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by dinger207
17 Apr 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping at Home
Replies: 29
Views: 1706

Re: Camping at Home

Up to date figure for the Great British Campout is over £150,000. Gift Aid to be added
by dinger207
21 Feb 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking for 10 days in Netherlands
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Parking for 10 days in Netherlands

Albeit years ago, we stayed the first night in a Dutch youth hostel ( I was/am a UK member) with the family, and by prior arrangement left the car there for several days whilst cycle touring and collected it when we finished
by dinger207
11 Nov 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Sea Cycle route (Denmark) - advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: North Sea Cycle route (Denmark) - advice please

Copenhagen is on the far east and there are tolls (for cars, not sure about bikes) on bridges back to the mainland. There is an airport at Billund which is served by Ryanair from Stansted, it is primarily for people going to adjacent Legoland but is much nearer the west coast, and also Luton to Esbj...
by dinger207
23 Jul 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 103
Views: 17683

Re: camping chair hunt

Lidl were recently doing a Helinox copy for about £20. Might be worth looking on their website
by dinger207
23 Jul 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: canvas tents
Replies: 30
Views: 1759

Re: canvas tents

A good sailmaker should be able to make anything in canvas, especially if they do barge sails
by dinger207
27 Jul 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping towel
Replies: 37
Views: 4187

Re: Camping towel

Have tried micro fibre towels previously, but better by far are "Hammam" towels, various sizes but very absorbent and dry quickly.
by dinger207
2 Jan 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !

gaz wrote:Alloy tent poles.

The challenge may be finding replacements in suitable lengths.

See my post below
by dinger207
2 Jan 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !

Alloy poles in any length, thickness, and suitable section length can be obtained from hampton-works.co.uk. Albeit some 18 years ago, they made me poles for my Saunders Spacepacker with a shorter section length to suit my packing needs for £22 including postage. They are still in business, see their...
by dinger207
17 May 2012, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Robert Saunders (Tent maker)
Replies: 1
Views: 4663

Robert Saunders (Tent maker)

Just read in my Camping & Caravanning mag that Robert Saunders, maker of fine lightweight tents, has died at his home in Chignal, Essex. I went to his house to collect my Spacepacker, his workshop was in his garden, a nice man who cared about his product
by dinger207
24 Jan 2012, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advise for a group of Icelandic cyclists in south England?
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Advise for a group of Icelandic cyclists in south Englan

If you wanted to land at Stansted there is a company called Trailnet who hire out bikes from their base at the Black Notley Discovery Centre, Braintree,Essex. The centre is close to the Flitch Way, a linear park, formerly a railway line, that runs from Stansted to Braintree, thus opening up north Es...
by dinger207
13 Jan 2012, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is there an alternative to Sustrans?
Replies: 60
Views: 4809

Re: Is there an alternative to Sustrans?

I have 1998 copies of the whole Hull to Harwich route if you want to borrow them for your trip
by dinger207
14 Oct 2011, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: car parking at portsmouth
Replies: 12
Views: 3540

Re: car parking at portsmouth

try the website- parkatmyhouse.com, it comprises people with room to spare on their driveway etc, and they usually have a reasonable charge
by dinger207
16 Sep 2011, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Man and Dog
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Man and Dog

Does anyone know him, he deserves a mention. Earlier today on the A131 road from Braintree to Halstead, Essex, and later in Halstead on the A131 continuing to Sudbury, Suffolk I saw a fully kitted out touring cyclist, 4 full panniers plus rolled mattress on the rear carrier, with a medium sized dog ...
by dinger207
31 Oct 2010, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: solar power
Replies: 35
Views: 2519

Re: solar power

Anybody know if the B & M e-werks unit could be adapted to work on Lightspin tyre-running dynamo? It seems a pity to have to replace a very efficient (and pricey) unit. It could also then be moved from bike to bike if necessary, even with different wheels sizes.