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by durhambiker
18 Apr 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail

Hook of Holland is a very small port.Cannot remember exactly, but from time the boat parks to you clearing passport control,leaving port is less than 30minutes.Then the fun begins.cycle paths and routes all over the place..Bit confusing,you can go via v close to beach,,or lower down if windy..All en...
by durhambiker
6 Apr 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One Week in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: One Week in Ireland

We took ferry to Dublin,Train to Cork,,then wandered vaguely up west coast,Tralee,up to lisdoonvana etc,then train back from Galway. Sunshine all the way,great scenery etc,,,loved it.Just wandering the Burren etc.
by durhambiker
26 Mar 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pedels and clips
Replies: 32
Views: 4387

Re: pedels and clips

to be honest I'm scared stiff of falling as I have a new hip and two new knees, I'll probably get flamed for this, but surely it's not worth the risk of clips then? FWIW, I still ride lots (often and sometimes 100ish miles in a day) but I stopped using clips years ago. I second that.....having trie...
by durhambiker
18 Mar 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 114
Views: 10514

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Thanks guys, Giving up smoking is top of the list and the next 6 months will be training to get ready, I love cycling, up until my early 20's was the hobby of mine, then came along children and self employment, so down went the bike.... 8) " I love cycling"....That is the most important t...
by durhambiker
2 Mar 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Was asked today about my holiday plans for the year (by my hairdresser :D ) and had to say I'd not really got anything planned. "That's not like you!" (makes me wonder if I've banged on about cycle touring just a bit to much...) "No, it's well... I just want to see what happens about...
by durhambiker
2 Mar 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 20
Views: 2484

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

LittleGreyCat wrote:I thought that if you went Harwich to Hook of Holland overnight you could bring your bike into your cabin.
One bike, that is, so you would need a single cabin.
I have just sent a query to DFDS to confirm/deny this.
I will report back.

Why on earth would you wish to do that?
by durhambiker
21 Feb 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 3957

Re: Churches - interesting

Yes I know there is another thread but that to me seems a tad box ticking. Am more interested in details of intereresting/nice (OK - terrible word I know but it's what I mean) churches, without I stress getting into too learned architectural details where I must admit I tend to switch off. I am a c...
by durhambiker
11 Feb 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flights are booked!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Flights are booked!!

I hope you have a wonderful trip and make many happy memories.
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 288
Views: 48479

Re: Currently listening to .......

landsurfer wrote:New Order Best Remixes ..... Favourite ? ..Jetstream, Richard X Remix

Anything and everything via spotify via sonos
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 15157

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

bovlomov wrote:I'm still boycotting shops even though the offending owners and/or staff are long gone. However many times the shop changes hands, it is connected to the original by a psychic chain of representation, that can never be broken.

"Psychic chain of representation...Yes,,,will watch out for that 1
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 36
Views: 1684

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

brynpoeth wrote:The secret of happiness is not possession, but giving. She who makes others happy becomes happy
Andre Gide

Bit sexist
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

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by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

The Newcastle closest to where the ferry comes in from The Netherlands. Ah, the only toon known as nooocasle. I've done Newcastle / London a number of times, though only to Heathrow once. Staying east of the main North / South motorway (A1) is the quickest advice. Put simply, the land to the east t...
by durhambiker
6 Feb 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

eileithyia wrote:As a Midlander I would ask which Newcastle?

As a northerner,I would say,,,the real one...On Tyne.
by durhambiker
31 Jan 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4754

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Am I alone here? I find it very distracting when the terms C2C ( sea to sea) or coast to coast are used quite wildly. Unless otherwise stated and especially when referring to crossing in the Northern half of England can we please stick to what is normally recognised. https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle...