This is the route we are planning to follow

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We are both keen that we actually enjoy the experience of this ride rather than just getting our heads down and doing it as fast as possible.  Our route is based around that described in the book you can see to the left, written by Simon Brown.  This follows more country roads than main roads and whilst it is a longer distance, it should be much more pleasant
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Day 1 - 22nd April - Land's End to Lostwithiel

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65 hilly miles. 2,720  feet of climbingNot a bad start.

Day 2 - 23rd April - Lostwithiel to Crediton

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64 miles. 4,030 feet of climbing - right over Dartmoor.   This is the hilliest day of the trip.


Day 3 - 24th April - Crediton to Axbridge

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67 miles. 1,657 feet of climbing. 

Day 4 - 25th April - Axbridge to Gloucester

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62 miles.  2,333 feet of climbing.  Pop in to mother's for a spot of lunch and staying at Ian's house.

Day 5 - 26th April - Gloucester to Telford

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76 miles - our furthest so far. 1,919 feet of climbing.  We will be staying at the Park Inn, Telford.  Big thanks to the Manager, Lucja Leonard for the free accommodation and meals.

Day 6 - 27th April - Telford to Leigh

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68 miles.  1,198 feet of climbing.  We will be staying at the Park Inn Leigh.  Big thanks to the Manager Akan Tahsin for the free accommodation and meals
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Day 7 - 28th April - Leigh to Sedbergh

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80 miles.  3,615 feet of climbing.  Looks like an awesome day.   The combination of climbing and distance make this probably our hardest day.

Day 8 - 29th April - Sedbergh to Gretna Green

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84 miles.  2,192 feet of climbing.  Would be romantic if we weren't two brothers :)  Should be our longest distance travelled in a day.

Day 9 - 30th April - Gretna to Cumnock

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73 miles. 1,932 feet of climbing.
 

Day 10 - 1st May - Cumnock to Arrochar

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83 miles.  2,264 feet of climbing.  Includes a ferry trip over the Clyde. 



Day 11 - 2nd May - Arrochar to Spean Bridge

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79 miles.  2,740 feet of climbing.

Day 12 - 3rd May - Spean Bridge to Dingwall

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64 miles.  1,975 feet of climbing.

Day 13 - 4th May - Dingwall to Helmsdale

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67 miles.  2,343 feet of climbing.
 

Day 14 - 5th May - Helmsdale to John O'Groats

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55 miles.  1,890 feet of climbing.  Simple as that.  Let's hope Rob is waiting for us at the far end!