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Glenn Longland intends to attempt to beat the bicycle record from Land's End to John o'Groats.  What follows is his scheduled route, with approximate distances and times.

 

Notice of an attempt to improve the Road Records Association individual bicycle record from

LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROATS

and also to improve the 24 hour and 1000 miles records.

The attempt will be made by GLENN LONGLAND and will take place on or after 14th June 2000.

Glenn is sponsored by Radford Chartered Accountants and Horton Light Engineering.

Current holders of the records concerned are:

24 hours John Woodburn 494.25 m
Land's End to John o'Groats Andrew Wilkinson 1d 21h 2m 18s
1000 miles Reg Randall 2d 10h 40m

Further details concerning this attempt can be obtained from Glenn Longland
on 023 8073 1771.

During the attempt, progress reports should be available from the above number.

You might also try 07720 751 094, particularly during the night.

This schedule also appears at http://www.dadswell.com

It is intended that progress reports will be made available during the ride via this site.

Glenn Longland 32 Testlands Avenue, Nursling Southampton SO16 0XG

v 3.0

 

ROUTE AND SCHEDULE Inter-
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Distance
Total
Distance
Time
       
Start at Land's End Hotel, South Door.

0.0

0.0

1000
Proceed on A30 to the A3071 junction, where divert through Penzance centre (Alverton Road and Market Jew St) to rejoin A30, to the Redruth bypass,

22.3

22.3

1100
then to join the Bodmin bypass,

29.5

51.8

1220
then to join the Launceston bypass,

25.3

77.1

1329
and then, the Okehampton bypass.

16.7

93.8

1415
       
Continue on the A30 to the junction with A377, near Ide.

23.5

117.3

1520
Take the A377 Alphington Road towards Exeter.

Follow Inner bypass along Frog Street and Western Way to bear right at Blackboy roundabout onto the B3212, Blackboy Road. Then join B3181 northbound at Pinhoe, and continue to Cullompton.

14.8

132.1

1602
       
Continue on B3181, joining A38 at Uffculme.

Take the Wellington bypass towards Taunton.

Proceed through Taunton, following Bristol A38 signs, to turn right at 'Great Mills' roundabout.

19.7

151.8

1657
Shortly, turn left, continuing on A38 through Bridgwater,

9.3

161.1

1723
to junction with A368 at Churchill.

19.7

180.8

1819
       
Continue on A38 to Bristol. Follow signs to Avonmouth, using Winterstoke Road and crossing the Avon on Avon Bridge and Plimsoll Bridge. Join A4 (Hotwell Road) towards Avonmouth, passing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Shortly, fork right to climb Bridge Valley Road, to Clifton Down. Join Westbury Road (A4018), to junction with B4056 Henleaze Road. Turn right, then left, following Henleaze Road, then Southmead Road, to Filton, where rejoin A38.

18.6

199.4

1912
       
Continue through Cambridge,

19.1

218.5

2008
to take A430 Bristol Road approaching Gloucester. Use Southgate Street, left into Commercial Road, right onto The Quay, right at roundabout into St Oswald's Road. Turn left at roundabout into Tewkesbury Road, rejoining A38 at A40 junction.

11.7

230.2

2042
       
Follow A38 through Tewkesbury (straight ahead at roundabout south of the town, left on High St, then left at Cross) to Worcester. Avoid ringroad, and proceed to junction with A44.

26.6

256.8

2159
Turn left then right into City Walls road. Use St Nicholas Street to join Foregate Street northbound. Continue to Barbourne where fork left to join A449, to Kidderminster.

12.3

269.1

2236
Turning right at first roundabout, follow A449 to Wolverhampton. Use ringroad, and turn left into Waterloo Road.

17.9

287.0

2329
       
Shortly, rejoin A449 to Stafford.

15.4

302.4

0015
Use inner ring road and join A34 to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

16.1

318.5

0103
       
Follow A34 through town centre, and join A5011 (signed towards A50) at Hollins.

After about 1.5 miles, join A50 to Holmes Chapel.

15.4

333.9

0150
       
Continue on A50 through Knutsford

8.0

341.9

0214
to Warrington. After crossing the Ship Canal, follow one way system to join Kingsway South, becoming Kingsway North. Continue ahead to join A49 at Longford.

9.9

351.8

0244
       
Stay with A49 to Winwick Church. Turn right onto A573 to Golborne and then to Wigan.

13.0

364.8

0324
       
Turn right at Wigan Little Theatre, then follow signs to Preston on A49, to join A6 at Bamber Bridge (use shortcut to avoid lights), to Preston.

