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by Sweep
24 Feb 2019, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Not exactly boring as such but the worst place I've ever visited in Britain is Rhyll. Back in the '70s the local buses (Midland General?) in Ilkeston, Derbyshire used to advertise day trips to Rhyl. Perhaps they still do. Ilkeston is not boring; more grimly fascinating, in common with many of the e...
by Sweep
23 Feb 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Never visit Withernsea. Rhyll is a quality holiday park compared to that. Interestingly the first use of a taser type of device in the UK was in police trials held in humberside and specifically Withernsea. A local copper recognised a local n'er do well with outstanding warrant going into a phone b...
by Sweep
23 Feb 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 110
Views: 4339

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Preston. The bus station to be specific. Preston bus station is a wonderful building. The council of course tried to knock it down recently until prevented. fortunately, by a listing. Not too long ago it was - quite rightly - featured in an architectural exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Lon...
by Sweep
23 Feb 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts) DSCN0674 - Copy.JPG Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features. Is it just a tower? Can't see the rest ...
by Sweep
23 Feb 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: FInding a Surly LHT or Disc trucker to try out ( Plymouth area )

just put together an LHT as my Christmas present. I risked it and bought it blind without trying it out first. I have not done any long trips yet, but with 20 km rides I am very happy. It is true when they say that riding it unloaded the bike can seem a little sleepy, but with a load it shines. Had...
by Sweep
22 Feb 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 582
Views: 94409

Re: Cycle Travel question!

It's not the site doing that - it's your web browser. The input box is named "to" (because it's where you're going to...) and some web browser appears to have decided on a recent update that fields marked "to" should be prefilled with email addresses. It's really annoying - a go...
by Sweep
22 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 582
Views: 94409

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Can anyhow tell me how to sort this?

Minor irritation.

When I go to the opening page, pre-logging in, the site fills in, unasked, the destination field with one of my email addresses.
by Sweep
22 Feb 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Your Suffolk reference reminded me. St Andrews Covehithe - at the end of the vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeMSzbk6Ro Bit of an oddity as it's mostly a ruin. It is right out on the coast, and in fact just beyond it signs tell you not to walk to the sea from there due to eroding cliffs - you ...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Have been to St Peters thanks to a trip lead by the aforemetioned Barry Mason. You? The wooden church - one of the London cycling groups quite often goes there. Must join them one weekend. I knew Barry - a great rider leader, and so much more. I can't remember who took me to St Peter's first. The p...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK coastal tour ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: UK coastal tour ideas?

mercalia wrote:has any one wild camped on beaches? what is the law regarding that?

no idea - but clearly a good idea to check tides.
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Two of my favourites - both in Essex. St Peter's Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea. One of the oldest buildings in Britain (7th century) and on the very edge of Essex. Built on the site of a Roman fort. Always a good trip out from London to visit it and along the gravel track. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Yes I know there is another thread but that to me seems a tad box ticking. Am more interested in details of intereresting/nice (OK - terrible word I know but it's what I mean) churches, without I stress getting into too learned architectural details where I must admit I tend to switch off. I am a c...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Churches - interesting

Downham church. Lancashire Not so much for the church exterior/interior, though good enough. But the view from the porch as you leave. If there's a better view from a British church porch I would dearly love to know about it. It's so good I could imagine a dead person leaving the church leaping out ...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I'm thinking you definitely need a memory card stuffed in there. Here's mine... Untitled.jpg Just thinking, are you deleting all your old recorded rides? They'll be stored in the the GPX Archive folder and can soon fill up. Didn't even know there was such a folder. Will take a look at mine. Does it...
by Sweep
21 Feb 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 82
Views: 2368

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Quick question littlegreycat.

If you had been riding with flat bars for all those years what made you buy a bike with drops?

Am intrigued.