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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: 43
Views: 1429

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: 764

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: 9
Views: 388

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: 331

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: 14
Views: 621

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: 16844
Views: 404742

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: 16844
Views: 404742

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: 741

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: 300

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: 540

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...
by honesty
22 May 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton

My preference would be to take to Camel Trail from Bodmin, follow the sustrans route up to Davidstow airfield, then follow the road all the way in to Launceston, then as suggested old road to Sourton and on to the Granite Way by the Church of St Thomas a Becket.
by honesty
20 May 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.

at that age I got a trailer for my daughter. This was much better than a child seat. The trailer also had a boot to put loads of luggage in as well, so I never had problems carrying things for a commute. I had a Burley Bee (which you can get now from Go Outdoors!) and I found I got passed significan...
by honesty
7 May 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Shimano GRX “groupset” launched.

Interesting. Seems they’ve got the interruptor lever sorted for hydraulic braking as well.
by honesty
7 May 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source
Replies: 33
Views: 1497

Re: Touring Bike Thoughts and Source

Also on the lookout for a nephew tourer. I live in darkest Devon and I'm struggling to find retailers. The Pinnacle is a great price but the wheels are only 32h. Not strong enough? Tour de fer 10 seems underspecced for the price. Panorama also. Kona Sutra looks Lucy and seems well kitted out. Also ...
by honesty
6 May 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only
Replies: 49
Views: 1481

Re: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only

Ashby de la Zouch got a bypass from Nottingham road round to Burton road. Much quicker than going through the town centre. Opened after i left school there though so can't say I've much experience with it.