Our journey will begin in the fresh morning hours as the Grand Dèpart rolls off from the Land’s End signpost, headed for the West of the Pennines. The ride will stay away from busy roads wherever practicable and possible. We will wind Northwards for approximately 1000 miles before arriving at John O’Groats in Scotland, taking in some of the most breath-taking cycling roads in Britain. Along the way we’ll pass through iconic, picturesque villages, and ride some of the highest roads in Britain.
The finer details of the route are still under development. But we are allowing for 1000 miles, which is roughly 80 miles per day:
Aug 13: Land’s End – Liskeard
Aug 14: Liskeard – Exmouth via Totnes & Exeter
In Totnes we will be joined by Proud2Be, a social enterprise that supports LGBTQ+ people and their families, in South Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives.
Aug 15: Exmouth – Weymouth
Aug 16: Weymouth – Southampton
In Southampton Paeton and Callum meet with Chrysalis to talk about issues trans people face each day, and the importance of support from charities like Chrysalis.
Aug 17: Southampton – Oxford
Aug 18: Oxford – Birmingham
Aug 19: Birmingham – Manchester
The Tour will stop in the heart of LGBT+ Manchester to visit the transgender memorial to victims of transphobia.
Aug 20: Manchester – Kendal
Aug 21: Kendal – Lockerbie
Aug 22: Lockerbie – Edinburgh
The Tour will be welcomed into Edinburgh by LEAP Sports Scotland, a team who works hard for greater inclusion for LGBTI people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. Additionally, we’re excited to be joined by Pink Saltire your community LGBT voice!
Aug 23: Edinburgh – Pitlochry
Aug 24: Pitlochry – Inverness
Aug 25: Inverness – Helmsdale
Aug 26: Helmsdale – John o’Groats
Want to get involved?
It may be possible for other riders to join in and ride for all or part of a stage (or stages). This could be individually, or as a relay team. You would need a good level of cycling fitness and ability, and riders will be responsible for their own transport, support, and accommodation (if staying overnight). If you are interested please contact Paeton as soon as possible on tourdetrans@chrysalisgim.
Fancy a shorter cycle?
See our pRide Along page for details on how you can cycle with the tour for a celebratory short distance.