Lands End to John O’Groats – 14 day tour

  • The Lands End to John O’Groats cycle tour or LEJOG conjures up a variety of images, an escapade, a challenge, hard work, a puncture or two, stunning scenery, and a tremendous sense of achievement. Since the 1960’s the End to End has become a firm favourite with the British people. Every year, walkers, cyclists, joggers and runners navigate the length of the British Isles.

    This page shows details about out 14 day tour. If you would like to try the 10 day LEJOG challenge please click here 10 Day LEJOG

    Experience tells us that the best way to traverse the length of the country; is from the southwest to the northeast. The rationale behind this choice revolves around wind and transport. The prevailing wind blows from the southwest and the transport connections work best when returning from the northeast of Scotland.

    The LEJOG route we will be taking is undertaken over 14 days and we aim to keep away from busy roads wherever possible. It encompasses some of the United Kingdom’s most spectacular countryside and exhilarating cycling.

    You are provided with detailed route notes and for those with Garmins we also have LEJOG GPX files of the route (or you can hire a device from us with the route loaded on). A tour leader cycles at the back of the group and there is a support vehicle on hand should you require assistance. We also carry a few spare bikes just in case you have any major mechanical problems. Lunches are provided at a pub or a café each day and all your luggage is moved for you.

    Whilst emphasis is always on safety we aim to provide a relaxed approach to cycle touring and wish to facilitate a fun and enjoyable tour with many laughs and memorable moments along the way. Our training days in the Peak District are designed to build confidence and discuss some of the logistics of completing a successful Lands End to John O’Groats tour.

    To view details of our training weekends please click here.

    The distance we will travel is approximately 1000 miles, with an average mileage of 72 miles per day. It should be borne in mind that a reasonably fit cyclist will average around 10 miles per hour and therefore we will be in the saddle each day for around 7-8 hours.

    We will pick you up from Penzance at the start of the tour and at the end we take you from John O’Groats back to Inverness with a drop off at the airport and also the station. If you are worried about getting your bike home at the end of the trip we can arrange for it to be packed, boxed and sent to your address for you so you can relax when you have completed the challenge.

    Tour Dates:

     

    Sat 16th – Sun 31st July 2016TOUR FULL

    Sat 6th – Sun 21st August 2016TOUR FULL

    Sat 3rd – Sun 18th September 2016TOUR FULL

    Prices for 2016 are £1545 for the YHA & B&B option or £1745 for B&Bs only sharing a twin/double or £2045 for a single room or £2245 for sole occupancy of a double room.

    2017 Tour Dates:

    Sat 6th – Sun 21st May 2017 Places available

    Sat 3rd – Sun 18th June 2017 Places available

    Sat 1st – Sun 16th July 2017 Places available

    Sat 22nd July – Sun 6th August 2017 Places available

    Sat 5th – Sun 20th August 2017 Places available

    Sat 3rd – Sun 18th September 2017 Places available

    Please note that we have had to increase our prices in 2017 to £1595 for the YHA & B&B option, £1795 for B&Bs only, £2195 single and £2295 for sole occ of a double.

    ***If you have a group of 8 people or more then ad hoc tours can also be arranged specific to your group***

    Or why not go for something a bit different and cycle the opposite two corners? Dover to Cape Wrath

  • Sunday: Lands End to Golant / Fowey (64 miles)
    On the day of departure we will be making an early start from the famous signpost at the most south westerly point on the English mainland, Lands End. The first day is perhaps, one of the toughest. The hills in Cornwall are not particularly high, but they are steep and there are a lot of them, any miles that are done in training, prior to the ‘big trip’ will reap huge dividends on this early stage.

    Monday: Golant / Fowey to Moreton Hampstead (60 miles)
    The second day of the journey is one of the toughest. We have plenty more Cornish hills to climb up and down although the scenery is lovely. We continue into Devon and more hills await as we cycle through Dartmoor National Park. On a clear day this is a truly spectacular section although it can get very bleak if the weather is bad!

    Tuesday: Moreton Hampstead to Street (68 miles)
    The next day of our adventure will begin with some hilly cycling as we negotiate the back roads towards Exeter. As we leave Exeter behind the terrain becomes a little easier and after lunch, as we will be wending our way through gentle, quiet country lanes through the Isle of Avalon. We continue across the Somerset Levels to bring us to the lovely little town of Street, near Glastonbury.

    Wednesday: Street to Monmouth (64 miles)
    We will continue to the cathedral city of Wells, often referred to as the smallest city in England. A climb out of Wells is rewarded with some fine cycling across the top of the Mendip Hills, before dropping to Chew Valley lake and through the Long Ashton Estate. We will cycle over the iconic Clifton suspension bridge before cycling through Bristol. After lunch we will continue over the Severn Bridge and into Wales. The afternoon is spent cycling along the Wye Valley – a truly memorable days cycling.

    Thursday: Monmouth to Clun (58 miles)
    The fifth day of the journey is perhaps one of the easiest and the scenery is stunning with the Black Mountains in the distance. The roads are very quiet and the scenery amongst the best of the trip. We will be cycling to the west of Leominster and eventually stopping for the night at the recently restored watermill at Clun Mill, a local pub or B&B. Clun has a couple of great real ale pubs and places to eat.

    Friday: Clun to Runcorn (80 miles)
    A scenic, undulating road takes us away from Clun to the white & black timbered buildings of Shrewsbury. After Shrewsbury the route is flat & easy as we continue northwards along the Cheshire plains so although the mileage is high this is one of the easiest days of the tour. Our hotel this evening offers a swimming pool, steam room & a sports massage can be arranged if you want to relax the muscles in your tired legs.

    Saturday: Runcorn to Conder Green (70 miles)
    Leaving Runcorn we will be weaving through the Manchester – Liverpool conurbation. The cycling is flat but the navigation is tricky as we have a number of busy roads, roundabouts and town centres such as Warrington, Leigh and Bolton to navigate. As the day wears the countryside beckons once again. We will arrive at the pretty hamlet of Conder Green situated on the banks of the River Lune south of Lancaster.

    Sunday: Conder Green to Keswick (59 miles)
    Sunday will see us cycling through the historic town of Lancaster before continuing to Carnforth and onto the Lake District. Initially the cycling is easy but we will encounter a number of hills further north as we pass the towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Grassmere where you will have the chance to sample the local gingerbread. One last climb awaits as we continue up Dunmail rise with more stunning views as we descend into the town of Keswick.

    Monday: Keswick to Moffat (72 miles)
    On the second Monday morning, the ‘daily commute’ or the ‘school run’, will be the last thing on our minds, as stiff climbs from the Lake District are forgotten we will be navigating through the tail end of the Lake District towards the city of Carlisle, the terrain flattens out around this historic city and the cycling becomes relatively easy as the day wears on.

    Tuesday: Moffat to Kinross (82 miles)
    Leaving Moffat, a gradual climb takes you up over the Lowther Hills through some wild and stunning scenery. You will cycle alongside the River Tweed before descending towards Edinburgh. A great ride through Edinburgh city centre leads you over the iconic Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth and onto Kinross.

    Wednesday: Kinross to Ballater (80 miles)
    Continuing north you will skirt round Perth and cross the River Tay. A lovely ride takes you onto Blairgowrie and Glen Shee. A notable climb up to the ski resorts at Glenshee is followed by a long descent to Braemar. Further along you will pass by the Queens country home at Balmoral and finish the day in the vibrant highland town of Ballater.

    Thursday: Ballater to Inverness (73 miles)
    A tough start takes you up and over the Lecht before descending to Tomintoul. You will pass ski resorts, castles and stunning scenery as you continue through the Grampian Mountains before arriving at the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. This is another truly memorable days cycling although a tough ride and your legs will be ready for a rest by the time you reach Inverness.

    Friday: Inverness to Crask (66 miles)
    A stunning ride away from Inverness takes you over the Kessock Bridge and alongside the Beauly Firth to the Muir of Ord and Dingwall. Just out of Dingwall brings another ascent onto what the locals call the ‘Struie’. As we reach the top of the ‘Struie’ we will be amply rewarded with impressive views of the Dornoch Firth and away in the distance Loch Shin. The final few hours are spent descending down to Bonar Bridge and then the steady climb to Lairg and beyond which is our destination for the evening, The Crask Inn, arguably the finest and friendliest of pubs in the UK.

    Saturday: Crask to John O’Groats (82 miles)
    A freewheeling descent from the Crask Inn and the dazzling backdrop provided by Loch Naver and Ben Klibreck will make this morning truly unforgettable. As Loch Naver gives way to the famous salmon runs of the River Naver, we will be enjoying some of the finest cycling of the whole journey. Around lunchtime we sight the Atlantic Ocean at Bettyhill and the final afternoon will be spent making progress along the northern coastline of Scotland towards John O’Groats. The final few hours of the afternoon will find the terrain flatten out and we are rewarded with an easy ride to the finishing line at John O’Groats, where the champagne corks will be popping.

  • What’s Included?

    The tour price includes 15 nights accommodation, 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, snacks, Tea, coffee, & hot chocolate, full trip support including a tour leader that cycles with the group, back up van with spare parts and a few spare bikes, detailed route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, certificate, luggage transfer each day, transfer from Penzance to Lands End and transfer from John O’Groats to Inverness.

    What’s Not Included?

