Resources and tools that you might find useful for route planning.
Useful links for finding accommodation. It's always worth finding the web page for any B&B you're interested in and phoning them to book direct.
A range of great cycle-touring related books, including guides on fitness training, bike mechanics & repair, and inspirational tales from other cycle tourers. Please note (in the interests of full disclosure) that I'll receive a small commission for every book sold - this does not affect the price you pay.
Getting to & from John o'Groats
Companies and bike shops that can help you get your bike to and from John o'Groats.
Getting to & from Land's End
Companies and bike shops that can help get you and/or your bike to and from Land's End.
Other Train Companies
Links to other train companies, including their bike transport policies, that might be useful for connecting services local to you.
Other useful resources
There's numerous other resources out on the web, including several blogs, that are useful for planning a long distance bike ride - whether it's a Land's End to John o'Groats trip or elsewhere.
There's also some great Facebook groups that might give you inspiration and support:
- Bicycle touring UK and Mainland Europe - this is a group of over 10,000 members dedicated to UK and European cycle trips. Useful place to ask for advice.
- Long Distance Cyclists - with nearly 70,000 members from across the world, this very active group can be great inspiration for some truly epic rides.
- Cycle Touring Festival - a group for those interested in the aforementioned Cycle Touring Festival (before the pandemic this took place in Clitheroe, Lancashire, in May each year; it has since moved online with a small in-person gathering in October 2022).