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by whoof
5 Dec 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel insurance worth having?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Travel insurance worth having?

Mr Whoof, I'm just being nosy/curious here: why did you take out the 2nd policy? (There is a deeper issue here about double-insuring yourself; but you're probably OK, as you mentioned checking with both insurers.) Every year we go away for a summer tour together and have joint insurance. However, t...
by whoof
5 Dec 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel insurance worth having?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Travel insurance worth having?

I was planning to go away on the 10th Sept and took out insurance with Coverwise , underwritten by AXA . This included cover for cancellation. [...] So if you do choose to use them set your starting date way before you want to travel in case you have to cancel. But even if you make it a month befor...
by whoof
4 Dec 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel insurance worth having?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Travel insurance worth having?

I was planning to go away on the 10th Sept and took out insurance with Coverwise , underwritten by AXA . This included cover for cancellation. On the 8th Sept I felt ill and made the earliest appointment with my GP on the 9th. They said I should not fly and I was off work for two weeks. I phoned the...
by whoof
4 Dec 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

Storage depends on how many people are in the tent. If I'm on my own I put the sleeping bag on one side and then have room on the other if I want anything else inside. I keep a couple of panniers and possibly a stove and some food in the porch, again to one side but there's room to get in an out. Wh...
by whoof
2 Dec 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

Mrs Whoof used one for a four month tour, Europe end to end including lots of rain and pretty rotten weather throughout the whole of Norway. She was very pleased with the way the tent performed and had no problems. I've been using a Terra Nova Voyager for past 16 years. Had to reproof, one split pol...
by whoof
30 Nov 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 49
Views: 1429

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

I'm sure this has been mentioned on here before. I lived in a flat with a shared garage. Someone broke in and stole 15 bikes. When the police were called they said they would log the incident but would not be attending. My neighbour was burgled when called the police took over 24 hours to attend. I...
by whoof
30 Nov 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 49
Views: 1429

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

I'm sure this has been mentioned on here before. I lived in a flat with a shared garage. Someone broke in and stole 15 bikes. When the police were called they said they would log the incident but would not be attending. My neighbour was burgled when called the police took over 24 hours to attend. I ...
by whoof
29 Nov 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 1832

Re: This is Audax

I generally ride to the start but live reasonablly near the start of most I do. Although I have ridden out on a Saturday, camped left my gear in the hall, ridden the event and then ridden back on a Sunday. Speak to the organiser some will be more than happy for you to leave your things. There are A...
by whoof
29 Nov 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 1832

Re: This is Audax

I enjoyed the video and I like the idea of Audax - it does appeal. But what I hoped the video would show is a bit more of the gritty realism (as they might do nowadays on TV!). I'm not referring to the long lonely nights or the incessant rain or the roadside puncture repair or the sheer exhaustion ...
by whoof
29 Nov 2019, 9:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 1832

Re: This is Audax

Looks pretty accurate to my experience: annoying bureaucracy at the start before you can get a coffee, a set route posted, loads of riders near the start, then a long time riding alone interspersed with more form-filling, only seeing more riders at any required stop or the end. I don't understand w...
by whoof
25 Nov 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1691

Re: Cycling group politics

There was a thread on here a while ago where people went on for pages a saying that group rides must include this and that. IMO there is only one thing that a group ride should do and that is whatever they say or advertise. As you say "We are not all" this can be followed by almost anythin...
by whoof
25 Nov 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route needed from Wimborne to LE
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Route needed from Wimborne to LE

philvantwo wrote:Where's Wimborne?

Near Knobcrook.
by whoof
25 Nov 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How long can I use an indoor bike
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: How long can I use an indoor bike

I used to know someone who if their training schedule said 'Sunday 4 hours' and it was raining they would do it on a turbo trainer. No damage except possibly to their mental well-being. If your tyres are getting hot this happens after just a few few minutes. Contiental do tyres specifically for use ...
by whoof
25 Nov 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggestions for short tour from Malaga
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Suggestions for short tour from Malaga

Hi Gontlib Did you go in the end, if so what route did you use? thanks Peter PS interested in any possible routes even if you didn't go! I did a loop from Malaga a couple of years ago. Camped except El Burgo where there was a really heavy hail storm and Guadix so we could stay in a cave house. Mala...
by whoof
24 Nov 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 899

Re: Which way to London?

Couple of hundred miles I reckon. In order to do it in two days, you'll need the main roads for sure. A30/A303 I don't understand why anyone would think that, there's certainly no "for sure" about it. Thousands of people ride 200/300/400 Audax rides without using main roads, my E2E averag...