    Evening meals, cycle hire (available for a fee), transport to Penzance, transport from Inverness.

    Group Size

    The group will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 people. We feel that this size of group works best as there will always be enough in the group for some good company but there won’t be so many people that it becomes overcrowded.

    Accommodation

    You have a choice of staying in a mixture of hostels and B&B’s (£1545) or B&B’s only sharing a double or a twin room (£1745). If you would like your own space then you can choose the single room option (£2045) or sole occupancy of a double (£2245). Most of the rooms are en-suite however there maybe a few nights where your room isn’t en-suite.

    Route

    Although the shortest route from Lands End to John O’Groats is 874 miles our route of 990 miles avoids main roads and takes in some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery. Wherever possible we cycle along quiet country lanes and cycleways and only join main roads when we absolutely have to. The terrain is varied but generally undulating rolling fields and hills with some areas hillier than others (primarily Cornwall, Dartmoor, Lake District & Scotland).

    Food

    All of your breakfasts and lunches are included in the price of the trip. You will have a choice of full English, toast, cereals, fruit juices, tea, coffee etc. Lunches will be provided each day and will generally be a buffet at a cafe or a country pub. Evening meals can be bought at your accommodation or in a nearby pub. We also have fruit, biscuits, nuts etc in the back up van that you are welcome to pick at throughout the day.

    Back Up

    An experienced tour leader will cycle with you each day and be on hand to help with any bike problems that may occur. You will have detailed route notes so that you can go slower or faster than the leader if you prefer or you can cycle behind the tour leader so that you don’t have to navigate at all.

    A back up van will leap frog the group a number of times each day so that help is never far away. We carry a range of spare parts so that repairs can be made en-route and we will have a spare bike available in the event that your bike has a serious breakdown.

    Bikes

    We highly recommend that you use a bike that you are used to and feel comfortable riding. Your bike should be fully serviced and in good condition before you start, this will reduce the risk of mechanical problems and unnecessary stoppages along the way. Either a road bike or a hybrid bike is preferable however the ride can be done on a mountain bike if you prefer. We have a range of hybrid bikes available for hire (£100 – £200 per person) if you need one. At the end of your trip we can arrange for your bike to be sent to your address (£60 in mainland UK) if you don’t want the hassle of transporting it yourself.

    Fitness

    This tour is suitable for someone with a good level of fitness and who wants a challenge. If you do plenty of training beforehand you should have no problem completing the ride. We will have a training day in the Peak District available if you would like to join the group before the main event.

    It must be stressed that a good amount of training before the ride will make your tour much more enjoyable and ensure that you finish your ride. We are always happy to advise you about training plans in preparation for the ride.

    Clothing & Equipment

    Clothing for all weathers is recommended so waterproofs are essential. A full recommended kit list is provided & we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    You can do washing at many of the B&B’s & hostels so that you don’t have to bring a mountain of clothes.

    Insurance

    It is highly recommended that you take out adequate insurance to cover against, personal accident, loss of belongings and cancellation cover.

  • How do I get to Penzance?

    You can get to Penzance by Car, train, plane & ferry (or you could cycle). We can pick you up at Penzance when you arrive on Saturday and transport you and your bike to your first nights accommodation. Penzance is about 8 miles from our accommodation in St. Just. To get to Penzance:

    By Car The M5 will take you as far as Exeter, there you can join the A30 which will take you all the way to Penzance. If you are hiring a car there is a Europcar depo at Penzance train station where you can leave your hire car.

    By Train There are frequent trains from London, Paddington and major stations along the way. Penzance is at the end of the line, so if you fall asleep you won’t go past your stop! If flying to Newquay, you can take the train from Newquay, then onwards to Penzance, changing once at Par station. This journey takes just under 2 hours. For train timetables tel: 08457 48 49 50 or book online at www.nationalrail.co.uk

    By Air You can fly to Cornwall by taking a flight from London to Newquay Airport. The journey takes around one and a half hours. Then from Newquay you can take a coach or train onwards to Penzance. Flights can be booked by calling: Air Southwest, British Airways or Ryan Air, UK airport and ticket information, Newquay Airport information, Ebookers online travel agent. If flying to Newquay, you can take a train from Newquay, then onwards to Penzance, changing once at Par station.

    By Ferry For visitors coming from Europe there are ferry links from Roscoff, in France or Santander, in Spain, both to the nearby port of Plymouth. A train or coach can then be taken to Penzance.

    What happens when I arrive?

    If you would like collecting from Penzance we will meet you at the station and take you, your luggage & your bike to St. Just where we will spend our first night. It is about 8 miles from Penzance to St. Just so if you want to cycle we can meet you at Penzance and take your luggage for you. Just let us know when you want picking up and we will meet you then. We will have a group meal at 8.00 on the Saturday night so if you are arriving much earlier you have the time free to yourself.

    What happens at the end?

    On the final day we finish cycling on Saturday late afternoon or early evening and spend the night at John o’Groats. We have a ‘final supper’ where we all get together for a last group meal. On Sunday morning a coach is booked for 8.30 & will take everyone back to Inverness. We should arrive at Inverness at around 11.30 where the coach will drop people off at the airport and then the station.

    If you are taking your bike back with you then we will transport your bike to Inverness for you or if you chose the ‘return transport’ option then your bikes will be packed and couriered back to your address for you.

    What mechanical knowledge do I need?

    We don’t expect you to be an expert bike mechanic but there are a few simple skills that will be a great benefit to you. The most important skill you need to know is how to fix a puncture. It is quite likely that at some point you will have a puncture or two so it is essential that you carry a puncture repair kit and a spare tube or two with you. It is also helpful if you know how to change your brake pads and adjust your brakes & gears however this isn’t essential. Our guides will help you with any repairs and adjustments en-route.

    hat are the lunches like?

    We arrange a buffet lunch at a pub or café each day. This will be a mixture of sandwiches, sausage rolls, salads, soup, pizza, pasta salad etc and will be different at each place. There will always be enough to go round so don’t worry if you are at the back of the group. The lunch stops provide a good opportunity to re-group and catch up with others and compare notes.

    Will I be left behind?

    No, a tour leader cycles at the back of the group so that you won’t be left behind if you are worried about cycling too slowly. Throughout the group there will be a mix of abilities and cycling speeds so you will usually be able to cycle with others that cycle at a similar pace. Some people like to cycle fast whilst others prefer to take their time, stop for coffee & cake or stop to take photos etc so whether you are a ‘speed demon’ or more of a ‘tourer’ there usually will be someone to cycle with each day.

    Do I need to be super fit?

    No, you don’t need to be super fit but a good level of fitness is important as the LEJOG is a challenging ride. The fitter you are and the more training that you do before hand will add to the enjoyment of your tour and improve your chances of succeeding the challenge. If you need any advice about fitness please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any questions and concerns that you may have.

    What are the groups like?

    Obviously each group is different but generally lejoggers are a fun, friendly, helpful & adventurous bunch. There will be people of all ages and from all walks of life. We tend to get quite a few older riders although there will always be a few younger riders as well. So far our youngest rider was 15 & the oldest 74. We think that a group of 20-25 is ideal as there will be plenty of people with similar interests and character without being such a big group that it becomes too much.

    Generally the group will be split 50/50 between people travelling alone & people that travel as a pair such as 2 brothers, 2 friends, 2 partners. There will be plenty of people to socialise with throughout the day & in the evening.

    How do I get my bike home at the end of the trip?

    If you are flying then you will need to box your bike before you board the plane. If you chose to do this you will need to send your bike box or bag to the final destination at the hotel in JOG as we don’t have space in the back up van to carry bike boxes or bags. If you are travelling by train you will need to ensure that your bike is booked on each leg of your journey. We will transport your bike back to Inverness for you.

    An easy alternative to transporting your bike yourself is to use the services of Ticket to Ride (www.johnogroatsbiketransport.co.uk). Whilst we don’t take any responsibility for any outside bike couriering services previous ‘lejogers’ have used them and have reported that they offer an excellent service.

    The way it works is that we will transport your bikes back to Inverness where a member of the Ticket to Ride staff will meet us at the airport/station & take any bikes that are to be posted or they will collect bikes from JOG. The bikes will then be boxed (this usually means that they will remove the front wheel, pedals, saddle & handlebars) and posted to your address. The price for this service is £55.00 per bike. If you would like to use this service please let us know & we will book it in for you.

    What happens in the evenings?

    Once you have arrived at your accommodation you should have chance for some time to relax, have a shower etc before the evening meal. We usually arrange somewhere to eat for the evening meal so that we can all get together and you won’t be left alone if you would like to eat with others. Quite often will simply arrange a certain pub to meet up & just drift in when you are ready whilst at other places we have a set time to eat – it just depends on the location.

    Does the support vehicle follow the group?

    No, the back up van doesn’t drive behind the group at all times but the van shouldn’t be too far away if you require assistance. In the morning we have a group brief and set off cycling, meanwhile the backup driver will collect all the luggage from the various B&B’s & hostels. Once all of the luggage has been loaded, the support vehicle will leapfrog the group stopping when necessary. The backup driver will be at the lunch stop should you need anything from the van and in the afternoon will go on ahead to ensure that your luggage is in place before you arrive.

    How much luggage can I take?

