Thurso to London

I cycled from Thurso (most northerly mainland town in Britain) to London in Summer 2009, through Scotland and down the eastern side of England. The route was around 1400km.

Follow the links below to view the routes for each day. In the event, I skipped Day 5 and did it a couple of weeks later. I also split Day 9 into two days, stopping at Cambridge. Here’s what actually happened.

 
Stage Start Finish Area Len /km Asc /m Slow Par Time Max Hgt /m Num of Hills Num Big Hills Hill Asc /m Max Asc Gdt
Prologue Thurso Thurso Caithness 63 242 3h28 66 1 0 50 2%
Stage 1 Thurso Carbisdale Castle The Far North 145 1324 8h42 269 10 5 840 7%
Stage 2 Carbisdale Castle Loch Lochy The Great Glen 140 1287 8h40 386 4 4 700 6%
Stage 3 Loch Lochy Inversnaid The West Highlands 141 1443 8h55 348 4 3 540 20%
Stage 4 Inversnaid Lasswade Forth Valley 138 1002 8h20 200 3 1 230 5%
Stage 5 Lasswade Morpeth The Borders 152 1292 9h13 418 7 4 710 10%
Stage 6 Morpeth Whitby Tees Valley 149 1154 8h41 246 9 1 590 10%
Stage 7 Whitby Kirmington Yorkshire 142 923 8h08 236 6 2 460 15%
Stage 8 Kirmington King’s Lynn The Fens 164 320 8h39 162 2 0 120 2%
Stage 9 King’s Lynn London Essex 173 556 9h25 126 2 0 110 3%

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Note: Slow par times (aka BRT times) are based on an average speed of 20km/h with an additional 5 minutes for each 100m of ascent.

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