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by neilwragg
8 Jan 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help needed with new road layout proposal from council, is this ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

help needed with new road layout proposal from council, is this ok?

Our council has proposed a change to the road layout on and around a busy two lane roundabout to ease access for motorists entering and leaving a local business park. I'd like any opinions on whether it looks ok for cyclists. My initial concern is that the traffic lights that may be installed on the...
by neilwragg
4 Jan 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: UK camping without a reservation

I’ve never had a problem turning up at the end of the day with a bike & a tent at a UK campsite. I think the only time you may get close is the August Bank Holiday weekend.
by neilwragg
22 Apr 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cleaning Titanium pans after cooking
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Cleaning Titanium pans after cooking

I use Ti pots such as the MSR over a wood gas stove and just use a scourer or wire wool to clean them. They are less prone to scratches than aluminium so just as easy or easier to look after.
by neilwragg
19 Feb 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Hammocks

I did winter camp with the Scouts last week, and one Troop was using them. They were perfectly warm and comfortable, I gather - with mats as above. Was that the Feb Freezer camp? We were there but in tents! I’d have thought the Scouts would have froze on the first night unless they used under blank...
by neilwragg
18 Feb 2018, 8:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hammocks
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Hammocks

I’ve done multi day tours using both and unfortunately there no easy answer! I chose either depending on the trips, weather forecast, location and time of the year. If you are staying at campsites you’ll probably end up on the ground under or on you’re flat hammock as I not yet found one in the righ...
by neilwragg
1 Jul 2017, 12:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Woodburning Stoves
Replies: 90
Views: 6565

Re: Woodburning Stoves

The current version of the Woodgas stove will support a bialetti style moka pot, I take two Ti pots when biking and camping, one to drink from and the other to boil water or cook in. Then use an Aeropress for my fresh coffee!
by neilwragg
25 May 2017, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1 season sleeping bags?
Replies: 54
Views: 4591

Re: 1 season sleeping bags?

I got a Mountain Warehouse Traveller sleeping bag for £15. It's pretty thin, packs very small but was warm enough through Wales at the end of April. I add a £50 Snugpak quilt which covers all trips from April to September.


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone.
by neilwragg
10 May 2017, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence
Replies: 71
Views: 24581

Re: Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence

No, just because I prefer to have the water bottles on the bike.
by neilwragg
10 May 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence
Replies: 71
Views: 24581

Re: Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence

If you had a full frame bag you'd get loads in! In mine that is cut around the bottles I can still get in my tools, stove, cafetiere, coffee, snacks, mug & kettle & cable lock. Alternatively it's a good place for waterproofs & clothes as they squish into all the corners. Bottle access is...
by neilwragg
10 May 2017, 8:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence
Replies: 71
Views: 24581

Bike Packing v Panniers - the evidence

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by neilwragg
9 May 2017, 9:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Woodburning Stoves
Replies: 90
Views: 6565

Re: Woodburning Stoves

Instead of throwing it away after it becomes more patch than tube, just cut an inch of an old inner tube & place it on top of the wood on your stove (remember wood gas stoves burn downwards) & even wet wood will burn. To be honest even in the middle of a wet winter if you collect twigs that ...
by neilwragg
3 May 2017, 3:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Woodburning Stoves
Replies: 90
Views: 6565

Re: Woodburning Stoves

I sometimes add a lightweight ally foldable mat underneath if the ground is grass or similar or if there isnt a handy brick available!. Have you tried it the grass at home (i.e. somewhere where you can look at it a few days later)? There is the intermediate stage of damage, where it gets hot enough...
by neilwragg
3 May 2017, 10:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: parking in Cardiff for Lon Las Cymru
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: parking in Cardiff for Lon Las Cymru

could have done with a smaller inner chainring, pedalled in triangles for many miles!
by neilwragg
3 May 2017, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: parking in Cardiff for Lon Las Cymru
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: parking in Cardiff for Lon Las Cymru

Thanks all, found a side road next to the marina near IKEA, returned to the car after 250 miles in three days and got home for tea on Sunday!
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by neilwragg
3 May 2017, 10:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Woodburning Stoves
Replies: 90
Views: 6565

Re: Woodburning Stoves

I did the Lon Las Cymru from the top of the Anglesey coast down to Cardiff this weekend. Three days of cycling and didn't need to take any fuel because I used a Wild Stoves Woodgas stove which uses a handful of twigs to boil my water, it is also raised off the ground, slightly higher than the Honey ...