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by Wheeledwidewebb
31 Dec 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Newbie cyclist doing LEJOG 2021

I would recommend the west coast of Scotland. The ride from Carlisle to Ardrossan is nice and quiet (north of Carlisle we cycled on a track to the west of the M6). Then take a ferry from Ardrossan to Arran, cycle to the top of Arran and then a ferry back to the mainland and up to Oban (the road nea...
by Wheeledwidewebb
24 Dec 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Agreed, it has got me planning as well

Merry Christmas.
by Wheeledwidewebb
10 Feb 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cape wrath to Kingsgate
Replies: 10
Views: 12851

Re: Cape wrath to Kingsgate

I live in Broadstairs and I wouldn’t rule out riding it with someone else.

Cannot do this year though.
by Wheeledwidewebb
16 Dec 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 166080

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Just an observation, but this event is referred to by the organisers as a ‘race’.

Any insurance you have will need to include cover for you participating in racing events, no?
by Wheeledwidewebb
13 Dec 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Re: Trailer users experience sought

II do recommend avoiding segregated routes with a trailer. Barriers can be a hassle. Kissing gates designed to accomodate a bicycle don't include space for a trailer! Nor do chicanes and various other obstructions. That’s exactly what concerns me. Still I’m gonna have a go with mine on a mini-tour :D
by Wheeledwidewebb
9 Dec 2018, 7:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I really do appreciate the opinions of everyone on this little matter and it is very clear to me that the use of a trailer is a decision that only the individual can make. There are times when I might regret using it, there are times that I’m glad I’m using it. Seems that one needs to try it out and...
by Wheeledwidewebb
7 Dec 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I know you have all been waiting for my decision :lol:

Going with the pannier option I reckon.

You can all sleep easy again.

Thanks for your thoughts.
by Wheeledwidewebb
5 Dec 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Re: Trailer users experience sought

Thanks for the opinions and information everyone.

The wheelchair width issue for cycle path barriers does make me feel a little better about likely hassle, thats for sure :)
by Wheeledwidewebb
5 Dec 2018, 6:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Trailer users experience sought

I’ll try to keep this brief. I have read other trailer type questions on here but my situation might be slightly different. I bought a CF trailer a couple of years ago and haven’t used it so I fancy using it for a JOGLE. Importantly, I do not need the extra carrying ability of a trailer, I just fanc...
by Wheeledwidewebb
4 Dec 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cape wrath to Kingsgate
Replies: 10
Views: 12851

Re: Cape wrath to Kingsgate

Did you ever ride this route 'molzor'

I am thinking of a very similar thing and would be interested to hear of your experience or at least if you found an agreeable route.
by Wheeledwidewebb
26 Nov 2017, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame bracket for D lock?
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Frame bracket for D lock?

thirdcrank wrote:I appreciate you have asked about a frame bracket, but if you have a pannier rack, that's somewhere else to consider eg:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Abus-Ugh-Rack- ... B000P1PZMC


Just bear in mind that you cannot have a pannier fitted at the same time though.
by Wheeledwidewebb
13 Sep 2016, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tours library?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Tours library?

Well that's pretty grim, does nobody know if they have a new home?
by Wheeledwidewebb
15 Mar 2013, 2:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Edge 800 will soon be bits of broken plastic.
Replies: 22
Views: 1978

Re: Edge 800 will soon be bits of broken plastic.

I am totally sorted now. Garmin maps gone off the E800, replaced by OSM so they match the mapping used by Ridewithgps.com and various others (BRT included). Routes now designed with RWGPS because I find it so much easier to edit routes with it than I do with BRT. Same OSM mapping installed on PC for...
by Wheeledwidewebb
11 Mar 2013, 8:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Edge 800 will soon be bits of broken plastic.
Replies: 22
Views: 1978

Re: Edge 800 will soon be bits of broken plastic.

Another experiment done and I am pleased with the results. Now of course everyone else may be doing this so it may only be me that has been slow on the uptake but here goes. My problem is that I create a route (call it whatever you want) using BRT or RWGPS and I use the OSM-Cycle setting whilst doin...