A WORLD'S FIRST JOGLE ATTEMPT!

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We are sponsored by Komoot, who have provided us the platform to create our route for each of the 14 days.

We welcome any rider to come and cycle with us on any section of our route (maybe not the water bike section). Please get in touch to join us at admin@pedal4parks.co.uk.

You can see our Komoot route collection in more details by clicking the image below.



How many national Parks will be visited?

Our route is designed to visit as many national parks as feasibly possible in 14 days between the Orkney Islands and the Isles of Scilly. The National Parks we will be visiting are listed below in order from top of the UK down:

Cairngorms National Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Lake District National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

Exmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

We hope in our training to visit all the other national parks too. So far we have visited the Peak District National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Pembrokeshire National Park, New Forest National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

WHY IS OUR ATTEMPT A WORLD'S FIRST?

Traditionally JOGLE would mean cycling from John O’Groats the northernmost tip of Scotland to Lands End the southernmost tip of UK. Completing this journey would mean one has cycled the entire length of mainland UK. 

Our cycle is across both land and sea connecting the Orkney Islands to the Scilly Islands and is expected to take us 14 days in total!

Our attempt can be split into 4 stages:

  1. We start at the northernmost tip of the Orkney Islands a group of islands sitting just north of mainland Scotland and will cycle the length of the Orkney down to its southernmost tip. This will take a single day.
  2. Once at the southernmost tip of the Orkney Islands we will change our bikes for water bikes and cycle across the sea (Pentland Firth) reaching John O’Groats the northernmost tip of mainland Scotland. This will take a 2-4hours on a single day and it is essential we attempt the crossing in good weather conditions favourable for our water bikes
  3. We will then change back to our original land bikes we used in the Orkney Islands and will be bike packing, which means we are cycling with all the equipment needed for a self-supported journey of over 950 miles. This part of our journey will begin from the northeastern tip of Scotland, John o’ Groats, and end at the southwestern tip of England, Land’s End. We estimate this stage to take us 12 days.
  4. The final stage we switch our bikes back to water bikes to cycle from Lands End to the Scilly Isles the southernmost isles of the UK, this is expected to take an entire day and is where we will finish the cycle come and join us for celebrations at the end!