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by mediumbird
25 Jan 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

Isn't there a poster on here called BretonBikes? Iirc he has bike hire and a campsite. Plus runs organised and custom arranged cycling tours. No connection with him but when I was investigating a family tour in brittany he was very helpful indeed without any commercial outcome for that help. Who kn...
by mediumbird
25 Jan 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

So medium, I guess you are not keen on doing it on your own? Good luck finding some companies that do supported trips, and have fun doing some other supported trip if you are unable to find any for this specific route. "Feel the fear and do it anyway" It's weird. I've happily organised an...
by mediumbird
19 Jan 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Nature Hybrid 500-any experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Cube Nature Hybrid 500-any experience?

Thanks everyone for your helpful advice. I didn't realise that about the differences in the power outputs for starters. I had been led to believe that hub motors weren't as good, but looks like they have their pros and cons. I might have a challenge on my hand trying to get him to accept a step thro...
by mediumbird
19 Jan 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Nature Hybrid 500-any experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Cube Nature Hybrid 500-any experience?

As always on this forum, looking for advice. Thinking about getting an ebike to see if it will persuade my husband (70 next month) to get back out on a bike and do a little bit of exercise, maybe even accompany me on some short rides. The choice is mind numbing! Looking at a hybrid type of bike that...
by mediumbird
12 Jan 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: La Vélodyssée as a single female

I've not done the Velodessee but I do all my tours as a single female, organising it all myself. I usually either book ahead if youth hostelling or have a good idea where I could stay if camping. I'm busy doing it right now, it's part of January! Have you tried https://www.freewheelingfrance.com/? ...
by mediumbird
11 Jan 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Vélodyssée as a single female
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

La Vélodyssée as a single female

I'm keen to cycle this route, and have done a couple of unsupported cycle trips with a friend before (Lejog and the Rhine)-staying in hotels or B&Bs. Not able to persuade her to join me this year as she's fully occupied with doing Mallorca 312 and probably part of The Tour route!(her fitness lev...
by mediumbird
28 Dec 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog laundry news
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Lejog laundry news

They also have one of them at the Green Welly in Tyndrum if your LEJOG route goes that way
by mediumbird
23 Nov 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch website on european bike routes
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Dutch website on european bike routes

Yeay m-engineering that's the one! Was sure it used to have an English version, but that's what I was looking for. Edited! Just seen the bottom link for the info in English. Doh!
Many thanks. Louise
by mediumbird
22 Nov 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch website on european bike routes
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Dutch website on european bike routes

Thanks for the replies, but unfortunately not that website(although it looks good!) You didn’t have to register or anything. Will keep searching...... :D
by mediumbird
22 Nov 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch website on european bike routes
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Dutch website on european bike routes

I've been trying to search the forum(and failing)! I seem to remember seeing a link for a website showing lots of different European bike routes that was run by a Dutch based group. Anyone any ideas?? Tried the usual Google search as well and no luck.
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 2719

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks slowster. I saw that thread thanks. Need to see how far back my seat was moved after my cleats got pushed back.
by mediumbird
30 Sep 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 2719

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

It's all very complicated....I've now read the articles and guides to fitting the bike correctly. Before I did though, I gave the visual bike fit guy a go. He moved my spd cleats back a lot! "Do you like riding on your toes?' he asks...."No wonder you have had numb toes".....He then r...
by mediumbird
21 Sep 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 2719

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I think I shall enlist the help of a friend that's a very good bike mechanic to try and get my bars set higher, but before that, I might get another bikefit by this person, as he gets good reviews. https://visualbikefit.com/vbf/ I think that before going to a bike fitter it would be better to see i...
by mediumbird
20 Sep 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 2719

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks slowster for sound advice. I think I shall enlist the help of a friend that's a very good bike mechanic to try and get my bars set higher, but before that, I might get another bikefit by this person, as he gets good reviews. https://visualbikefit.com/vbf/ It's going to be a work in progress t...
by mediumbird
20 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 2719

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply. That’s the problem with bikes, there are just soooo many out there and every company says theirs is the bee knees! Vorpal, my car is even older at 17 years!! I like to hang onto things if they still work... :P Slowster-thanks for your info. I’ve looked a...