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by Fleetfut
30 May 2014, 5:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best/favourite snacks for on the bike
Replies: 41
Views: 10334

Re: Best/favourite snacks for on the bike

Banana, Flapjacks and a particular favorite is Eccles cakes. Don't know if you can get them in Holland though. :)
by Fleetfut
1 Nov 2013, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: excellent budget camera for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

Re: excellent budget camera for touring

If you can spend another £40 you could get the Canon Powershot SX500 IS which is a bridge camera but quite compact. I bought one from Argus and at £140 reduced it's a bargain and a cracking camera. 30x optical zoom, 16mp. It won't fit in a small pocket but fits fine in my bar bag.
by Fleetfut
24 Jul 2013, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thoughts of Holland etc !!
Replies: 18
Views: 3371

Re: Thoughts of Holland etc !!

Lovely place for cycling. Went there last year.

http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/cycletouring/holland.shtml
by Fleetfut
27 Mar 2013, 12:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 37723

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

http://euw-opa-thumb1-s3.ciggws.net/64f/bb3/0f8/m/071491a3b60a554058756de266c178d2c0f56986.jpg?Expires=1364574108&Signature=o3Q-4INcrOLXhs4mOO5eDDVZelmetngJtgXqIoODGGyCqkqZW5wrF9KKbilvB5FzSSS4-h09BNXSwEbqV4eZXLGp~x1a9YIcdng~mcc2FndnO9vR~OhBbA~gZCHZ1h3KP6tqwNtxs3QYOBNkWuEbg8EPX89hvjV37xbuUQsepbY...
by Fleetfut
22 Jan 2013, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 126
Views: 17718

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Starting from Lourdes i will head west after visiting the Pyrenees to do the Atlantic Coast route. Ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth and then either cycle home back to Birmingham or get train.
by Fleetfut
22 Jan 2013, 1:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland National Cycle network
Replies: 35
Views: 1759

Re: Holland National Cycle network

+1 parkatmyhouse
by Fleetfut
15 Jan 2013, 1:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland National Cycle network
Replies: 35
Views: 1759

Re: Holland National Cycle network

I did a tour of Holland and Germany last year and all i can say is it was a Joy to cycle in those countries. Enjoy.
by Fleetfut
30 Nov 2012, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Christmas panniers!
Replies: 29
Views: 3034

Re: Christmas panniers!

Carradice.
by Fleetfut
22 Nov 2012, 1:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggested stops on France Atlantic Coast tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2957

Re: Suggested stops on France Atlantic Coast tour

I'm planning to do the Ev1 route as well next year from South to North. Does anyone know if you can get a paper map as i can't find one for sale anywhere.
by Fleetfut
8 May 2012, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old railway paths.
Replies: 52
Views: 12344

Re: Old railway paths.

The Mawddach trail that runs between Barmouth and Dolgellau is excellent. Lovely views.
by Fleetfut
16 Mar 2012, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's not much fun cycling at 125mph!
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: It's not much fun cycling at 125mph!

Best to phone up and book i'd say and the earlier the better as prices are normally cheaper. I did this for the sleeper train from Crewe to Inverness and then for the train that goes from Inverness to Wick. Lady i spoke to was most helpful, checked that spaces were available, booked them for me, i p...
by Fleetfut
14 Mar 2012, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Silly shortcuts
Replies: 27
Views: 3763

Re: Silly shortcuts

Not so much a silly shortcut but more silly me. On my Jogle ride last year i took the trail that runs from Gilmonby to Tan Hill. Not a nice surface to ride on even with 35mm tyres. At a split in the trail i didn't look at the signs properly and ended up going the wrong way. After going for quite som...
by Fleetfut
29 Feb 2012, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Grand Tourer
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: New Grand Tourer

Claud Butler Dalesman.

I'm biased though as i have one.
by Fleetfut
29 Feb 2012, 1:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn Lairg, Highlands or Altnaharra
Replies: 31
Views: 25748

Re: Crask Inn Lairg, Highlands or Altnaharra

I can recommend the B&B in Altnaharra. Stopped there when i did my Jogle last year. Lovely 3 course evening meal. Amazing price for what you get.
by Fleetfut
26 Jan 2012, 12:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tour with children 11 y. Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Cycle tour with children 11 y. Recommendations?

I can't really think of anything suitable for kids tour wise. The cycling infrastructure just isn't that great in Britain. I'm off to cycle in Holland and Germany in the summer and i think it's going to be so different to over here.