17.2

382.0

0417
Turn right at the Forte Hotel, and follow A6 to Lancaster.

22.3

404.3

0526
       
Turn left over river, then sharp right, on A6 towards Kendal. A6 briefly becomes A590 and then A591 for a couple of miles. Follow signs to Kendal, rejoining A6.

22.2

426.5

0636
       
Stay on A6 towards Penrith. Climb to the summit of the road over Shap Fell.

9.7

436.2

0707
Descend to Penrith (junction with A66). When approaching the Clock Tower, turn right into Old London Road, left into Friergate, straight over several roundabouts to Drovers Lane, then turn right to rejoin A6.

15.6

451.8

0757
       
Continue on A6 to Carlisle. Turn right into Devonshire Street, then left, then right into Victoria Place. Follow signs for A7 and A74 north to join A74 at end of M6.

21.6

473.4

0906
       
Follow A74 then B7076 to Gretna. Turn right, then left, in Gretna village, staying on B7076, to Lockerbie,

21.6

495.0

1016
where continue, joining A701, to Moffat.

17.3

512.3

1113
       
Follow A701 over Devil's Beef Tub climb, to Crook Inn.

16.0

528.3

1206
Continue, joining A72, then rejoining A701 at Blyth Bridge.

Turn left at Leadburn, to Penicuik.

26.6

554.9

1335
       
Continue, to join A703 and then A702 to the A720 junction near Fairmilehead. Continue on A702 to turn left onto B701 via Oxgangs, Colinton, Wester Hailes, Broomhouse and Drum Brae to the A90 at Barnton.

Turn left to join A90 to the Forth Road Bridge. Use the cycle path to cross the River Forth.

17.9

572.8

1435
       
Leave A90 at first exit, joining B981 to Inverkeithing. Stay with B981 via Crossgates to Cowdenbeath. Join A909 northbound.

9.8

582.6

1509
       
Join B996 to Kinross, continuing to Milnathort. Turn right onto A91, becoming B996, then A91 again, then turn left on B996 (again) towards Perth. After approx 5 miles, the road becomes A912, to Perth.

25.3

607.9

1636
       
Turn left onto Inner Ring, then fourth right (signed Inner Ring) into King Street, becoming Methven Street. Turn left into Atholl Road, to roundabout, where follow signs to A9.

Follow A9 to Dunkeld,

14.2

622.1

1725
       
to the junction for Blair Atholl,

18.5

640.6

1830
over the Pass of Drumochter,

19.2

659.8

1938
to the junction for Newtonmore and Kingussie.

14.2

674.0

2029
       
Continue past junction with A95 near Aviemore,

17.9

691.9

2134
climb to the Slochd Summit,

10.3

702.2

2212
then on to the Kessock Bridge at Inverness.

18.1

720.3

2318
Follow A9 over the Black Isle, cross the Cromarty Firth to turn right at roundabout.

12.3

732.6

0004
Stay on A9 to Tain bypass,

19.8

752.4

0118
to roundabout, where turn right across Dornoch Firth, past the Mound, to Golspie.

17.9

770.3

0227
       
Carry on to Helmsdale,

16.6

786.9

0331
Berriedale,

9.9

796.8

0409
Latheronwheel,

10.0

806.8

0448
to Wick (road is now A99).

16.5

823.3

0553
Stay on A99, turn right at Reiss, to John o'Groats Hotel, where FINISH.

16.7

840.0

0700
       
For the 1000 miles record, retrace from John o'Groats on A99, to Wick

16.7

856.7

0808
to Latheronwheel (join A9)

16.5

873.2

0915
Berriedale,

10.0

883.2

0957
Helmsdale,

9.9

893.1

1038
Golspie,

16.6

909.7

1148
Tain,

17.9

927.6

1315
to junction with A862, at Cromarty Firth.

19.8

947.4

1431
       
Take A862 through Dingwall and Muir of Ord to junction with A831 near Kilmorack.

12.4

959.8

1526
Turn left, and left again (staying on A862) to Inverness.

10.0

969.8

1611
Join A82 southbound, towards Loch Ness, to junction with A831 at Drumnadrochit.

14.3

984.1

1715
Continue along A82 to junction at Invermoriston.

11.8

995.9

1809
Continue to Fort Augustus,

6.2

1002.1

1837
to junction near Invergarry,

7.1

1009.2

1910
then to Spean Bridge,

14.9

1024.1

2020
and finally to Fort William.

8.7

1032.8

2100