After last year’s Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride, we found ourselves being attracted to Ireland’s equivalent end-to-end challenge – Mizen to Malin. That’s Mizen Head in County Cork to Malin Head in County Donegal.
The plan was to attempt this ride in 2015, but a hint of good weather in early September sent us scurrying into Google overdrive. It’s surprising what you can do when you put your mind to it and four days after committing to the trip we were cycling across Belfast in search of Central Station and the train to Dublin.
Wow, what a journey. Land’s End to John O’Groats – LEJOG. 1085 miles in 14 days of unsupported cycle touring and an unimaginable amount of food. You won’t believe how much food we consumed, and two days after completing LEJOG 2013 we’re still ravenous and eating about eight meals a day! Continue reading
It’s time for a big challenge. Time for a big journey.
I always wanted to be a Munroist and to complete the Furths (English, Welsh and Irish peaks over 3,000 feet). If that was my hill walking ambition, the challenge of becoming an end-to-ender by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) has grown on me over the last few years and become my equivalent cycling ambition. During the winter months a great deal of thought went into LEJOG and the decision was taken to make an attempt on the classic cycle ride in the second half of May this year.