LEJOG – 26 July 2020

Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG)  1400 km

26  –  31  July  2020 

Image result for les randonneurs mondiauxA 1400 km Audax, long-distance cycling event from the far south-western edge to the far north-eastern corner of the UK , at randonneur standard!

Start:  Land’s End, Cornwall

Date: Sunday 26 July 2020

Start time: 08:00 am

 

** No SR or any other qualification required to ride this event! Entries are now being taken on a first come – first served basis! Entries will close when the entry field limit of 100 riders is reached! **


The LEJOG 1400 is a 1402 km cycling event sanctioned by Audax UK (AUK), taking place over the week of 26 – 31 July 2020. 

 

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The LEJOG 1400 starts at the headland of Land’s End, Cornwall, the far south-western corner of the UK mainland and finishes at the village of John o’ Groats, the far north-eastern corner of the UK mainland.

The event is a randonnee, not a race! Those taking part have a maximum of 116-hours & 40-minutes to complete the challenging 1402 km route.

AUK calendar webpage:

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-64/


OVERVIEW

Route doesn’t follow the most direct route between the start & finish whilst passing through England; Wales & Scotland!

LEJOG at randonneur standard. Riders will be expected to maintain a minimum cycling average speed of 12kph including anytime spent off the bike.

Controls will be placed at roughly 50-mile intervals but 4 of the controls, which we hope riders will use overnight, will have adequate shower & sleeping facilities.

Drop bag to 2 of the overnight controls, an opportunity for riders to collect clean clothes etc will help ensure everyone makes it through this randonnee. Your drop-bags will later be transferred to John o’ Groats ready for collection on arrival.

Each and every rider will need to make their own way to the start at Land’s End and home from John o’ Groats afterwards.  Entry limited to 100 riders.

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Land’s End, Cornwall, the event start!
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Severn Road Bridge, between England & Wales
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Welcome to Wales!
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England – Scotland border
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Rest and be Thankful, Scotland
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John o’ Groats, Scotland – the other end!

START  DETAILS

Event HQ will be Land’s End, Cornwall.

CONTROLS

Riders obtain proof of passage through a series of predetermined controls. Acceptable proof of passage requires independent evidence of time, date and control location. Acceptable forms include:

  • A timed signature of a controller designated by the organiser
  • A stamp, sticker or other distinct mark (inside the brevet card) provided by the event organiser and/or a controller
  • A printed receipt, with time, date and control location (usually from a cash register or ATM)
  • Other forms may be designated by the organiser, provided they are acceptable to AUK

Where a rider is unable to obtain proof of passage, an alternative form may be accepted at the organiser’s discretion.

The overnight controls will be at:

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset: 287 km

Warrington, Cheshire: 580 km

Abington, South Lanarkshire: 854 km

Inverness, Highland: 1207 km

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Bunkhouse accommodation

 ** All food & drink at the overnight controls is included in the entry fee (see below)! **


ENTER

Entry fee: £146.00. When entering online, non AUK/CTC/CUK members will see £3 automatically added to include temporary membership for insurance purposes!

N.B. entry fees are non-refundable and will be taken at the time of entry! The entry fee won’t fluctuate during the course that entries remain open!

Event is likely to be over-subscribed so early entry advised!

Your confirmation email, usually received from PayPal immediately after entering and paying the event entry fee, guarantees you a place on the event! Online entrants will also usually receive e-mail confirmation of their entry from the organiser’s within 72-hours of entering!

** No SR or any other qualification required to ride this event! Entries are now being taken on a first come – first served basis! Entries will close when the entry field limit of 100 riders is reached! **

Online entry available here:

http://www.aukweb.net/events/enter/20-64/

Entry fee includes:

  • Brevet card with detailed route-sheet giving precise instructions
  • Validation with Audax UK (AUK) and Les Randonneurs Mondiaux (LRM) for successful riders
  • Breakfast before the start (typically cereal/toast, tea/coffee/juice etc)
  • Bag drop to 2 of the controls
  • Food & drink at at least 4 of the controls
  • Sleeping facilities at 4 of the expected overnight controls
  • 3rd party insurance for UK based riders
  • Any photograph’s taken by the organiser/helpers during the event
  • Commemorative water-bottle and medal

Entry fee doesn’t include:

  • Travel expenses incurred travelling to/from the event.
  • Hotel bookings for nights before, during or after the event.
  • Any travel expenses incurred due to you having to abandon the event (taxis, trains etc)
  • Spending money

Enter online through the AUK website:

  • Online – You can enter through PayPal by clicking on the link below. You will be redirected to the AUK entry webpage where you should follow the instructions. Entry fee will be taken at the time of entry! There’ll be no need to complete any additional paperwork such as entry forms etc, neither will there be any need to bring along any SAEs to the start, saving you extra postage expenses! Online entrants will receive e-mail confirmation of their entry within 72-hours of entering!

Online entry available here:

http://www.aukweb.net/events/enter/20-64/


Fancy a chat?

You’ll find the LEJOG on Yet Another Cycling Forum(YACF). Just click on the link below to access the relevant discussion page:

 

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112722.0