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MOTORCYCLING FOR MENTAL HEALTH

A group run from Land's End to John o'Groats, for the fun of it...

£275

8
days

WHAT IS IT

The original Garbage Run is a Saturday to Saturday adventure from the bottom corner of the UK to the top. The route takes in the best riding roads along the way, staying as far from towns, cities and busy roads as possible. It's camping most of the way with an occasional bunkhouse thrown in for good measure. The route is entirely on Tarmac.

The run is semi-guided with all participants provided with a map and encouraged to ride at their own pace or equally stay as part of the main group. The core element of this run is the camaraderie. What starts as a group of strangers soon develops into a cohesive group of riders helping one another to reach the top. Friends for life have been made. 

 

The main thing is that you don't underestimate the challenge of this run. We average around 200 miles a day which on the back roads can be as many as 7 hours in the saddle. The weather can sometimes play against us and by the time we've reached the top the sense of achievement is massive. 

 

Total distance is around 1500 miles for the actual run, plus the distance it takes to get down to Land's End and back from John o'Groats at the end, so around 2400 miles in total. From John o'Groats, people generally ride back down with people they've met on the run.

 

HOW IT WORKS

We meet at Land's End at around 8.30am on the Saturday morning. Group camping is organised the night before for those who want it. Others stay in B&Bs or hotels. We have a riders brief, take some photos and hit the road. It usually takes a few days for the group to find its feet, it all coming together by the Peak District and by the time we hit Scotland the group is riding like a well oiled machine. 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The run is for anyone who wants to see and experience more of their own country, or equally for foreign visitors who want to see more of the UK (so far we've had people from Norway, Australia, America and Canada take part).

 

It's for people who want a degree of flexibility but also the security or ease of having all the camping spots and route mapped out for them. It's for people who like the social aspect of motorcycling but don't have anyone to ride with. It's a run for beginners and experienced riders alike. The pace isn't fast, as fast or as slow as you like given its semi-guided nature. No one gets left behind and the idea is to increase the confidence of every rider in order for them to go on and further experience their own two-wheeled adventures. 

 

WHO IS IT NOT FOR?
The run isn't for any hot-heads or speed demons. If you like to blast past a group at break neck speed then perhaps look elsewhere. I request that everyone ride within their abilities and consider the safety of the group when riding as part of it. Equally, the run isn't for anyone who wants or needs a lot of hand holding. You need to be prepared and willing to navigate for yourself or make your own decisions.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Included in the price is the road book and mapping, all nights accommodation and maybe a meal or two along the way.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You'll need a well serviced and road worthy bike. Any bike will do, although bear in mind that if you come on anything less than 125cc there's a chance you'll have to make your own way at your own pace. A bike that can sustain at least 50mph is probably best. 

You'll also need basic camping gear - tent, sleeping bag, pillow and mat - good waterproofs, with cooking gear an option as at most places we stay there are facilities to either cook or buy food. It's advised that you have full breakdown cover for your bike just in case you do have problems that are beyond simple roadside repair.  

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To secure you place click on the SIGN UP icon above-right which will take you to a payment area where you can pay a £80 deposit to secure your place. The remainder of the balance will be due further down the line, with further information also provided upon sign up.
 

 

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3/08/19-10/08/19
 
IN A NUTSHELL:

A ride from the bottom of the country to the top, camping most of the way, riding only the back roads and making some great friends along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cornish and Devonshire coastline

  • The Welsh borders

  • Peak District back roads and     reservoirs

  • Yorkshire Dales and the great     railway viaduct

  • The Scottish borders and a ferry to the Highlands

  • The famous NC500 coastal road around North Scotland.

DAILY SCHEDULE
 

DAY 1
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DAY 6

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