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by Digby1958
18 Jan 2017, 8:53am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping on Eurovelo 15.....Rhine routeway
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: Camping on Eurovelo 15.....Rhine routeway

Thanks both. Can you give me your general impressions of the route. We are a bit torn between following a recognised route or making up our own one.
by Digby1958
17 Jan 2017, 6:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping on Eurovelo 15.....Rhine routeway
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Camping on Eurovelo 15.....Rhine routeway

Hi. We are planning to cycle from Basle to Hook of Holland along route 15. Do people know if there is a good suppy of campsites along the route? Thanks.
by Digby1958
28 Apr 2013, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry from Jura
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Ferry from Jura

Thats it!
by Digby1958
28 Apr 2013, 1:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferry from Jura
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Ferry from Jura

As it is Hebridean touring time, I wonder if many people know that there is a private ferry that takes bikes from Jura to the Knapdale peninsula, Tayvalich. Its a lovely village with a friendly campsite and surrounded by quality woods. It means that you can get onto and then leave Jura from differen...
by Digby1958
28 Apr 2013, 7:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback voyager
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Ridgeback voyager

Thanks. And if you had your time again, would you choose a hub over a derailleur system?
by Digby1958
27 Apr 2013, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inner hebrides, Arran, Bute, Gigha - What shouldn't I miss
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Inner hebrides, Arran, Bute, Gigha - What shouldn't I mi

I'd second the Knapdale coast. Quiet cycling, wonderful woods, the campsite, view across to Jura,and the private road. There is also a private ferry which runs every day from Jura to Knapdale which could be handy. Can't remember the name of the village it comes into on Knapdale but it is lovely and ...
by Digby1958
27 Apr 2013, 9:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback voyager
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Ridgeback voyager

Yes, thanks, I guess I would also need to try it out for this reason as well. I was also wondering whether anyone has experience of hub gears, reliability/no quick release etc.
by Digby1958
27 Apr 2013, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback voyager
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Ridgeback voyager

Thanks for that. I've never had a touring bike before but am aware they will be heavier, but as you imply, just how heavy do I want it! I was also wondering if anyone had any feedback on the Alfina gears. The bike is £599. They have only got one which is my size. Seems very good value, but I guess i...
by Digby1958
26 Apr 2013, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inner hebrides, Arran, Bute, Gigha - What shouldn't I miss
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Inner hebrides, Arran, Bute, Gigha - What shouldn't I mi

We were in this area recently. The Knapdale peninsulas were very good.
by Digby1958
26 Apr 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback voyager
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Ridgeback voyager

I've come across a Ridgeback Voyager with an 8 speed Alfine hub, at a good price, right size, whilst i was in fact searching for a Ridgeback Panorama. I think I'm right in saying that the Voyager would be lower spec. However, would people think this would be a good buy for a touring bike, with avera...