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by Mr.Benton
21 Jan 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on Skye
Replies: 40
Views: 1551

Re: Touring on Skye

In 2018 I arrived in Skye on the ferry from Tarbet to Uig. I chose to cycle south on the A87 towards Portree but turned west at Borve to on the A85 to Dunvegan. The A87 had light traffic and the road to Dunvegan was quiet but hilly. Dunvegan is a nice place for an over night stay. The next day I cyc...
by Mr.Benton
21 Nov 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carretera Austral
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Carretera Austral

I am planning this trip for next year. I have booked a return ticket with BA to Buenos Aires, I contacted the help line and added my bike as luggage for which there was a £50 charge. I have booked a ticket with Aerolinas Argentina to San Carlos Barloche and contacted their english speaking help desk...
by Mr.Benton
2 May 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First Tandem?
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Re: First Tandem?

I suggest trying one for a day or so before taking the plunge. Tandem riding is great but very different than riding solo bikes. When we were looking into buying a tandem we went to for the tandem experience day. They provided us with loads of advice on stopping, startin...
by Mr.Benton
7 Mar 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 787
Views: 114224

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Thanks mjr. I wasn't aware of those sites. I now have some more ideas for cycling tours.
by Mr.Benton
7 Mar 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 787
Views: 114224

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Hi, I have planned a route from Northern France to Croatia which can be seen here When I zoom in to the 1660 distance marker there is a route named "VIA" on the map. Is there a way of using to find ...
by Mr.Benton
10 Feb 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Tandem needed April.
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Tandem needed April.

When we purchased our tandem we went here for an experience day just to try them out. We found in most useful They might also hire out tandems. Is your lad happy with the idea of being on the back of a tandem? My daughter was ok at 8 years old but by 14 it was way not coo...
by Mr.Benton
17 Oct 2018, 12:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

I can confirm that the Shieldaig campsite is closed. I was up there in September and there was a notice that the site was closed for improvement and will be open next year.
I cycled on to the campsite at Torridon.

From memory there were opportunities for wild camping on the way out of Lochcarron.
by Mr.Benton
22 Sep 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road cycling on Skye
Replies: 26
Views: 3114

Re: Road cycling on Skye

I recently cycled down Skye from Uig to Armadale. The section from Uig to Dunvegan was quiet and provided some good cycling. From Dunvegan to Sligachan was also good. From Sligachan to Broadford wasnt so nice, I found it busy with lorries, campers and coaches. Armadale was also good. Du...
by Mr.Benton
16 Aug 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 4713

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

I have recently replaced my Vango Spirit 200+ tent as it got old and suffered pole breakage. I chose the Vango Halo300 Pro tent purchased from go outdoors . I choose it because of the weight 4.2Kg was light enough when split between 2 or 3...
by Mr.Benton
10 Jul 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netherlands family touring advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Netherlands family touring advice please

We took our 12 year old daughter 3 years ago on a cycling tour of Holland, and last year repeated the trip with my Nieces and Nephews aged between 8 and 14. Our trip started and ended in Europort so is a little further south than your trip. We stayed in Stayokay hostels, which were clean, friendly a...
by Mr.Benton
23 May 2017, 2:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TER trains France
Replies: 18
Views: 9298

Re: TER trains France

by Mr.Benton
3 May 2017, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roger Musson wheelbuilding book
Replies: 52
Views: 3796

Re: Roger Musson wheelbuilding book

I have used his book to build 2 wheels and both are still true after a years use.
I found the book easy to read and use.
by Mr.Benton
11 Jan 2017, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route maps - Holland
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Cycle route maps - Holland

We used the vvv maps in 2015 and found them to be accurate and easy to use. They had all the correct route numbers and junction points.

We purchased them from
by Mr.Benton
22 Dec 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Danish Road concept 2 minus 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2246

Re: New Danish Road concept 2 minus 1

I passed this in Kidderminster the other day,-2.2662332,3a,75y,311.9h,59.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxy8ZF0CnOK-EBcF6fwCn5w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 and the cycle lanes were full of parked cars which defeats the purpose totally. I have cycled on similar lanes in Hollan...
by Mr.Benton
5 Nov 2016, 5:04pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 16791

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

I traced the owner by contacting Garmin customer support with the serial number. Unit now returned.