Event HQ will be in the nearby village of Sennen, Cornwall, about 1-mile from Land’s End.
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:
Churchill, Somerset: 287 km
Warrington, Cheshire: 580 km
Paisley, Renfrewshire: 926 km
Inverness, Highland: 1207 km
** All food & drink at the overnight controls is included in the entry fee (see below)! **
Simply fill two bags at the start (typically with clean clothes and equipment) and we’ll transport the bags to two of the selected overnight control points (Sandford; Warrington; Paisley; Inverness). After you’ve passed through the control, we’ll collect the bag and transport it onto John o’ Groats.
GETTING TO THE START
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).
The website is:
Although you can normally only book up to 3-months in advance.
The nearest airport is Newquay, about 50-miles away. There are direct flights to Manchester/Heathrow & Dublin.
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 by taking your bike.
GETTING HOME FROM THE FINISH
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).
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You could try some of the travel websites such as: expedia; lastminute.com etc for more info’ on flights etc.
The nearest airport to JoG is Wick, about 17 miles 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.