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by phil parker
27 Jan 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

This was my route - going through Clifton and re-joining the A38, but obviously, local knowledge is best!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/780758780
by phil parker
27 Jan 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Mick F wrote:My vote is through the middle of Bristol and head up the A38. Fast and easy north of Bristol.


+1

The last time I did the route I camped near the village of Mark and then got back on the A 38 with no problems at all to get through Bristol and beyond to the next campsite at Malvern.
by phil parker
26 Jan 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

honesty wrote: You can read about in my blog linked in my signature


Thanks, I will read at the weekend!
by phil parker
26 Jan 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

robing wrote:Wild camping or campsite?


Campsite - I really need and enjoy my shower in the evening as well as security for all my equipment whilst I go to the pub in the evening!
by phil parker
25 Jan 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Will you be keeping a blog for your trip? I'm also doing LLC Holyhead to Chepstow but in May. I also carry 17kg of gear! Are you planning to camp or stay indoors overnight? I've not done blogs before, although I've considered it; I don't really partake in social media, but I will be taking a decent...
by phil parker
25 Jan 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

That's a very good price, Mm... I might just have to have a look at them - and whatever else they've got in their sale!
by phil parker
25 Jan 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks again, I'm getting reassurance to use my Croix de Fer with 32mm's on - I might even treat myself to a new pair of Marathon Supremes for the trip as the Gaitorskin Hards are looking a bit worn - good enough or training though. Captain Offensive - thanks for the link to you blog, I shall have a...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks, again, that's useful information, I also intend on visiting Harlech Castle. I can make either bike capable of going off-road, but I will also be covering a few hundred miles of road cycling and I don't really want to carry an alternative set of tyres. I'm not bothered about substituting some...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks all for the replies so far. I already have Marathon Supremes fitted to my Thorn Exped, which are in great condition. I am always particular about tyre pressures and tour with a decent pump and gauge. I do have some Marathon originals, which are much more resilient and puncture proof, but it's...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

What Type of Tyres for LLC

I'm going to cycle the Lon Las Cymru around Easter time and will cycle by road only from Hants/Wilts to the north coast of Wales around the coast to Bangor then join the LLC from there to Chepstow. It will then be road only again perhaps via a friend in Somerset then back home. I see on YT that many...
by phil parker
20 Mar 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ullapool to Dingwall A835
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

I thought I had some photos of how nice that road is, but I don't! I cycled from Ullapool to Inverness after my Western Isles tour and I really enjoyed that road - yes, it was quiet...very quiet by England standards, once you get away from the ferry traffic and climb the long hill, you have so much ...
by phil parker
10 Mar 2017, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?

Yes, it was with the Scout Group that I learnt that practice (of digging troughs - around Nijers) and I took that practice with me on my earlier camping escapades. Indeed, one trip to Borrowdale, where that practice was still commonplace, especially on sloping ground, and having campfires wasn't dis...
by phil parker
10 Mar 2017, 9:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?

why do tents all come with sewn in ground sheets? They mean extra weight and are usually flimsy meaning you have to use a footprint of some kind that couyld roll up at the edges inside? I think you'll be in the minority when it comes to extolling the virtues of tents without sewn-in ground sheets -...
by phil parker
28 Feb 2017, 3:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1496

Re: cycling from england to asia

you could play safe and buy a 26 inch wheeled tourer - this is a bargain: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thorn-Exp-Expedition-Touring-Bike-/322429723236?hash=item4b124f2264:g:HngAAOSwtpZYSEue That's a good price, if it's fully sorted and expedition ready. I have one and it's bomb proof, but I have spent...
by phil parker
24 Feb 2017, 12:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road cycling on Skye
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Road cycling on Skye

I've completed a couple of loops from Portree (campsite), probably similar to what you have created, and I enjoyed them - it can get a bit busy if you coincide with a ferry arrival at Uig, but other than that it was fairly quiet and peaceful.