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Land's End to John O'Groats with Sean Conway

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The ultimate multi-day cycling challenge with Sean Conway. Supported by Sportive Breaks

Join us for the first edition of this Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge. Organised by Sportive Breaks and adventurer Sean Conway, 16 riders will have the opportunity in September 2024 to take on this fully supported cycling challenge. 

A proper challenge as Sean calls it, this is an extremely difficult tour averaging 131 miles per day.

The 2024 LEJOG Challenge is certainly no mean feat. We understand the support that will be required to achieve this challenge. On the road, you will have the support of mobile professional mechanics, ride captains and food and support stations. In between stages you will benefit from conveniently placed hotels as well as a post-ride meals.

As we are taking on this challenge under the guidance of ‘Mr LEJOG’ Sean Conway this is a proper challenge, and we aim to complete the route in just 7 days.

Please note that this challenge takes place on roads that are open to traffic so all normal traffic laws must be obeyed. 

What’s included:

  • Guiding and support from Sean Conway
  • 3- and 4-star hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast and dinners
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Transfers from the Penzance hotel to Land's End and from John O'Groats to Inverness
  • Two Support vehicles providing assistance and snack stations during the rides each day
  • Riding Guides
  • GPX Routes
  • ABTA protected

Also available:

  • Hotel in Inverness for 1 night - available on request.
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LEJOG with Sean Conway 2024 details

  • Dates: Sunday 8 September – Saturday 14 September 2024
  • Total distance – 1443km
  • Average daily distance – 206km
  • Start location – Premier Inn Penzance
  • Finish location – John O’Groats

LEJOG with Sean Conway 2024 Stages

  • Day 0 – Saturday 7 September – Pre-LEJOG in Land’s End
  • Day 1 - Sunday 8 September – Transfer from Penznace to Land's End - Land's End to Exeter - 204.17 km and 3,321m of ascent
  • Day 2 - Monday 9 September – Exeter to Hereford – 210km and 2695m of ascent
  • Day 3 - Tuesday 10 September – Hereford to Wigan – 202km and 1896m of ascent
  • Day 4 - Wednesday 11 September – Wigan to Gretna Green – 195km and 2163m of ascent
  • Day 5 - Thursday 12 September – Gretna Green to Perth – 203km and 2285m of ascent
  • Day 6 - Friday 13 September - Perth to Dingwal – 214km and 1850m of ascent
  • Day 7 - Saturday 14 September – Dingwal to John O’Groats - 215km and 2125m of ascent.

Saturday 14 September is our final riding day and departure day. We provide a transfer to Inverness. You can optionally add an extra night's accommodation in Inverness. Contact us for prices.

Need to Know

Cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats is a popular challenge for cyclists, often regarded as one of the ultimate endurance tests in the UK. The route covers approximately 874 miles (1,407 kilometres) and takes riders from the southwestern tip of England to the northeastern tip of Scotland.

The Land's End to John o' Groats route offers cyclists a diverse range of landscapes to experience, from the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills of the Midlands and the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. It's a challenging but rewarding journey that provides cyclists with a unique opportunity to explore the length and breadth of Great Britain on two wheels.

Group Ride

This is a tough challenge and support is essential. We will ride as a group so we can all support each other.

Average speed:

You should be able to maintain an average speed of 25 km/h depending on the individual stage and the ascent. 

Mandatory Equipment

The following equipment is mandatory:

  • Hard-shell helmet
  • Long sleeve jacket for cold weather
  • Overshoes
  • Leg warmers
  • Full-finger gloves
  • Seat-post red light

Support

You will be supported by a team of 3 of our best guides and Sean Conway will ride with you. Two minibuses will provide you with food and assistance stations each day, and emergency support. Our two riders on the road will ride with the group and provide fun and banter to get you through the days. Two vehicles with 8 seats each provide us with space for 16 lucky riders to take on this challenge. We understand that the group may split based on speed (see our note on navigation below) so having two support vehicles means that we can give you the opportunity to ride at your own pace and that you will have access to your personal kit, snacks, water and any mechanical or first aid support. Our vans have full tool kits and spare wheels. We aim to provide feed stops every 30m/50km depending on the weather and the type of stage. 

Navigation

We provide you with maps and GPX files which will take you from hotel to hotel. You must have your own GPS unit.

Location

About LEJOG

Cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats is a popular challenge for cyclists, often regarded as one of the ultimate endurance tests in the UK. The route covers approximately 874 miles (1,407 kilometres) and takes riders from the southwestern tip of England to the northeastern tip of Scotland.

