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by robing
23 Jan 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in France - book ahead?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Touring in France - book ahead?

Download the accor hotels app, then you can search for lots of chain hotels like ibis, Ibis budget and F1.
by robing
14 Jan 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2360

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Did lejog last 2018. After jog cycled to thurso to stay the night. Got v early train, hotel gave me a packed lunch the night before as I was going to miss breakfast :D Connections were tight at Inverness and Edinburgh but the ScotRail trains were a delight. It was nice seeing the cycle route next to...
by robing
11 Jan 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long distance routes in Spain - suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Long distance routes in Spain - suggestions?

In 2015 I did a grand tour of Spain. Took the bike bus to Roses where I started my tour. Went all the way down the med coast but swung inland via Tavernas and the Alpujarras to avoid the Costa del sol and on to Gibraltar via Ronda. The headed up via Seville, Salamanca and took in a corner of Portuga...
by robing
8 Jan 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Btw seems to be a fantastic destination for road cycling - excellent road surfaces, loads of bike hire shops, shoulders often present. Plus courteous drivers - there are so many bikes on the roads here they've virtually taken over on some stretches! :D You can imagine how that would go down in Bligh...
by robing
8 Jan 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on Skye
Replies: 40
Views: 1489

Re: Touring on Skye

I also returned from outer Hebrides through Skye in 2015. I didn't enjoy it. The main road from Uig to Kyle is busy and had a headwind all the way. The road to Armadale was much nicer. It's a large island so I'm sure once you get off the main routes it's much quieter.
by robing
7 Jan 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

I'm out here for a month :D
Got a great deal on Airbnb.
by robing
27 Dec 2019, 11:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 757
Views: 128265

Re: A positive thread

Christmas day ride with a friend clocked up 55 miles through the Chilterns and then met up with everyone at the pub for lunch. Glorious sunshine, light winds and traffic was light and unusually considerate!
by robing
18 Dec 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 1003

Re: Front light with bar bag?

In the end I got these simple but effective lights from Halfords: https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-lights/bike-lights/halfords-silicone-bike-light-set Silicone straps mean you can strap them to virtually anything - so can put on a fork/heat tube/seatpost/ rack etc. And got my 10% CUK discount :D
by robing
18 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537172

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So the first thing that BJ does is announce he's going to make it law that we have to be out by end of 2020 come what may, so we could end up crashing out without a deal. What happened to the oven ready deal he promised? The initial rise in the pound has already been wiped out by this announcement.
by robing
15 Dec 2019, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32601

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

HUGE RELIEF. To think diane abbot could have been in charge of police, security and counter terrorism. We dodged a bullet there.
by robing
12 Dec 2019, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32601

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

reohn2 wrote:
robing wrote:
PH wrote:And you think she should be judged on the actions of her son?

YES = especially as she is Shadow home Secretary!!

Waddabout the queen then? :wink:
Or anyone else FTM

We're not talking about a parking ticket here!
by robing
11 Dec 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32601

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

PH wrote:
robing wrote:Diane Abbott has also been keeping a low profile in this campaign. Maybe because her son was charged with spitting at and biting a police officer.

And you think she should be judged on the actions of her son?

YES = especially as she is Shadow home Secretary!!
by robing
11 Dec 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537172

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So this election is supposedly all about Brexit. Just remember 4 years ago nobody was bothered about it or had even heard of it .
by robing
11 Dec 2019, 6:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32601

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Diane Abbott has also been keeping a low profile in this campaign. Maybe because her son was charged with spitting at and biting a police officer.
by robing
4 Dec 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gear ratios for Dawes SG
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: gear ratios for Dawes SG

I think swapping the granny from 26T to 24T is the way to go. Simpler, don't need to touch the cassette or rear derailleur and won't alter any other ratios apart from the ones on the granny ring :)