The Full UK End-to-End – 2015

Status: Complete

The full length of the UK, from south to north.  Starting in the Isles of Scilly, off the south-west of Cornwall.  Finishing in Skaw, Unst, Shetland.

This route is not the shortest possible, as I wanted to explore Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, which are not on a sensible direct line.  August to September 2015.


The markers show mainly overnight stops, with a few extras to clarify direction or ferry ports etc.

And every map needs some statistics to go with it.


NB – these include travel to and from the start and finish of the ride (approximately 65 miles).

Total Cycling Distance – 1814 km / 1127 miles
Total Ascent – 11231 m / 36838 ft (1.27 times the height of Mount Everest)
Overall Toughness Index – 61.91 (100 = Tough with bags on)
Toughest Area – Devon and Cornwall (SW England) – Average TI 85.66


Total Days (Bristol to Bristol) – 28
Full Riding Days – 19
Average Full Riding Day Mileage – 90 km / 56 miles
Rest, Short Ride and Travel Days – 9
Wet days – 2