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by honesty
13 Dec 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1205

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

I cant see Boris not allowing a second referendum. From his point of view chop of Scotland and you lose 60 something dissenting voices from Parliament and he gets an even tighter grip. I expect this to happen quite soon... he doesn't care about anything other than power and populism so expect that t...
by honesty
12 Dec 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 30
Views: 2625

Re: Devon C2C

I left the car on Exeter, train to Barnstaple, ride to Plymouth, then train to Exeter. A long weekend for me. Very enjoyable. This sounds like a really good idea as the Barnstaple train can be really slow and you'd have to change at Exeter (St. David's at a guess) anyway. There's parking on side st...
by honesty
11 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 30
Views: 2625

Re: Devon C2C

Train goes to Plymouth and Barnstaple, unfortunately you need to go through Exeter so it’s not the fastest.
by honesty
24 Nov 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: Which way to London?

Up to Taunton, over the levels to Bath then across
Or
Across to Southampton then up through the South Downs.

Would be my choice. Personally wouldn't be able to do it in 2 days, so good luck :)
by honesty
19 Nov 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1706

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

...I cannot think of a single example of someone objecting to a development while supporting its placing somewhere else i.e. in someone's else's space. ... My parents village in rural Leicestershire. Poor mobile phone signal. The villagers complained against and got stopped the installation of one ...
by honesty
19 Nov 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1706

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

Cooling towers are quite obtrusive too, though some might appreciate their monstrous curves as huge sculptures. Yep and the steam/smoke coming out of the towers could be seen for miles and miles. Descriptions of the early industrial landscapes are quite striking. Pottery kilns in Stoke for instance...
by honesty
19 Nov 2019, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1706

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

As someone who grew up in North West Leicestershire and had views of a number of coal power stations, coal mines, and open cast mines throughout my childhood I can tell you I much prefer the view of wind turbines... Cooling towers are quite obtrusive too, though some might appreciate their monstrou...
by honesty
19 Nov 2019, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1706

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

As someone who grew up in North West Leicestershire and had views of a number of coal power stations, coal mines, and open cast mines throughout my childhood I can tell you I much prefer the view of wind turbines...
by honesty
12 Nov 2019, 7:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

I’m following the sustrans route which I know goes onto lanes over the roughest bit, but the impression I’m getting here is that the sections it does use are rather a lot tougher than the path we’ve got here along the Taunton canal which we happily cycle on our current bikes. Is that right? Daughter...
by honesty
9 Nov 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

The plan is to follow the sustrans route which misses out the rougher but in the middle I think then onwards to Temple Meads using the Bristol to Bath. We’re also going to go up and back down Two tunnels since we’re there. I’ve downloaded Archies for campsite info as well but not massively impressed...
by honesty
8 Nov 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Advice Needed after crash
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Legal Advice Needed

To be up front My wife is a PI solicitor but I’m not so this is just my personal view. I’d always go down the solicitor route. Going direct to the insurer can mean you settle the claim before the full impact of the crash has been dealt with and could mean you end up with ongoing conditions they won’...
by honesty
8 Nov 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Kennet and Avon with child

She loves camping. May do the YHA in Bath but I’m not sure I’ll get away with that...
by honesty
8 Nov 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kennet and Avon with child
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Kennet and Avon with child

Looking to do this route with my daughter in May (i know I'm rather early planning this, but I need a cast iron plan to get it past my wife :wink: ) east to west. Whilst I've got pretty detailed information on the route, there seems to be a shortage of campsites along the way. Any recommendations of...
by honesty
23 Oct 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wales to Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Wales to Devon

If you are NCNing the whole way the routes there dont have many areas that are not tarmac (theres a bit around Avonmouth bridge area, but thats about it) so any road bike would do. My personal preference would always be a british style tourer, so would go for the Spa version of this, but it really d...
by honesty
21 Oct 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Extras I take if camping over B&Bing, my clothes off bike shoes, toiletries etc. are the same otherwise: tent sleeping bag mat pillow towel head torch cache battery chair (sometimes) cooking stuff (pots, pans, spork, stove, gas, and wind shield) food extra water bottle AND don't forget the extra...