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by F70100
8 Jul 2020, 11:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure Vehicle Parking?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Secure Vehicle Parking?

Probably going to be plenty of space in airport car parks this summer...
by F70100
28 May 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS Maps free on line?
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: OS Maps free on line?

The iOS app "Outdoors GPS - Offline OS Maps" provides free offline versions of 1:50000 maps of all the UK National Parks.

Full subscription for the rest of the UK at 1:50000 and 1:25000 is £20/annum.
by F70100
23 May 2020, 10:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?

I seem to recall someone on here saying that the Club sites, in particular, were meant be able to save a little space to accommodate late arriving walkers and cyclists even if the sites were officially at full capacity. That has been the policy of the CCC. Any roadmap to getting back to normal thou...
by F70100
4 May 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggestions & tips for biking in UK
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Suggestions & tips for biking in UK

I would suggest Suffolk & Norfolk.
by F70100
13 Oct 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 4150

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Much better that way. I remember a visit to Maine in the early 90's when English pubs were trendy over there. You could buy beer by the pint in handled glasses. Bar staff were not happy when I pointed out that a fifth of the pint was missing. All very amicable though. I guess that saying a fifth is...
by F70100
16 Sep 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Avenue Verte campsites
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Avenue Verte campsites

Some of the best campsites I’ve been to are naturist 8)
by F70100
5 Sep 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 61
Views: 3134

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

The “which camera” question can only be answered if you can say what creative choices you wish to have when taking an image.

Do you want to be able to control focal length, aperture, shutter speed and iso? How you answer that dictates what you take.
by F70100
25 Jun 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3634

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Rod Goodfellow wrote:"We went to the Pencil Museum on Honeymoon and really enjoyed it...!" Which?

Lead in your pencil?


:wink:
by F70100
25 Jun 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3634

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

I've been to Keswick 3 times on walking holidays and I certainly wouldn't recommend taking a bike unless you've got a low geared bike and enjoy climbing hills.The pencil museum is a waste of money so don't bother with that. Lake District roads are too busy for me to enjoy cycling, but might be ok f...
by F70100
8 Jun 2019, 12:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 1025

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

My motorbike has 2 panniers of 20 litres each and a top box of 45 litres. More importantly, the manufacturer specifies 10kgs maximum for the panniers and 15kgs maximum for the top box. Having the top box fitted (even if empty) invokes a manufacturer recommended maximum speed of 120mph to maintain st...
by F70100
28 May 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2019 JOGLE route advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3305

Re: 2019 JOGLE route advice

Not sure where I've gone wrong there... which route planner do folks prefer? I'm leaning towards Komoot, but that's only because it makes the route shorter and flatter! Personally, I prefer ridewithgps.com Another way round the A82 and Glasgow is the big bypass via Arran. Route details are in the v...
by F70100
28 Feb 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?
Replies: 31
Views: 6521

Re: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?

I'd love to do it. But I am 51 and all too aware that there are a limited number of summers left to me. How many days are you thinking of taking to do the route ?? 3 weeks works out to be roughly 50 miles per day. But the more back roads you use, the longer and more lumpy the route tends to be. Als...
by F70100
6 Feb 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

Would a one day, one-way car hire do the job?
by F70100
4 Jan 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: UK camping without a reservation

It takes a bit of finding, and the wording actually renders the clause effectively worthless, but the following is extracted from the Camping & Caravanning Club "UK Club Site Policies"; 2.5 - Backpackers wherever possible will be accommodated – please advise us at the time of booking. ...
by F70100
13 Dec 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog
Replies: 9
Views: 4824

Re: Lejog

I did a Jogle this year using exactly the sort of numbers you're thinking about; I did 1160 miles over 22 days, which averages at 52 miles per day. Whilst you do need to get on your bike and ride in preparation, I found this trip was more of a mental than physical challenge. At the risk of sounding ...