A WORLD'S FIRST JOGLE ATTEMPT!

See where we went on our eco-adventure

We are sponsored by ZeroSixZero, who provided us the platform to track our journey on a beautiful custom map.

How many national Parks did we visit?

Our route was 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 visited 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

During our training, we also visited the Peak District National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Pembrokeshire National Park, New Forest National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

WHY waS OUR ATTEMPT A WORLD'S FIRST?

Traditionally, JOGLE would mean cycling from John O’Groats, the northeastern tip of mainland UK, to Land’s End, the southwestern tip. Completing this journey means one has cycled the longest distance between two points on mainland UK. 

Our cycle was across both land and sea, connecting the Orkney Islands to the Isles of Scilly!

Our journey can be split into 4 stages:

  1. We started at the northwestern tip of the Mainland Orkney, part of a group of islands sitting just north of mainland Scotland. We cycled the length of Mainland Orkney down to its southernmost tip, Burwick.
  2. There, we  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! 

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

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