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Lands End to John O'Groats

Something I have fancied doing for years.

Would any other AO'ers fancy an organised Alfa trip from Lands End to John O'Groats (or vice verca) raising money for the charity or charities of your choice. I'm sure its something that could attract a lot of attention from local press and poss National. Good for Alfa, AO and of course the charities.



Land's End to John o' Groats (abbreviated LEJOG or LE-JOG, or JOGLE when covered from North to South) is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities; in the southwest and northeast. The distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km) and takes most cyclists ten to fourteen days; the record for running the route is nine days. Off-road walkers typically walk 1,200 miles (1,900 km) and take two or three months for the expedition. Two much-photographed signposts indicate the distance at each end.
  • Land's End is the extreme southwestward (but not southern or western) point of Great Britain, situated in western Cornwall at the end of the Penwith Peninsula.
  • John o' Groats is the traditionally acknowledged extreme northern point of Scotland, in northeastern Caithness. The actual northernmost point is at nearby Dunnet Head. The point which is actually furthest by road from Land's End is Duncansby Head, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from John o' Groats.
Any ideas for places to visit on the route.... ?
It would take a couple of days to do the whole loop or break it down and take a week. Open to idea's.

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Originally Posted by Prof Peach View Post
The distance by road is 874 miles
Plus the distance to JOG and back from LE...

It's only about 1000 miles from my house to Milan (plus another 1000 back again ). I'd rather drive there if I was going to do a major road trip.
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a bit of a twist on your idea PP

How about doing the round trip LE-JOG-LE but go up the west side on the way up and the east side for the way down?
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Perhaps we could raise money for greenpeace
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Might be good to have a 100th anniverary of Alfa Romeo road trip like that next year.

Very busy until Christmas so would have to be next year to have the week off to do it.

Could arrange mini meets with the regional areas along the way
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Farque the idea.... I'm following Roswell to Milan.
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Thats a good idea fella, I would maybe be up for this
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A couple of days...???

I think some nutcase did it non-stop in 11 hours once.. 14 may be less lethal!


But aye! West side up, East side down...

"Giro de Bretagna"...? I'm in.


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Sounds a great idea
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It could maybe stop over each night in the different AO regions, with a mass session meet each night.
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It could maybe stop over each night in the different AO regions, with a mass session meet each night.
That makes total sence, great idea again!!
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