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LEJOG Blog

Eleanor and Kev’s LEJOG Blog, September 23. “Britain’s Best Bike Ride: the ultimate 1000 mile cycling adventure from Land’s End to John O’Groats” is the title of the book which inspired us to do this ride, and it serves as a great title for this blog, too.  It took us three weeks, and we loved […]

Alpine mountain biking – yikes!

Alpine mountain biking – yikes!

When I booked us both onto a cross country Alpine MTB week (with a company called Trail Addiction, in the French Alps near Les Arcs) I had the idea we’d be riding on beautiful contouring trails, through Alpine wild flower meadows, under snow-capped mountain peaks. The chap I liaised with assured me that the riding […]

The real long run

The real long run

Well Kev and I opted for the “shorter long run”, but as ours was run by a real WVCC rider in proper kit, whilst the other long run was run by some imposter in Dulwich Paragon kit (he needs to speak to the WVCC kit secretary), we considered ours was the real long run. Jules […]

To Prees and back

To Prees and back

Celebrating the fact that the weather was rather better than last weekend, fourteen hardy souls set out on the long run to Prees. We’d been promised a steady ride, which would suit those wanting to step up to the long run. Buoyed by post-Llanberis hubris I decided I should be able to hack it, as […]

Dancing on Ice on the Hornby Road

Six valiant souls (Nick, Jim, Jeff and his brother in law Jerry, Kev and me) arrived in Wray, near Lancaster, at 10 a.m., to ride the Hornby Road in honour of our absent MTB leader (Matt Hornby).  It was COLD!  I was worried that I’d be keeping everyone waiting so set off ahead, and due […]

The Wild Wales Challenge

The Wild Wales Challenge

A dozen or so WVCC riders rode in the Wild Wales Challenge today, enjoying/enduring a tough 85 mile route with no less than 7,500 feet of ascent. We started in Bala, climbed up to the Bwlch-y-Groes, then down and up and down and up and down and up to the outskirts of Barmouth, then Dolgellau, […]