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by Millhouse
17 Aug 2013, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leader Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Leader Insurance

Thank you so much for taking time to respond.
I definitely need to take a closer look at affiliating ourselves to the CTC, or other cover.
Nice one byegad. :D
Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
16 Aug 2013, 12:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leader Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Leader Insurance

Thank's for the above.
It's not a business, it's for a local religious group.
Not for profit but a charge will be made to cover accommodation and food.
We just want to invite people to the Ribble Valley to enjoy the Hills and History.
by Millhouse
16 Aug 2013, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leader Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Leader Insurance

Do I need Insurance as a leader? Is there anyone out there who can offer advice on insurance requirements for leading a non CTC cycling group? As a member of a community group I am helping organise a cycling holiday around our local area, the Ribble Valley. Cyclist from around the country will be at...
by Millhouse
8 May 2013, 5:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland at easter pictures oh I need to go back!
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Scotland at easter pictures oh I need to go back!

Thank's for the pic's. I was in Scotland last May for a month, west coast. Outer Hebrides and north coast, the cycling was just magical.
I am back there in about 3 weeks, can't wait!! :D
by Millhouse
25 Jul 2012, 12:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Phone charging whilst cycle camping in France
Replies: 17
Views: 2195

Re: Phone charging whilst cycle camping in France

The most effective way I found of charging my phone whilst cycling and camping in France was to ask one of the British caravanners on site if I could re charge my phone using their electric. No one ever refused and it often lead to a chat and a free COLD beer out of their fridge! :D
by Millhouse
26 Apr 2012, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland, must do routes.
Replies: 32
Views: 10889

Re: Scotland, must do routes.

Thank you everyone for your great posts.
I have planned a route along the west coast, into the Outer Hebrides and then along the top! I have decided to just GO FOR IT, so I am off in the morning :D
Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
6 Apr 2012, 4:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of gods own county?
Replies: 20
Views: 5021

Re: Tour of gods own county?

There are loads of excellent day rides to be had from Hawes.
I've stayed at Bainbridge Ings campsite a number of times. It is situated just outside the town but within easy walking distance of the shops and several pubs.
Have a look at a road atlas for the numerous rides, great place to be based.
by Millhouse
3 Apr 2012, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Epic UK Ride
Replies: 85
Views: 33055

Re: Epic UK Ride

Just to add a little bit extra re wifi. Many pubs now have WiFi and will often have power points. What more could you as for, surfing the web with a pint of real ale in your hand! Re your comment about campsites not having WiFi, you will find that many do, you may have to pay for access. Your trip s...
by Millhouse
15 Mar 2012, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4873

Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

My recent cycle tour of England took me to many beautiful places in England. There are a number of places I want to return to and explore further. One is the Chilterns, they have a website http://www.chilternsaonb.org/explore-enjoy/chilterns-cycleway/route-information.html which contains all the inf...
by Millhouse
6 Mar 2012, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping towel
Replies: 37
Views: 3541

Re: Camping towel

I agree with Andy B, it's a face cloth for me.
Drip dry for a minute or two and then dry off with the face cloth, wring it out hang it out to dry, perfect!
by Millhouse
4 Mar 2012, 12:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family cycling in France
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Family cycling in France

Try Breton bikes, based in Brittany. I went with my son a few years ago and found them very good, knowlegable and very helpful.
www.bretonbikes.com
by Millhouse
28 Feb 2012, 9:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Grand Tourer prt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: New Grand Tourer prt 2

[quote="snibgo"]Re lights: I don't tour by night these days, so I just take along blinkies just in case I get caught out. +1 My best advice, for what it's worth, is when touring keep it simple. Try not to overburden yourself with kit. Get a bike, get out there and do it. You will gain expe...
by Millhouse
25 Feb 2012, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: first cyclo tour: silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 2660

Re: first cyclo tour: silly question

I agree with the previous posts, good lock and try and stop somewhere that feels good. One extra thing put your most valuable objects, passport, cash, cards, camera etc. in a bumbag or similar so that they are always on your person. My first big tour was around France, on my own camping, for 4 weeks...
by Millhouse
16 Feb 2012, 9:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone know a good route for London to Cornwall?
Replies: 19
Views: 2188

Re: Anyone know a good route for London to Cornwall?

Hi Kate,
Have a look here http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8969 day's 14 t0 20.
Some great cycling to be had.
Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
15 Feb 2012, 12:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats
Replies: 30
Views: 2122

Re: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats

Mick, Kirstone Pass is definately in the Lakes. "Kirkstone Pass with an altitude of 1,489 feet is the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic. It connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater valley - the A592 road. There is another route from Troutbe...