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by TrevA
22 Jul 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Scotland

If you've already done JOGLE, why do you want to do it again? I've done JOGLE once, but I don't understand the obsession with doing it over and over again.

I would just do a Tour of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, taking in as many islands as you can or want to.
by TrevA
21 Jul 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Drying your padded shorts

Some B and B's will wash your kit for you and dry it! This happened twice on our Jogle. We also washed all of our clothes, except the ones we were wearing, on our rest day at Ludlow. Dropped them off at the landerette who did a service wash for us. Cost less than a fiver. I wouldn't wear shorts for ...
by TrevA
21 Jul 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Scotland

If going up the west side of Scotland, then going over to Arran from Ardrossan and then onto the Kintyre peninsula and up to Oban means you can miss out Glasgow. Further north it gets a bit more difficult due to lack of roads. You could go over to Mull (Craignure) ride up to Tobermory then over to K...
by TrevA
15 Jul 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear Flashers??
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Rear Flashers??

If you are planning on doing any riding in the Alps, then a rear flasher is useful when riding through tunnels, especially if it can be switched on whilst riding along.
by TrevA
13 Jul 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5349

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

2 of the culprits have been identified - one of these came forward voluntarily. One given an indefinite ban from the organisers events, and the other given a 12 month ban.
by TrevA
10 Jul 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1978

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

The opening post is the equivalent of walking into your local supermarket and shouting at the top of your voice " Which idiot has parked their car in a dangerous place! ". It might make the shouter feel better and there's a small chance that you will find the person responsible, but most w...
by TrevA
9 Jul 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsiderate club cyclists
Replies: 66
Views: 1978

Re: Inconsiderate club cyclists

If I was you, I would contact the club direct:

Clubruns@didcot-phoenix.co.uk

Or

Membership@didcot-phoenix.co.uk
by TrevA
9 Jul 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 106
Views: 6271

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

So it's OK for many townies to have their roads effectively blocked without due process by a football stadium's 40,000 people many times a year, but villagers having the roads closed by formal application once a year isn't? Sounds like double standards, doesn't it? Have you ever been to a football ...
by TrevA
9 Jul 2018, 11:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which road bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Which road bike?

There will be people along in a minute, who will say that at your weight you will need an expedition touring bike with heavy wheels and a heavy, overbuilt frame to take your weight. However, I weigh 18 st currently and have been as heavy as 20st recently, and I ride a standard road bike. Mine is a T...
by TrevA
8 Jul 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 106
Views: 6271

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

To Ianrobo, the riders have made a choice to participate paid to take part and there are only 15000 of them. The residents have not had a choice and there are over 250000 of them. The residents have had a choice and they elected county councillors who agreed to this and should be specifying route c...
by TrevA
8 Jul 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)
Replies: 80
Views: 2383

Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

More chaos today!
by TrevA
8 Jul 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Businesses Backing Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Businesses Backing Bikes

No, it was a genuine question. I kind of get Mike Ashley and Muddy Fox/ Tri UK, though he's hardly a major player in the UK bike business. I'd put Chris Boardman above him.

And I can't identify Aaron Banks from your link.
by TrevA
6 Jul 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 106
Views: 6271

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

I have to say that I have a lot of sympathy for the residents. I don't think closed road sportives are viable in this country, certainly not in the densely populated south east - perhaps in the wilds of Yorkshire, Wales, the borders or parts of Scotland. We had a closed road triathlon that closed al...
by TrevA
6 Jul 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Businesses Backing Bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Businesses Backing Bikes

Can you explain how these people support/endorse cycling?

I know Andrew Mitchell, Cameon and Lord Sugar are cyclists themselves, but Aaron Banks? Mike Ashley?

I would add Paul Smith to the list - a member of Beeston Road Club in his youth, and a big fan of Mercian bikes.
by TrevA
4 Jul 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tub tape not inspiring - add glue?
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Tub tape not inspiring - add glue?

I think tub tape is fine for use on the road, but not so good for cyclocross tubs, due to the low tyre pressures used and the jet washing of bikes, which seems to loosen the adhesion of the tape eventually. I find tub gluing exasperating, as I seem to get glue everywhere - hands, clothes, hair and u...