November 22
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Overview

Experience one of the UK’s classic cycling tours from the warmth of your pain cave this winter.

The iconic Land’s End to John o’Groats (LEJOG) tour features over 500km of riding across the UK without the planning, packing, and prepping.

Try your hand at completing all 20 stages of the challenge, or tackle select segments to mix up your indoor riding.

This challenge will be available until February 2023 so take your time and enjoy the scenary!

 

 

Stage Info

1. LAND'S END TO ST IVES

Big blue skies and empty rolling roads await as you climb from Land's End to ride the 32 Km/20 miles along the coast to St Ives. Pretty coves, quaint Cornish villages, and relics of disused tin mines pepper your route.

Land's End is the south west extremity of Great Britain, and is the starting point of the journey from Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG), approximately 1,400 Km/875 miles away on the north east coast of Scotland.

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1:17:01
DURATION
31.86km
DISTANCE
469m
ELEVATION

2. ACROSS DARTMOOR

Dartmoor National Park is a vast moorland in the county of Devon, in southwest England. Its craggy landscape is defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). Trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses.

Filmed on a typically atmospheric Dartmoor day, the mist lifts and the sun appears to reveal the rugged beauty of the landscape. The ride finishes on a nice downhill into the picture postcard village of Dunsford.

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1:31:26
DURATION
40.34km
DISTANCE
790m
ELEVATION

3. JUST GORGE-OUS

This ride encapsulates all that makes the Mendip hills a mecca for cyclists in the West of England, with two fearsome climbs. We start with a gentle climb out of the pretty village of Priddy, before descending the famous Cheddar Gorge. Look out for some goats on the rocks above the gorge! Two hard climbs follow, including Burrington Combe which is actually longer and gains greater elevation than Cheddar Gorge. The ride then returns over the Mendips to finish up back on Priddy Green.

Watch out for the chase down of a group of club riders at the finish!

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1:17:00
DURATION
36.32km
DISTANCE
530m
ELEVATION

4. BURTON DASSETT FOR LEJOG (3 LAPS)

A fast and gently rolling lap of Burton Dassett Country Park, finishing with a testing climb. The ToB 2019 riders completed 3 laps of this course at the end of Stage 7.

LEJOG participants will also complete 3 laps of this 12.52Km course; so the full Stage 4 distance is 37.6Km/23.5 miles with a guide target ride time of 1:23:30. The in-App display will show your lap count.

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1:23:30
DURATION
37.6km
DISTANCE
489m
ELEVATION

5. THE BURWAY AND LONG MYND (OC-39)

Make sure you are warmed up before starting this very tough rolling loop up onto the Long Mynd, with spectacular views into Wales from the top, and of the Shropshire hills as you begin your final descent. Fortunately the return leg back to Church Stretton isn't quite so steep.

The Burway, Official Climbs #39, was the venue for the 1989 National Hill Climb Championship, won by Chris Boardman.

"Straight up with a twist, Mr Bond".

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1:00:10
DURATION
18.32km
DISTANCE
536m
ELEVATION

6. WRENBURY LOOP

A rolling ride along quiet Cheshire lanes, starting and ending at a bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal near to Nantwich.

The Lift Bridge over the canal at Wrenbury just before 16Km/10 miles, was Grade II listed in its original timber form, before a new steel deck was constructed in 1992.

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0:50:17
DURATION
23.45km
DISTANCE
176m
ELEVATION

7. HATHERSAGE AND GRINDLEFORD

Visit Hathersage and Grindleford, two picturesque Derbyshire villages.

Start with a long and in parts steep climb up to Owler Bar. As you head downhill towards Hathersage, enjoy views of the Hope Valley and the distant Derbyshire Peaks; this viewpoint is called Surprise View for a reason!

Through Hathersage and follow the river to Grindleford, returning to Chesterfield via Baslow and ending in Cutthorpe on the outskirts of Chesterfield.

