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by Toffee
23 Aug 2019, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ever been stopped at security at the ferry port?
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Ever been stopped at security at the ferry port?

Yes at Harwich a few years ago. Luckily they asked Mrs T whether she had anything dangerous and not me as the sharp knives were in my front paniers and the meths in a bottle on my bike. :D :D
by Toffee
9 Aug 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tyne Cycling Tunnel
Replies: 12
Views: 1018

Re: Tyne Cycling Tunnel

In case anyone had missed the news. the Tyne cycling tunnel has now partially reopened after been closed for 8 years for refurbishment works. It's currently only open 6am-8pm, and you either need to walk down/up the old non working wooden escalator or use the vertical lift that can hold 3 people an...
by Toffee
29 Jun 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: any englishmen and the midday sun here?
Replies: 20
Views: 3564

Re: any englishmen and the midday sun here?

mercalia wrote:June 29th
any raving nutters cycling today in this heat?

I left my flat and went out side about 11am today and was knocked back by the furnace that was out side. what a shock


Yep. Did about 35 miles around the Derbyshire canals with Mrs T. Was mighty glad to get back.
by Toffee
22 May 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: C2C Sunderland or Tynemouth for return by rail?

bill-lancaster wrote:Am planning to do the coast to coast, Whitehaven to either Sunderland or Tynemouth, since we intend to return by rail, which is the better destination?
Any advice would be appreciated.


Sunderland but I am a bit bias :D
by Toffee
13 May 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric car windows
Replies: 41
Views: 986

Re: Electric car windows

I think you'll find it's a safety measures. I seem to remember many years ago reports of children being injured or dying due to them opening electric windows sticking their head out and then closing them on their necks. I think the first measures were to introduce sensors which open the window if it...
by Toffee
4 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?
Replies: 31
Views: 6224

Re: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?

Mrs T and I did it last year over 16 days, both of us in our 50's. Both of us enjoyed the trip but there were some hard days in Devon and Cornwall. We used B&B's with a couple of AirB&B's thrown in. Don't think we would do it again but there will be another long trip in the years to come pro...
by Toffee
6 Sep 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: unable to send a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7142

Re: unable to send a PM

brynpoeth wrote:Bet I am not the only one who has tidied up their PMs after reading this, +1


What. People get PM's :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Toffee
31 Aug 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa
Replies: 30
Views: 18865

Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Well done to him.

From experience its flipping hard work :D :D
by Toffee
22 Aug 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?
Replies: 35
Views: 2151

Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

Taken from the cycle path on the Forth Bridge a few days ago.
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by Toffee
5 Aug 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flickering dynamo light
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Flickering dynamo light

Have you tried it without the usb werk attached?
by Toffee
17 Jul 2018, 7:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Flyer
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Dutch Flyer

For info for anyone thinking of using the Dutch Flyer with a bike: I've just called Stena who tell me they no longer let you buy the bike ticket at Harwich despite their website saying you can due to problems they've had recently with too many people turning up with bikes and not being able to get ...
by Toffee
23 Jun 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4733

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Took mine off today as I was sick of it making a noise as I cycled along our pot holes roads.
by Toffee
17 Jun 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Aviemore Youth Hostel

Aviemore isn't exactly a hot bed of crime. You probably don't need to bother locking your bikes at all but if you are worried, just chain the two bikes together opposite ways round. Thanks everyone for your contribution. I am just trying to not take a heavy D lock with us. I have now found an Airbn...
by Toffee
15 Jun 2018, 7:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Aviemore Youth Hostel

Tinnishill wrote:It's a shed, pretty much like any shed.


Thanks for that.

Can you secure your bike in it?
by Toffee
11 Jun 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Aviemore Youth Hostel

Anyone stayed at Aviemore Youth Hostel with their bike.

Going to be there in a couple of months with a couple of bike and wondered what the cycle storage is like.

How secure is it?