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  1. LE to JOG

    Transalp
    Hi folks, I am planning Lands End to John O'Groats for April on my TA 700. All advise and comments borne of experience welcomed. I intend taking plenty of photographs so will travel over five days. Thanks. Land End to John O'Groats On a Bike
  2. Lands End to John O'Groats

    Travel
    Hi folks, I am planning a solo Lands End to John O'Groats trip in April on my Transalp 700V. I will be taking photos and avoiding motorways. All advise and comments welcome. Thanks 0rigen Land End to John O'Groats On a Bike
  3. Southampton to Lands End

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, My better half suggested I go to Lands End ! So I thought why not. I left Southampton at 11.30am M27, A31, A35, M5 and A30 All went well for the first 30ish miles but then the derrier started going numb, had to stop at 50 and stand straight for a while. Cup of coffee and a smoke and of...
  4. Decisions decisions

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, newbie here by the name of Jerry:thumb: I introduced myself here yesterday http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/id-like-introduce-myself/9133-new-members-143.html I'd like to pick some brains if I could? Out of my shortlist, Triumph Tiger, 855 or 955. AT. BMW GS 650 Dakar or even a GS 1150...
  5. Back from John O'Groats trip

    Transalp
    Just been up to JOG and back from Warwickshire on my XL700VA. It was a 1302 mile round trip over 5 days. The bike did everything I asked of it including motorway cruising at speed, some in the wet (very) and some in the dry. The only difficulty I had was with some strong cross winds riding over...
  6. End to end 2009

    The Longest Day
    I wussed out of 2008 Longest day cos i'd only been riding 3 months, but now im ready! - i done 10,000 miles now since Easter so im already putting the miles in! Im gonna do it with a few mates probably June 2009, but im likely to do it 2up with the wife. Thinking of leaving Notts and heading to...
  7. GPS Route available?

    The Longest Day
    Hi, First of all Great Job on the Longest day ride.:thumbleft: It's always a great thing when people try to help others. I like the idea of a fundraiser tour. If I knew sooner:(, I would have participated. The idea of riding from Land's end to John O'Groats is very appealing. Thereore, I...
  8. Topbox wanted for JOG LE Trip

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got an old topbox they don't use, Jamped (my dad) is looking for one for our forthcoming John O'groats to land end trip the week leading up to the national meet. Anything considered:thumbup:
  9. Petrol stations in Scotland

    Transalp
    Hello I'm embarking on a trip around the UK coast on Saturday and, just looking at my map along the top of Scotland from John O'Groats to Ullapool (A836, A838, A894, A837 and A835) I'm a bit concerned there's going to be a shortage of petrol stations. Given I'm not going to get much more...
  10. Long way home, completed

    The Longest Day
    I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, and if it's better to be in the chat area, could an admin move it! I should start by saying that i run a site for North UK based bikers, called, northukbikers - and in January, one of our members came up with an idea, to do a Top gear type...
  11. Maverick's sort of report...

    The Longest Day
    It was my plan to ride down to Spain meeting up with father-in-law Lindsay who just travelled all the way from Prince Albert in South-Africa up the western side of Africa to London. He however surprise me with a sms a few weeks back stating that he is already in Tangiers. Damn was so looking...
  12. All Help Greatly Received

    Chatter
    As most of you probably know by now a group of rider's from the forum are riding from John O'Groats to Lands End in under 24 hours. If you would like to pledge your support please visit this special section on the Rugged Roads Website and buy a sticker or wristband. All of the proceeds are...
  13. Longest Day Iron Butt End2End Validation

    The Longest Day
    Right then - I havent been remiss with this - there's been a bit of wrangling going on in the background due to the problems we would experience with the Iron Butts validation process as it stands with a 4am start and not being able to get required dated and timed till receipts etc. Prompted...
  14. PAYMENT DETAILS for The Longest Day Participants Pack

    The Longest Day
    Please see the table below that shows the total amount you need to pay for your Participants Pack. PLEASE CHECK THE DETAILS ARE CORRECT AS I WILL ORDER WHAT'S IN THIS TABLE IF YOU DON'T TELL ME ANY DIFFERENT I am offering two methods of payment: I need payment from everyone before I...
  15. The Longest Day – Basic Information & Participants List

    The Longest Day
    OK...I'm getting alot of mails from people keen to join up and asking for info...despite all the threads being organised and re-organised we're still missing one with the very basics on there. So...here goes. The Longest Day. What? Charity motorcycle ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer...
  16. PARTICIPANTS - John O'Groats to Lands End - The Longest Day

    The Longest Day
    This is a list of those who have put their names down to take part in the Team XRV ‘The Longest Day’ Charity challenge – John O’Groats to Lands End in under 24 hours As Robster and I are putting together individual Participants Packs, can each of you please edit this post and just put...
  17. When is 48 hours eight days?

    Chatter
    When BT are running the clock. I have spent a fair chunk of yesterday and today on the phone to BT broadband, as you do. I pay a lot of money for my broadband business package and am entitled to have any reported fault fixed within 24 hours or receive compensation. This lunchtime I queried...
  18. Long Way Down

    Chatter
    I saw a trailer on tv the other night advertising that the BBC are going to show the programme about McGregor and Boorman's trip from John O'Groats to South Africa. I think it starts on Sunday 28 October on BBC2.
  19. John O'Groats to Lands End - on a TA!

    Past Charity Events
    Hi everyone, my name is Adrian. I am new to this forum but thought you might like to know that I am going for the 'End to End' trip from John O'Groats to Lands End in a day on 30th Sept. I will be riding my 2001 Transalp and my brother-in Law his BMW 1200GS. My wife has been cured of a brain...
  20. Clive Greenhough Lands End to John O'Groats Trip

    Past Charity Events
    Anyone that as watched Mondo Enduro will have seen Clive Greenhough on the DVD. His Father was very sadly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the young age of 56. At the time he owned and ran a successful building business, was physically fit and a huge cyclist enthusiast. Now at the age of 60 he...
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