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by honesty
21 Feb 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Travel Insurance

I’ll ask the underwriters at work but I assume it’s to do with ease of recovery and increase in risk.
by honesty
21 Feb 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 29
Views: 641

Re: Churches - interesting

The church at Stanton Harold in Leicestershire is very nice, though you have to time when it’s open. Just over the boarder in Derbyshire you’ve got the church on the hill at Breedon where you can wonder how much of a back hander someone had to pay to be able to quarry up to an Iron Age hill fort and...
by honesty
19 Feb 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good place to base myself for days out in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: Good place to base myself for days out in UK

For me it’ll be either:
1. Bristol, for the whole of the south west. Main line train station means you can do good one way rides from a number of places and it opens up Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Cotswolds and South Wales.
2. Somewhere like Buxton for the Peaks, north wales and Lincolnshire
3. York
by honesty
31 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ALPKIT for touring
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: ALPKIT for touring

I’ve got the alpkit dumo mat and i had the best camping trip sleep on it I’ve ever had.
by honesty
26 Jan 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Re: Walking trousers

rjb wrote:Pop over to Clarks village in street and check out the Mountain Warehouse clearance store. Ride your bike and don't tell Swmbo. :lol:


Good plan!
by honesty
26 Jan 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Walking trousers

I’m trying to start hiking a bit more and have found all my hiking stuff is either out of date massively or perished in storage. In the past I’d probably just use some army surplus combats for trousers, but you can buy “proper” walking trousers now. So are they any good and any recommendations?
by honesty
3 Jan 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16243

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Dropped off drastically from September and only did 2500 this year. Oh well. More long camping weekends planned for 2019.
by honesty
1 Jan 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Big Lie
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: The Big Lie

Bit like the strictly come dancing Christmas special is filmed months before as well.
by honesty
28 Nov 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1435

Re: Cameras on tour

I take a panasonic g5 mirrorless body and usually just stick in the 2 kit lenses that came with it and a polarising filter. Thinking of buying a better quality wide zoom for next time though. It goes in my barbag easily. I've done a few shorter rides with just my phone though...
by honesty
26 Nov 2018, 6:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle to Work scheme (with an added bonus)
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Cycle to Work scheme (with an added bonus)

They’re not meant to let you top it up mind as that messes up the ownership of the bike over the scheme period...
by honesty
21 Nov 2018, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU referendum 3.0 -- with don't know option --
Replies: 166
Views: 4627

Re: EU referendum 3.0

As I see it :- If you vote to stay in be prepared to have the euro in your pocket in less then two years time. Ten years from now total rule from Germany/France …..sorry I meant Brussels. :wink: And your evidence for that is? Just look back over the last few year dictatorship from the EU, all they ...
by honesty
10 Nov 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: route from Bristol to taunton
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: route from Bristol to taunton

And it has the added benefit of not only going past the cafe at North Curry but also the lovely one at Sandford station. Not that I plan my routes by cafes or anything... ;)
by honesty
9 Nov 2018, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: route from Bristol to taunton
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: route from Bristol to taunton

Nailsea, Strawberry line to Cheddar, then roads through Wedmore to Shapwick where you can cross the A39. Then take the A361 to Burrow Bridge, hang a left after crossing the river then right through Athelney, up the small hill onto the top road to North Curry. Out the back and down the hill at Knapp ...
by honesty
27 Oct 2018, 7:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: River Parrett crossings
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: River Parrett crossings

If your heading south from north petherton there’s a few options. 1. Stick to the a38. I don’t like this road so wouldn’t be my choice. 2. The canal. I don’t have a problem with the surface but some do. 3. North Newton then the lane along side the motorway, over the a361, down to Creech st Michael ...
by honesty
26 Oct 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: River Parrett crossings
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: River Parrett crossings

The foot crossing at Somerset bridge is North of the M5 and should be avoided at the moment as the relief road is under construction and will cause you a lot of aggravation. There are no bridges south of the M5 until you reach Burrowbridge. If coming south and you want some picturest lanes consider...