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

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
Feb 112010
 

Since given this website a new look last weekend. I have been working on adding lots of new contains to the website.

So far I have added the following:-

  • Accommodation – The accommodation that I stayed in while doing the cycle.
  • Contact me – This page really speaks for it’s self.
  • Checklist – List of the stuff I took while doing the End to End cycle.
  • Weather – Links to useful weather websites.

I have updated the JOGLE route pages, so each day now contains the current weather for that section of the cycle.

Coming soon GPS route data, so you can download my JOGLE End to End cycle route to your own GPS.

Feb 052010
 

Below is my heart rate data while doing the End to End cycle in August 2009.

Day/Date

Avg HR (bpm)

Max HR (bpm)
136
181
110
164
111
176
118
162
95
165
115
168
139
169
137
169
126
158
57
85
126
163
Day 13: Welsh Bicknor to Street (Fri 21 Aug 2009)
No data
121
153
127
163
Day 16: Perranporth to Land’s End (Mon 24 Aug 2009)
117
166

Data from Garmin Edge 705.

Feb 052010
 

Below are the End to End cycle statistics in an easy to read table.

Day/Date

Time

Elevation Gain
Min/Max Elevation
Avg speed
Max speed
Distance
05:35:40
1,237
7/167
11.5
35.2
64.23
04:27:40
691
8/263
10.8
32.1
47.99
05:31:22
1,100
-/269
11.4
32.0
63.13
05:02:07
756
-/128
11.6
28.6
58.30
05:35:02
893
9/353
11.4
29.0
63.84
04:01:31
536
6/169
10.2
39
41.11
05:53:21
783
5/305
13.5
28.5
79.73
08:25:01
2,308
26/426
10.6
30.9
89.02
07:46:05
1,617
12/292
11.4
31.8
88.17
06:12:01
1,024
10/316
11.9
32.8
73.64
04:15:46
811
22/237
12.1
33.1
51.38
Day 13: Welsh Bicknor to Street (Fri 21 Aug 2009)
06:12:00
12.0
34.4
74.18
07:01:09
1,486
0/292
11.6
28.9
81.20
06:10:08
1,347
-/374
12.2
30.4
75.17
Day 16: Perranporth to Land’s End (Mon 24 Aug 2009)
03:13:47
809
-/165
12.1
30.1
39.24

Data from Garmin Edge 705.

Key:-

Time: hh/mm/ss
Elevation Gain: metres
Min/Max Elevation: metres
Avg speed: mph
Max speed: mph
Distance: miles

Aug 262009
 

Here are the full stats from my Garmin Edge 705 GPS.

Aug 132009
 

Here are the full stats from our Garmin Edge 705 GPS.

May 302009
 

memory-map-national-cycle-networkWe have just ordered Memory-Map National Cycle Network, to help us sort of the rest of the route, that we’re still working on.

  • Over 12,000 miles of GPS routes and waypoints
  • A 1:250,000 scale GB Road Map
  • Memory-Map Software
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