The traditional “End to End” of the UK is from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Northern Scotland (often shortened to LeJog).
There are many possible routes between the two depending on preferences between fast but risky main roads or smaller safer side roads (often less direct)
We plan to stick to more interesting smaller roads and cycle paths , a bit slower but more enjoyable.
We are adding a bit extra to the traditional LeJog – starting from the southernmost tip of St Agnes in the Scilly Isles (the southernmost inhabited part of the British Isles) and finishing at Skaw at the Northern end of Unst in the Shetland Isles (the northernmost inhabited part of the British Isles)
We anticipate doing about 1400 miles in total including the 6 ferry trips, about 1200 miles of actual cycling
We have been helped enormously by people who have been there before us and helped in planning our route, particularly Steve Bright and others at the Spire club in Chesterfield .
We have also used a book by Royston Wood- click on the book below for the link, we have altered the route to allow us to visit several friends on the way- anything for a hot shower!