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End to end - sameday - 2011

We completed the trip the same day. We had planned to do a blog on the journey but after battling for over an hour on the first stop to get everything working properly despite having it all working prior to the trip we decided on binning the blog on route and just to get on with it

There are not as many photos as we'd hoped for since it was raining heavily for the most part and cameras, rain and dripping bikers doesn't go well.

6:20am at Lands End, Sennen, Cornwall on 16th July

Ready to leave Lands end

Ready to leave Lands end

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First stop 9am to 10:30am. Running a bit late. We've been lucky with the weather, only had 6 inches of rain since cornwall.

We've refueled the bikes and now having breakfast at McDonalds, next to Asda, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.Heading off in the direction of manchester shortly

At McDonalds Bristol

Bristol stop

Leaving McDonalds Bristol

Bristol stop

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At Manchester 1pm. Bikes refilled. Time for a coffee and then back on the road

At Manchester refuel stop

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M74 Gretna services 4pm. This stop was going to be missed but after a decent dry spell and the sky looking like it was about to empty all over us again we decided on stopping for food while dry rather than go on for another 100 miles and stop while soaked wet through. As it turns out it was a good move, The rain came down 10 mins after we arrived and the car park turned into a river for a while.

At gretna green services M74

At gretna green services M74

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We missed a stop on purpose to try to save some time but had to make slight detour to a Torq fuel station at Perth Road, The Cairngorms National Park, Newtonmore, Highland to refill at 7:30pm

At refuel off route

Alan hitting the bottle in preparation of our arrival at John O'Groats

At refuel off route

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John O'Groats arrival time 11:20pm on 16th July 2011.

The last 100 miles gave us the worst weather, the last 60 were really bad. Winds, heavy rain, fog and narrow windy roads didn't make it much fun.

Since we were all but drowned on arrival at JOG, it was pitch black, rain coming in sideways at with a serious need for a warm drink and some dry clothes we checked in on google latitude and facebook and made our way to the hotel.

The morning after brought us some sunshine on our return to John O'Groats and having our photo taken at the famous signpost on the harbour side

At John O'Groats

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The trip home

The 3 of us stayed in John O'Groats, having a coffee and toffee muffin courtesy of Chris at Northampton Motorcycle Couriers.

Photos done, gifts bought and postcards sent and we're on our way back south

home

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Lunch break in Inverness before Tony heads off in a different direction

Inverness city centre

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home

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home

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home

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Tony at Loch Ness

Tony at Loch Ness

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Near Glenbreck, next to the river Tweed

