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by honesty
25 Sep 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton

Going south from Seven Bridge crossing (Monmouth) and Avonmouth M5 bridge, what would you recommend to Wedmore? (Route of least resistance Tintern to Taunton next year ?). From Avon bridge south you can use my routes, north though I’ve only done it once or twice, I followed the NCN route each time...
by honesty
25 Sep 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Routing help from locals - Escaping Taunton

Following on from my other thread, here’s my view as Taunton local about the best ways out of Taunton and to get up to Bristol. As with the other thread, yes you can always just go up the A38. I don’t like that road and wouldn’t want to myself. I also think that the best option is to aim for the Shu...
by honesty
24 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing help from locals - Exeter to Taunton
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Routing help from locals - Exeter to Taunton

Norman H wrote:Strictly speaking “Rob's passage” is is an alternative route between Crediton and Bickleigh that avoids the A3072 and the Cadbury Hills. It joins Honesty's routes 1 & 2 at Bickleigh.



Yep, and you can divert at Thorverton and pick up options 3 or 4 by going through Silverton.
by honesty
16 Sep 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing help from locals - Exeter to Taunton
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Routing help from locals - Exeter to Taunton

Hope people find this useful. If it's wanted I can do the same for Taunton to Bristol as well? OK, so there are loads of ways of getting from Exeter to Taunton whilst you’re doing your LEJoG, but as a Taunton resident I thought I’d detail what in my mind would be the best 4 routes depending on your ...
by honesty
9 Sep 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a 7 day tour in England or Wales
Replies: 31
Views: 1094

Re: Looking for recommendations for a 7 day tour in England or Wales

So we're currently touring the Cotswolds and sounding area. Having a fantastic time so so of thevtowns and villages are stunning. We started in Bath and are now in Stratford on Avon.We are going Burford today then a loop to Oxford tomorrow. We are looking for suggestions for our last 2 nights.We ne...
by honesty
7 Sep 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2114

Re: And I’m off!

would that be the Weston Super Mare junction to the M5? Ridiculous cycle path that crosses over the lanes of traffic then makes you cycle round the inside of the roundabout, then cross all the traffic again to get out onto the A370. Its all ok though, the MP there said it was "safe"... Yo...
by honesty
7 Sep 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG and le grub
Replies: 32
Views: 980

Re: LEJOG and le grub

When I cycled the Pennine Cycleway, I did it with full camping kit over a week. I generally ate the following: 8am Breakfast made in the camp site, porridge with raisins and coffee. Make a flask of coffee up for the ride. 10am stop at the nearest store and buy a meal deal and an extra cake, plus 2 p...
by honesty
7 Sep 2020, 12:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

not that specific model, but I have a Vango Meteor 300, and the length on it is very good. I'm 5' 11" and theres a good half a foot at least between my feet and then end of the tent. I think the current version of this is the Nova?? Anyway, I'd recommend it over the Cairngorm for internal space...
by honesty
7 Sep 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: Comments on our May 2020 LEJOG route

Cornwall and Devon are difficult not because of the total amount of climbing, but because the climbs are short, sharp, and unremitting. It just goes up and down all the way...
by honesty
7 Sep 2020, 11:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2114

Re: And I’m off!

Day Three Tiverton to Portishead Premier Inn. 77 miles. Thankfully flat but got soaked three times. Memo to self: never take a cycle path unless you can see where it’s going. I took one that started by the A38 after Bridgwater but veered away into a giant spiders web of an estate that got me and th...
by honesty
4 Sep 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2114

Re: And I’m off!

Good luck!

When I did the Cornish way a few years ago I luckily noticed the Camborne diversion before riding it, and just carried on cycling direct into town. One of the more bizarre little loops on the Sustrans routes I’ve ridden.
by honesty
4 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 63
Views: 2794

Re: King Alfred's Way

I sat and watched the route rides last night by the guy who wrote the guide book. What a fantastic route. There are definitely bits I'd be worried going over on my trad touring bike. Going to have to go and investigate off road touring bikes now... Not sure I would tackle the Basingstoke canal at t...
by honesty
4 Sep 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 63
Views: 2794

Re: King Alfred's Way

I sat and watched the route rides last night by the guy who wrote the guide book. What a fantastic route. There are definitely bits I'd be worried going over on my trad touring bike. Going to have to go and investigate off road touring bikes now...
by honesty
25 Aug 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pennine Cycleway
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Pennine Cycleway

Did it a few years ago and have written about it on my blog linked below. Going north to south, 1. The short off road section by Etal can be skipped without much trouble. 2. there’s bits around Wooler that are a pain on a tourer, and you’d probably be better just sticking to the A road if you can Es...
by honesty
18 Aug 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

Sicily looks nice around then. Sure Conrad on here has some write ups of doing at that time.