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by Neil F
30 Jun 2012, 5:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route Planning
Replies: 14
Views: 7088

Re: Sustrans Route Planning

But I lose track of the different ways in which people use digital mapping. So... what would be most useful to you? GPX files, one per route? Or something else? Let me know and I can have a go at coming up with it. GPX files of the routes would be great. I could load them into the memory map androi...
by Neil F
25 Jun 2012, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route Planning
Replies: 14
Views: 7088

Re: Sustrans Route Planning

Memory Map produced a disk with the NCN routes as overlays. They are a bit out of date. Which bits of NCN4 do you want ?
by Neil F
20 Mar 2012, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fosse way Bath Cirencester
Replies: 6
Views: 5518

Fosse way Bath Cirencester

I am planning a route from Bath to Cirencester and was looking at the Fosse way. Some parts are marked on the OS maps as bridle ways. I particular from Fosse gate( by M 4 ) to just south of the Cotswolds Airport. Does anybody know what state these lanes are in and are they passable for a touring bik...
by Neil F
25 Aug 2011, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN The West Country Way Map
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: NCN The West Country Way Map

There are changes to parts of the west country way in Devon which are not shown on the old map. In the west of Devon in the region Holsworthy and east to Hatherleigh. Route 3 is being diverted along disused railway paths and becoming part of the Ruby way. The aim is to provide off road path from Bud...
by Neil F
21 Jun 2011, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?
Replies: 37
Views: 7192

Re: Which Rain Cape - Rotrax or Carradice Pro-route?

I had the Carridice Cape and used in on gogle in 2007 during all that rain over 4 weeks. It performed well but I had made a couple of changes including a piece of elastic in the front held on with Velcro to tie it to the handle bars over my bike bag. The Velcro was to allow it to pull off if I came ...
by Neil F
17 Apr 2011, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Short Tour for Children
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: A Short Tour for Children

In Devon there is NCN27 otherwise known as the Tarka trail miles of flat well looked after former railway line. one end goes along the by the sea. There are places to get drinks / food and a bunkhouse also near by B &B's and places to see. A company called Treasuretrails (http://www.treasuretrai...
by Neil F
14 Mar 2011, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wales end to end
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Wales end to end

Having done Scotland and England it's time to end to end wales. I was looking at the Sustrans route Holyhead to Newport . Below Hay on Wye and Brecon I know well. On the north section NCN8 has some options so what I would like to know is there rough tracks to be avoided by touring bike. Also any goo...
by Neil F
14 Mar 2011, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soggy feet in seal skinz a solution
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Soggy feet in seal skinz a solution

The problem I had with waterproof socks was water running down the leg and getting into the sock and staying there. Then in a discussion about the problem my wife came up with the solution. Take a pair of marrigold rubber gloves (other brands are available) cut off the fingers and thumb and you are ...
by Neil F
8 Mar 2011, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bosch & Muller E-werk
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Bosch & Muller E-werk

Has any body any experiance of these in use over a period of time..
by Neil F
6 Dec 2010, 6:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Camping Equipment Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: JOGLE Camping Equipment Advice

Keeping equipment dry by use of water proof bags. Keeping inner and outer of tent separate. The best piece of equipment is planning. Knowing the location of a campsite and an alternative. If you have had a hard day it makes life easier.
by Neil F
28 Jun 2010, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shakedown questions
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Shakedown questions

Did jejog in 2007 in the rain, 4 weeks it took and rain for all of it. I found that roll top water proof bags were better than plastic bags. Much easier to pack away neatly. I also used some inexpensive coloured water proof bags to separate things out. Dot bike had the roll top bags the coloured bag...
by Neil F
23 Jun 2010, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tour of devon/cornwall. advice needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: tour of devon/cornwall. advice needed.

Are you camping or b&B and what sort of things interest you given a bit more info it would be easier to give suggestions. The tourist season is now getting under way so the coastal areas will be packed but the inland it will be quiet. Torbay ,Exeter and Plymouth are where all the people are. The...
by Neil F
18 Jun 2010, 8:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Route
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Re: JOGLE Route

As I recall the canal path was good but the setion near to Tiverton was very narrow, and at the time very wet, so I went on a road that followed the canal.
by Neil F
17 Jun 2010, 7:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Route
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Re: JOGLE Route

My I suggest an alternative to cross Devon. From Taunton R3 to Tiverton. At Tiverton turn on to Witheridge(B3137 then B3042) passing by on to Eggesford Station and then Hatherleigh via Winkleigh. At Hathereigh you can pick up R3. Very quiet road goes across the mid Devon ridge cuts out a lot of hill...
by Neil F
7 Jun 2010, 8:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The A39, is it busy start of July?
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Re: The A39, is it busy start of July?

It's all right Mick F you can come out from under the bed, nothing from the buzzard front for a couple of years.
Once you are south of the A39 it's like another world. Few tourists get here. It is full of small lanes to explore and no traffic (except tractors)