Q. Can anyone enter?
A. Pretty much so. Although non AUK/CTC/CUK members will be liable to a £3 surcharge for insurance purposes. Non-AUK members will have to register with Audax UK before entering, but they don’t have to pay to register. Existing AUK members also have to register unless they’ve already done so!
Q. Can I cancel my entry?
A. No! Once you’ve entered, that’s it – you won’t receive a refund if you can’t start!
Q. What happens in the next few days/weeks after I’ve entered?
A. You’ll certainly receive a ‘Confirmation of entry‘ email from the organiser’s, usually within 72-hours of entering unless of course the organisers are away on holiday and outside the range of mobile phone signal so might take a little longer. You’ll receive email updates which increase in the weeks leading up to the event until the final email with final instructions usually arrives 3-days before the event itself (Thursday). The final event information; route-sheet and GPS Tracks will have arrived long before then!
Q. Like PBP, do I need to qualify to ride LEJOG?
A. No! Anyone can enter! Entries are now being taken on a first come – first served basis!
Q. How much is it to enter?
Q. If I can’t start can I get a refund?
A. No! Entry fees are non-refundable! This is a zero-tolerance policy! Below is AUKs policy on refunds.
Q. What’s the entry limit?
A. There’s no upper entry limit but we’ll carry out checks and re-check control size requirements every 50 entrants or so.
Q. How do I enter?
A. You can enter online by clicking on the link below:
Q. What’s included in the entry fee?
A. Here’s the link to the entry page, detailing what’s included and what isn’t:
Q. When and where will the event start?
A. The event starts at Land’s End, Cornwall, England, UK on Sunday 28 July 2024, at 07:00 am.
Q. What’s the total distance?
A. The total distance will be between 1400 km – 1435 km. The first provisional indicator showed a distance of 1405 km.
Q. Where exactly will the event HQ be?
A. The event HQ will be in the nearby village of Sennen, which is on the main A30 road about 1-mile north-east of Land’s End.
Q. Do I need to register beforehand?
A. Registration will be open from about 3.00 pm through to 9.00 pm on Saturday 27 July 2024 – the night before the event. Free food/drink (buffet-style) will be laid on if you want to pop in and say hello. You can still register on the Sunday morning before the event if you can’t make the Saturday night!
Q. Will everyone be starting together or will it be a staggered start?
A. Everyone will start together at 07:00 am prompt.
ON THE ROAD
Q. Where will the controls be?
A. Controls will be placed about 50-miles apart. 4 of the controls will be manned by event staff which we hope riders will use overnight.
Q. Will all the controls be manned?
A. No! Only the overnight controls will be manned. The intermediate controls will use commercial establishments such as shops; cafes & petrol stations, where food/drink can be purchased.
Q. Where will the overnight controls be?
A. Somerset (301 km); Greater Manchester (584) km; Scottish Borders (883 km); Moray (1144) km.
Q. What’s the overall time-limit?
A. The overall time-limit will be 116 hours and 40 minutes, so everyone must arrive at John o’ Groats before 03:40 am on Friday morning (02 August 2024).
Q. Which route will the LEJOG take?
A. The LEJOG will follow a mixture of A-roads; B-roads & country lanes through Cornwall; Devon and Somerset to cross the Severn Bridge into Wales. The LEJOG continues north through Herefordshire; Shropshire; Cheshire; Greater Manchester connecting to the A6 through Lancashire & Cumbria. Continuing north into Scotland and through the Highlands to John o’ Groats. See link below for further details:
Q. Where can I sleep?
A. The overnight controls will have basic sleeping & shower facilities. You are of course free to book your own accommodation en-route if you prefer your own comforts but you will have to pay for this yourself.
Q. Will I be able to charge up my Garmin at the overnight controls?
A. Yes! All the overnight controls will have adaptors available for you to charge your GPS device up overnight.