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by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

Hi All Myself and a friend are heading up to Scotland later this week and are looking out for camping spots. We may not use them as we're planning to do a bit of wild camping. But I'd just like to know where the camping spots are just in case we fancy them. To start with , I reckon our first night w...
by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Guilford to London by Tow Path

Thanks for the info.

If anyone couldn't open the website link then the guy also has a blog which is good :

http://cycle-geography.blogspot.com/
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Stove connector seal/washer ?

Thanks for the replies.

I contacted Vango's customer service and they've sent me out 2 new washers free.

Sorted !

How's that for service !
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Guilford to London by Tow Path

Hi All

I'm planning a ride up to London from Poole and I've stumbled apon this section which can be done on tow path.

It looks great . I'd just like to know if anyone has any other info or advice on it?

http://www.cyclingfromguildford.co.uk/route1.html

Thanks !
by bikerwaser
2 Oct 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 160
Views: 9716

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

You're right to be concerned. Over 600 people go to A&E every day in England alone, due to dog bites, some with life changing results. I carry my own home made pepper spray. I've used it against several dogs that have chased me on my bike in the UK, France and Spain. I also used it on a motorist...
by bikerwaser
20 Sep 2018, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 1846

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Bi Carb of Soda is also a good cheap method for cleaning stuff. Plus it doesn't smell .
by bikerwaser
19 Sep 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Stove connector seal/washer ?

Hi All I've just dusted off my lovely Higear stove, as I'm planning on another trip. As stated on my Youtube review of the stove some years ago, it's a Hi Gear stove but is exactly the same as the Vango stove. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QN3Qtz_V9g&t=3s I see that on the connector ( to the ...
by bikerwaser
19 Sep 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 1846

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

I've had the same plastic water bottles for about six months.

They usually last me about that amount of time.

They could last longer but it's down to how much I look after them

As others have said, make sure you rinse bottle and lid every day and leave the lid off / stand upside down.
by bikerwaser
18 Sep 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 43
Views: 27429

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

I was wondering if there is any floor space on the train somewhere where I can put down my Thermarest for the night ? I've done this on ferries to france to save £'s on te cabin fee. wasn't a problem , but obviously there could be a space issue . Also , about the alternative bike transport. Are the ...
by bikerwaser
7 Sep 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cycling Gloves ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1112

Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Thanks for all the info everyone !
by bikerwaser
6 Sep 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cycling Gloves ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1112

Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Promise not to laugh? I like these for winter riding: https://www.workgloves.uk.com/products/red-pvc-knitrist-work-gloves/18826 Wear wool gloves underneath if it's really cold. Bear in mind they are about 70p at your local builder's merchants, so it's hardly a great expense to try them. Things get ...
by bikerwaser
1 Sep 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cycling Gloves ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1112

Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Hi All I'm planning to do the Scotland Highland Trail 550 this October and need some serious kit. I've sorted all the other stuff pretty much but need to find some good gloves that will do the job. I have a bit of a problem with cold/purple/numb fingers when it gets cold and have tried a fair few gl...
by bikerwaser
27 Aug 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Berghaus Peak 3.1 Pro Review
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Berghaus Peak 3.1 Pro Review

Just got this tent.

Thought others might be interested in my review :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCE9v6Lavg&t=9s
by bikerwaser
22 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is this bike worth ?
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: What is this bike worth ?

To be honest, I see and ride bikes that cost £100 and they look like bikes but they're just BSO's and within less than a year they need a service and parts that add up to at least half th price of the bike. I work at a hire centre in the workshop and we log how many hires the bikes do. I constantly ...