Edinburgh to Lands End, UK - July 2013 travel blog

Edinburgh to Lands End, UK - July 2013

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Bruce and Lee travel blog
Guide books tell us that the prevailing winds in the UK blow from the south west which means that there is a greater chance of the wind blowing you towards your destination if you start at Land's End and ride northwards towards Scotland than if you ride north to south. This is what most cyclists would do anyway. So what does our Septuagenarian Contrarian, Bruce, choose to do? Well of course - he takes the opposite tack! Still, it's not going to matter to me which way the wind is blowing - I'll be scooting along the highways and byways in a small rental car (a.k.a. Le Sag Wagon).

Bruce has wanted to do the Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJoG) ride for some time but, for now, he's opted to do just from Edinburgh to Lands End as he will be coming directly from riding the Pyrenees in June 2013. As for me, I have to go with him because I can still (sort of) speak the language and he's going to need a translator if his constant "what did he say?" questions when watching British shows on PBS and Knowledge Network are anything to go by! Apart from which, I'm looking forward to doing this trip myself as I have never been to Scotland or the north of England, so it's virgin territory for both of us.

We're giving ourselves lots of time to sightsee en route as we're going to take most of July 2013 to do it. Stay tuned....... hopefully Bruce won't get blown off course too often and we'll have some good adventures to report!

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Edinburgh - prepping for The Ride
 
 
 
Edinburgh to Lockerbie - we're...
 
 
 
Lockerbie to Penrith, Scotland -...
 
10 
 
 
Kirkby Lonsdale and lots of history
 
11 
 
 
Clitheroe, Yorkshire
 
12 
 
 
Ancient City of Chester
 
13 
 
 
Stoke-on-Trent - Pottery Country
 
14 
 
 
Wedgewood Museum & Factory visit
 
15 
 
 
Shropshire
 
16 
 
 
Ross-on-Wye
 
17 
 
 
Chipping Sodbury
 
18 
 
 
Cheddar Gorge
 
19 
 
 
Minehead, Somerset
 
20 
 
 
Devon...... I'm in Devon!!!!
 
21 
 
 
Bude, Cornwall
 
22 
 
 
Falmouth & a low-flying pigeon
 
23 
 
 
Onwards to the end - Land's End,...
 
24 
 
 
Plymouth - my old "home town"
 
25 
 
 
Turning 65 in Plymouth, England
 
26 
 
 
Jul 23/13
(Map setting reference only)
 
27 
 
 
Yeovilton and Portsmouth
 
28 
 
 
Eastbourne, Gatwick and Home
 
29 
 
 
Jul 28/13
(Map setting entry only)
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