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by alans
1 Aug 2014, 8:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership Status Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Membership Status Change

I have recently joined CTC as an affiliate member with the FNRttC organisation. How do I go about enhancing this to full membership? I cannot find any advice on this specific issue on the CTC website & would appreciate it if someone could point out any "man-look" behaviour on my part o...
by alans
1 Aug 2014, 12:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG
Replies: 35
Views: 39349

Re: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG

Paddington to Penzance I haven't done, but Plymouth to Redruth I have - on the Padd to Penz train. I joined it at Plymouth and had to put my bike in a bike rack. Basically the bike rack was just that - a rack supported by the wheels, and I wasn't happy. I asked the train staff if I could check on i...
by alans
20 Jul 2014, 7:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: Wild camping - helicopter surveillance!

BIG Brother is watching you :lol:
by alans
3 Jul 2014, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One night in the Welsh Hills
Replies: 4
Views: 6564

Re: One night in the Welsh Hills

I enjoyed reading that particularly as I have ridden around the Llanreader y Mochrant area &stayed in the village a few times in the past
Thanks for posting
by alans
29 Jun 2014, 12:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2712

Re: Cookset recommendations

hamster wrote:Nice, but the prices of Titanium cookware... :shock:

How about this?
http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/trangia- ... colour=180
You'll get a 10% discount with your CTC membership too.


I bought that model for £66 plus £5 for a "seconds" 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle
by alans
29 Jun 2014, 12:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2712

Re: Cookset recommendations

I'm a Trangia person.
If you're not comfortable with meths or want an E-Type performance from a Trangia it ca be used with a gas burner
by alans
29 Jun 2014, 12:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: A good nights sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 2534

Re: A good nights sleep

Have you tried any of the following......
Glenfiddich or similar
Guiness
Newcastle Brown
by alans
16 Feb 2014, 3:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Stuff in a porch
Replies: 39
Views: 4220

Re: Stuff in a porch

My Vaude MK II has a porch at each end,one being smaller than the other & I regard the small porch being at the rear of the tent. Panniers,bar bag & other stuff not needed within the tent goes in the rear porch. Trangia in the front porch in case of inclement weather but fortunately I've not...
by alans
19 Jan 2014, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blind Tandeming
Replies: 10
Views: 12235

Re: Blind Tandeming

Paul West of British Cycling recently assisted to pair me with a blind stoker in my area. paulwest@britishcycling.org.uk These people http://www.charlottestandems.co.uk/ may be able to help with the acquisition of a tandem. This organisation http://www.tandem-club.org.uk/files/index.html has a wealt...
by alans
19 Jan 2014, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blind Tandeming
Replies: 10
Views: 12235

Re: Blind Tandeming

belgiangoth wrote:I've had a quick google but found nothing. Any idea how I can find out about local blind tandeming groups?



Are you sighted & wish to pilot for a blind stoker or are you blind & require a pilot for yourself?
Do you own a tandem or not?

Your circumstances will influence advice available.
by alans
16 Jan 2014, 12:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67678

Re: Pictures of your tents.

I too have experimented with omitting the inner of my Akto & using a bivvy bag. I did it in the controlled comfort of the back garden so FarOeuf's real-deal on Mull is of particular interest. I also arrived at the same positive conclusions as FarOeuf & decided that this http://www.midgejacke...
by alans
26 Oct 2013, 11:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching stuff and other ways to weigh it down
Replies: 32
Views: 45242

Re: Attaching stuff and other ways to weigh it down

Looking into the practical sides of trike ownership (in advance), I've got to wondering about how to carry t An obvious one to bring up is the handlebar bag. To be blunt, on 1st impressions from pictures, I am not keen on the ICE solution. Apart from anything else, I use ortlieb, and don't like the...
by alans
26 Oct 2013, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Uplift
Replies: 29
Views: 3485

Re: Carradice Uplift

the only downside is that you need a saddlebag with loops and none of my saddles have them. This http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&url=Saddlebag-clamp or these http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&url=Cyclo-Loops may be of i...
by alans
29 Sep 2013, 4:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Any Bivvy users here?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Any Bivvy users here?

I bought one of the Hunkas but I dont really intend to spend the night in it ever. I suspect if I tried for a whole nights sleep with rollmat and sleeping bag, I would wake up in a soggy, sweated up sleeping bag. So for me it is just for short naps, possibly in a bus shelter with a wooden bench. I'...
by alans
15 Jun 2013, 8:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping near York
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Camping near York