Land's End to John o'Groats (LEJOG)

a rider taking part in LEJOG

Land’s End to John o’Groats is an iconic long distance ride. It spans the length of mainland UK from the gorgeous beaches of Cornwall to the stunning countryside of northern Scotland.

If you undertake this fantastic cycling challenge you’ll pass through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the UK. Not to mention you'll have the bragging rights of having completed one of the most challenging rides the UK has to offer.

There is no official route from Land's End to John o'Groats (also called LEJOG, JOGLE or End to End), instead there are many routes detailed in various guides and websites. At approximately 1,200 miles for the most direct route these options are roughly 200 miles longer than using A- and B-roads but will be more varied and arguably more enjoyable.

In January 2017 Sustrans published its official LEJOG guide to riding the route using the National Cycle Network. This guide details a 1173-mile signposted route that is traffic-free or on quiet roads.

If you are considering taking on this challenge and would like some guidance and motivation, you could take part in our guided fundraising ride.

Land's End to John o’Groats supported trip

Alongside Saddle Skedaddle we run a guided trip from Land’s End to John o’Groats over 16 days. Signing up means you don’t need to think about finding accommodation or arranging transfers and can concentrate on enjoying your trip.

Find out more and sign up.

If you'd rather plan the trip yourself read on for our advice.

Route options and maps required to cover each section

1. Land's End to John o'Groats on the National Cycle Network guidebook and accompanying GPX files

2. Via Central Midlands and the East Coast (south to north)

3. Via the West Coast (south to north)

Accommodation - useful links

Other websites

If you're settting off on an epic long distance ride perhaps you could consider raising money for us? As a charity, people's support is vital to maintaining and expanding the National Cycle Network and fundraising through sponsorship is a very rewarding way of doing this.

You can find out more about fundraising for us and download a fundraising pack or contact our supporters team if you have questions.

Don't fancy going it alone? Why not join our supported ride and raise money for Sustrans at the same time?

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