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by honesty
23 Sep 2019, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unbelievable... Times - Labour party survey
Replies: 46
Views: 1077

Re: Unbelievable... Times - Labour party survey

Labour Party members want to sack the Queen, abolish Britain’s borders and the nuclear deterrent, and support a general strike to bring down the government. Couldnt care less about the queen, keep her as a tourist trap, I'm more interested in the huge swathes of UK land owned by they because them n...
by honesty
22 Sep 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Somerset Green Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Somerset Green Fair

Maybe Celtic trail to Chepstow then over the Severn bridge, down over the Avon bridge and Avon cycleway to Clevedon. Pick up the strawberry line to Cheddar then roads down to Wedmore and Shapwick. Then lanes across the levels through the Hams to Langport.
by honesty
11 Sep 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Booking trains in Italy

Used trains a lot in Italy (though never with a bike I have to say) and have never needed to book a space. Trains there are cheap, efficient and usually pretty empty. Just remember to validate your ticket on the platform before you get on the train! Don't entirely understand your post honesty - if ...
by honesty
10 Sep 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Booking trains in Italy

Used trains a lot in Italy (though never with a bike I have to say) and have never needed to book a space. Trains there are cheap, efficient and usually pretty empty. Just remember to validate your ticket on the platform before you get on the train!
by honesty
28 Jun 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tarka Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Tarka Trail

Rode the coast to cost with my 8 year old at the end of May which included the Tarka Trail. My view the top section from Meeth to the Puffing billy at Torrington is the best bit, especially the bit round the quarry at Meeth. My daughter loved it all though thought the tunnels on the plym valley trai...
by honesty
8 Jun 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1925

Re: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?

20kg sounds about right for my fully loaded camping kit and food, water, etc.
by honesty
8 Jun 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Quick point in Taunton. There’s a little jitty next to the VW garage opposite Alma Street that’ll take you into the back of Vivery park so you don’t need to go onto East Reach from Queens street, just go from Queens street to Alma Street to the park. It’s an easier route as there’s no traffic lights...
by honesty
6 Jun 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Solo 6 day LEJOG route
Replies: 11
Views: 3033

Re: Solo 6 day LEJOG route

Suggestions for route around the taunton area. At Willand go Ufculme, Culmstock, Nicholashayne. The route you’ve got is a nasty little lane. Go through wellington not round it. A38 wellington to Taunton is not the nicest route. Consider wellington, Bradford on Tone, Hele and into the back of Bishops...
by honesty
6 Jun 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lon Las Cymru on a road bike
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Lon Las Cymru on a road bike

Did it a few years ago on an audax bike with 28mm tyres from Holyhead to Chepstow. The only bit to miss is the coach road just north of Newbridge on Wye. I’d stick on the a470 til Llanwrthwl where you can cross the river and back onto the route. There’s a very short section of gravelish track after ...
by honesty
5 Jun 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: John's LEJOG 2019 route
Replies: 20
Views: 5002

Re: John's LEJOG 2019 route

Day 3 around Taunton I’d change the following. 1. I’d stick on the road into Bampton. Having ridden the exact lane you’ve picked it’s a nightmare out of Exebridge. 2. Stick on the B3327. At Shillingford and through Wiveliscombe you route off and then back on. It’s not necessary. 3. I’d leave the can...
by honesty
5 Jun 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492922

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

What Britain needs is negative souls and Britain haters to remain contained and neutralised, they dont speak for the majority thank goodness as elections and polls demonstrate. Al God forbid any dissenting voices! Any wonder that we're heading to the abyss, more and more cash travelling upwards, wo...
by honesty
4 Jun 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492922

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi all, It is very sad that these days but there are far too many no-go areas in so called freedom of speech! Debate is more than a little stifled by lobby groups. Try to raise concerns over the way Israel exerts its military might and one gets call anti semitic. Express concern over lack of faith ...
by honesty
1 Jun 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

We had a Burley Bee and used it all the way up to the age of 6 when my daughter started cycling to school in the summer term of year 2. The hitch worked really well but it was quite wide.
by honesty
31 May 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Valcamonica & Iseo Lake (Italy)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Valcamonica & Iseo Lake (Italy)

My family is from Moniga Del Garda, and my uncle regularly cycles around it. I've never got a bike out there myself but have always meant to. That route looks lovely.
by honesty
23 May 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton

Grief! :shock: If you actually want to cycle the A30 Bodmin to Okehampton, my advice still stands. Good road, and ok to do. Bodmin to Okehampton NOT on the A30 is a different subject entirely and advice is not to go via Bodmin. The Old A30 from Launceston to Sourton is much better than the A30. Tur...