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by rilem
29 Dec 2012, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Channel Ferry advice, please.
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Channel Ferry advice, please.

Ron wrote:It might be cheaper to book and pay on the day, Channel fares seem volatile, IME


Are you sure about this? Prices seem to go up closer to departure in my experience.
by rilem
26 Nov 2012, 9:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 37010

Re: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?

Another thought - I personally couldn't ride a loaded bike up several of the hills, eg. north out of Hebden bridge, Settle and Clapham for instance, and these would probably involve more than a few hundred yards of pushing. Going the other way, I could barely ride the descent south into Settle recen...
by rilem
26 Nov 2012, 9:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 37010

Re: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?

I have done sections north of Hebden Bridge recently and some bits are what I regard as full on mountain bike territory. This may be because the ground is appallingly wet and muddy at present but I think I would still prefer fat knobbly tyres when/if ever it is dry again. Not sure if your wheels wou...
by rilem
5 Mar 2012, 10:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Penrith Accommodation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6938

Re: Penrith Accommodation ?

Fellfoot Independent Hostel

http://www.fellfoot.com/

Highly recommended. It is on the C2C route so gets booked up quickly.
by rilem
9 Dec 2011, 4:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOG staying there and getting home
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: JOG staying there and getting home

Have you considered hiring a coach to pick the group up for transport back - I can't see a group of this size managing it using the trains available.
by rilem
2 Sep 2011, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tea Rooms /Cafes
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Tea Rooms /Cafes

I stumbled across Cranswick Garden Centre south of Driffield which provided good food and good value.

http://tinyurl.com/3thgckz
by rilem
19 Jul 2011, 6:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

Just read your original post again - if you aren't camping accomodation seems fairly limited on this route - might be worth booking it in advance?
by rilem
19 Jul 2011, 6:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

The route outlined above by rilem is the best way to get from Edinburgh to Carlisle, except for a slightly odd deviation that his route takes at Mountbenger (Gordon Arms) east onto the A708 then over a steep hill (Witchie Knowe) to Ettrickbridge then west up the B7009 to Tushielaw. You are better t...
by rilem
19 Jul 2011, 5:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

Is your bike booked onto the train to Wick? This could be a problem.
by rilem
29 May 2011, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain wear
Replies: 92
Views: 83465

Re: Chain wear

I have found in the past that replacing a chain sometimes means that I have had also to replace the cassette. Given that you are planning on a JOGLE soon I would replace the chain and cassette - I wouldn't want jumping gears for the best part of a thousand miles. You could always put the original ch...
by rilem
2 Jan 2011, 11:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Trans Wales - any advice for a first attempt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Trans Wales - any advice for a first attempt?

Or alternatively, don't try singlespeeding. Long days on your Anthem are surely all you need to do.
by rilem
30 Dec 2010, 10:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: End-to-End using Travelodge
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

Re: End-to-End using Travelodge

cmlstratton wrote:If you have a look @ my route I am adding Travelodge & Premier Inns to the route + other recommended B&B or hotels.

See: http://www.bikemap.net/route/711431



Thanks for this. Very useful.