    There is limited space in the back up van to store luggage. We therefore request that you try to keep your luggage size to a minimum & try not to bring too much with you. Washing clothes can be done en-route so you shouldn’t need to bring a clean set of clothes for every day. The ideal size for luggage is 70 x 50 x 30 cm and a weight of 15 – 18kg (or less).

    What training should I do?

    The more the better. We will provide a training guide for you so that you can build up your cycling strength and prepare for the ride in the correct way. It is important that you cycle two long days back to back whilst training and also that you cycle on some hills. We hold four training weekends in March, April, May & June so that you can meet with others in the group, ask any questions you may have & also test yourselves amongst the hills of the Peak District.

    What bike should I use?

    The most suitable bike for this trip is a hybrid, touring or road bike, however it is entirely up to you what type of bike you use. Some people may be riding mountain bikes, others hybrids & others on racing bikes.

    Please ensure that your bike is fully serviced & in good working order before the start of the trip.

    If you are riding a mountain bike then it is advisable to use slick tyres or if you are using a lightweight racing bike it would be better to use a wider tyre if possible as the route does include narrow lanes & some roads have a lot of pot holes. Tyre inflation & rubber composition is important & a tyre width of 25mm or more is recommended for this tour. Please ensure that you have hard wearing tyres with plenty of tread.

    You are going to cycle 1000 miles so it is important that your bike won’t let you down. You may want to fit new brake blocks, tyres & inner tubes before you start the ride & also bring 3-4 spare inner tubes, pump, puncture repair kit & multi-tool to carry with you each day. It is essential that you are able to fix a puncture.

    It is also advisable to have lights from & rear lights on your bikes & try to be a visible as possible.

    What gear should I take?

    We provide a suggested kit list so please contact us if you would like a copy sending to you.

    What is the male / female ratio?

    This varies with each group. There are usually more guys than gals but an average would be about 1/3rd ladies & 2/3rds gents.

    What are the Accommodation Options?

    I have tried to offer a variety of accommodation options to cater for different budgets and to offer a few alternatives for anyone that wants to join us for a Lands End to John o’Groats tour. Throughout the tour we stay in fifteen different locations and may use up to seven different B&B’s in each location (sometimes we will all be in the same hotel). The standard of each B&B will be different in each place but I always try to be fair when allocating rooms as some rooms are better than others. Please have a read through the following information to ensure that you choose most suitable option for you.

    A mixture of hostels and B&B’s
    This is the most cost effective option as you will stay in hostels on approximately five or six nights of the tour and B&B’s on the remaining nine or ten nights of the tour. Whilst you are staying in a hostel you are likely to be staying in a dormitory room of 4-8 people (same sex). Usually the hostels that we use are in old historic buildings and are full of character. There is usually a good social atmosphere in the hostels and they all have hot showers, bedding, communal areas and breakfast is provided. The downside is that you are sharing with others and there is a higher chance that there may be more snorers so ear plugs are recommended and also a towel. You don’t need to be a YHA member to book this option as we have a group membership.

    B&B’s only option
    It is fairly obvious that if you chose this option then you will stay in a B&B/hotel every night. If you are with your partner then you can have a double room each night of the tour. If you are with a friend/relative then you would have a twin room each night of the tour. If you are travelling alone and chose this option then you will be roomed with other members of the group (same sex) and stay in a twin (occasionally a triple) room throughout. Usually you will have an en-suite bathroom but occasionally you have a separate bathroom.

    Single room option
    Here you are guaranteed a single room each night of the trip. You will have a mixture on en-suite rooms and rooms that have a private bathroom or a shared bathroom. Sometimes you will have sole occupancy of a double room.

    Sole use of a double room option
    Here you are guaranteed single occupancy of a double room. You will almost always have an en-suite but there may be the odd occasion where you have a separate bathroom.

    Can I hire a bike from you?

    It is advisable to use your own bike if possible however we realise that it is not always possible to use your own steed so you may wish to hire one. We have two types of hybrid bike available. You may choose the Dawes Discovery 301 which costs £100.00 for the tour or you may wish to upgrade to the Dawes Galaxy Plus at £150 for the tour. The Discovery has flat bars whilst the Galaxy has drop handlebars and has a higher spec than the Discovery.

    All of our hire bikes come fitted with mudguards, cycle computer, water bottle cage, bell, map holder, rear rack and front and rear lights. We can also provide a pannier with a multi-tool, pump, puncture repair kit, spare tube and tyre levers at no extra cost. All bikes have flat pedals so if you would prefer to use your own (and maybe your own saddle) then please bring these along with you. We can also provide a helmet for you at no extra cost.

  • Booking

    To book a tour please send a completed booking form and (a) Deposit of £250.00 per person for tours of 10 days or longer or £50.00 for all other tours or (b) The full holiday cost. If only the deposit is paid at time of booking then full payment of the holiday is required no less than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. No further reminder is sent. If you book your holiday within 6 weeks of the holiday start date, the full holiday cost is required at time of booking.

    Cancellation by Us

    In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the tour you will be entitled to a full refund of all monies paid or we will move you to a different tour date if you’re able to do so. If the tour is cancelled because the minimum number of people required to operate this tour hasn’t been reached then you will be notified no less than 3 calendar months before the departure date. If the tour is cancelled by us we will not be responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred such as travel expenses, visas etc & no compensation will be paid to cover these expenses.

    Cancellation by You

    If you have to cancel your holiday then please notify us as soon as possible. We always try to be fair and will always try to move you to different tour date if possible. If you cancel your tour less than 6 weeks before your tour start date then you will lose all monies already paid. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover cover this.

    Notice of Cancellation Charge (% of Full Price)

    Length of time before the tour is due to start Cancellation Charge
    More than 42 days before start date Deposit
    Less than 42 days before start date 100%

    Cooling Off Period

    If you decide to cancel your tour after receipt of your booking form you will be entitled to a 14 day cooling off period. During this time you will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid.

    Accommodation

    B&B Option – double or twin

    If you chose the B&B only option you will stay in a mixture of B&B’s, hotels and country pubs. If you are travelling with a friend then you will be roomed together in a twin or or if you’re with your partner then you will be in a double room (or a twin if you prefer). If you are travelling alone then you will be roomed with another member of the group in a twin room (same sex). The actual stopovers may change from the advertised accommodation providers, if this happens then an equivalent standard of accommodation will be used nearby. The majority of the rooms you stay in will be en-suite however you may stay in a couple of rooms that are not en-suite.

    Single Room Option

    If you choose the single room option you will have your own room for the duration of the trip. This will be in either a single room or single occupancy of a double room in a mixture of en-suite and non en-suite rooms.

    Sole Use of a Double room Option

    If you choose this option you will have a guaranteed double room to yourself throughout the tour. You will always have an en-suite each night of your tour. There may be a rare occasion when you have a separate bathroom but this is very unlikely.

    YHA (Youth Hostel) Option

    This option is only available for the 14 day LEJOG tour. If you chose the YHA option you will stay in a mixture of hostels, hotels & B&B’s staying in single sex dormitory rooms, single rooms, twin rooms & triples.

    Support

    On tours with 8 people or less in the group then there may only be one tour guide with you who will drive the back up van each day. Tours with 8 – 15 people in the group will have two tour guides with one guide driving the back up van and the other guide cycling with the group or both guides driving a back up van each. Tours with 16+ will have a guide that cycles with the group plus two back up vans do provide support.

    Cycle Hire

    If you choose the cycle hire option you will be provided with your bike at the start of your tour. The bike comes with everything you need for your trip although some people like you use their own saddle, peddles and/or helmet (just let us know beforehand). At the end of your tour you can simply hand your bike back to us when you finish cycling. Please see the additional cycle hire sheet for details of the bikes we have available.

    Minimum Number

    If the minimum number of people required to run the trip is not met then we will have to cancel the trip. You will be notified at least 3 calendar months prior to the start date of the trip if the minimum number (usually 8 people) hasn’t been met & you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

    Consumer Protection

    In order to comply with EU Travel Regulations 1992 your deposit & final payment will be held in a separate account until your holiday is completed. This is to ensure the financial security of your holiday.

    Insurance

    It is compulsory that you take out adequate holiday insurance including medical cover, personal accident, loss of belongings & cancellation cover. We cannot be held responsible for your own illness, injury or loss/damage of your bike or belongings while on holiday.

    EHIC – European Health Insurance Card (for EU nationals travelling in Europe)

    This card entitles you to greatly reduced or free state medical services throughout Europe, including Switzerland. We recommend you send off for one of these before the trip and carry it with you. It’s important to bear in mind that these cards are not a substitute for travel insurance and adequate travel insurance is compulsory for this tour. This link will give you all the information you need about the EHIC. www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC

    Safety

    Cycling is a potentially dangerous activity & the risks involved should be considered before undertaking such a trip. We will be cycling mostly on quiet back roads however there will be times when we cycle on busier roads where traffic density is higher. All persons undertaking this tour do so at their own risk & Peak Tours cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur whilst on the trip. For further details please see our risk acknowledgement statement here which forms part of these conditions.

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  • We had great group dynamics made even more special by the staff, what gems they are! Organisationally, I could not have asked for more. The staff were always on top of situations and handled things with a no fuss approach, friendly and accommodating.

    Bespoke LEJOG 2015

    The general avoidance of major roads was appreciated, the small lanes and cycle paths through the forests, along lakes and rivers and hedgerows in the south was fantastic. And on such routes the other vehicles seemed most considerate.