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1:25:20
DURATION
33.69km
DISTANCE
620m
ELEVATION

8. JACKSON BRIDGE (OC-42)

Start with a gentle ride out before taking on Jackson Bridge (Official Climbs #42).

Take the opportunity to get your breath back with a fast descent to Holmfirth before heading over to Slaithwaite to start Cote de Scapegoat (Tour de Yorkshire in 2020).

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1:18:33
DURATION
28.78km
DISTANCE
894m
ELEVATION

9. THE TROUGH OF BOWLAND FROM CHIPPING (OC-75)

Experience the beauty of the English countryside and one of avid cyclist and author Simon Warren's recommended routes.

Riding in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will start off in the small town of Chipping and then ride through the peaceful rolling hills of Lancashire to arrive at the foot of the Trough of Bowland (Official Climbs #75).

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00:43:00
DURATION
17.27km
DISTANCE
313m
ELEVATION

10. MALHAM COVE (OC-47) AND LANGCLIFFE SCAR (OC-48)

Mallham cove is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

Visitors come to see the amazing wall of limestone at the back of the cove. Sadly, you only get glimpses from the ride, but the climb up onto Ewe Moor and to Malham Tarn is still stunning. After descending off the moors to the village of Stainforth, there is the climb up Langcliff Scar and between the rocky outcrops before descending back to the start in the village of Malham.

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1:06:08
DURATION
25.8km
DISTANCE
660m
ELEVATION

11. FLEET MOSS (OC-50)

The highest road in Yorkshire, this Official UK Climbs #50 is a gut buster! Starting in the peaceful market town of Hawes we soon hit the first 17% slope at Gayle where the road then levels off a little before reaching the steeper slopes at 17% and topping out at 23% near the top. The long ascent is always in view so you can see what is to come and can be psychological! Once at the summit and looking south, you will see Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent (the three highest peaks in Yorkshire). The road then drops into the beautiful Langstrothdale, the upper valley of the River Wharfe, and finishes at Yockenthwaite.

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00:49:30
DURATION
14.40km
DISTANCE
380m
ELEVATION

12. THE HARDKNOTT (OC-84) AND WRYNOSE PASSES

Take on pair of iconic Lake District climbs. Starting in Eskdale, first comes the climb up Hardknott, (official UK climb #84, length 2.2Km, height gain 298m), one of the hardest hills in the UK with a maximum slope of 30% and long sections above 20%. The climb has two tough sections, separated by some respite in the middle. Save something for the second section, which is harder. After the tricky decent into Cockley Beck, the climb up to the top of Wrynose starts. Gentle to begin with, but 20% again near the top. The ride finishes with a fast descent into Little Langdale.

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00:57:12
DURATION
16.89km
DISTANCE
556m
ELEVATION

13. THE HONISTER PASS (OC-80)

Filmed on a rare sunny day in the English Lake District in late spring.

Starting along the shores of Crummock Water heading through the Buttermere Fells and past Buttermere Lake where Hay Stacks (597m) sits to the right and beyond are some of England’s highest mountains. We soon start to hit some of the slopes of Honister Pass (Official Climbs #80) where gradients pitch up to 27% and with long sections of 20%. Having reached the top we drop into Borrowdale and then head along the River Derwent and along the west side of Derwent Water and Cat Bells (451m) where we get spectacular views of the lake with Blencathra (Saddleback 868m) and Skiddaw (931m) beyond.

We finish the ride in the small village of Braithwaite.

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1:22:33
DURATION
26.16km
DISTANCE
555m
ELEVATION

14. HADRIAN'S WALL FOR LEJOG

A mammoth trip across the North Pennines, visiting Hadrian's Wall, the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years.

You will be closest to the route of the wall after leaving Brampton at approx 42Km/26 miles; the ride ends next to one of the ruined turrets at 44Km/27 miles.

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1:30:39
DURATION
43.848km
DISTANCE
598m
ELEVATION

15. STRATHAVEN DUCK POND TO JACKTON

This ride takes in a popular local climb to the south of East Kilbride and Glasgow.

