Do you dream of taking on the UK’s most epic cycling challenge? It’s time to stop dreaming and start cycling.
We’ve teamed up with Saddle Skedaddle (repeated winners of the Guardian/Observer travel awards) to offer a fully supported ride from Land's End to John o'Groats. With this trip every element of the ride is taken care of.
Saddle Skedaddle have carefully planned the route to take in some of the best bits of the National Cycle Network. They book the accommodation and provide you with delicious breakfasts, sustaining on-route snacks and lunch.
Your luggage will be carried by Saddle Skedaddle and you’ll be accompanied by a support vehicle and experienced guides who can help if anything goes wrong with your bike. It’ll be like having your own Tour de France support team!
With this trip everything is taken care of, all the planning, booking and stress, so all you have to do is ride. And what a ride – this route takes in some of the most iconic and beautiful scenery in the UK, starting by the blue seas of Cornwall and ending in rugged and beautiful Scotland.
“ Don’t just read about it, do it! You will not regret it – you have my word. ”
You’ll cover 1,040 miles in 18 days (16 cycling days), on the way you’ll experience stunning scenery, fascinating artwork and a mixture of quiet roads and traffic free paths.
What you get on the Land's End to John o'Groats trip
• 17 nights at bike friendly B&Bs (shared room basis) with mouth-watering breakfasts.
• Half lunches and on route snacks provided by Saddle Skeddadle.
• Support vehicle and luggage transfers, including a transfer back to Inverness for you and your bike.
• Experienced guides with mechanical and first aid expertise.
• Sustrans cycling jersey and goody bag.
Costs and fundraising
The trip costs £1,900, plus there is a £500 fundraising target or upfront donation (or mixture of both).
The cost of the ride has kindly been subsidised by Saddle Skedaddle to help us raise as much money as possible. We are also subsidising some of the costs by paying for the ride guides and jerseys. This way you can tell all your friends and family that you've paid for the trip yourself and all money raised is going straight to charity.
We’ll send you a fundraising pack filled with ideas and advice to help you reach your target. All money raised will go directly to our charitable work to help keep the National Cycle Network maintainted.
Is this ride for me?
Our group rides are lots of fun. Many participants sign up on their own and make life-long friends on our rides.
Riders tend to cycle as a group at a leisurely pace but there is flexibility to ride on ahead and meet the group at the various tea or lunch stops.
This is a challenging ride so you will need to do some training and get used to riding days back to back. So you can get the most out of the ride we keep the group size small.
What better way to complete the ultimate UK ride than with a great bunch of Sustrans supporters, plenty of camaraderie and all while raising money for the charity behind the routes you will be riding on?