Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Guide Books

While there is no single route for cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) – or John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) for that matter – there are Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Guide Books. These offer a variety of routes, from country lanes to fast A-roads.

There are no signposts along the way, so a guide book is very useful. I have offered advice below, as each will suit a different type of end-to-end cycle ride.

The best website I have seen recently on cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats is It has information on route-planning and navigation, equipment, getting to and from the start/finish, fitness and safety. For more detailed information, I would then suggest a guide book:

The Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle guide books and maps

  • Cicerone’s ‘Cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats Cicerone guide book’:  14-day End to End cycle route from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG). With detailed maps, profiles, all key grid refs and GPX files.  Advice: The route is largely on minor roads and cycle paths but uses A-roads to shorten the overall distance (just under 1,000 miles). The maps in the guide book are perfectly good.
  • Phil Horsley’s ‘Land’s End to John O’Groats – Great British Cycling Adventure’: Route description and maps to a 977-mile route, with nearly 500 miles of alternative routes, with quieter routes available, rather than just main roads. Advice: While you could just possibly use this guide book without extra maps, I would advise proper maps to go along with it.

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