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by robing
14 Sep 2019, 8:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2140

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

You went through between them? I hate that, feels really dangerous Isn't it the law (at least in the UK) that, when something travelling faster approaches a group of pedestrians on a narrow road, at least one of the group must move out of the way to the opposite side of the road as the others? :lol...
by robing
13 Sep 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2140

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

One thing I find a bit annoying on the European cycleways is that all the locals cycle two abreast and take up the whole path, and go quite slowly. Perhaps they're just out for a bimble* and have not intention of riding fast. You should learn to calm down and observe paitence when out cycling. :win...
by robing
13 Sep 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Cyclist and Rough Justice
Replies: 51
Views: 2353

Re: A Cyclist and Rough Justice

If this is a genuine situation and all your facts are correct, then the cyclist is largely to blame: Highway code rule 195 Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. If you are referring to the re...
by robing
13 Sep 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pay to pee?
Replies: 99
Views: 7453

Re: Pay to pee?

I thought toilets at railway stations were all free now?

Recently in Germany I went to a McDonald's and the toilets were 50 cents on a turnstile. I didn't have any change so limboed under it :D
by robing
13 Sep 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2140

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

One thing I find a bit annoying on the European cycleways is that all the locals cycle two abreast and take up the whole path, and go quite slowly.
by robing
13 Sep 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsites in/near Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Campsites in/near Paris

I'd probably avoid campsites in a big city and go for a cheap hotel like an F1. If there are 2 or 3 of you it could even work out cheaper.
Bikes in the room and more secure.
by robing
12 Sep 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

Good points. Just the vast swathes of central Asia seem a bit scary and challenging. Also the guided trip only runs Beijing to Istanbul, not the other way. And of course it is a lot of money - 20k. Plus it ends beginning of October so not the best time to cross Europe to home though I guess if you s...
by robing
11 Sep 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Trans Asia tour (organised)

Does anyone know of any companies that do organised/supported tours across Asia? The only one I could find was tda global cycling which does Beijing to Istanbul and only in that direction. Just wondering as tentatively planning a RTW cycle and looking for something to cover this more tricky part. I'...
by robing
10 Sep 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Scottish midge
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: The Scottish midge

The midges are no bother when you are actually cycling as they are weak fliers. The cleg on the other hand will easily keep up with you on the hills and can give through your clothing.
by robing
8 Sep 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Theft from campsites
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Theft from campsites

NUKe wrote:
robing wrote:
IaninSheffield wrote:[What site were you on Rob?

Felleries municipal camping in the Avesnois Parc in France.

Know it well surprised you had issues there. But you can issues anywhere I suppose.

There was some sort of fair going on next door, maybe someone from there.
by robing
6 Sep 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in July/August
Replies: 21
Views: 2232

Re: Touring in July/August

Just got back from tour after nearly a month away. It was great, possibly my most successful tour to date as I mostly camped and wild camped. I only stayed under a roof a few nights - cheap hotels and a hostel. It was a fabulous route - the planned highlights were Cycling Through Trees/Water in nort...
by robing
2 Sep 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6923

Re: McDonald's

Last night being a Sunday McDonald's was the only thing available at the F1 Douai. Otherwise I would have starved. Now having a Happy Meal en route to calais. Extraordinary value. I'm a big fan of F1's too. Staying at another one tonight.
by robing
1 Sep 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: Gospel Pass

I did it north to south when I did Lon Las Cymru last year . Spectacular, a hidden gem .
by robing
1 Sep 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Theft from campsites
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Theft from campsites

IaninSheffield wrote:[What site were you on Rob?

Felleries municipal camping in the Avesnois Parc in France.
by robing
1 Sep 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Theft from campsites
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Theft from campsites

It's happened again! This time I had an inner tube stolen from my saddlebag. It was somewhat bizarre, I heard someone poking around my bike late. Called out and went to investigate and they'd disappeared. Didn't notice til the following morning that the tube was missing.