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by ubert767
26 Jun 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lôn Las is Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lôn Las is Rubbish

I did it 4 years ago and didn't notice the rubbish, were you following a major event? I don't think there had been an immediate earlier major event, the rubbish looked as though it was an accumulation over time. On a positive note, my wife teaches and a few days ago she looked out of a classroom wi...
by ubert767
25 Jun 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lôn Las is Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lôn Las is Rubbish

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the quality of the scenery goes without saying and we were very impressed with the standard of accomodation and food. Weather was generally dry.
The remoteness of the top of Gospel Pass was one of the highlights, not too proud to admit to pushing for a while though!
by ubert767
25 Jun 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lôn Las is Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lôn Las is Rubbish

It"s difficult to aportion the source of the rubbish, though some of it is plainly from cyclists (gels, innertubes, gas cylinders etc), most of the litter is drink or snack related. Much of the housing on the route seemed to be covered by recycling bin schemes so I don't think that forraging an...
by ubert767
25 Jun 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lôn Las is Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Lôn Las is Rubbish

Just completed the Lôn Las ride from north to south and then onward to home in Dorset. A truely magnificent trip with some great climbs and stunning scenery but Oh! the amount of roadside rubbish, such a shame. I've seen enough dumped gel packets and " Red Bull" cans to last me for a while...
by ubert767
6 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D-Day Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: D-Day Ride

Hello Simon,
The Café Gondrée of your story, an interesting museum in its own right.
by ubert767
6 Jun 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D-Day Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: D-Day Ride

I very recently returned from a pilgrimage to visit the landing site (Ranville) where my father covertly dropped with the "Pathfinders" (22nd Independent Parachute Company) on the eve of the D-Day landings. Their mission was to place radio beacons and landing lights to guide in the Airbour...
by ubert767
31 May 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike

South West Trains run a direct service to London (Waterloo) and their cycle policy is here.
https://www.southwesternrailway.com/tra ... ith-a-bike

Rob
by ubert767
24 May 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

May I suggest you head westwards to the D-Day landing beaches. I've just returned from a bit of a pilgrimage to Pegasus Bridge to visit where my dad landed with the 22nd Independant Parachute Company in 1944. Due to the 75th anniversary, the French are showing their appreciation and putting on a goo...
by ubert767
9 May 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3462

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

This thread is a sorry and all too common tale.
Wouldn't it be good if a "certain organisation", which claims to represent cyclist's interests, would take this matter up with the commonly used UK airlines to clarify the T&C's ?
by ubert767
8 May 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3462

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

We flew Ryan Air from Bournemouth to Pisa in 2014 with our bikes packed in CTC type bags. At check-in we were initially refused because the ground staff deemed the bikes to be insufficiently protected but then we produced the trump card, a previously obtained email from RA's customer department whic...
by ubert767
2 Apr 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hengitsbury Head Land Train
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Hengistbury Head Land Train

ChrisF wrote: After not being able to ride on NCN2 along Bournemouth seafront (no cycling allowed during the day in summertime!) .


The cycling restriction along the Bournemouth and Poole seafront promenades applies during July and August between the hours of 10am and 6pm.
by ubert767
8 Mar 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 21
Views: 4105

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

They completely deflated my tyres on the SoS to Jersey and return. Tore bag to do it and didn't replace valve caps. No real damage, but bike sitting on flat tyres and tubes. A couple of years back, when using the CTC bag method out of Bournemouth Airport, the baggage handlers were far more caring a...
by ubert767
19 Feb 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11380

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

After scores of loaded tours and eleven years of frequent use, I consider the Rohloff oil to be reassuringly expensive.
Rob
by ubert767
19 Feb 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11380

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

I'm not adverse to a bit of maintenance, it's just that I'd prefer to spend my time cycling or restoring my old British motorbike!
Rob
by ubert767
19 Feb 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11380

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

After eleven years of faultless service, a thimble-full of oil every year and a new sprocket when required.......for me the Rohloff choice was a sound one.

Rob