Lands End to John O'Groats

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Lands End to John O'Groats

Post by tufnellpark » 17 Aug 2016, 09:54

Whilst not a tube challenge, I will be heading down to Cornwall soonish to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats by bus. I plan to do it in less than four days and beat the unofficial WR of 4 days, 10 hours, 44 minutes, set by someone who might be Tube Geek. Wish me luck!
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Post by Tube Geek » 17 Aug 2016, 11:18

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 17 Aug 2016, 11:46

GOOD LUCK I SUSPECT IF U DO BEAT IT TANGY WILL TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE OF BEATING YOU LOL

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Post by Tube Geek » 17 Aug 2016, 11:55

Tube Geek wrote:It's not me
And good luck, I hope you do it! I don't suppose you're passing a town called Portishead at all, are you?

And when are you going to be doing it?
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Post by RJSRdg » 18 Aug 2016, 16:33

Haven't found a sub-four day route yet (though I've only had a brief play around so not saying it isn't possible) but 4 days 10 hours is definitely beatable - I've just found a route taking less than 4 days 4 hours (LE-Exeter; Exeter-Hanley; Hanley-Newcastle; Newcastle-Inverness; Inverness-JOG).

I assume by buses that coach services aren't included?
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Post by tufnellpark » 19 Aug 2016, 08:30

RJSRdg wrote:I assume by buses that coach services aren't included?
That's correct.
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Post by tufnellpark » 19 Aug 2016, 08:33

Tube Geek wrote:And when are you going to be doing it?
All booked up for Wed 31st Aug to Sat 3rd Sep. Now all I need is for all the buses to depart and arrive at their scheduled times. Unlikely I know.
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Post by A Challenge » 19 Aug 2016, 08:49

tufnellpark wrote:
RJSRdg wrote:I assume by buses that coach services aren't included?
That's correct.
What do you mean by that? Is it local busses only and not long distance busses that are coaches (megabus and National Express etc.) or what?
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Aug 2016, 08:56

A Challenge wrote:
tufnellpark wrote:
RJSRdg wrote:I assume by buses that coach services aren't included?
That's correct.
What do you mean by that? Is it local buses only and not long distance buses that are coaches (megabus and National Express etc.) or what?
Presumably. That is what i would use, but maybe Guinness (is it officially recognized?) have different opinions.
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Post by Steeevooo » 19 Aug 2016, 09:02

tufnellpark wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:And when are you going to be doing it?
All booked up for Wed 31st Aug to Sat 3rd Sep. Now all I need is for all the buses to depart and arrive at their scheduled times. Unlikely I know.
Best of luck with this Clive!

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Post by Tube Geek » 19 Aug 2016, 09:04

Tube Geek wrote:I don't suppose you're passing a town called Portishead at all, are you?
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Post by tractakid » 19 Aug 2016, 09:07

Out of interest, what's the Oxford to Cambridge Stagecoach X5 considered to be?
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Post by Tube Geek » 19 Aug 2016, 10:09

tractakid wrote:Out of interest, what's the Oxford to Cambridge Stagecoach X5 considered to be?
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Post by tufnellpark » 19 Aug 2016, 10:20

A Challenge wrote:What do you mean by that? Is it local busses only and not long distance busses that are coaches (megabus and National Express etc.) or what?
It is buses only, some are local but some are express. Buses exclude National Express and Megabus but would include the Stagecoach X5, although if you're in Milton Keynes heading between Lands End and John O'Groats, you are lost.
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Aug 2016, 10:36

Tube Geek wrote:I don't suppose you're passing a town called Portishead at all, are you?
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