    Bespoke LEJOG 2015

    It was a journey of a lifetime. Thank you Graeme and Lizzy who made it a fantastic adventure.

    Bespoke LEJOG 2015

    What can I say other than a huge thank you for providing me with a unique, unforgettable experience shared with 23 others and guided by 3 exceptional men – Johnny, Dave and Tom. They went out of their way to ensure we had first class advice and support, I really cant put into words how grateful we all were for this and it was a repeated topic of conversation by all. What advice would I give someone contemplating the epic LEJOG?

    1) Do it! And do it with Peak Tours

    2) Make sure you get plenty of practice as early as possible. I spent the winter months in the gym on a watt bike. Practice as much as possible on hills, Cornwall is a killer!

    3) 7 out of our group of 24 were aged 60 and over. If we could do it, then so could you!

    4) Don’t worry about applying as a singleton who knows nobody else. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get to know everyone else. More than half our group came on their own

    5) As good as it is don’t have a cooked breakfast every day, it plays havoc with the digestion!

    LEJOG 2015

    I enjoyed that each place we stayed was so very different. In fact Mike said he will hate going back to the States where most of the accommodation is run by large companies so all very similar. I did smile when we arrived at one B&B to find the landlady was bathing a dog in the sink! LEJOG will go into my Top 5 best life experiences and I will recommend Peak Tours to anyone and everyone

    LEJOG 2015

    Really appreciate the thought & effort gone into keeping us off the main and busy roads, many parts of the route were sublime. The tour was well organised, we were worried that would mean corners cut – nothing could be further from the truth!

    LEJOG 2015

    Absolutely excellent. Thank you so much for all the hard work that goes into planning the route. I loved it so much and it showed what a wonderful country we live in. The tour organisation could not have been better. I felt spoiled having my bag in my room each day without having to carry it. The brew stops were a life saver. I cant say thank you enough to Graham, Andy and Dave were just brilliant from the very first moment of communication to the very last. Hugely caring, Hugely considerate, hugely understating, hugely entertaining, hugely safety conscious and made me feel great about my cycling ability even though I was so slow compared to the rest of the group. They could not have done more and they did it with their hearts and not just as a job. I am so grateful to them and to you Steve as every communication with all of you has been so valuable and truly appreciated by me. To sustain such professionalism and humour for all those days, every day and through every weather is commendable. What a wonderful team you all are and it was a privilege for me to have your unrelenting understanding, care, consideration, humour and support as I could not have done this experience without the sheer support that you all provided. I am really grateful to you all. Please could you pass this onto your team, I am happy for this to be used in the testimonial section of your website as well, you all deserve nothing but the very best feedback for your dedication and commitment to making this an excellent experience for me.

    LEJOG 2015

    The accommodation was very good most of the time, and on one or two occasions it was excellent. Namely, where we stayed on the last night, and in Frodsham. Even the YHA hostels were better than I remember, except maybe one of the showers. The route was very well chosen. Keeping the cycling away from the traffic as much as possible.

    LEJOG August/September 2015

    What an experience! I would recommend this trip and company to anyone who’s considering doing LEJOG. Johnny, Jim and Sam (the guides) totally made it awesome! I look forward to booking my next trip! Cheers!

    LEJOG August/September 2015

    The route did an excellent job of avoiding main roads and major towns/cities. It also took the path of least resistance through the mountains, perfect! The organisation was also really excellent, I would definitely use you again and recommend you. Ive been on a number of organised tours and this was one of the best! Great job, thanks.

    LEJOG September 2015

    Without exception I had very good or excellent accommodation ranging from pleasingly quirky to luxurious. Food was plentiful and most places were happy to provide some washing/drying services. Wonderful route with beautiful scenery. It was great to spend so much time cycling on relatively quiet roads and experience the changes in the British countryside as we moved North. I also enjoyed cycling through some of the cities – Bristol and Edinburgh in particular were highlights. The route through the Cairngorms was a great experience – the ride up Glenshee and the Lecht were particularly memorable and fun. All the guides were extremely helpful – they made an effort to ensure that we were all ok. They were fun to be with and knowledgeable about the route. I remember feeling really impressed when I arrived at the first brew stop and saw the wonderful selection of food and drink laid out for us. This continued through the tour. I think you have a winning formula, keep up the good work. I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone who wants to ride LEJOG and I hope I will have the chance to use you again for another tour in the future.

    LEJOG August/September 2015

    The 2 days through the Cairngorms were absolutely stunning, I have seen so much of our beautiful country in those 14 days – an experience never to be forgotten. The tour organisation was absolutely brilliant, I really think there is room for improvement here. The guides were amazing, so encouraging, helpful and there when you needed them. A fab team, we couldn’t have done it without them THANK YOU SO MUCH! Overall an awesome experience. The sights, landscapes, group and leaders made it a journey i will never forget. So much better than I anticipated. Fantastic. I even have a tattoo to mark the event!

    LEJOG

    Absolutely fantastic – cannot praise your guys highly enough.

    LEJOG August 2015

    Absolutely superb, could not be faulted. Wonderful to explore the little lanes and use the national routes and have been constant with the occasional busy road to remind us how lucky we were to be out of traffic so much. The group was great, you obviously attract a great mix of interesting people with similar values. The organisation was brilliant, the guides never forgot what it was like to be a ‘punter’ always anticipating our needs and gave us just what we needed and wanted (eg. Extra brew stop on a cool wet afternoon) without being asked. Brew van is fantastic, luggage in rooms a lovely touch and beautiful detail.

    LEJOG August 2015

    Overall the tour was fantastic! Keep doing what you are doing – so well!

    LEJOG August 2015

    Fantastic route that took my breath away. Even the mundane parts of the country were well planned. Changing the route in Scotland seemed to be a great move, although I wasn’t so sure halfway up Glenshee and the Lecht. Seriously though, just brilliant. The tour organisation was bloody brilliant and overall it was one of the best experiences of my life!

    LEJOG August 2015

    Great choice of route, amazing hidden country lanes, hidden gems of villages – excellent.

    LEJOG August 2015

    The route was like a voyage of discovery, taking in the country lanes and using cycle routes to avoid main roads. I thought it was excellent, thank you Steve. This tour exceeded my expectations. It took me deep into the areas of the country I have never visited before. The whole group gelled together and the support team couldn’t have been more supportive and encouraging.

    LEJOG August 2015

    Steve, you did a fabulous job with the organisation of this trip. I never thought a tour could run this efficiently. Clearly all the details have been thought out, as well as back up plans when something goes awry. I learned early on how you provide individual responses and support. This is impressive. Everything you said you would do, you did. Again, it made for a seamless adventure. We saw Skedaddlers a few times, and their tour looked a lot less fun, they all seemed to lack the camaraderie we all had, which I think reflects on your planning and staff.

    LEJOG July 2015

    We were delighted with all aspects of the tour and enjoyed it immensely! The accommodation was to a high standard and the food was delicious.

    LEJOG July 2015

    Over the years I’ve tried running marathons and taking part in triathlons but nothing has ever been as thrilling, exhilarating and memorable as LEJOG.

    LEJOG July 2015

    The accommodation was incredible! All of our B&B hosts were very friendly and helpful. I cannot express how wonderful it was to arrive and find our luggage in our room, fresh towels, tea, coffee and snacks. The breakfasts were excellent too! We were really lucky with this group to have a range of ages, gender and abilities on our trip. It made for lots of fun. I think that the size of the group was terrific, especially when we all rode our last 8 miles to JOG’s. That we did the final ride together was a really nice touch, thanks for thinking of it. Also having Rob lead us to keep the pace nice and steady, like a celebratory parade marshall! The booking arrangements in the B&B’s went a long way in terms of encouraging us to interact with more people rather than form cliques. I really enjoyed and appreciated that touch. The staff were really generous with their time ‘after hours’ if there is such a thing  - I had wonderful, inspiring conversations with Sam, Niv, Jim and Rob thanks to them for hanging out with us over dinner. It is clear to me that Peak Tours really is passionate about what you do and that you treat your staff and clients so well. This was emphasized when I cycled past skedaddle last days morning brew stop that was parked next to a cemetery and in a very smelly mature patch. Peaks brew van was set up at the top of a hill where we enjoyed another wonderful  view, fresh air and refreshment. I got so much more out of this trip than anticipated. I wanted a lifestyle change (the training leading up to the trip achieved that), but the trip itself, the ability to do a multi-day effort and maintaining a positive outlook when my performance was not at its peak all the time was a wonderful opportunity that I would not have had time to focus on if I were paying attention to the behind the scenes details. The views, the places we stayed, the route that took us through urban and rural spaces, the misty moors over Dartmoor, were incredible.

    LEJOG July 2015

    A tremendous route and obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into it. The tour organisation was first class. For us OAP cyclists, the brew stops morning and afternoon were a huge help. Four 20 mile rides were easier than one 80 mile marathon! Overall , the tour was fantastic. I was able to achieve my goal and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. I now feel like a real cyclist, though I know it is not true.

    LEJOG July 2015

    Very easy as a customer – all expectations were surpassed! I am not a long standing cyclist, very much an amateur, with a hybrid bike. The tour gave me exactly the support and challenge I required and relished to achieve an important aim. It was an amazing experience and now that I reflect upon it I almost feel that for two weeks I was in another world.

