Land's End to Ness Point, Midsummers Evening 2022

Land's End to Ness Point, Midsummers Evening 2022

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cycysputnik

Original Poster:

59 posts

26 months

Monday 24th January
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Anyone up for doing it this year?

jdmave

129 posts

112 months

Monday 31st January
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Certainly up for it

Writhing

401 posts

86 months

Tuesday 8th February
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18th or 25th?

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

59 posts

26 months

Thursday 10th February
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If you want to do it on a weekend, I'd say 18th. Personally, I'm going to be doing it on the 21st again

Johner

119 posts

60 months

Wednesday 27th April
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cycysputnik said:
If you want to do it on a weekend, I'd say 18th. Personally, I'm going to be doing it on the 21st again
We (No1 son and I) are planning to do it on the 21st as well
We are doing a bit of a looping route on the way down, stopping in Plymouth overnight on the 20th, where we have a hotel booked

The initial plan was to wander down to Plymouth on Monday AM, but, No1 sons work commitments means we have to do it Monday PM

Hopefully be at Lands End on the 21st at about 18.00hr

milesy4

11 posts

214 months

Monday 2nd May
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I’m probably up for this but need to work out exact dates. Who knew it was so confusing - as far as I can tell the solstice is on morning of 21st, so does that mean that the shortest night is 20/21 or is it 21/22. I know they are roughly the same length but I would think the plan would be to go hooning past stonehenge while all the druids are getting ready. When is everyone else planning on leaving Lands End?

Johner

119 posts

60 months

Monday 2nd May
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Johner said:
cycysputnik said:
If you want to do it on a weekend, I'd say 18th. Personally, I'm going to be doing it on the 21st again
We (No1 son and I) are planning to do it on the 21st as well
We are doing a bit of a looping route on the way down, stopping in Plymouth overnight on the 20th, where we have a hotel booked

The initial plan was to wander down to Plymouth on Monday AM, but, No1 sons work commitments means we have to do it Monday PM

Hopefully be at Lands End on the 21st at about 18.00hr
OK.
Having seen the posts here and done my homework properly this time, the solstice is, indeed on the AM of the 21st.

I have amended our hotel bookings and we will now be down at Lands End on Monday evening at about 18.00hr or so, preped and ready to go for arrival at Ness Point, we hope, between 04.00hr and 04.30hr on Tuesday morning.

We will do the A30, A303, M3, M25 north and A12 . . .it worked for us in 2018, so, we will stick with it.

Sunset is 21.20hr on the 20th, so we have about 7hrs and 20 minutes to do the journey

outnumbered

3,416 posts

211 months

Monday 2nd May
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Good luck with it, would be nice to see some pictures/stories afterwards.

I’d always assumed this would require some extended very high speed driving, but just looked it up and Google’s estimate is 7h52, so it seems doable without needing to take too many risks or require Cannonball style preparation.

Johner

119 posts

60 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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outnumbered said:
Good luck with it, would be nice to see some pictures/stories afterwards.

I’d always assumed this would require some extended very high speed driving, but just looked it up and Google’s estimate is 7h52, so it seems doable without needing to take too many risks or require Cannonball style preparation.
Yep, very doable.
Once we get onto the dualed A30, as long as there are no problems running at less than 80mph will get us there

Writhing

401 posts

86 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Myself and a mate managed 6hrs 9 mins. Left LE at 2122, arrived at Ness Point at 0331. We did one fuel/coffee/pee/driver change stop but otherwise “made progress”. Not sure what the average speed is with those times.

Writhing

401 posts

86 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I just checked my pictures and it seems I sold myself short. We were still at Lands End at 2133 and, after checking sunset times across England, it appears that sunset at LE is at 2136. So, depart at 2136, arrive at 0331.

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

59 posts

26 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Sadly due to unforseen work, I'm having to delay when I'll be doing this. I'll be doing in June 26th - 27th, but using the same timings as what the 21st would have been. Very annoyed at this, but just means I'll be back next year on the proper date

Stevep4

10 posts

15 months

Friday 13th May
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Definitely no need to be silly with the speed.
I did it in 2021 on the Saturday before midsummer.
Set off at 2135and arrived 0405. 6 hours 30 mins. Just 2 pee stops and one for fuel, but I reckon I can do it without the fuel stop (3.0 diesel with a 550 mile range)

Hope to join the Torque & Talk crews doing it on the 21st, but we will see how work lines up.
Possibly may do Sat the 18th, which would mean driving down Fri/Sat.