James and Joe cycle LeJog

A 1146 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John o' Groats

Day 1 – Land’s End to St Newlyn East

Reached the B&B, Chy-an-Eglos, after a very, very hilly 53 miles. Our first ‘proper’ day of cycling. We knew we’d have to cycle up hills, but didn’t quite realise how many and how steep. Constantly crawling uphill, or rattling downhill. Down to a coastal town or village, up the other side. Repeat.

Our route took us along the winding road to St Ives, Portreath, Porthtowan and Perranporth, then inland to St Newlyn East. Beautiful views. Worth the effort.

Meal booked at The Pheasant Inn for 8.30 so we can watch the Tour on ITV4. Tired but happy.

‘It’s a carvery tonight. Roast beef or pork?’
‘Er… roast beef, please.’
Can we still call ourselves vegetarians?

Dave, who looked after us at the B&B, was a great host. He’d cycled from John o’ Groats to Land’s End a few years ago, so knew what we were going through.


2 comments on “Day 1 – Land’s End to St Newlyn East

  1. Andy
    July 10, 2012

    Evening guys
    Watching your progress on the website I see you splashed on the digs last night any more flambouyent places lined up for Devon and Dorset?

    Speak to you later

    • Little Jim
      July 10, 2012

      Fantastic ‘pod’ last night. Beautiful views over the sea and a great hosts too. Your kids would love it. They even have pet sheep.

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