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by Domestique
31 Oct 2014, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - channel to the Med (or vice-versa)
Replies: 16
Views: 2233

Re: France - channel to the Med (or vice-versa)

You can always hire a car, one way, at the end of the trip, back to the ferry port. Its very easy to do. This yr we walked in to Avis at 09.00 and were traveling N everything packed by 10.00 Dropped the car in Caen and cycled the last 15k to the ferry port, and luckily caught the next boat. I reall...
by Domestique
24 May 2014, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping in the Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

Re: Camping in the Netherlands

Have used the Natuurkampeerterrein sites and guide for the last three out of four years. We have always pre ordered the book before we left, but I am sure you can turn up at any of the sites and join if you want. When it came to payment for the book we simply sent a 20 euro note back with the receip...
by Domestique
19 Feb 2014, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Steps Harwich International
Replies: 7
Views: 8677

Re: Steps Harwich International

The steps are at Manningtree. A real effort with a loaded bike :(
by Domestique
6 Oct 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone know a cycle route UK to Copenhagan
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Re: Anyone know a cycle route UK to Copenhagan

We found Denmark good for shops, there open the same hours as UK shops 7 days a week. Food was more expensive than Germany and in our case vegetarian food quite hard to find, only managed in health shops. For camping try and get a copy of 'Overnatning i det fri' basically camping in peoples gardens....
by Domestique
20 Sep 2013, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Don't change at Manningtree for Harwich!
Replies: 40
Views: 7860

Re: Don't change at Manningtree for Harwich!

Its quite a nice ride from Manningtree to Harwich, and back, if you have had enough of trains 8)
by Domestique
2 Mar 2013, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 37479

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Here are our two outside Albert Hiejn's, Hoek v Holland last year.


by Domestique
22 Sep 2012, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Third bottle mount for Trangia bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 9497

Re: Third bottle mount for Trangia bottle

We use Bikebuddy on both our bikes. On my Aravis though, I found I could not fit the 1ltr bottle. It either overlapped with the front mudguard or caught on the chainset, so have to use a 0.5ltr instead.
by Domestique
29 Jul 2012, 4:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Meths
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Meths

In NL recently its called spiritos and available in almost any supermaket. Look in the cleaning products.
by Domestique
19 Apr 2012, 5:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Replies: 13
Views: 6660


There is a nice camp site in Velsen Zuid. ... nberg.html
Iirc the ferry crossing to the north is frequent. We rode from the camp site in the morning straight onto the ferry.
by Domestique
19 Oct 2011, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Butterfly bar foam
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Butterfly bar foam

Have a look at Dotbike
by Domestique
27 Aug 2011, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Sea Route (LF1b) - ferry at Hoek van Holland?
Replies: 10
Views: 4867

Re: North Sea Route (LF1b) - ferry at Hoek van Holland?

This is the ferry I believe. I havent used it myself but saw it last week when we where in Hoek v Holland


If you are coming out of the Harwich ferry terminal its on your left.
by Domestique
30 Jul 2011, 7:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Meeting traffic in narrow lanes
Replies: 60
Views: 4061

Re: Meeting traffic in narrow lanes

I must admit it did worry me a bit not looking at the approaching car but I felt he'd have to be a complete nutter to have run me over ,I'll admit it does take a bit of nerve,some would say stupidity even On a lane I ride along it seems to me if I make eye contact with the driver in some cases it m...
by Domestique
25 Jul 2011, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dutch Bikes - are they worth the premium?
Replies: 45
Views: 10003

Re: Dutch Bikes - are they worth the premium?

My partner and me have talked about taking a night boat over to the Hoek v Holland and buying a couple of bikes from one of the bike shops a few hundred meters from the ferry terminal. For 400 euro's there is quite a bit of choice. Nice couple of days in Holland and a new bike to take home. http://w...
by Domestique
25 Jul 2011, 5:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to buy a touring bike ( based E. Midlands )
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Where to buy a touring bike ( based E. Midlands )

Not sure how far away they are from you, but not a massive amount of millage, Byer Cycles are a great, friendly shop to deal with.
by Domestique
7 Jul 2011, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Harwich-Esbjerg Ferry!
Replies: 21
Views: 3255

Re: Harwich-Esbjerg Ferry!

Have a look at this thread on CycleChat Thank you for your recent email. At the moment you have to have a vehicle to travel in July and August. I am sorry if this has caused you any problems. If you have any further questions, please do not h...