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by Armorel
15 Aug 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1572

Re: Energy on longer rides

Out of interest, what did you eat and drink before and during your 30-mile ride?
by Armorel
14 Aug 2018, 8:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

I will be flying from Birmingham to Cork with Stobart Air and back from Belfast City to East Midlands Airport with Flybe. I'll be hiring a bike in Ireland but have been told to take puncture repair stuff with me, so fitting different tyres isn't an option. I have no idea what's in the puncture repai...
by Armorel
12 Aug 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Does anyone know whether airlines will object to a couple of cans of Zefal puncture repair spray in my luggage (either hand luggage or checked in baggage)? I'm not entirely sure what's in the spray so I'm not sure whether it comes into any prohibited category.
by Armorel
10 Aug 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Hamburg
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Hook of Holland to Hamburg

Pedal Nation do it as as organised tour - see https://www.pedal-nation.co.uk/cycle-th ... to-hamburg You might find it interesting to look at their route and compare it with your plans.
by Armorel
10 Aug 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Discovering England (/Wales)
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: Discovering England (/Wales)

I'd consider doing as much of a scenic Lands End to John O'Groats route as you can comfortably fit into the time available. That way you could do Cornwall, Devon, the Severn Bridge, the Welsh borders, the Lake District and some lovely bits of northern England and you would be in a beautiful but diff...
by Armorel
25 Jul 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: routesheeet reading at night
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: routesheeet reading at night

I sometimes clip the route sheet to my brake cables with clothes pegs and then position a small light on the handlebars so that it shines onto the route sheet. Other times I wear a small headtorch on the inside of my left wrist so that by lifting my wrist I can shine the torch onto the route sheet.
by Armorel
25 Jul 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?
Replies: 28
Views: 1163

Re: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?

I like taking my bike by train and - fingers crossed - haven't yet had any problems. Taking the bike by train to somewhere roughly a day's ride away doubles the radius of the area I can explore from home (e.g. I can take the train for 60 miles and cycle home rather than doing 30 miles out from home ...
by Armorel
13 Jul 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN6 weirdness
Replies: 33
Views: 1609

Re: NCN6 weirdness

I have ridden that route in the past (although not recently) but I can't quite pinpoint where it was that you ran into trouble. However, it seems to me that if you came to a Public Footpath sign then you were definitely NOT on the right route - cyclists aren't allowed to cycle on footpaths, only on ...
by Armorel
31 Oct 2017, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transport for London journey planner
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Transport for London journey planner

That is indeed a useful map - thanks, Mike.
by Armorel
30 Oct 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transport for London journey planner
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Transport for London journey planner

Thanks, Sweep - going via Whitechapel looks like an excellent idea, and it wasn't one I had thought of.
by Armorel
30 Oct 2017, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transport for London journey planner
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Transport for London journey planner

Thanks, Rick. It's interesting that you got even some sort of results on Firefox as I was using Firefox too (although I have also tried Internet Explorer with no better results). As far as I know a viable option would be to take the bike on the Circle line to Monument, cross London Bridge and get a ...
by Armorel
30 Oct 2017, 1:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transport for London journey planner
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Transport for London journey planner

Transport for London's journey planner supposedly has an option for showing journeys that let you take your bike on public transport (you enter your starting point and destination, then go to "Cycling" and click "Take my cycle on public transport") but I can't get it to work - it...
by Armorel
26 Jul 2017, 4:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story
Replies: 22
Views: 15710

Re: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story

Oh yes, I hadn't noticed the European Bike express advert - I don't even think it's a foreign language; it just looks like gibberish. How bizarre. Perhaps the post of proofreader is currently vacant.
by Armorel
25 Jul 2017, 7:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story
Replies: 22
Views: 15710

August/September Cycle magazine - cover story

The cover of the latest magazine says "Summer holidays - six ride suggestions for escaping by bike" but I can't find anything in the contents that corresponds to this title - can anyone enlighten me as to what the six ride suggestions are?
by Armorel
25 Apr 2007, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Liverpool info. please
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Liverpool info. please

I'm taking my bike to Ireland next week on the Liverpool to Belfast ferry. I'll be arriving in Liverpool by train and then need to get across the river to Birkenhead to the ferry port. I've never been to Liverpool before, so I'd be grateful if someone with local knowledge could advise me on how to d...