The Land's End to John o' Groats route offers cyclists a diverse range of landscapes to experience, from the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills of the Midlands and the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. It's a challenging but rewarding journey that provides cyclists with a unique opportunity to explore the length and breadth of Great Britain on two wheels.

It is essential that cyclists undertaking this journey plan their route carefully, considering factors such as road conditions, elevation changes, and available accommodations along the way. Sportive Breaks offers supported rides, where a support vehicle carries gear and provides assistance along the way.

Sean Conway and LEJOG

Sean Conway is a British endurance adventurer known for his remarkable feats, including cycling the length of Great Britain from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG). Having already cycled and swum the length of Britain, endurance adventurer Sean Conway completed his trilogy in 2008 by running all the way from John O'Groats to Land's End. His achievements have inspired many others to pursue their own adventures and challenges, and he has become a well-known figure in the world of endurance sports and adventure travel.

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    Hotel Overview

    We'll be staying in a mix of 3* and 4* hotels during the trip from Lands End to John o'Groats:

    Night 1 - Premier Inn, Penzance

    Just a minute's walk away from the train station, this contemporary hotel, set in the old Branwell's Mill,  is close to the South West Coast Path and all the amenities of this Cornish coastal town. Bedrooms offer super-comfy beds, flat screen TV, power shower, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Twin rooms come with a double bed and a sofa bed made up as a single. The hotel has a restaurant - the Thyme Bar & Grill - where you can enjoy a "something for everyone" dinner menu and an unlimited build your own breakfast buffet. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 12:00.

    Night 2 - Mercure, Exeter Southgate

    Located in the heart of Exeter and neighbour to the Cathedral, this 4* hotel offers excellent facilities including a spa with heated pool, sauna and fitness room. Bedrooms have contemporary decor and are all en-suite with shower and hairdryer (baths on request). They are equipped with 42" flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has its own restaurant, The Gatehouse - offering contemporary British cuisine, as well as a comfortable lounge bar and terrace. Check-in from 14:00 and check out up to 12:00.

    Night 3 - Premier Inn, Hereford Holmer

    To the north of the city of Hereford, the Premier Inn Hereford Holmer has views of Hereford Racecourse but is still only a mile and a half from the centre of the city and the Cathedral which houses the famous Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world. It's also not too far to the Hereford Cider Museum or Weston's Cider Mill. Bedrooms offer super-comfy beds, flat screen TV, power shower, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Twin rooms come with a double bed and a sofa bed made up as a single. The Beefeater restaurant menu has a "pubby" feel for dinner and there's the unlimited build your own breakfast buffet for the next morning. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 12:00.

    Night 4 - Premier Inn, Wigan Town Centre

    Situated just 500m from Wigan's Wallgate train station, the Premier Inn is close to the Wigan Little theatre and the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. Bedrooms offer super-comfy beds, 40" flat screen TV, power shower with large head, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Twin rooms come with a double bed and a sofa bed made up as a single. The hotel has a restaurant - the Thyme Bar & Grill - where you can enjoy a "something for everyone" dinner menu and an unlimited build your own breakfast buffet. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 12:00.

    Night 5 - Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green

    This 4* Historic Marriage House was originally built in 1710 as a private manor house and is set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens. Just a short walk from the famous Blacksmiths Shop, there is a range of shops you can visit. The luxurious and contemporary rooms offer comfy double or twin beds, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a restaurant, bar and comfortable lounge area. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 11:00.

    Night 6 - Premier Inn, Perth Central

    Located right next to Perth Concert Hall and Perth Museum & Art Gallery, the Premier Inn is also close to the Black Watch Castle & Museum. Bedrooms offer super-comfy beds, flat screen TV, power shower with large head, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Twin rooms come with a double bed and a sofa bed made up as a single. The hotel has a restaurant - the Thyme Bar & Grill - where you can enjoy a "something for everyone" dinner menu and an unlimited build your own breakfast buffet. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 12:00.

    Night 7 - Novar Arms, Evanton

    The Novar Arms is centrally located in the picturesque village of Evanton, 15 miles north of Inverness and ideally situated for the North Coast 500 route up to John o'Groats. The hotel has 22 comfortable rooms with en-suite shower, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. There is a lounge and restaurant offering freshly cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a public bar with pool table, darts board, jukebox and a large flat screen TV. Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 11:00.

     

     

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