    LEJOG June/July 2015

    The fare served up by the brew van was outstanding and so were almost all of the other lunches and food along the way.

    LEJOG June/July 2015

    Fantastic experience. I found the cycling pretty challenging but very enjoyable. The route was great and all aspects of the tour from planning to delivery were excellent. A really nice bunch of people on the tour, good socialising. I decided to make a few adjustments during the tour and the tour guides were so supportive – helped me finish the tour in a way that was manageable for me, still got to see Scotland which was amazing. I really like how the accommodation is spread over smaller B&B’s, really feel like we were supporting the local people rather than the big chains all the time and I feel this is positive and important.

    LEJOG June/July 2015

    The tour has literally changed our outlook on life! Please don’t change a thing!

    LEJOG June/July 2015

    Couldn’t fault anything – the tour was fantastic, the lads were great, the route was perfect. Keep up the good work, I will definitely be using your company again in the future.

    LEJOG) June 2015

    You have a great formula - good staff and good organisation, I will definitely book with you again.

    LEJOG June 2015

    Perfect service, could not have asked for any more.

    LEJOG June 2015

    Lunches at the brew van far exceeded expectation and anything experienced on other cycling holidays. Peak Tours seem to have thought about everything, I cannot think of any way to improve.

    LEJOG June 2015

    I liked the variety of small B&Bs and bigger hotels, stayed at some really lovely places. Really liked the fresh fruit and the variety of food, like having local delicacies.

    LEJOG June 2015

    It was amazing. I recommend your company to anyone who asks me about my journey. Many thanks indeed for enabling me to achieve the journey.

    LEJOG June 2015

    The route was fantastic. So carefully planned, so varied and safe. Thank you!

    LEJOG June 2015

    The food was better than excellent. I’d heard about the brew van, on the training weekend and this was a great feature of the support. I couldn’t believe how much I was eating every day and this included hovering up loads at each van stop as the selection was amazing and just too tempting. There was a good range of food available at each lunch stop and the options for dinner gave plenty of choice.

    LEJOG June 2015

    Excellent, amazing two weeks. Would highly recommend.

    LEJOG May 2015

    I think that the entire tour, its leadership and execution was brilliant.

    LEJOG May 2015

    The organisation of the accommodation, bags and brew van were excellent. It was particularly impressive to see a suggested item for the brew stop appear the next day (one of our group suggested scones). Having experienced this supported tour I would not consider an unsupported tour.

    LEJOG May 2015

    Keep it going as it is, and the guides are excellent!

    LEJOG May 2015

    I thought the route was excellent, keeping us off the main roads as much as possible. I was amazed at the lack of punctures on the route too which was good. The route notes as always were excellent. I used mine every day. The food provided was spot on and provided excellent value for money. The organisation was excellent and catered for everyone and all kinds of situations.

    LEJOG May 2015

    I was very unsure as to whether I could do it but your organisation and team made it a real pleasure.

    LEJOG May 2015

    Showed the country off to its best, very scenic and little traffic. The new route through Scotland was certainly good.

    LEJOG May 2015

    Everything ran so effortlessly, again a complete tribute to the team on tour and obviously all the hard work at base camp.

    LEJOG May 2015

    I would certainly recommend Peak Tours to people who want to complete this challenge. All three guides were excellent and added to the ride in their different ways.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    Graham, Niv and Andy made the tour. They were very supportive and great company. Overall, the tour was excellent.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    The tour guides were fantastic, gave support where required and quickly recognised that we were competent cyclists/navigators/mechanics and left us to it! They seemed to genuinely care that we were all happy and went out of their way to solve any problems.

    Can't fault the organisation - very slick operation.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    The variety of B&Bs was very good – each was unique. Cannot say enough how helpful Graham, Niv and Bill were throughout the trip.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    Absolutely fantastic.I've already recommended you to a number of friends and as soon as I have the time, I plan to do another trip with you!

    Lands End to John O'Groats

    The organisation was absolutely bloody fantastic. Its obvious that a lot of effort has been put in to planning routes and sorting stops and accommodation.Really impressed - no wonder you get repeat business. Am seriously considering signing up for another tour when my bum recovers!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    Fantastic experience. Graham, Johnny and Bill were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Cannot speak highly enough of their efforts to make the tour enjoyable. Very impressed with the food- buying in local specialities as we travelled North was a nice touch.

    Have recommended Peak Tours to everyone I speak to about the trip.

    Lands End to John O'Groats

    Congratulations all round! Trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    The organisation was perfect but without being overpowering in any way. I was more mentally relaxed for the whole fortnight than I have been for years! The tour guides (Graham, Andy and Niv) were tremendous. Their care, attention, skills and approach made the whole tour work so smoothly and perfectly but also so relaxed and flexible.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    This is so good! I would recommend Peak Tours without any reservations! We are looking on the website to see what we can do next!

    The group size sounded too big but it was great. Always someone you could ride with but you could be on your own if you wanted.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    Peak Tours is brilliant. This was my first 'supported' tour. Hopefully, I will do another and if I do, it will be with Peak Tours.

    The brew van was brilliant - if we suggested something different to eat/drink, it was on the van the next day. Good mix of group meals and free evenings gave us the right amount of space whilst still feeling part of a group.

    The tour ran like clockwork - incredibly well organised throughout by Graham, Niv and Andy.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2014

    From start to finish, I thought the tour was excellently organised. it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014

    I will recommend Peak Tours to everyone. I will be booking another tour with you in the future.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014

    Steve - it is now two weeks since we finished the ride of a lifetime. I must share how wonderful an experience the ride was. It began as a distance challenge, but by about day 2 or 3, as the group gels and we become more comfortable with the routine and your team, the ride is about people, life's experiences, remarkable countryside and the collective mission to get through to the next brew stop! I have told all on my return, that the distance is eminently achievable - it is the rest of the experience one is unprepared for. As for the guides - had it not been for the incredible talent of Graham, Andy and Dave, we all would have enjoyed the trip considerably less than we did.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014

    Wow! Where do I start? Did the tour meet my expectations? In a word - No - it far exceeded them! it really is difficult to put into words how much I enjoyed not just the journey of LEJOG but the whole experience overall.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014

    The tour organisation was as smooth as a cashmere codpiece!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2014

    Wonderful accommodation with lovely people - very helpful and welcoming

    The food provided was perfect. Lunches were fabulous, brew stops wonderful - Andy, Graham and Dave could not do enough for us.I can't praise them highly enough. Great mechanical knowledge, very caring, inspired confidence, great company.

    I had the time of my life.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014

    The group size was perfect as we all found small groups of people at similar speed so we stayed together, then in the evenings we mixed with the other riders. Everyone got on really well.

    Will be coming back for more and will recommend you to all my cycling friends too. I can't thank you enough for exceeding all our expectations and helping us live a dream that we have had for so long.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014

    To make a tour accessible to relatively inexperienced cyclists and yet still challenging to club riders is no easy thing. Graham, Dave and Andy went above and beyond to ensure that everybody's needs were catered for. All aspects of the tout were very well organised and it is really difficult to see how you could improve on the 'Peak Tours Experience'. Thank you!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2014

    The trip was incredible, brilliant, really really enjoyed it. The group was quite special and we made many new friends. Graham, |Dave and Andy were outstanding, with nothing too much trouble and looked after us extremely well. Could not have better. Big thanks.

    Lands End to John O'Groats

    First time using peak tours and was really pleased how well organised it was. Would highly recommend and would do another tour.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2014

    Steve - it was just brilliant from first contact to battling to get my bike out of the box yesterday! I have lived the dream. Peak Tours are a company I would highly recommend and i think I will be coming back for more.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July2014

    Niv, Johnny and James worked so hard to make the trip run smoothly and they were great guides and companions! I had such a good time. Brilliant!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014

    Guides were beyond excellent. Brew van was totally awesome – that red van made the Tour for me! Overall, excellent plus.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014

    Steve, you’ve got it just right, mate – don’t change a thing. We wish it could have lasted forever (except for the sore backsides and tired legs)!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014

    The accommodations were perfect and interestingly varied and gave me a well - rounded sense of what Britain is all about. Everything worked like clockwork. Thanks for doing such a great job. I will definitely choose Peak Tours on my next cycling adventure.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014

    If you are crazy enough to attempt to ride LEJOG then I challenge anyone to find a better company than Peak Tours. Their support and organisation was absolutely excellent. We’ve now ridden two of their bike tours and would definitely ride with them again.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2014

    This has been the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding and the biggest accomplishment ever! Peak Tours made that possible and I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing a cycling tour!

    Lands End to John O'Groats May/June 2014

    I always felt that I was in safe hands. The cycling was fantastic and the guides (Graham and Jim) added to the experience with their stories, jokes, knowledge and encouragement every step of the way. Will definitely book up for another Peak Tour!

    Lands End to John O'Groats May/June 2014

    Thanks to everyone involved in making this an amazing and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    LEJOG is a big deal for anyone who undertakes such a challenge. I always felt that Peak Tours respected that in the way they facilitated our dreams coming true.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    The experience of a lifetime. Thanks for putting on such a great tour. Exceeded all of my expectations.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    When Andrew suggested we do this on a tandem, I wasn’t sure it was possible. Not only did we manage it but we also enjoyed every minute – and would have happily gone back down again with Graham, Bill, Niv and the rest of the group)!

