I knew nothing about cycling and just bought a bike on eBay. Turns out I bought a 62cm frame. I normally ride a 52. But ignorance is bliss and I just got on with it.
So on the 1st of April I took the train from London to Penzance and started my 1300 mile meander of Britain. It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. Britain is such a beautiful island and seeing it by bike is undoubtedly the best way to do it. My daily routine was wake up, make tea and have some cereal in the tent, pack up by around 8am, cycle to a landmark I had researched the night before, have some lunch, cycle some more, put up camp at around 3pm, find a pub, meet some locals, have a beer, back to the tent, find a landmark for the following day, make some dinner and go to bed.
I took my time and even managed to climb an ice covered Ben Nevis on my way. I never did more than 60 miles a day.
So if you are into cycling then there really isn't any excuse not to cycle Land's End to John O'Groats.
Cycling Land's End to John O'Groats
Tired from going abroad on holiday and realising just how little he knew about the country he lived in, Sean decided to take a month off, buy a bike and cycle the iconic Land's End to John O'Groats, solo and unsupported. Sean faced cold night in, wet days out, and nearly a month of his own thoughts while he had the adventure of a lifetime cycling through Britain. "Every adventure cyclist needs to cycle around Britain. There is just so much to experience. If I had not done this ride then I probably wouldn't be where I am today."
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