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by F70100
28 Jul 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 45
Views: 1437

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

I will shortly unleash my excel spreadsheet of panniers in this thread I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this... :D Let it not be said that I don't deliver on a threat. I have subsequently colour coded it and attributed my scores to each colour to produce a total score (I mentioned I...
by F70100
26 Jul 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 45
Views: 1437

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

MrsHJ wrote: I will shortly unleash my excel spreadsheet of panniers in this thread


I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this... :D
by F70100
8 Jul 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 53
Views: 2217

Re: Pannier Advice

How do Ortlieb Roller Classic users tend to fasten them?

Do you (a) mostly use the strap and route it under the hook, or (b) forget the strap and clip the side release buckles together in typical dry bag fashion?

Personally, I find using the strap far too fiddly.
by F70100
13 Jun 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 172
Views: 6120

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Anyway, our local cycle group used Wetherspoons "The Willow Tree" in Stowmarket recently for a lunch stop on a recent Sunday and found easy to use. Railings round the back to secure bikes to. Finding pubs to accommodate us on a Sunday is becoming more difficult as the good ones only want t...
by F70100
28 Dec 2017, 1:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happens if you board the wrong aircraft/train/etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: What happens if you board the wrong aircraft/train/etc.

Most (but not all) commercial aircraft can communicate with HQ from the air. If an aircraft has turned back, I would suggest it's most likely to be on the instructions of someone from the Company on the ground. This was a Japanese aircraft flying back to Japan. I imagine the crew would have preferre...
by F70100
15 Aug 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe sight seeing
Replies: 26
Views: 5858

Re: JogLe sight seeing

Maybe Aprils Fools day falls on a different day in Scotland. Got a bit more time to reply now. Whilst photographing the big landmarks is worthwhile, don't neglect the details of regional specialities that tell the story of your journey; a Cornish pastie, cream teas, orchards and cider in Somerset/He...
by F70100
15 Aug 2017, 9:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe sight seeing
Replies: 26
Views: 5858

Re: JogLe sight seeing

Is it April already?
by F70100
18 Jul 2017, 9:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: teapot?
Replies: 58
Views: 2080

Re: teapot?

As discussed, a brew tastes much better with fresh milk. I'm going to take a 500ml vacuum flask next time to help it keep.

I use a fair bit of milk anyway, for porridge, brews, and I'm happy to drink it neat, just for a drink.
by F70100
16 Jul 2017, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)
Replies: 97
Views: 8416

Re: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)

Don't want to steal the OP's thunder but after watching the YouTube vid of collection day, I think it must be http://www.cyclesense.co.uk/ in Tadcaster.
by F70100
13 Jul 2017, 10:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG - additional fun challenges
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: LeJoG - additional fun challenges

Yes, Southleigh is on the itinerary, as is Acorns in Devon, Western Sun Folk at Trelleck, Wrekin View (Salop), Manchester Sun & Air, Lancashire Sun Club, and Solway Sun Club. We've stayed at some of them in the past but are looking forward to visiting the new ones. All have very nice swimming po...
by F70100
12 Jul 2017, 5:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG - additional fun challenges
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: LeJoG - additional fun challenges

For what it's worth, I've planned my JOGLE for next year (start date is set for 21st August 2018) around staying at naturist campsites. They're a bit thin on the ground in Scotland (i.e. there are none) but from Carlisle southbound there are only a couple of nights where I can't make it work with se...
by F70100
1 Jul 2017, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flixbus
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Flixbus

OK, I now understand where I was going wrong. I was initially searching for space for 1 adult as that is how many passengers I was looking for space for. Screen Shot 2017-07-01 at 15.47.28.png I should have counted the bike as a passenger (obviously...). The search query then returns only the servic...
by F70100
30 Jun 2017, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains
Replies: 48
Views: 3810

Re: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains

I used Virgin East Coast between Peterborough and Doncaster earlier this week. The train was going to Leeds but I don't know if the service terminated there. There were 5 bike spaces in the guards van with one already occupied when I put my bike on. The bike spaces were conventional bike rack type h...
by F70100
30 Jun 2017, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flixbus
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Flixbus

I have seen the previous thread about Flixbus https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=114878 and note that folks didn't book because the booking system showed that there were no bike spaces available. I'm presuming that this was for services originating the UK and that these services do...
by F70100
4 Jun 2017, 8:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommended Campsites Norfolk?
Replies: 38
Views: 2111

Re: Recommended Campsites Norfolk?

Stayed here http://www.whitehallfarm-accommodation. ... Tarif.html in July last year as a solo motorcyclist and paid £10 midweek. 5 mins walk to The Nelson pub in Burnham Thorpe.

I have also had a very pleasant stay here http://www.boldingway.co.uk/index.html, again 5 minutes walk from the pub.