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    Route notes were spot on – clearly a lot of work goes on into maintaining and checking them. Organisation couldn’t have been better. Everything sorted, problems resolved quickly and efficiently. Felt fully supported at all times.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    Excellent mix of fast roads, country lanes and traffic free routes using NCN where practicable. Love to do it again, although I know I won’t!

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    The last two weeks was everything I had hoped it would be, and possibly a little bit more. Tough, challenging, emotional, but immensely rewarding and a whole lot of fun!

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2014

    Beyond Excellent!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    Tony Warne made the trip for me, so helpful and informative and patient and looked after the bike really well. He was kept busy! Would definitely ask for Tony again, in a year or so!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    The route was very enjoyable and I had to stop sometimes to take in the view and the silence. I sometimes found I was speechless which is hard to do!! I have seen parts of the country I have never seen before and I will be making sure I visit these places again.

    Fantastic tour which I would love to do again. I am made up I have achieved a massive goal in my life and I can say I did LEJOG.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013

    I loved all three tour guides Graham, Jonny and James! They all worked hard with their duties of cycling with the group, manning the brew van and fetching and delivering the luggage. Collectively they gave great advice on bike problems, eating , drinking, restaurant choices in town and body niggles!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013

    Great experience! Good value for money

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2013

    The pub buffets were excellent and the organised evening meals and recommended places to eat were all great too.

    Graham, Andy and Johnny were fantastic company and their encouragement and support throughout the two weeks really made a difference. The way they responded to everyone on the trip helped us all to get along. No one was ever left out, as can easily happen with a big group of people. I was amazed by Graham’s technical know –how and really appreciated how he tackled any bike problems with good cheer. His morning briefings were excellent and he was always so positive (even in the rain), making it easier to get going each day. Johnny and Andy provided much humour and were always a welcome and cheerful sight at the brew stops.

    I really enjoyed the whole trip, from a cycling point of view, but also as a holiday. I’d thought about trying to do an unsupported tour but was so glad that I did it this way instead. Everything about the organisation and the way the trip was run really made it a superb two weeks. In the future I’m sure I’ll be looking at some of the other trips you run

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    The trip has been amazing. Arriving at JOG as one group speaks volumes about the friendship and support we all gave and received along the journey. I am indebted to everyone and thank each of you for making this experience a life long memory I will treasure.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    Absolutely brilliant, best “holiday” yet! A great mix of people from all age groups and all walks of life. The guides friendly, helpful and experience certainly added value to this trip.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    The route notes were really detailed, we didn’t get lost once!

    What can I say! Nigel, Graham and Tony were simply the best. I was so impressed with how quickly they appeared when we had a problem. They were always happy, friendly, encouraging and really couldn’t have done more for us. Brilliant!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the youth hostels and I liked the atmosphere.

    The tour leaders were very enthusiastic, very genuine concern for us all, our safety and enjoyment of the trip. Professional at all times but still made the tour great fun. Nothing was ever a problem and they went out of their way on a daily basis. The guys worked well as a team and the banter between them was great.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    Brilliant organisation, tour notes and support. Very friendly and supportive. The ride was great because of the group, the age spread, mix of gender and ability. The daily mileage was just about right.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2013

    Graham, Nigel and Tony were absolutely amazing, I was so grateful for their support and encouragement throughout.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    The training weekend was very useful, it was a wake up call to put more hills into training. I certainly went from distance to hills during the last few weeks.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    A fabulous experience, Peak Tours is very well organised, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering LEJOG or any other cycle tour

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    The tour leader (Nigel) was magnificent. I cannot give enough praise for his enthusiasm, his work ethic throughout and his management/organisational skills. A lovely sense of humour. All three worked well as a team and are to be congratulated on the way they performed their duties

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    Loved it and didn’t want it to end

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    I’d like to thank you for all the hard work you put in before we left-sorting accommodation, transfers, meals etc. Everything ran like clockwork and it’s a credit to you that it did. You have a great company that I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anybody and would eagerly use again.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August 2013

    Maurice and I really enjoyed the tour – indeed I think it might even have the status of “best holiday ever”! Yes the weather helped, but I think for both of us it was the people who made the holiday – both the tour leaders and the other participants- I have to admit I felt quite emotional leaving everyone at Inverness Station and to think we had only known each other for two weeks!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July/August

    I wish we could have had a day off at JOG then turned and gone back to LE, it was that superb. I hope to join you for Dover to Cape Wrath next July, please can we have Graham, Phil and Niv (and sunshine!)

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    The route was amazing! Lots of smaller quiet roads through fantastic scenery – what’s not to like?!

    This is the best holiday I have ever had. The heady mix of exercise, fantastic scenery and great people add up to an experience I will treasure forever. Thank you Peak Tours I have had the time of my life!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    The owners of the B&B’s were uniformly excellent in the service they gave

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    This is the best thing I have ever done and Peak Tours organisation and planning is superb. If you want to do something life changing, do LEJOG and do it with Peak Tours!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2013

    The Accommodations exceeded my expectations.

    Keeping the tour off busy roads saves lives and makes for a more memorable ride. It’s nice to see that there still is a bit of “Old England” that still exists

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013

    Many, many thanks to you and all at Peak Tours. The experience was fantastic and a challenge that I will never forget. Graham, James and Johnny were superb and the logistics, arrangements, route notes, B&B’s, brew van stops and general organisation was highly effective and enabled a memorable experience for all.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013

    My memory of the route is not of the hills but of the fabulous downhills that seemed to go on for miles!

    Everything went smoothly and was extremely well organised. The whole route was made much easier and enjoyable with the brew stops and lunch stops.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013

    Suberb route, well researched and put together. Good use of NCN and main roads where unavoidable

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013

    The guys were excellent. Very professional, dedicated and approachable

    Lands End to John O'Groats June/July 2013

    The tour organisation was great. The riders only had the bike, roads, weather, direction, hills, food and drink to worry about. You really do enter a different world for two weeks. Brilliant!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    The route was truly exceptional, the Garmin routes were excellent and your team knew virtually all of the detail

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    One of the joys of the trip was the variety of places that we stayed. I particularly liked The Mill in Conder Green and The Crask

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    I thought the group size was just right, the group spread out during cycling and it was nice to meet up later for the group meals

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone. Customer service, organisation, enjoyment, detail, flexibility, brilliant!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    I thought the route notes were very clear and concise – a veritable triumph!

    The trip of a lifetime, how do you improve upon perfection?!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    All the lunch stops were great, the brew van was excellent and a great joy to reach each day, I love the brew van – will miss that!

    Loved our tour leader (Lee ) and guides,. They were always jolly and motivated us all in the right direction even on the tough days. They must be exhausted working for 2 weeks with no break, however that never showed in their behaviour and personality, I felt well looked after.

    Had a great two weeks and found the whole trip mentally relaxing! I’ll probably get cycle withdrawal symptoms! I would definitely recommend Peak Tours.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    Awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2013

    Loved the fact that the accommodation hosts were so welcoming, accommodating offering to wash wet/dirty cycling gear, asking how our day had been etc. Little things like that do make a difference!

    Having selected Peak Tours because we wanted organisation without it feeling organised, we have to say it was spot on. It was so very well organised that it just flowed

    We loved the training weekend, it gave us the confidence to approach LEJOG knowing what we’d been doing was along the right lines

    Lee, Neil and Graham could not have done more. They were organised, helpful, sympathetic, motivating and fun. They made the whole experience flow so that all we had to do each day was get on our bikes each day and cycle. If LEJOG could ever be said to be “easy” they made it feel so.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice.

    The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests

    All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.

    I had a fantastic time and would recommend Peak Tours very highly to anybody contemplating LEJOG

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice. David Wynn May 2013

    The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests David Wynn May 2013

    All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    Overall a brilliant tour which I would recommend to anyone wishing to do a LEJOG

    Neil 10/10 Graham 10/10 Lee 11/10

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    The tour surpassed all my expectations

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    A first class route

    Lee is a star, Neil will be missed and Graham is a first class addition to the team, Nothing was too much trouble for the group. They communicated all necessary information well, helped to maintain the bikes and organised everything.

    Lunches were great at every venue. Snacks in the brew van were varied and plentiful

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    Lee, Neil and Graham did an excellent job of seeing everything ran smoothly and that everyone was happy, thanks again to you all you made the tour enjoyable

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    A good balance between a demanding route and a fun holiday. It didn’t take itself too seriously, but was professional in its delivery.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2013

    I would like to complement you on the amazing way in which you organised our tour, and supported us all the way to John”O’Groats. I cannot speak highly enough about you, and of course Phil and Graham. It was wonderful to arrive at the end of a day and find our bags in the room. The B&Bs were well chosen, and won me over to B&Bs , rather than hotels.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Thanks for a truly life-changing experience during this ride.So many unforgetable moments with interesting individuals that the photos keep me reminded of. A special thank you to Steve, Graham, and Phil whose organisation and support was terrific.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic experience. The support provided by yourself, Graham and Phil was superb and very reassuring. Everything ran so smoothly it probably doesn't make us appreciate the effort that has to go into the organisation and looking after everybody's different needs. What was most impressive was that support always seemed to be able to be provided to everybody no matter where they were on the route. I still don't know how you managed that with no sign of stress shown by any of you.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Thank you, Steve, for sending along the great photos. I have thoroughly enjoyed going through each one just now and once more reliving our outstanding adventure together. I fear my poor wife and dear friends back here at home in the States are tiring of my endless chatter about LEJOG. But it will remain always one of the best and most fun things I have ever done in my life. I loved each day as well as being with all of you. Please know of my great gratitude for everyone's good cheer having a lone American along for the ride; y'all were very gracious to me! You Brits have one gloriously beautiful kingdom, and it was a privilege for me to see the country this way.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    "An amazing experience, the weather, body, bike, and social challenges. The journey became more physically, and mentally achievable as the days went by. It made me draw so deep everyday on many different levels, that I can not begin to tell you (it has enabled me to grow and develop in mind, body, and soul!). I almost did not want it to end.......Why not spend the rest of your life cycling around the world, living out of a rucksack, and a pannier! However, life goes on, and I would miss my good friends!"

