back £549.99. I also got a GPS for the £323.99, which I could have done the cycle without it, just made things easier since I did not have to get out paper maps all the time.

Also lots of the items below are one off costs. The bike, should do me for at least 5 to 10 years. The GPS, also gets used all the time.  So next time, I do the End to End cycle, means I will only really have to spend money on accommodation and food.

Below is a list of the things I got for doing the End to End cycle and how much they cost.

Item Price Shop
Garmin Edge 705 GPS £323.99 Wiggle
Accommodation £244.90
OS Travel Maps x 5 £24.95
LifeLine Workshop Tool Kit £57.98 Wiggle
Arkel XM45 Extreme Mountain Touring Panniers £146.76 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
LifeLine Stainless Bolts Pack of 4 (M5 12mm) £1.75 Wiggle
Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09 (Colour: Black Size: 19″) £549.99 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
Shimano PD-M520 Pedals (Black) £30.99 Wiggle
LifeLine Alloy Disc Brake Rear Rack (Black) £21.99 Wiggle
Memory-Map National Cycle Network £19.57
Zipp Carbon Bottle Cage (Carbon Black) £35.20 Wiggle
Camelbak Rain Cover Small/Medium 16 To 25L 11.43 Wiggle
Assos Chamois Cream £9.67 Wiggle
Rema Tip Top TT02 Touring Puncture Repair Outfit £3.29 Wiggle
XM-45 Rain Covers £29.99 Fat Birds Don’t Fly
Las Victory Helmets (54-59cm) £99.99 Wiggle
Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting £2.63 Wiggle
Giro Zero Mitts (Med) £21.99 Wiggle
dhb Clear Windproof Jacket (Small) £30.79 Wiggle
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