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by AlisonH
26 Jun 2015, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycles from Britain to Continent
Replies: 26
Views: 2542

Re: Bicycles from Britain to Continent

My husband & I cycled the length of the Rhine last year, from source to sea - we caught the train to Hull, ferry to Rotterdam and then trains to Oberalppass in Switzerland. Prebooked all the trains and although not cheap, 1st night's accommodation was on ferry and 2nd was on the sleeper from Utr...
by AlisonH
29 Jan 2013, 7:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for touring.
Replies: 21
Views: 2426

Re: Tent for touring.

My husband & I bought a Vango Spirit 300+ last summer for a two week tour (Dordogne in France) and liked it very much. Nice big porch for all the panniers etc and plenty of room in tent for 2. I carried the pegs & poles whilst he carried the tent itself. Hopefully touring again with same ten...
by AlisonH
27 Jul 2012, 12:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Phone charging whilst cycle camping in France
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Re: Phone charging whilst cycle camping in France

Just back from two weeks cycle camping in the Dordogne area of France and managed to charge my phone in campsite offices and restuarants (whilst eating there), without problem. People were happy to help.
by AlisonH
4 Apr 2012, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas for 'Quiet' 3/4/5 day tour at Easter?
Replies: 11
Views: 9011

Re: Ideas for 'Quiet' 3/4/5 day tour at Easter?

We did the Cheshire Cycleway last year (on touring bikes) during Spring Bank Hol week and were surprised how quiet it was. Not sure about wild camping but we found couple of small campsites that weren't busy.Very varied route: mainly quiet roads, but quite a bit of canal towpath and a section of dis...
by AlisonH
26 Mar 2012, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 5916

Re: Travel Insurance

Have you tried Snowcard http://www.snowcard.co.uk/
We have annual insurance with them to cover various ski trips and also our cycle touring trip to France this summer, bikes can be covered as sports equipment. Friend claimed in 2011 after a skiing accident and service was very good.