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LEJOG: Stage 0 | Preparation and Arrival Day

Tomorrow at 8am we start our cycling adventures from Land’s End to John O’Groats. A legendary adventure across Great Britain that has, over the years, been accomplished by many thousands of people from around the world. People have run, walked and cycled (even on a Penny Farthing!). The world record cycling time was achieved by Michael Broadwith in a frankly crazy time of 43 hours 25 minutes with the female record standing at 52 hours 45 minutes. At the other end of the spectrum, our cycle has been kindly planned over 12 days with comfortable hotel stops! Our favourite alternative ways to complete the challenge:

  1. Wheelchair: August 2009 by US Navy Pilot Rick Ryan - 8 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes.
  2. Stand up Paddle Board: May 2018 by Cal Major - 59 days. 
  3. Skateboard: By Matt Elver, Charlie Mason and Lee Renshaw – 21 days.

Today we made our way to Land’s End by bike and by train. Arriving at Land’s End to explore tomorrows start line was akin to arriving at a family theme park. It was busy with people eating ice cream, hot dogs and a queue of people waiting for a photo in front of the famous sign. Not quite the desolate place that one may immediately imagine. We managed a classic Cornish pasty but thankfully avoided watching a Wallace and Gromit 4D movie in a rather random Land’s End Cinema!

We shall update you on tomorrows progress and provide a live location tracker should you wish to stare at a dot slowly moving across a screen!

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