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by pan8011619
28 Jan 2017, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurosport is disappear from Sky ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3448

Re: Eurosport is disappear from Sky ?

Sky are also going "dishless" relying on their internet to stream content.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38756577
by pan8011619
17 Dec 2012, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Man and van to move bikes in France
Replies: 34
Views: 2139

Re: Man and van to move bikes in France

Many British couriers do European. It may be possible to link in with one at Calais (before they return to Britain) who will go to Tours with your bikes. They will have full insurance.
I would suggest you phone some courier companies who do "European" and ask them.
Peter
by pan8011619
4 Jun 2012, 6:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 Day JoGLE - Just Got back!
Replies: 9
Views: 13056

Re: 10 Day JoGLE - Just Got back!

Thanks for the tip on the road next to the M74. My JoGLE is booked now to start 19th Aug, trains booked - now need to finalise the route and book accomodation. Any real alternatives to the road next to the M74 that others have ridden? I live in the area @ "Lochmaben" The only alternative ...
by pan8011619
4 Jun 2012, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inner hebrides - Jura, Islay, Gigha, Colonsay
Replies: 19
Views: 8309

Re: Inner hebrides - Jura, Islay, Gigha, Colonsay

Hi The Calmac ferries take bikes. No need to book Gigha i have been on. Ferry every hour, nice little cafe at Tayinloan side There is really only 1 campsite, fortunately at the pub which is a lovely restaurant also. It is only 2 minutes from the ferry. The pub toilet has a shower room takes £1 coins...
by pan8011619
28 Apr 2011, 5:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The basics of taking a bike on a UK train
Replies: 50
Views: 5380

Re: The basics of taking a bike on a UK train

Scotrail actively encourage cycle use. See website most trains require no reservation, although its advised for tourist routes((Fortwilliam or oban)
Indeed if you book your ticket they insure you in the event of mechanical breakdown accident to get you to the train.
Peter
by pan8011619
6 Apr 2011, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Glasses for Cycling...
Replies: 44
Views: 5804

Re: Prescription Glasses for Cycling...

I second Adidas evil eyes. And cycling specs in general make a great difference to eye comfort and safety.
They do suffer from misting though especially when it is raining, so bad in fact that i have had to cycle without them on.
by pan8011619
4 Apr 2011, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: shipping a bike to France by courier
Replies: 10
Views: 3393

Re: shipping a bike to France by courier

I am acourier. Try shiply or van man sites. You will get it cheaper than DHL quote . Make sure though that they have adequate goods on transit insurance and understand the bike is fragile if not treated with respect. As to give you cheap quotes they will have the van full already with other stuff. A...
by pan8011619
4 Apr 2011, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone ridden the Queens Road (A712) across Galloway Forest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Anyone ridden the Queens Road (A712) across Galloway For

Hi If looking for some where to camp in new galloway try loch Ken hotel. I used it last year It has small campsite next to it. Basic but has shower and great location on Bank of river plus pub and food :lol: A75 is very busy and fast it has a metre wide strip you can. Cycle in for parts of it but th...
by pan8011619
23 Jan 2011, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bute, Cowal, Kintyre
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Bute, Cowal, Kintyre

Hi Sounds lovely. Just so you know, there is a stiff climb across mull kintyre to ferryat claonig, also at the ferry port there are no facilities, none! The ferries are every hr. In lochranza as soon as you get off ferry there is a little café. If going straight to brodick it is another stiff climb....