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by graham joyce
12 Jun 2012, 9:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in Switzerland
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Camping in Switzerland

Hi I cycled Route 3 (Basel to Chorino)last July and had good cycling weather (not too hot but sun/clouds). I found campsites busy and expensive (25 -30 SF) at this time of year but there was very limited choice - a matter of take what you can get. In some places eg. near Gothard pass you can 'sleep ...
by graham joyce
7 Jun 2011, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland/Italy routes
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Switzerland/Italy routes

Thanks for the responses so far. I've found the website mentioned - it looks very useful. Pretty certain I'll do the North - South route with a variation or two.
by graham joyce
6 Jun 2011, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland/Italy routes
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Switzerland/Italy routes

I'm planning to have a week or so cycling in Switzerland in July, possibly reacing the Italian Lakes before returning home (by train). I wondered if anyone can recommend a good route, taking in some quiet alpine passes and avoiding heavy traffic. I know this sounds vague at the moment but I'm open t...
by graham joyce
23 Jan 2009, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nokia phone GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Nokia phone GPS

Has anyone out there got experience of using a mobile phone handset with built in GPS. I'm wondering if this might be a practical alternative to buying a garmin for the bike and a Sat Nav for the car. Virgin are offering a Nokia 6220 with Nokia maps for £18/month, but I know nothing about the practi...
by graham joyce
27 Jun 2008, 10:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Lands End Accomidation
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

I've just come from LE and stayed at the hostel. It's rather nice and a pleasant walk into St Just (pubs etc). Only a 30 min ride to LE for the start, so go for it (£17.95 per night). I had breakfast at a nice cafe in the grounds of a big house just outside Penzance - can't remember the name but cof...
by graham joyce
13 May 2008, 10:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG - Looking for partner/group - June 21st 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Hi I'm looking to do LEJOG in 2 seperate sections (if that's allowed by the purists!) as I live at the half way mark in Yorkshire and can't justify 2 weeks off work etc. So, I'm planning to do the first half staring in LE on 16/6 if anyone is interested. Plan is to follow one of the standard CTC rou...
by graham joyce
20 Apr 2008, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dalmatian tips
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Dalmatian tips

I'm looking to cycle in Croatia but have not been before. Does anyone know whether there are any good bike hire shops so i don't have to deal with the likes of Ryanair/Easyjet for the privelage of having your bike smashed up. I would take the train, but only have 10 days in total. I'm thinking of cy...
by graham joyce
16 Mar 2007, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: British Eagle Touristique?
Replies: 21
Views: 13572

This brings back memories for me as i used to work for the government agency that provided the grants and built the factory for British Eagle in Wales. I used to visit the factory regularly and bought a Touristic frame 'ex factory' to replace a damaged frame. I built the bike but it was never used. ...