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by Weekender
9 May 2014, 4:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Reviews (index)
Replies: 70
Views: 14167

Re: Campsite Reviews (index)

Lacasdail camp and caravan site on Stornoway. An excellent site with spotless facilities, showers are free and there is a shed type thing for campers with worktops that you can cook in using your own stoves. Bunkhouses with four bunks in each with communal kitchen at £15pppn. Three of us spent three...
by Weekender
6 May 2014, 7:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Tent for sale

Wild Country Zephyros 2. Used once for two nights. £100.
Gerry
by Weekender
6 Mar 2014, 11:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Rack Pack / Top Rack Bag needed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2511

Re: Rack Pack / Top Rack Bag needed?

Would not be without my rackpack, only thing I carry in it is an uncompressed sleeping bag, every thing else is in the panniers.
by Weekender
21 Dec 2013, 1:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St. Kilda Scotland
Replies: 17
Views: 52084

Re: St. Kilda Scotland

http://youtu.be/nRH5SZDCi5w Did a short trip last year to Uist and Harris. Planned to return to Oban via Skye and Mull but had to change plans and return via Loch Boisdale. Trip was Oban to Loch Boisdale, cycle approx. 14 mls for overnight at Howmore hostel £12 then 42 mls to camp in the dunes near ...
by Weekender
20 Jul 2013, 8:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents - To fold or to stuff?
Replies: 17
Views: 2270

Re: Tents - To fold or to stuff?

Fold the inner, Stuff the fly.
http://youtu.be/aKMi-tV07Xg
Gerry
by Weekender
20 Jul 2013, 9:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What I've learnt from my first tour
Replies: 26
Views: 5403

Re: What I've learnt from my first tour

Bestthing I have found for stashing my sleeping bag in is Ortlieb 24ltr rack bag, lofts easily and is light on top of pannier bags. Nothing is left hanging off the bike, unlike my mates whose bikes can resemble christmas trees. A short video of a recent few days on Uist and Harris will let you see m...
by Weekender
2 Jun 2013, 1:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying eggs
Replies: 22
Views: 3174

Re: Carrying eggs

I like porrage so carry a few eggs in a plastic bottle filled with porrage oats.
by Weekender
28 May 2013, 6:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent to stand up in
Replies: 12
Views: 4299

Re: Tent to stand up in

Like yourselves we were tired of crawling into our tent so splashed out on Vango Omega 600xl at £200. Sleeps 6 in a four and a two person pod. weighs in at 8.5kg but we do not take the two man pod nor the main groundsheet. Luxury when erected, especially when it is raining as everything can fit in. ...
by Weekender
12 May 2013, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?
Replies: 97
Views: 21706

Re: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?

The Rag, Tag and Bobtail cycle touring club which comrpise of three over 65 males, will be touring the Western Isles some time in June, date not yet set. Just returned from some serious into the wind and alcohol consumption training during our Whisky tour on Islay and Jura, to help prepare us for th...
by Weekender
28 Mar 2013, 9:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for touring.
Replies: 21
Views: 2418

Re: Tent for touring.

At 64 yrs old ex mountain climber and current sea kayaker I have been talked into doing some cycle touring so getting a lighter tent is a priority for me just now. My group of three usually use our own tents but since we have decided to take a trailer for many tours we have just purchased a vango Om...
by Weekender
28 Mar 2013, 9:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Isle of Bute camping
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

Re: Isle of Bute camping

I have kayaked around Bute a few times and have camped wild at Kilchattan Bay, St Ninians Bay, Etterick Bay along the shore from the wee cafe. and at Balnakailly Bay, for the latter there is a rough Landrover track NW of Rubodach ferry slip Grid 028 742 will take you to a good spot at 023 743. Don't...