Scottish valleys

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The border into England

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At Lake Windermere

Bike at Lake Windermere, Lake district

Detail from our tracking

  • Saturday, July 16, 2011
  • 5:48 AM Creeping Ln, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5, UK
  • 5:51 AM Hosken's Meadow, Saint Buryan, Cornwall TR19 6, UK
  • 5:54 AM Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
  • 5:57 AM Land's End, Sennen, Cornwall TR19 7, UK
  • 6:04 AM Cornwall, UK
  • 6:20 AM Land's End, Sennen, Cornwall TR19 7, UK
  • 6:27 AM Hosken's Meadow, Saint Buryan, Cornwall TR19 6, UK
  • 6:29 AM St Buryan, Cornwall, UK
  • 6:36 AM Stringers Hill, Madron, Cornwall TR20 8, UK
  • 6:42 AM Cledma Bank, Saint Erth, Cornwall TR27 6, UK
  • 6:43 AM St Erth, Cornwall, UK
  • 6:49 AM Reskadinnick Rd, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 7, UK
  • 6:57 AM Perranzabuloe, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  • 7:00 AM Hendrawna Ln, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall TR6 0, UK
  • 7:03 AM St Erme, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  • 7:06 AM Perranzabuloe, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  • 7:16 AM Cornwall, UK
  • 7:22 AM New Rd, St Enoder, Cornwall TR9 6, UK
  • 7:29 AM Withiel, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK
  • 7:40 AM Bodmin, Cornwall PL30, UK
  • 7:41 AM Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall, UK
  • 7:47 AM South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall PL15, UK
  • 7:50 AM Lifton, Devon, UK
  • 7:54 AM Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon, UK
  • 8:01 AM Moyses Ln, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1, UK
  • 8:07 AM South Tawton, Okehampton, Devon, UK
  • 8:12 AM Five Mile Hill, Tedburn St Mary, Devon EX6 6, UK
  • 8:18 AM Sannerville Way, Exminster, Devon EX6 8, UK
  • 8:24 AM Broad Clyst, Devon, UK
  • 8:32 AM Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon, UK
  • 8:32 AM Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15, UK
  • 8:36 AM Trull, Somerset, UK
  • 8:41 AM North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK
  • 8:47 AM Slape Cross, Somerset, UK
  • 8:51 AM East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, UK
  • 8:55 AM N Rd, Lympsham, Somerset BS24 0, UK
  • 9:00 AM Worle Moor Rd, Weston-S-Mare, N-Somerset BS24 7, UK
  • 9:04 AM Kingston Seymour, Clevedon, North Somerset, UK
  • 9:10 AM Clapton In Gordano, Bristol, North Somerset, UK
  • 9:14 AM Hallen Rd, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire BS10 7, UK
  • 9:16 AM South Gloucestershire, UK
  • 9:20 AM Black Horse Hill, Almondsbury, South Glos BS10 7, UK
  • 9:26 AM Swanmoor Crescent, Bristol, City of Bristol BS10 7, UK
  • 9:26 AM South Gloucestershire, UK
  • 9:35 AM Highwood Ln, Almondsbury, Cribbs, S-Glos BS34 5, UK
  • 9:36 AM Cribbs Causeway, South Gloucestershire, UK
  • 9:45 AM Cribbs Causeway, South Gloucestershire, UK
  • 11:09 AM Pear Tree Rd, Bradley Stoke, South Glos BS32 4, UK
  • 11:15 AM Moorslade Ln, Falfield, South Gloucestershire GL12 8, UK
  • 11:22 AM Frocester, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK
  • 11:22 AM Gloucestershire, UK
  • 11:27 AM Pearwood Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 0, UK
  • 11:33 AM Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
  • 11:38 AM Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK
  • 11:44 AM Strensham, Worcester, UK
  • 11:44 AM Croome D'Abitot, Worcestershire WR8 9, UK
  • 11:47 AM Norton Juxta Kempsey, Worcestershire, UK
  • 11:50 AM Hindlip, Worcester, UK
  • 11:55 AM Upton Warren, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK
  • 11:56 AM Worcestershire, UK
  • 12:02 PM Romsley, Halesowen, Worcestershire, UK
  • 12:08 PM West Bromwich, UK
  • 12:18 PM Vernon Way, Willenhall, Walsall WS3 2, UK
  • 12:23 PM Hatherton, Cannock, Staffordshire, UK
  • 12:28 PM Uplands Rd, Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 9, UK
  • 12:33 PM Chebsey, Stafford, Staffordshire, UK
  • 12:39 PM Swynnerton, Stone, Staffordshire, UK
  • 12:43 PM Madeley, Crewe, Staffordshire, UK
  • 12:48 PM Haslington, Crewe, Cheshire East, UK
  • 12:54 PM Glencoe Close, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire East CW4 7, UK
