UK - Land's End to John O'Groats Classic (16 days) - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
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03 to 18 July 2021 - Experience the entire length of mainland Britain in this ultimate road cycling holiday - a journey that every cyclist should experience at least once in their lifetime.
- Ride the length of Britain from toe to tip and declare yourself an ‘End to Ender’
- Experience the regional changes in tradition, culture and accents as you progress from county to county
- Enjoy spectacular scenery from Cheddar Gorge to the Cairngorms
- 3 countries in 14 days of riding
- 1,000 miles of Britain at its best
- Cornish pasties to haggis and everything in between
View Trip Schedule
|1||Arrival: St Just in Penwith/Penzance||Non Riding Day|
|2||Land's End to Bodmin||73 Miles / 118 Kms Approx.||1,600 Metres Approx.||B L|
|3||Bodmin to Tiverton||80 Miles / 128 Kms Approx.||2,250 Metres Approx.||B|
|4||Tiverton to Wells||65 Miles / 104 Kms Approx.||1,080 Metres Approx.||B L|
|5||Wells to Hereford||85 Miles / 136 Kms Approx.||1,800 Metres Approx.||B|
|6||Hereford to Ironbridge||55 Miles / 89 Kms Approx.||1,150 Metres Approx.||B L|
|7||Ironbridge to Standish||85 Miles / 136 Kms Approx.||1,140 Metres Approx.||B|
|8||Standish to Kirkby Lonsdale||68 Miles / 109 Kms Approx.||1,950 Metres Approx.||B L|
|9||Kirkby Lonsdale to Talkin||60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx.||1,550 Metres Approx.||B|
|10||Talkin to Peebles||79 Miles / 127 Kms Approx.||1,890 Metres Approx.||B L|
|11||Peebles to Perth||71 Miles / 114 Kms Approx.||1,220 Metres Approx.||B|
|12||Perth to Ballater||68 Miles / 110 Kms Approx.||1,420 Metres Approx.||B L|
|13||Ballater to Inverness||76 Miles / 122 Kms Approx.||1,630 Metres Approx.||B|
|14||Inverness to Lairg||57 Miles / 91 Kms Approx.||860 Metres Approx.||B L|
|15||Lairg to John O’Groats||95 Miles / 153 Kms Approx.||1,350 Metres Approx.||B|
|16||Departure: Inverness||Non Riding Day||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Well done Skedaddle!
Every day was my favourite day! We had an excellent tour leader. He solves problems and he is patient , caring and would sometimes follow behind us. He knows the route well and he always anticipated problems and cared for the team in terms of food and providing technical assistance. We also had a brilliant office staff member. She replied to our queries almost immediately. She followed up our requests and she payed attention to the details. Well done Skedaddle! I will be joining your next holiday in Europe.
Thanks for a great trip Skedaddle...
I loved all the days – the route was excellent. I was very impressed with the quality of the bikes and service provided!
It was the ride of my life!
I have three favourite days…. 1) Riding through Cheddar George in the cool early morning sun was a really enjoyable experience. 2) My 50th Birthday… The Skeddadle team really made it special for me with a birthday celebration at every stop, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, plus a special birthday dinner joined by wife where I was presented with a birthday inner tube, to replace one of the many I had punctured! 3) Arriving at John O‘Groats “as a team“, having completed our 1000 mile journey together, a brilliant experience and one I am sure I will never forget! Our tour leader has an incredible knowledge of the route, he knows all of the cafes and toilets! He organised, motivated and encouraged us in equal measure and kept us entertained with his poetry from Robbie Burns. His Geordie humour was excellent and his handling of all those on the tour brilliant…. The support guide respected the tour leader as the senior guide and also added his own strength and knowledge of leading/guiding. Really good and fast to help with bike issues and super helpful in working with me to try and resolve repeated puncture issues (seven in total!). A great motivator, he used his coaching skills on a VERY wet day arriving in Inverness to help those of us feeling a bit knackered…... Already told all my friends on Facebook and Strava how good the Skedaddle experience was for me. . It was the ride of my life (so far!)....... Thank you!
