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by IanCh
30 Jan 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jardin de Tuileries
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Jardin de Tuileries

Does anyone know if it is permissible to ride a bike through the gardens (Jardin de Tuileries) between the Place de Concorde and the Louvre gallery in Paris?
by IanCh
24 May 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycliq 12 bike camera
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Cycliq 12 bike camera

Just wondering if there's anyone in the Merseyside area who could give me some 1:1 advice on how to set up and use my Cycliq 12 front facing bike camera please. Wirral preferred but happy to travel.
by IanCh
17 May 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to Edinburgh along the canal
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Glasgow to Edinburgh along the canal

I’m looking into a possible cycle tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk, along the canal. In the past, I have visited the Falkirk Wheel and am aware of the good riding surface alongside the canal at that point. However, I was wondering if it is tarmac all the way and suitable for road bikes. Th...
by IanCh
18 Mar 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy/Brittany
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Normandy/Brittany

Looking to arrange a cycling holiday in Brittany and/or Normandy next summer so planning early! There's been some interest from the group in a single base with perhaps four day rides out in different directions, rather than a point to point tour. We'd be catching the ferry from Portsmouth and happy ...
by IanCh
26 Jul 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest and be thankful A82
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Rest and be thankful A82

Many thanks for your prompt replies.
by IanCh
26 Jul 2017, 11:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest and be thankful A82
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Rest and be thankful A82

Riding Glasgow to Inverary next month. After Arrochar we go up Rest and be Thankful. Is the old military road, which runs parallel, suitable for bikes? If it is a forestry road, is it open to cyclists? Also, the gradient on the A82 looks more even and therefore kinder on the knees. Many thanks.
by IanCh
30 Sep 2016, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Isle of Wight

I am taking a group of about ten mixed ability cyclists to "The Island" for a long weekend next April. The more able riders will be entering the Randonnee on the Sunday but I'm looking for two other rides for the Saturday before and the Monday after. It would be good to be able to offer a ...
by IanCh
27 Sep 2016, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Doncaster to Cleethorpes
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Doncaster to Cleethorpes

I'd just like to thank mockcyclist for the advice. We completed the Wirral to Cleethorpes tour on Sunday. The leg as described between Doncaster and Cleethorpes was great. Thank you.
by IanCh
21 Jul 2016, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Doncaster to Cleethorpes
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Doncaster to Cleethorpes

Thank you. Both of these suggestions were really helpful.
by IanCh
21 Jul 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans pennine trail
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Trans pennine trail

Many thanks. I will look for an alternative route!
by IanCh
20 Jul 2016, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Doncaster to Cleethorpes
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Doncaster to Cleethorpes

Can anyone suggest a pleasant route between Doncaster and Cleethorpes avoiding busy A roads but taking in any interesting sights and villages, please?
by IanCh
19 Jul 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans pennine trail
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Trans pennine trail

Did the TPT in 2010. Am planning on doing part of it again in September between Lymm and Sprotborough. Has it improved over the past 6 years or is it still as bad as it was?
by IanCh
11 Jul 2016, 1:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal touring
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

Re: Canal touring

Thanks that's really useful. I was lured into researching this route after reading Nigel Blandford's article in the CTC magazine. He did Manchester to London in 2 days on towpaths. Time for a rethink.
by IanCh
11 Jul 2016, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal touring
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

Canal touring

I'm seriously considering cycling from Chester to London on canal towpaths (Shropshire Union, Birmingham Canal and Grand Union). It's 232 miles. If anyone has experience of long distance towpath touring with pannier bags, what are the surfaces like? Would a touring bike with 25's be suitable?Also, I...
by IanCh
26 Jan 2016, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Glasgow to Oban
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Glasgow to Oban

Looking for a pleasant cycling route between Glasgow and Oban. I'm familiar with the cycle route to Balloch. The A82/A85 looks the shortest and at 93 miles, just about doable in a day with pannier bags. I have been the Rest and be thankful/Inveraray route and enjoyed it. I just wondered if local mem...