  • 1:04 PM Aston By Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire East, UK
  • 1:06 PM Cheshire East, UK
  • 1:11 PM St Helens, UK
  • 1:23 PM St Helens, UK
  • 2:03 PM Seneley Green, St Helens, UK
  • 2:07 PM Shevington, Wigan, UK
  • 2:13 PM Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, UK
  • 2:19 PM Preston, Lancashire, UK
  • 2:24 PM Stubbins Ln, Claughton, Lancashire PR3 0, UK
  • 2:31 PM Ellel, Lancaster, Lancashire LA2, UK
  • 2:34 PM Lancashire, UK
  • 2:37 PM White Carr Ln, Forton, Lancashire LA2 9, UK
  • 2:41 PM Lancashire, UK
  • 2:57 PM Green Ln, Ellel, Lancashire LA2 0, UK
  • 3:02 PM Carnforth, Lancashire, UK
  • 3:07 PM Holme, Carnforth, Cumbria LA6, UK
  • 3:12 PM New Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria LA8, UK
  • 3:17 PM Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:22 PM Shap Rural, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:27 PM Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria CA10, UK
  • 3:33 PM Hesket, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:33 PM Penrith, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:38 PM Hesket, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:40 PM St Cuthbert Without, Cumbria, UK
  • 3:47 PM Low Harker, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6, UK
  • 3:52 PM Dumfries and Galloway, UK
  • 5:19 PM Dumfries and Galloway, UK
  • 5:33 PM South Lanarkshire, UK
  • 5:49 PM South Lanarkshire, UK
  • 5:55 PM Glasgow City, UK
  • 6:00 PM Condorrat, North Lanarkshire, UK
  • 6:07 PM Glasgow Rd, Longcroft, Falkirk FK4 1, UK
  • 6:07 PM North Lanarkshire, UK
  • 6:12 PM Stirling, UK
  • 6:12 PM Ingleston Ave, Stoneywood, Falkirk FK6 6, UK
  • 6:17 PM Easter Cornton Rd, Causewayhead, Stirling FK9 5, UK
  • 6:17 PM Stirling, UK
  • 6:17 PM Birkhill Rd, Stirling FK7 9, UK
  • 6:23 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 6:34 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 6:40 PM Gilsay Pl, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 3, UK
  • 6:41 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 6:44 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 6:49 PM School Ln, Birnam, Perth and Kinross PH8 0, UK
  • 6:50 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 7:15 PM Perth and Kinross, UK
  • 7:22 PM Highland, UK
  • 7:32 PM Highland, UK
  • 7:39 PM The Cairngorms Nat Pk, Perth Rd, Highland PH20 1, UK
  • 7:39 PM Cairngorms Nat Pk, Perth Rd, Newtonmore, Highland PH20,
  • 7:42 PM The Cairngorms Nat Pk, Perth Rd, Highland PH20 1, UK
  • 7:49 PM Highland, UK
  • 8:04 PM Cairngorms Nat Pk, 1-13 High St, Kingussie, Highland PH21
  • 8:08 PM Highland, UK
  • 8:14 PM Cairngorms Nat Pk, Old Loans Rd, Aviemore, Highland PH22
  • 8:17 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:03 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:09 PM Kessock Bridge, Highland IV1 3, UK
  • 9:09 PM Millbank Rd, Munlochy, Highland IV8 8, UK
  • 9:12 PM Oakleigh Rd, North Kessock, Highland IV1 3, UK
  • 9:15 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:20 PM Novar Toll, Alness, Highland, UK
  • 9:22 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:26 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:32 PM Hartfield Rd, Tain, Highland IV19 1, UK
  • 9:37 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:43 PM Highland, UK
  • 9:50 PM Station Rd, Golspie, Highland KW10 6, UK
  • 9:53 PM E Millicent Ave, Golspie, Highland KW10 6, UK
  • 9:56 PM Victoria Rd, Highland KW9 6, UK
  • 10:00 PM Lothbeg, Highland KW8 6, UK
  • 10:03 PM Highland, UK
  • 10:12 PM Highland, UK
  • 10:12 PM Ousdale, Highland, UK
  • 10:12 PM Highland, UK
  • 10:42 PM Highland, UK
  • 10:47 PM Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Highland KW1 5, UK
  • 10:53 PM Wick, Caithness, UK
  • 10:53 PM Francis St, Wick, Highland KW1 5, UK
  • 10:54 PM Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Highland KW1 5, UK
  • 11:01 PM Highland, UK
  • 11:11 PM Highland, UK
  • 11:17 PM John O' Groats, Wick, Caithness KW1 4, UK
  • 11:17 PM Highland, UK
  • 11:27 PM John O' Groats, Wick, Caithness KW1 4, UK
  • 11:34 PM John O' Groats, Wick, Caithness KW1 4, UK
  • 11:37 PM Highland, UK
  • 11:57 PM Highland, UK






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