Mark, Essex, UK
A great experience
This is a fantastic route. A few tweaks could perhaps be made, but overall it was breathtakingly good. I also really liked the GPS system as it allowed us all to ride on our own pace.
Everything about the Skedaddle operation was spot-on!
Difficult to summarise the holiday in a few words but I’ll try. Everything about the Skedaddle operation was spot-on, great attention to detail both before and during the trip. I was impressed by all things on the trip, quality of food for tea and lunch stops, route briefings, maps and GPS. And above all the trip guides, Peter a font of knowledge who lead without being assertive, and Julie who was great company and more than just support, and both always positive, cheerful, helpful and very hard working beyond what the riders saw. I could go on but hopefully the above gives my opinion of both the trip and Skedaddle.
Peter, Llansantffraid, UK
Excellent as usual...
Excellent as usual including booking, logistics, route planning and guides. I liked the mix of B&B and hotels. Breakfasts were super and better than France! I enjoy Skedaddle picnics but understand that in bad weather, Cafe stops are the only sensible option. I liked the way the guides introduced regional food (Cornish pasties, Chorley cakes etc to the picnic – fun and variety). My favourite day was Shropshire into Ironbridge. Sun was shining and we arrived in time to sit outside pub for post drink ride. Had the weather been better, maybe the final day, Laird to JOG might have topped that. The tour leaders encyclopedic knowledge of the route was fantastic, building on years of refinement. Fantastic routes through Bristol & Edinburgh and out of Inverness. His patience with errant riders was amazing – he deserves a medal. Lovely guy. The support guide was great, lovely sense of humour, great partner for the tour leader. Hard working always helpful. Go the extra mile type. Gelled with the group really well. Also deserves a medal!
Russ, Berkshire, UK
As seen in the press...
This may be the ultimate British cycling holiday, giving you the right to call yourself an end to ender and a chance to see the country from bottom to top. Covering 1,000 miles over 14 days, it takes in Cornwall, Hereford, the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and the Cairngorms. Tough, but doable. Especially since the organisers transport your bags and make sure you’re fed and looked after.
iNews (2018), 10 brilliant cycling breaks to feel like a pro
I and my bike was prepared for the adventure but as I had been so busy in the run up to the departure date I had had no time to think or anticipate how it would be. The holiday did exceed my expectation. Les the courier/chef/back up support was brilliant. Always willing and helpful and interesting.
Malcolm, Paisley, UK
One of the best cycling experiences...
I can honestly say that this trip was one of the best cycling experiences that I have ever had. Both our guides, Peter and John, could not have been more helpful or considerate, the picnic lunches were excellent. Skedaddle are not the cheapest cycling tour providers in the market but the fact that this was my sixth trip with yourselves speaks volumes.
Neil, Cumbria, UK
Once in a lifetime trip...
LEJOG was an amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ trip I can recommend to any keen cyclist – even one as inexperienced as I am. We were very well looked after by very supportive guides and it has inspired me to do lots more.
Pippa, London, UK
A really personal service...
This is my 4th Skedaddle holiday and I have been impressed by the efficient and friendly service I have received once again. A lot more personal than some other activity holiday companies!
Jonathan, Middlesex, UK
I enjoyed every day but particularly Garstang to Talkin!
Howard, Middlesex, UK
The guides were great...
Anne for her infectious enthusiasm during the middle of the ride and Andy for both his pragmatic sense of humour and his dedicated nursing of my bike’s bottom bracket through the last days of the trip. Throw in Les and Graham’s lunches and the whole thing was a delight.
The scenery was out of this world. With the trip coinciding with Le Tour it almost made me feel like I was a professional when the tailwind kicked on the northern coast on the last day.
Kevin, West Midlands, UK
Thanks for making my holiday great...
Great weather, great company, cycling the Severn Bridge was a blast. Tim, Anna and Andy were all consumate professionals and did all they could to ensure a great holiday experience for us all.
Gary, Dorset, UK
Amazing trip, the best 2 weeks ever…great cycling, great group of people, even great weather (most of the time). Thanks!
Carole, Cheshire, UK
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Last Updated: 07/05/2020