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by captain offensive
5 Mar 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Collecting Bikes from Eurostar
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Collecting Bikes from Eurostar

No tips on how to do it but both times I've been on Eurostar (Paris to London and London to Brussels: a few years apart) I did get lucky and found the crew unloading the luggage can as I went past. They were happy to see my documents and hand the bike over both times (in fact they seemed happy to do...
by captain offensive
4 Mar 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast (west to east)
Replies: 13
Views: 2856

Re: Coast to Coast (west to east)

Wrote up my c2c West to east here [emoji3]

http://www.richmay.co.uk/c2c/
by captain offensive
6 Feb 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

Paulatic wrote:A good read thank you.
Air conditioning vans would be fitting Air Source Heat Pumps
Fixings on cars... for fishing rods?


Thanks Paulatic. That would make sense for the Aircon, and yes to the fishing rods [emoji3]
by captain offensive
5 Feb 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

Agreed that crossing the railway bridge was pretty hairy and once I was across I wished I'd stayed on the 'main' road and crossed at Bonar Bridge. If you're going in season and you like ferries taking the black isle route and getting the tiny Cromarty ferry is fun. And another vote for strathnaver. ...
by captain offensive
5 Feb 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

Don't know about alternatives but agreed that there is no particular need to avoid the bridge. It has a segregated cycle/foot path, thus...Image
by captain offensive
5 Feb 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
Replies: 25
Views: 2583

Re: Advice on Food and Snacks

I always get by on things like flapjack, jelly babies and baby Bel. However do just be wary of the advice here about Boulangeries. Generally yes, but as someone else pointed out, I found the area around The Vexin to be very sparsely populated and went a long way on a very hot day without passing a s...
by captain offensive
28 Jan 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury plain
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Salisbury plain

And a follow up having had a play on cycle.travel... If you manage to find a time when the plain is open I've taken the liberty of suggesting a possible two dayer (based on your c50 mile a day comment) starting and finishing at Westbury (well it has a station). Head around the north edge (starting w...
by captain offensive
28 Jan 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury plain
Replies: 18
Views: 4775

Re: Salisbury plain

I grew up around the plain though not lived there for many years. If you can get a weekend when the ranges are open (they normally open at Easter and a few days in August) then you're in for a treat. The Western plain (Warminster side) is the infantry ranges and if you can get up to Imber across the...
by captain offensive
21 Jan 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4752

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

A great read and some achievement. You used the words hill and steep a bit too much for my liking on the return journey. I live in Maryport so Workington to the east coast on The Hadrians Cycleway is becoming the favoured route. I've got a mountain bike and a road bike so was going to use the road ...
by captain offensive
20 Jan 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What better than doing the coast to coast?
Replies: 26
Views: 4752

Re: What better than doing the coast to coast?

Hello, this is my first post having only got into cycling last year. I've had a go at few things to test the water like a time trial, track racing (got lapped more than once) and a triathlon . I've got some holidays I need to take soon so what better than doing the coast to coast? Problem is I/We a...
by captain offensive
16 Jan 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle hire in London good or bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Cycle hire in London good or bad?

Hi everyone! I’m a third year geography student at Newcastle university and I’m conducting research on cycling patterns in London, relating to Santander cycles (Boris Bikes). I would be very grateful if anyone has a couple of minutes to complete my anonymous online survey relating to their role in ...
by captain offensive
10 Dec 2018, 7:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Four War Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Four War Tour

Thanks videoman - editing isn't my strong point ;-)
by captain offensive
8 Dec 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Four War Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Four War Tour

In previous years I've mostly followed various 'organised' tour routes (Avenue Verte, Lone Cymru etc) but this summer I created my own, the "Four War Tour" taking a 5 day ride starting in Brussels and heading back to Dunkirk via Waterloo, The Somme, Agincourt, Ypres and Passchendaele, and ...
by captain offensive
10 Oct 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ave Verte GPX file
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Ave Verte GPX file

I did the Western route a few years back over 5 days. At the end of each of my blog pages for each day you'll find a Strava link to my activity. Should be able to download a gpx of them. http://www.richmay.co.uk/avenueverte/ I won't claim that they are 100% by the book (eg diversion to my friend Chr...
by captain offensive
15 Aug 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

I think you'd be hard pressed to squeeze one on there - though riding along the coast is nice and easy!