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by ChrisF
5 Aug 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 107
Views: 3062

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

I'm largely on Mick F's side on this one. Regardless of whether it's a civil offence, criminal offence or no 'offence' at all, we cyclists have plenty of other places to cycle. Please let walkers have somewhere to wander where they won't come across cyclists, be they benign and careful or tearwaway ...
by ChrisF
2 Aug 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 107
Views: 3062

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

For the historic OS six-inch maps, they're freely available online through the National Library of Scotland, for the whole of GB, at https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=5&lat=56.00000&lon=-4.00000&layers=6&b=1 Cheers, Keith Thanks Keith. Off-topic I know, but this is an amazing re...
by ChrisF
1 Aug 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1494

Re: Using your watch as a compass

A few years ago (before smartphones and Garmins) a group of friends and I cycled Roscoff-Santander. Since I had planned the route (it wasn't the straightforward one down the coast) I was also deemed chief navigator. When in a French town it was often difficult to decide which was the correct road ou...
by ChrisF
31 Jul 2020, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 85
Views: 3595

Re: sustrans cuts routes

Thank you but it's so near and yet so far! 1. The Reclassified Routes doesn't seem to have any indication why sections were reclassified and that's what we really need. 2. We also need a Deleted Routes file similar. 3. The NCN map there disagrees with https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ncn in that...
by ChrisF
31 Jul 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Kernowboy wrote:Goss Moor Trail Cornwall

Ah, I should have known there were some locals on here :D
by ChrisF
30 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

O.K. Last one from me. Also on an NCN route.
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Maybe a bit harder than my last photo? Although the travel experience of some of the contributors on here astounds me.
by ChrisF
30 Jul 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Actually, there's still the question I asked a couple of weeks ago to answer: Screenshot 2020-07-11 at 13.19.07.png Where was this water powered bike I cycled past before cycling up a hill and past some fields? If you don't like the question, please feel free to post a better one! It's at Colmars-V...
by ChrisF
30 Jul 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 85
Views: 3595

Re: sustrans cuts routes

Sustrans has sent me this link https://data-sustrans-uk.opendata.arcgis.com/ which allows you to zoom in and see the status of each individual section of the NCN (e.g. if it's off-road, if it's 'MTB-only'). It also shows the gaps which have appeared in what was beginning to be a 'national' network; ...
by ChrisF
30 Jul 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

backnotes wrote:"Thing" that spans the road by the harbour in Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk?

Correct! No clue needed then :)
But it was going to be that a National Cycle Route passes direcly underneath it.
by ChrisF
30 Jul 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Jdsk wrote:Was Michael Caine ever there?
Jonathan

?? Possibly. But a google of his name with this town doesn't have any hits.
Clue later today if needed.
by ChrisF
29 Jul 2020, 11:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

No new questions today so here's one - maybe to finish my thread with, since we are not locked-down any longer? At least, I'm not; this photo was taken on a tour a couple of weeks ago:
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by ChrisF
24 Jul 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pot Luck Delay in Renewing Passports
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Pot Luck Delay in Renewing Passports

Backlog hits 400'000 says https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53494998 I saw this coming and applied for mine early in lockdown, although it didn't expire until mid-January. It took only 10 days and most of that time was because I had to re-send my photo several times (tip: if you wear glasses, take them...
by ChrisF
24 Jul 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?

In the last 2 weeks I have stayed in 5 different 'Camping & Caravan Club' sites (exclusive to members) in my campervan. I have my own toilet and shower so don't need to use these shared facilities. I chose areas away from the most popular tourist areas, but where there was some interesting cycli...
by ChrisF
24 Jul 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3300

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Latest update fro Brittany Ferries: Boarding and disembarkation for foot passengers and for cyclists presents particular issues at this difficult time so we have therefore taken the decision that for this summer we cannot accept them. We are very sorry for those who wish to travel by these means. We...
by ChrisF
13 Jul 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1844
Views: 40572

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I knew it was Brittany before I saw the cider. Somewhere near Roscoff, and I'm sure I've been there, but can't place it.