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by dbennett1882
5 Jan 2017, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest cyclable uk bridges
Replies: 35
Views: 3162

Re: longest cyclable uk bridges

well thanks to everybody who has made these suggestions I will carry out my research to see which are cyclable and publish my findings via the forum. I know that some of these, such as the Queen Elizabeth (M25) and Second Severn cannot be cycled and I agree that it is a great pity that no provision ...
by dbennett1882
1 Jan 2017, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: longest cyclable uk bridges
Replies: 35
Views: 3162

longest cyclable uk bridges

Deciding on a new year "resolution" I had the following idea. I already plan to cycle Sustrans route 1 this summer, which involves crossing the Humber Bridge. This I understand is the longest cyclable bridge in the uk. So I thought I would use this as a theme and see if I could ride the 5 ...
by dbennett1882
8 Feb 2016, 12:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove wheel stickers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: How to remove wheel stickers?

My son removed some frame labels using a hair dryer to soften the glue and then "sticky stuff remover" ( really that is what it's called) from Lakeland to remove the residue. Worth a try?
by dbennett1882
8 Feb 2016, 12:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Severn Crossing by cycle
Replies: 19
Views: 4818

Re: Severn Crossing by cycle

Thanks to everybody who contributed
I now feel informed
Dave
by dbennett1882
7 Feb 2016, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Severn Crossing by cycle
Replies: 19
Views: 4818

Severn Crossing by cycle

A friend and I were vaguely considering a tour involving crossing the Severn using the cycle path beside the "old" M48 bridge. I was returning to Cornwall by car from a trip at the weekend and decided to cross the M48 bridge just to check out the access points for the cycle path. Unfortuna...
by dbennett1882
8 Nov 2015, 9:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4290

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

Back to the original question, I had frustrations trying to book my bike to Wick a few years back and after going to my local station on the first possible day (12 weeks ahead) as soon as the ticket office opened. I was ev told that all the reservations were booked. Arguing that it was impossible go...
by dbennett1882
14 Sep 2015, 8:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Join the Big Pathwatch
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Re: Join the Big Pathwatch

For my part, I am happy to take part in the Big Pathwatch. Cycling offers me the opportunity to explore the countryside with a sense of independence. Walking enables a similar experience. Having a handy application (which I find straightforward to use) lets me advise others of blockages, missing sig...
by dbennett1882
19 Aug 2015, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Hebrides tour
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: Maps for Hebrides tour

Oh and just a thought, but surprisingly I've often found that the maps that you get for free in TIC can be very useful. They often have places of interest, shops, cafes and other stuff marked that isn't on any road map. If you have a tablet/PC or whatever then you can easily purchase OS maps a rela...
by dbennett1882
18 Aug 2015, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Hebrides tour
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: Maps for Hebrides tour

Thanks everybody
thats given me plenty of leads to get started
much appreciated
Dave
by dbennett1882
18 Aug 2015, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Hebrides tour
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Maps for Hebrides tour

I am at phase 1 of planning a tour of the Western Isles and have struggled to find a sensible map of the islands. The local bookshop has the OS maps but I would need to buy quite a few of these to cover the whole area. I think I would be getting maps with a lot of sea on them! Ive searched for other...
by dbennett1882
18 Jun 2015, 6:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Notchy Pedals
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Notchy Pedals

Just a thought. How is the tension on the chain controlled? I had a similar experience when I first has a rolhoff hub with an eccentric bottom bracket. I was convinced that the problem was in my right pedal but finally discovered it was the bolts that secured the bottom bracket in its shell were not...
by dbennett1882
18 Jun 2015, 6:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly B+B in Roscoff
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Cycle friendly B+B in Roscoff

There are plenty of hotels in Roscoff itself. I've stayed in a variety over the years. Most can be booked through booking.com or the Brittany ferries website. Nearby towns such as St Pol de Leon are 15 mins by bike away.
by dbennett1882
9 Jan 2015, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dunwich Dynamo - parking at Darsham
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: Dunwich Dynamo - parking at Darsham

The other thing to consider is booking your bike onto the train. There is limited availability and you need to check when the first date to reserve tickets will be. Some train services do not allow bike spaces to be booked..
by dbennett1882
29 Nov 2014, 7:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: news paper nutcase
Replies: 46
Views: 7154

Re: news paper nutcase

Gosh, I hope that the unfortunate author of the editorial didn't find it necessary to SLOW DOWN. That's what all other flashing lights on vehicles or the roadside are intended to achieve.
by dbennett1882
24 Nov 2014, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pumps and new Galaxies
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Pumps and new Galaxies

Maybe the specs have changed but on my 2007 super-galaxy there were 3 sets of bottle cage attachment point. One of these was on the forward side of the down tube. Only useful if you needed a big store of water. I used it to store a mini-morph pump. it was in a dirt prone position so I stored it in a...