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by BARRACH
11 Mar 2015, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disabled Cyclist - riding ebike on footways (pavement)
Replies: 35
Views: 4066

Re: Disabled Cyclist - riding ebike on footways (pavement)

This is a very interesting topic. Our pavement along the esplanade has just been resurfaced with funding from Sustrans and the local authority. There will be signage showing this pavement is now legal for cycling on so it will now be a shared usage facility. So, persuade your local authority to chan...
by BARRACH
11 Mar 2015, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Magazine readers
Replies: 44
Views: 3654

Re: CTC Magazine readers

I no longer look forward to receiving it. It was great a few years ago. Load of brilliant articles
on touring etc. but that all changed and like everything it is now dumbed down and don't think
I could really recommend it to anyone.
by BARRACH
2 Feb 2015, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Holland

Ignore that last post, I've found the union jack, its just not on the first page, lol !!!
by BARRACH
2 Feb 2015, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Holland

Merry wanderer, cant see a union jack symbol where you said, am I looking in the wrong place?
by BARRACH
25 Jan 2015, 3:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Experience of La Vélodyssée/ Eurovelo 1
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Re: Experience of La Vélodyssée/ Eurovelo 1

Just read a great book on my kindle on just such a trip. You may find it interesting also. Its called CYCLING
NORTH THROUGH FRANCE by Elan Homer. He started his trip in Santander cycling all the way to Roscoff.
by BARRACH
25 Jan 2015, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland cycle route info
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: Holland cycle route info

Don't know if I should use a new post but what I would like to know is if I take my ebike, does anyone know what I should do
regarding recharging the battery. I could take my own charger but unlikely plugs would fit. Would I need a European adaptor.
Thanks
by BARRACH
1 Jun 2014, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loch Glashan, Argyll
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Loch Glashan, Argyll

I have cycled round Loch glashan on a hybrid and I would say the forest road will be fine with full panniers. I have a leaflet from FOREST ENTERPRISE called Cycling in the Forest and the direction given states "Theroute begins at a right turn signed ADD PONDS 3km north east of Kilmichael Glassa...
by BARRACH
6 Jan 2014, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 0uter Hebrides.
Replies: 31
Views: 51889

Re: 0uter Hebrides.

Theres loads of posts on this forum about this subject already. You may have to scroll a page or three. Theres also
a book on the subject by a nice gentleman who lives on South Uist. Think its called Cycling in the Outer Hebrides and is
published by Cicerone.
by BARRACH
26 Mar 2013, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Secure Parking in Newcastle
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Secure Parking in Newcastle

Have you tried "Parkatmyhouse.com". We parked within 10 minutes of ferry terminal last year on our cycle trip to Holland on someones drive. Left us free from worries.
by BARRACH
26 Mar 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Basic route advice
Replies: 45
Views: 3555

Re: Basic route advice

Mediumbird, just read a great book by a cyclist called Alastair Currie "Its all uphill from here." I dont recommend it for the route he took but for his thoughts and observations, you should particularly enjoy his take on his garmin!!! I know there are loads of books out there on this subj...
by BARRACH
20 Feb 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Malaga

Theres also a cycle company in CADIAR a lovely village in the ALPUJARRAS range of hills in the SIERRA NEVADA. Cadiar is only about an hour from Malaga airport. The company is called VAMOS CYCLING. Havent tried them myself but have been to Cadiar and would confirm the area has lovely quiet roads for ...
by BARRACH
18 Feb 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malaga
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Malaga

Hi, if you base yourselves in Antequera try CASA ANTEQUERA for self catering. The owners are English and friendly. Cycles can be stored on balcony. May not have room for 7, but owners would recommend somewhere close by for the overspill. Antequera is a beautiful small town about 40 minutes from Mala...
by BARRACH
23 Jan 2013, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 126
Views: 17368

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Richard, gobsmacked theres a ferry from Campbeltown to Ballycastle I had no knowledge of. Obviously not at all well advertised considering I am in Argyll and a fan of all the local papers. Mr McHenry, ferry goes to Ousterham, not Caen. Loads of hotels near the port. Cant remember the name of the one...
by BARRACH
23 Jan 2013, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland National Cycle network
Replies: 35
Views: 1748

Re: Holland National Cycle network

Six of us toured Holland last September, we loved it. Too chilly to camp but we used the huts at campsites, think they are called Trekkershutten. These are however very popular with the dutch and therefore need to be booked well in advance. They are very cosy and heated with basic cooking facilities...
by BARRACH
16 May 2012, 9:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Barra and Ardnamurchan camping
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Barra and Ardnamurchan camping

The camping bit at the airport has now been fenced off and is not available for motorhomes but cyclists could in theory, still camp there, but that might upset the locals and be bad publicity for cyclists. However, there is still plenty of wild camping. Either go all the way down to the old jetty. M...