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by triker131
5 Nov 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike on a ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 14502

Re: Trike on a ferry

Update regarding Brittany Ferries. No problems taking the rotovelo (recumbent trike with full body fairing - velomobile) on the Portsmouth Caen route. I traveled in early September 2015, both tickets were booked one way as I wasn't sure of exact return date or ferry route I would take home - was thi...
by triker131
17 Sep 2015, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.

After all the helpful advice here I think I now understand which roads one can legally cycle on in France. However, regarding route planning either in advance, or whilst on the road - how can one discern in advance which roads qualify as cyclable? I had a look at the maps on the viamichelin site to ...
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wet Wipes
Replies: 34
Views: 2864

Re: Wet Wipes

I thought wet wipes were made from the same stuff as disposable nappy liners - spun polypropylene which is also used as fleece in horticulture to protect crops from frost and insects (17g/sq.m). The Aldi wipes are described on the box as "soft fleece wipes". When our son was a baby we ran ...
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.

Thanks for clearing that up. I didn't notice any blue signs - would have avoided the road if I had. Thanks for the link to wiki article. So I was unwittingly breaking the law and not surprised that the French cops were ticked off. Both the second stops meet the criteria you describe as being divided...
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advisability of camping in Sept into October ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1581

Re: Advisability of camping in Sept into October ?

The evening of the original post (4th September) I was running out of daylight several miles south west of Le Mans and a few miles short of my planned municipal campground. I passed a picnic ground and backtracked to see if I could wild camp there. I was riding in a rotovelo (recumbent trike with fu...
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 1:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Reviews (index)
Replies: 70
Views: 15027

Re: Campsite Reviews (index)

France, Normandy, Alencon municipal campground.

Stayed one night September 5th 2015. Tricycle, tent, one adult was 8.65 euros.

Adequate but I had been spoiled by the site at Argentan which is nicer and cheaper. Showers could do with a coat of paint but everything worked. 7/10.
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 1:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Reviews (index)
Replies: 70
Views: 15027

Re: Campsite Reviews (index)

France, Normandy, Argentan Municipal Camp Ground, Argentan. Stayed here one night on 3rd September 2015. About 20 pitches, very well maintained. Facilities spotlessly clean. I was the only tent, all other pitches occupied by camper vans. For one person with tent and tricycle was 4.90euros. The guard...
by triker131
16 Sep 2015, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Which roads in France are legal for cyclists.

I'd like some advice please about the regulations in France - which roads can you legally cycle on? I recently did my first cycle camping trip since 1979, from the Ouistraham ferry down to the other side of Le Mans and back in 4 days. I was riding in a velomobile, (a recumbent trike with full body s...
by triker131
26 Jul 2015, 5:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike on a ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 14502

Re: Trike on a ferry

I had the same concern about being allowed on the ferry as a "bike" only more so as I now ride a Trisled Rotovelo velomobile which is a recumbent trike covered by a full weatherproof polythene body shell. I rode into Portsmouth a couple of month's ago to the Brittany Ferries office and was...
by triker131
16 Jul 2015, 6:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Food storage
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Food storage

Squirrels. Rucksack attached to pushchair (aka stroller) in park in Chichester next to a playground. After only about five minutes on the swings (not me, our then 2 year old, now nearly 15), returned to find sizeable hole chewed through by squirrel(s). Rats with tails. Beware squirrels they will rui...
by triker131
5 Jul 2015, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen

Antonish, Thanks for the tip, I've followed your route on the map: straight ahead at roundabout is Route des Dunes, which connects to Route du Fortelet, which connects to the D1. @chocjohn9 - thanks for the route advice (and the offer of a cuppa!). Maybe the most important thing is knowing which roa...
by triker131
3 Jul 2015, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen

Thanks for the link, I've had a play at building a route using the nodes. I have a Garmin Etrex Legend HCX and will load my route(s) into that. It runs for hours on a couple of rechargeable AA's; alternatively can run it from usb power using a power pack. The LF cycle routes are labelled on the OSM ...
by triker131
3 Jul 2015, 9:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen

Thanks Roy, that's just the sort of encouraging feedback I was hoping for. I found this site: http://www.gamber.net/cyclebel/ which has very detailed descriptions of cycling 2000kms of Belgian waterways. It has been updated regularly since 2002 up to December 2014. Very detailed and useful for anyon...
by triker131
2 Jul 2015, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Route from Dunkirk to WHPV Championships at Maasmechelen

Hi Folks, First post ... I'm trying to plan a route from Dunkirk to Maasmechelen where the World Human Powered Vehicle Championships are being held 21-23rd August 2015. http://www.hpv.be/wk/?q=en Hoping (if I can get there) to be a volunteer and help run it. I've already searched this forum for &quo...