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    The Accommodation was great and the owners where very friendly and helpful and the ones doing our washing was a great help.

    Loved the route with some great traffic free roads and lovely views.

    Route notes where excellent and very clear to read so they tell me as we left that up to Jim and Tony !!!

    The tour organisation was excellent much better than I had expected. A big thanks to you, Phil and Graham, you all could not have been more helpful.

    I loved the tour, we had a great time and met lots of nice people so its something I will never forget.

    I will have no problems in recommending your tour to any one so thanks again for making LEJOG such a great 14 days and hope all goes well in the future.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Thanks again for the trip, I have stayed at some pretty nice resorts and not had the good time I had with your operation.

    I have told people about it and mentioned that your 100% professional as are Graham and Phil.

    I have never seen 24 strangers 27 including you guys, for 2 weeks be in such close quarters without a cross word or bad comment about something, that alone says you ran a successful trip. A good time was had all around.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Clearly a lot of effort had gone into ensuring the best possible route at all times.

    Route notes faultless, knowledge of the route by Peak Tours very good – realistic and sensible

    Steve, Phil & Graham could not have been more helpful, more supportive, always smiling, always there, quietly efficient

    Thank you for making what had been a long term ambition come true – the support and service you offered made it possible for me

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Route was brilliant with good use of NCN etc. It was amazing that you managed to keep the route notes so accurate. Notes backed up by excellent briefing each morning.

    Brilliant organisation, brilliant leadership and a brilliant experience from start to finish. Many Thanks to Steve Graham & Phil.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Perfection on Wheels!

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    Route was fantastic – quiet country lanes with A roads at a minimum. I find this difficult to do for local training routes so to have such a great routes for the length of the UK shows the preparation and planning you have carried out.

    For what must be a daunting task I thought the tour organisation was excellent. Morning debrief very good idea, route notes good, arrangements with luggage van , brew van etc - excellent. All the staff very approachable and more than helpful with any questions even at the end of a long day.

    Good mix of choice of pubs some evenings / group meals on others. Tour cost seemed reasonable when we booked it up when you broke it down day by day. Having been on the tour and experienced what was provided this is definitely the case.

    Thank you for helping me achieve an ambition / dream I have had since I was 15 years old.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    The tour organisation was ten out of ten, I think you had everything covered. I wish I was doing it again next week.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2013

    I saw some parts of the U.K i didn't know existed; some beautiful towns and villages. I saw some amazing scenery, The Wye Valley, The Highlands etc, etc. The Sustrans cycle paths were great. All in all a great route difficult to better.

    All the lunch stops were tremendous, excellent quality and large amounts to feed hungry people. Really excellent!

    I met some lovely people. We all seemed to gel well and get on. Much of this was down to the skills of the three organisers who made sure things worked.

    BRILLIANT!! Wonderful organisation. Tony, Lee and Neil deserve instant beatification. I felt they really cared. They were sensitive to situations, they never ceased smiling and encouraging. They were tolerant and never judgmental of my laziness and disorganisation. A really great team. Without them i'm certain i wouldn't have finshed. And Lee's one mean guitarist too!!

    I feel elated, disconnected from reality and really pleased to have had such a wonderful adventure with such a lovely group of people.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    I loved the fact that it's quite understated, no fussing or faffing about, keep up the low key approach.

    The lads were brilliant, in fact for me it was them that made the whole thing possible, all I had to do was pedal. All three of them of them went out of their way to help us and were happy from start to finish.

    The tour was fantastic, don't fix what ain't broke, you're doing a great job!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    Lee, Neil and Tony were absolute superstars and set the tone for the whole trip. I can't praise them highly enough. They were professional, knowledgable and helpful to a fault, organised, diligent, cheerful and a whole lot of fun. An absolute credit to Peak Tours

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    I loved the informal, but at the same time efficient approach

    Great tour leader/team and overall back-up.

    A most enjoyable two weeks which was made easier by the input from Peak Tours

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    Tour guides were perfect! Smoothly organised. No complaints. Thank you!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    Hi Steve, can i just say what a fantastic experience the tour was. Great bunch of people from all different backgrounds. The B and B's were great, the lunch stops were all of a high quality. The route notes spot on! A special mention to all three guides who were fantastic and certainly earned their money over the two weeks. Lee was very professional throughout and i could tell he really loves what he does. Neil was brilliant! always cheerful had a great laugh with him he really got my sense of humour! And Tony is just quality he too has got a great personality, which you definitely need for this job. I have not one complaint! Loved every minute! Full marks from me. Thanks again.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    A great team who made the 1000 miles a pleasure. Thank you very much

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2012

    I found navigation really easy and i was warned about this beforehand as it's not a strongpoint of mine

    My suggestions are just that. I couldn't find fault ( I would say 'if i tried' but i did try!) I would have no hesitations in recommending you to anyone. Steve, Nigel and Graham really made the trip. I felt totally supported and looked after in every way from being fed well, being encouraged, being advised to looking after my bike (and my flip flop!)

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    First rate organisation, it's hard to imagine how it could be bettered

    A wonderful experience that i have recommended to my friends

    From my perspective perfect

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    Generally speaking the quality of service is not particularly high in the U.K as we discussed during the tour, but there are always exceptions, i think that you are one of them!

    I felt that Steve, Nigel and Graham were excellent leaders/partners to travel with. Companying with twenty-five people for two weeks is not an easy task, but you did it fantastically. I was truly impressed with all of you!

    The trip was an unforgettable experience and i felt that i chose the right company.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    All accommodation was to a very high standard with a very friendly service, clean and comfortable

    The route was challenging but very enjoyable throughout

    The food was fantastic, varied and plentiful.

    I have never been on anything so well organised, which made the whole experience extremely enjoyable.

    Steve, Graham and Nigel 'Three Lovely Chaps' who made the trip really enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble, all were well organised and informed, a very big thank you to all!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    The route is well thought out and went through some of the most beautiful parts of the country.

    There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.

    It was well organised and ran very smoothly. Well done

    What can i say? - it was the best thing i've ever done and i would do it again tomorrow. I haven't laughed so much in years!

    Keep doing what you're doing it was ACE!! There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    Cannot fault the tour in any way whatsoever it was fantastic food, route, accommodation and staff were all above any expectation i was hoping for. And people were as friendly and helpful, thank you so much.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    The tour organisation was first class, 11/10 !!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    All the B&B's i stayed in were good, especially the walled garden in Moreton Hampstead, the landlady was very helpful and the place was immaculate. Obviously the Crask Inn was another highlight; a surreal but wonderful place to stay!

    I thought the route was excellent. It kept us off the main roads wherever possible which was really appreciated

    The route notes were detailed, clear and easy to follow

    It was such a luxury to have all the lunches organised and ready to eat

    I was continually impressed by the organisation throughout the duration of the trip. It seemed that every eventuality had been thought of. The brew stops also seemed to always be at exactly the point where i was thinking i really need a brew stop!

    The training weekend was excellent. It gave me a real taster of how the days riding would work. It also gave me a real idea of how fit i would need to be.

    I really can't find any fault with this trip ata all i will happily be recommending Peak Tours to anyone who wants to do a similar trip

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    The attention to detail impressed me the most, you thought of everything.

    Unforgettable for all the right reasons.

    The tour is perfect, keep doing what you're doing!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    The tour organisation was superb, i know you've done many and are so well practised in organising these tours but the van stops/milage and routes taken (ie where accommodation was and the terrain covered before and after) was perfect in my opinion.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    From start to finish it way exceeded my expectations. From the routes to the milage each day and the individual care.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2012

    I would recommend you to anyone, in fact i have!

    Enjoyed it immensely. You and the team exceeded all expectations

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    Couldn't believe the lunches - especially the Sunday Carvery near Kendal. I put weight on during the tour so it must have been good!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    All B&B's were comfortable and welcoming

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    Nice mix of people. Group large enough to be able to socialise with a variety of different characters. Worked well

    It surpassed my expectations, i absolutely loved it

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    I thought the route excellent. It was interesting and challenging and i liked the fact it avoided as many main roads as possible. I did just over 1000 miles. It was useful having a few options as well. I have subsequently talked to other people who have done the record route and i think i made the right choice.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    All the accommodation was of a very high standard run by pleasant people who were welcoming and helpful. At the end of a very wet day on the bike it was really nice to know there would be a hot shower, comfortable bed and good food. Those owners who were willing to wash cycling kit were particularly useful and perhaps it would be possible to stress this point to the owners of the B&B's

    Lee, Neil and Rod were very well organised and everything happened where and when they said it would. The brew van stops and organised lunch stops were most welcome and contrasted strongly with my previous LEJOG where you were basically left to fend for yourself all day. Although i didn't suffer mechanical problems or health/injury issues, it was good to know that back-up was available if needed.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    Excellent route with limited time spent on busy roads.

