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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.

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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
Topic: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND
Replies: 13
Views: 6660

Re: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND

There is a nice camp site in Velsen Zuid.
http://www.natuurkampeerterreinen.nl/nl ... 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
http://www.dotbike.com/p/3362
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

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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.
http://www.byercycles.co.uk/index.htm
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 http://www.cyclechat.net/topic/76938-dfds-seaways-grrrrr/ 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...