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by captain offensive
6 Feb 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

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: 1616

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: 1078

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: 1922

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: 2454

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: 2454

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: 25
Views: 2726

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: 25
Views: 2726

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: 1339

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: 373

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: 373

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: 449

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: 516

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!
by captain offensive
15 Aug 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN route 2 experience
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: NCN route 2 experience

Hi John, Can't help west of Pompey but I know the stretch between there and the far end at Dover pretty well and have ridden all of it at least twice on my tourer with 32s The worst parts on this stretch are actually East of Brighton so you should be OK. I did a 100 miler from Hastings to Portsmouth...
by captain offensive
9 Mar 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left or right foot de-cleating?
Replies: 53
Views: 4151

Re: Left or right foot de-cleating?

I unclip right foot 95% of the time. No idea why, it just seemed to happen that way. I am left sided so maybe its because I find it easier to push away with the left foot clipped in; but couldn't swear that being the reason (I do on occasion unclip the left foot and have never had any problems movin...