It starts at a well known point 'The Duckpond' on the outskirts of Strathaven and loops round westward and up over Ardochrig from the south. Wind turbines from the Whitelee Wind Farm (the largest on-shore installation in the UK) can be seen on the horizon. The ride ends as we
near the village of Jackton, one of the many local villages that have been swallowed up by the ever expanding East Kilbride town boundaries.

Filmed on an afternoon in early September.

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0:43:20
DURATION
18.29km
DISTANCE
204m
ELEVATION

16. LOCHIE MCLOCHFACE

A pleasant rolling ride along private roads on the northern shores of Loch Katrine, from Stronachlachar to the Loch Katrine Visitor Centre. There are spectacular views of the Trossachs hills throughout the ride. There is just one short steep climb at around 8.5Km/5 miles.

Loch Katrine supplies the drinking water for the city of Glasgow, up to 230 million litres per day.

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0:53:29
DURATION
20.99km
DISTANCE
297m
ELEVATION

17. OBAN LOOP

An out and back loop from Oban. You head out on a minor road and across the Connel Bridge to the airport. You then head north on a cycle path which is an excellent warm up for the next section. This section turns right to go up Barcaldine Hill and over to Ardchattan with a long scenic descent overlooking the water. You then return to the Connel Bridge alongside the water. You finish with a return to Oban via the minor road which is undulating.
Warning! - Pay attention to the upcoming gradient or you will get caught in the wrong gear as it is harder to read the road ahead on-screen than in reality.

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01:34:45
DURATION
40.95km
DISTANCE
501m
ELEVATION

18. MINNES LOOP

A rolling ride through the Buchan countryside to the hamlet of Minnes with three steady but moderate climbs in the first 24 km/15 miles, nothing more than 7-8% at the steepest.

Best to warm up first as the steepest climb is the first one. The next 12 km/7½ miles is a mixture of gentle descending and some short kicks to test your legs and lungs, then it’s a gradual descent most of the way to the finish, which you can use as a cool down unless you really want to go for it.

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1:33:11
DURATION
41.29km
DISTANCE
359m
ELEVATION

19. BETTYHILL TO REAY

This is the last hilly section of the across Britain challenge before the relatively flat roads of Caithness.

The route takes us past Armadale and Strathy with some great views along the North Coast. This section of road is part of the North Coast 500 route around Scotland. The route ends where the Reay to John O'Groats ride starts, so you can ride them back-to-back and complete the final 50 miles of the LEJOG route.

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1:05:41
DURATION
31.75km
DISTANCE
549m
ELEVATION

20. REAY TO JOHN O'GROATS

Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) is over 900 miles covering the length of the UK.

This ride is the final 30 miles along the north coast of Scotland from Reay to John O'Groats. As you finally roll into John O'Groats you can see the Island of Stroma and the Orkney Islands in the background.

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1:22:01
DURATION
50.22km
DISTANCE
445m
ELEVATION

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New to FulGaz? Here's the quick start guide.

1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account. To activate your extended trial, simply enter the promo code found in your registration email.

Downloading the trial gives you full access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride. If you’re returning to FulGaz for another go, send us a support ticket and we’ll hook you up with another trial on the house.

2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.

Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.

3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.

For the event itself, you won’t be able to adjust your bike weight. Only rider weight so please keep that in mind.

Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!

4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video.  Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.

5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.

Here’s a quick checklist

      • Download the ride ahead of time
      • If joining us on Zoom for social rides, download the app and run it on a different device.
      • Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
      • Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.
What equipment do I need?

To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.

PRO Set-Up

  • Road Bike
  • Smart Trainer (e.g Elite Suito,Wahoo Kickr) or a smart bike.

Or

Basic Set-up

  • Road Bike
  • Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
  • Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.

Connection equipment

FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.

Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.

To find out more about the minimum specs required for your device, click here.