2021 : Land’s End to John O’Groats

I planned a route during the winter of 2019/2020 for May 2020 but had to cancel all the bookings and train reservations because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We thought autumn 2021 would be safe so replanned and rebooked. In July I sustained a detached retina and had to rest after the operation which gave me little time to collect my new bike from Bristol and familiarise myself with it, and insufficient time to regain the lost fitness.

Covid rates were on the rise again but we set off in hope of completing the ride, I wasn’t going to arrange it all a third time so this was make or break. I normally write my account after we return home but this time am attempting to do it during the trip. The photos were taken on the Samsung tablet I’m using for the updates, I’ll replace some of them with photos taken with my camera when we return home.

09 Sep : Train to Penzance then cycle to Lands End and back
10 Sep : Penzance to Pentewan
11 Sep : Lost Gardens of Heligan
12 Sep : Pentewan to Tintagel
13 Sep : Tintagel to Barnstaple
14 Sep : Barnstaple to Bridgwater
15 Sep : Bridgwater to Bradford on Avon
16 Sep : Bradford on Avon
17 Sep : Bradford on Avon to Cirencester
18 Sep : Cirencester to Worcester
19 Sep : Worcester to Shrewsbury
20 Sep : Shrewsbury to Chester
21 Sep : Chester to Southport
22 Sep : Southport to Lancaster
23 Sep : Lancaster to Penrith
24 Sep : Penrith to Newcastleton
25 Sep : Newcastleton to Innerleithen
26 Sep : Innerleithen
27 Sep : Innerleithen to South Queensferry
28 Sep : South Queensferry to Perth
29 Sep : Perth to Blair Athol
30 Sep : Blair Athol to Aviemore
01 Oct : Aviemore to Inverness
02 Oct : Invernessto Lairg
03 Oct : Lairg to Kinlochbervie
04 Oct : Kinlochbervies to Bettyhill
05 Oct : Bettyhill to John O’Groats via Dunnet Head
06 Oct : John O’Groats to Wick for train home