Event Information

START  DETAILS

Event HQ will be in the nearby village of Sennen, Cornwall, about 1-mile from Land’s End (pictured above). 

All the riders will start together at 09:00 am.

CONTROLS

Riders obtain proof of passage through a series of predetermined controls. Acceptable proof of passage requires independent evidence of time, date and control location. Acceptable forms include:

  • A timed signature of a controller designated by the organiser
  • A stamp, sticker or other distinct mark (inside the brevet card) provided by the event organiser and/or a controller
  • A printed receipt, with time, date and control location (usually from a cash register or ATM)
  • Other forms may be designated by the organiser, provided they are acceptable to AUK

Where a rider is unable to obtain proof of passage, an alternative form may be accepted at the organiser’s discretion.

The overnight controls will be at:

Sandford, Somerset: 287 km

Warrington, Cheshire: 580 km

Paisley, Renfrewshire: 926 km

Inverness, Highland: 1207 km

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Bunkhouse accommodation

 ** All food & drink at the overnight controls is included in the entry fee (see below)! **


DROP BAG

Simply fill three bags at the start (typically with clean clothes and equipment) and we’ll transport the bags to three of the selected overnight control points (Sandford; Warrington & Paisley). After you’ve passed through the control, we’ll collect the bag and transport it onto John o’ Groats so you can collect it after you arrive!


GETTING TO THE START

Rail:

The nearest railway station to the start is about 10-miles away in Penzance, which is basically the end of the line! There are direct train services from London/Birmingham (for connections from the north). Although you can normally only book up to 3-months in advance.

The website is:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

Air:

The nearest airport is Newquay, about 50-miles away. There are direct flights to Heathrow; Leeds/Bradford & Teesside.

The website for Newquay airport is: https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/

n.b. Land’s End airport only serves the Scilly Isles.

Expect to pay more taking your bike.


GETTING HOME FROM THE FINISH

Rail:

The nearest railway stations to John o’ Groats are:

Wick (about 17-miles south)
Thurso (about 20-miles west).

Scotrail has direct train services to Inverness where you can connect to the south (Edinburgh/London etc).

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

is the tool for this.

You could try some of the travel websites such as: expedia; lastminute.com etc for more info’ on flights etc.

Air:

The nearest airport to JoG is Wick John o’ Groats airport, about 17 miles to the south. BA has a direct flight to Edinburgh departing at 1:10 pm where you can connect to flights to other UK airports. Expect to pay extra if you fly home on the Friday. See website link below: