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by roberts8
19 Oct 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 75 years 75 days
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: 75 years 75 days

No personal experience but would going north be an option. Maybe arctic circle then cross to Finland. I will now look at a map so apologies if this is a rubbish idea.
by roberts8
30 Sep 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 38
Views: 986

Re: Best route through London South to North

Looks a good selection of routes. Having commuted for years. My only suggestion is do an early start and it could be quite an interesting ride.
by roberts8
25 Sep 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain north to south in October...
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Spain north to south in October...

A relative who used to live in Spain always used The Olive Press which is a regional Spanish paper for expats so that should cover it.
by roberts8
25 Sep 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good quality cycling cap?
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: Good quality cycling cap?

I have a Chapeau cap which is really good as it is not one size fits all. They have a wide range with lots of retro styles which I like.
by roberts8
9 Sep 2020, 9:50am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Voting at the CTC/CUK AGM 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: Voting at the CTC/CUK AGM 2020

Looks like the debate is over all we can do is watch the membership numbers, wait for the new touring events and book our flights when it is safe to do so. Hopefully my local group will break away and form a touring club but I will just wait and see.
by roberts8
8 Sep 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Train travel despair
Replies: 55
Views: 1793

Re: Train travel despair

I agree and that is a very good reason why cycle tourists use planes. It is sadly quicker, easier and cheaper and unless the balance is changed in favour of trains and boats then in spite of CUk policies that is how a large number of us will travel. We are off to Turkey next year and there is no way...
by roberts8
4 Sep 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ribble
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Ribble

My stepson has just taken delivery of a Ribble Endurance which looks a nice bike and the service was good and on time. Within a few rides the bar tape started to delaminate so he contacted Ribble. They said to buy a substitute tape and have a LBS fit it and send them the bill. His experience seemed ...
by roberts8
2 Sep 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 143
Views: 6466

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I think Neil raises some good points and I would love a response from whoever proposed this and the thought of getting to The Med with a bike is possible but a joke.
by roberts8
2 Sep 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most countries in one day?
Replies: 45
Views: 2210

Re: The most countries in one day?

I might start with the Vatican City and work up to Lichtenstein. Seriously though it sounds like a good target as would be the most UK counties in a day or the boundaries. They may be an option the way continental touring is going.
by roberts8
31 Aug 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 143
Views: 6466

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Good point as a large amount of members will ignore this issue and carry on flying when it is the cheapest option as most of us are constrained by finances. Maybe the next step of the Cuk thought police is to delete any posts that discuss the flying option and it is meant tongue in cheek but I do wo...
by roberts8
25 Aug 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ribble
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Ribble

Bike arrived today. Really well packed with the wheels on and seat fitted so the box will be too big for a plane and all that is needed is put the handlebars back and pedals.
by roberts8
25 Aug 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ribble
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Ribble

My stepson has ordered a Ribble Endurance which he informs me will be delivered to our house tomorrow and would I help(read assemble) it. This is fine but does anyone know what is entailed as I am assuming it will be like a bike packed for air travel so no problem but not sure. I will put the box to...
by roberts8
24 Aug 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

I have done the St Malo loop and really enjoyed it. Last year I did Suisse Normandie from Caen but not sure if Brittany ferries have started taking cyclists so you would need the car for those trips. The St Omer Randonee looks good and I may do that as it is an easy cycle from Calais and I enjoy the...
by roberts8
24 Aug 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?
Replies: 145
Views: 3445

Re: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?

My son responds to incidents on the railway and they have started to us wow and found it useful.
by roberts8
23 Aug 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aargh! Bitten - Attack of the insects hoards
Replies: 72
Views: 4684

Re: Wasp Sting - whole body itchiness!

Got a wasp sting a couple of days ago and it is still hurts and swollen. Painful but not as bad as man flu.