The Novel Bike

UK tip to tip: from Penzance to John o' Groats

The bike course follows a tradition among touring cyclists of traversing the UK from tip to tip. You'll start in the far southwest, at Penzance on Mount's Bay. Over a thousand miles you'll explore the length and breadth of England, eventually turning up in John o' Groats, a town in the far northeast.

Along the way you'll explore the very best of Britain, from vast coastal expanses covered in heather to hopping urban centers (er, centres). You'll touch Wales and Scotland, cities like Manchester and Edinburgh, and more castles than you can count. At the end you'll have one distinct advantage over the touring cyclists who make their way to John o' Groats: you won't have to figure out how to getbback home.