    The training weekend was very useful, it helped focus my mind about the amount of training required.

    A great experience and one that i will never forget. It was tough but thoroughly enjoyable at the same time

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2012

    Excellent, I don't have to say anymore, just excellent!

    Excellent from the day i called you to the end. Excellent value for money and three great lads to help me on my way.

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012

    From start to finish a very slick operation

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012

    Well thought out and briefed. The three operators responded quickly and effectively to changing circumstances, well done!

    Helpful to relatives! All staff were courteous towards myself and daughters on seeing Martin off and cheering him back in and welcoming. Thank you for looking after him!!!

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012

    Having a cuppa from the back of the van mid morning and mid afternoon was perfect and something i haven't seen on other trips. Excellent supply of biscuits and bananas(and strawberries!!)

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012

    Fantastic route notes with meticulous planning and the milages were spot on

    Lands End to John O'Groats June 2012

    Really enjoyed the training weekend. It was good to meet with others and also to see how Peak Tours worked as an organisation.

    Lands End to John O'Groats May 2012

    I just wanted to say thank you for a superb trip, It was a fantastic experience and extremely well organised and run from beginning to end. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both of you and I hope to ride with you again before too long.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011

    Now that I have settled back in at home I wanted to write and express my gratitude and appreciation that you, your company and Nick put into organising the End to End over the past couple of weeks. Personally, I feel that my achievement could not have happened without your tremendous support. What was particularly remarkable for me and I think Phil was the 'hands on' personal service you gave. I imagine that by the end you were feeling as exhausted as we were. I was very impressed with way both you and Nick tried to accommodate the varied needs, wants and capabilities of the group. It was a group of such diverse experience and ability so it was a tribute to you that we all made it 'home'.

    I rather enjoyed the mix of B&Bs as all were distinctive and enjoyable in their own way. The comaraderie amongst the group was great and it was good to see that emerge over the weeks.

    Once again I have nothing but praise for the very personal and informal organisation of the trip and I wish you every success with the business in the future. Don't forget to let me know when the London - Vienna ride gets off the ground.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011

    Just a quick note to say thank you for making the September lejog such a memorable experience for me. It was always reassuring to know that you were around to deal with any problems.

    I'm sure that as participants we didn't see or know about all the headaches you had to deal with behind the scenes. Thanks also for doing the running repairs on my bike in such a calm & professional way.

    All in all, a great trip and I would thoroughly recommend Peak Tours to anyone else contemplating doing the end to end.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011

    Loved every minute of it!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2011

    It's up there with the best experiences of my life!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011

    Fantastic & very helpful guides - supportive & always there.

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011

    Trip of a lifetime!

    Lands End to John O'Groats August 2011

    I am writing to thank you for an excellent tour from LE to JOG. The tour by far exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned at our celebration dinner, it seems important to you for us to enjoy, not just endure the trip. My favorite places to stay were the aged buildings with creaky floors and narrow stairs (still clean and comfortable with good food and a hot shower). I believe your soft-spoken and patient manner helped secure the sense of camaraderie that made the trip a pleasure.

    I thank you also for helping me with my pre-trip questions.

    By way of contrast, I would mention what I observed at the pub in Mey where we gathered on the last day. Each time one of our riders came through the door, there was a spontaneous cheer from the group already assembled. It was not planned or forced, but a genuine appreciation for the success of each person. Also in the same pub were the riders of another company. Each time one of their riders came through the door, there was just a glance and shrug of the shoulders. I find this a very telling story.

    I thank you and Nick for leading us through the small villages and narrow roads on a very scenic route. It was a great challenge and adventure.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    The tour exceeded my expectations. I had planned this as a once in a lifetime opportuntity & now have the memories to cherish. The added bonus was the chance to establish friendhips & to share the daily experiences with other riders.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    I was highly impressed with how slick everything was. You were dealing with a lot on a daily basis but never got rattled. Both Steve & Nick were excellent. I felt fully supported at all times.

    I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people, in fact I already have. I would also be interested in future tours aswell.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    Just a quick note to say how much I really enjoyed the 2 weeks. I thought the whole group gelled together remarkably well and with lots of laughs and encouragement along the way. All over far too soon.

    It’s taken several days to come down from the high of day after day of scenery, camaraderie, eating, riding and witty banter!

    A special thanks to you and Nick for making it all so relaxed, friendly and exceptionally well organised. 10 out of 10.

    Hope the August tour goes well without you………a very tough act to follow.

    Please do let me know as soon as you have more details of your proposed European tour……. I could be the first to sign up!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    Just wanted to say a further massive thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous LEJOG holiday/challenge. It was all I hoped it would be and much more, enjoyed the whole ride and really appreciated the fantastic support/organisation and support from yourselves.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    The route was fantastic – great mix of rural roads & NCN routes – we did very little cycling on busy roads & where we did it was unavoidable. The route up through Scotland in particular was brilliant.

    The lunches were absolutely fantastic – a great choice & just the right type of food. Provided the opportunity to meet up before the afternoon cycling. Breakfasts at both B&B’s & YHA’s were also very good. Never felt hungry for the whole ride.

    Both Steve & Nick did their own individual roles to perfection – in addition it was done in such a way as you never felt a nuisance asking for anything, asking advice etc. I thought the ‘atmosphere’ that you generated/fostered within the group was first class!

    The tour was everything I hoped it would be & much more. I have never been on any tours before so was a bit apprehensive as to what to expect & whether I’d cope, but I can honestly say that I loved the while experience – even the rainy day out of Slaidburn – a real achievement!

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    Steve & Nick were first class – hard working, well informed, constantly thinking forward and so good humoured – the pair of you should give classes.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the tour – did what it said on the tin. Peak Tours did a sterling job.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    The tour organisation was excellent, I couldn’t fault it. Also the bike pack & return service was great – bike got back quickly & had been very well packed.

    Hats off to both Steve & Nick for unfailing patience, good humour, hard work & stamina in coping with everything we & fate could throw at you and still come up smiling.

    Lands End to John O'Groats July 2011

    Highly recommended – would definitely recommend to anyone else thinking about doing this challenge as well as any other challenges. The best organised tour I have been on by a mile!

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011

    Just had a great time. I think the relaxed way it runs suited me perfectly. If I felt like trying to beat Steve to the destination, that was fine. Other days take it easy and ride at the back, again fine. I saw one group in Keswick who were all dressed in the same firms jackets and were in a very orderly single file, that would have got right up my nose!

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011

    Steve's gormet spreads were great. Good variety & quality of food & nice option to have hot drinks, top effort!

    The tour was really well run. I would happily recommend to others. A great way to see the UK!.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011

    I really enjoyed the route - it was a bit of everything & we managed to stay off busy roads which was great.

    The lunches & snack stops were sensational - I was amazed & really pleased at the variety of options and it meant that no matter what you felt like there was always something good to eat.

    The tour organisation was brilliant. I was really impressed & really enjoyed it - would have happily cycled back to Lands End!

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the great organisation that obviously went into the Lejog tour we have just finished. There was almost nothing that could have been better from the moment we arrived in St Just (I can’t believe that was only 2 weeks ago).

    The accommodation was good (and The Crask Inn was just fantastic) the lunches were brilliant, the route was excellent, as were the Route Notes (whenever I felt the need to read them) and the support we received from you and Nick was just superb (especially the support you gave to me after my fall).

    If I ever do anything like this again, it will definitely Peak Tours that I turn to first, and I’ll continue to recommend you to anyone who asks.

    Thanks again and all the best for now.

    Lands End to John O'Groats April 2011

    The route was fantastic and I was really pleased we stayed far enough West to do the Lake District which I thought was a real highlight of the trip. Too many good days to mention but the last day ride as far as Bettyhill was particularly fantastic and I loved the trip up the Welsh border and the long, long downhill to Taunton racecourse was brilliant!

    Bags were always available and in the right place, lunch was always where it was expected to be, evening meals were booked – spot on. Left us with nothing to think about other than getting up and riding, which is exactly what we wanted.

    It was absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have hoped for a better two weeks. Only problem is it has given me a taste for it and I am already wondering how I will find enough holidays next year to do it again!!!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    Had a fantastic time and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend to others. A big thank you to both!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    I loved the route and thought it was very well planned – taking us quickly through built up areas and along mainly quiet cycle-friendly roads. Some of the route was not particularly suitable for a road bike but generally there was an alternative route so that was good.

    Really helpful, friendly, warm hearted team.

    Best holiday for a very long time!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    We felt the organisation was overwhelmingly accommodating and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    I enjoyed the cycle routes & quiet country lanes, so much so that returning to London afterwards and commuting to work was a huge shock to the system!

    It was appropriately challenging and I thought the route avoided the major roads as much as practicable.

    I strongly recommend the tour to anyone, well organised, all eventualities covered. Really enjoyed it.

    Lands End to John O'Groats September 2010

    We felt and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.

    LEJOG September 2010

    Loved every minute, even the rain didn’t seem so bad when in a group. Both yourself & Nick did a cracking job, many thanks.

    LEJOG September 2010

    Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!

    September 2010

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