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by Davidwd
2 Sep 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: minibus/coach into europe
Replies: 4
Views: 485

minibus/coach into europe

Hi,

Does anyone know of a company that would take a group 16 - 20 people to a destination in Europe and then pick us up at a different destination say 10 days later? Bikeliner used to do it but they don't do it any more.

Thank you
David
by Davidwd
5 Nov 2018, 9:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Touring Japan

Hi I was just wondering how far you got organising this trip? I am intersted in doing something similar but flying out with a brompton (thought it would be easier for trains etc) and staying in ryokans. Any help suggestions from anyone would be gratefully received as I have not done that many tours ...
by Davidwd
19 Sep 2017, 9:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Holland ,any book or map suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: Touring in Holland ,any book or map suggestions

The Fietsatlas https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fietsatlas-Ned ... X/ref=oosr IMHO is all you need for Holland covers all junction numbers for the whole country.
by Davidwd
19 Sep 2017, 8:01pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Tour leading a CTC Holiday
Replies: 4
Views: 9926

Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Hi,

I have been on many CTC holidays and self guided tours and would like to organise a CTC Holiday. Could anyone point me in the right direction please. Do I need to complete a course etc?

Many thanks

David
by Davidwd
16 May 2017, 1:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 days in holland - advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 5887

Re: 4 days in holland - advice?

There is so much in Holland and it is such a joy to use their cycle paths. The LF1 is amazing as is Texel etc etc. I went to the concentration camp in Amersfoort, a shipwreck museum in Texel where they were preserving stuff they had dragged up from wrecks and researched them - amazing but their seco...
by Davidwd
9 May 2017, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 days in holland - advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 5887

Re: 4 days in holland - advice?

Just got back from my adventure in Holland, apart from the awful wind it was a great week but for future reference I would advise anyone to stick to the LF routes as much as possible. The LF routes take you through the most scenic and interesting of places whereas the other routes are mainly for com...
by Davidwd
9 May 2017, 7:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking cycles on non-reservable trains
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Re: Taking cycles on non-reservable trains

Just to give you all a quick update, I took my bike from peterborough to harwich international via ipswich then manningtree, don't get off at stowmarket go all the way ipswich and come back to manningtree, it doesn't mater if it doesn't show it like that on your ticket all the staff I encountered we...
by Davidwd
2 May 2017, 11:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Amsterdam to Düsseldorf TDF Camping Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Amsterdam to Düsseldorf TDF Camping Trip

I’m spending a few weeks in Holland and Germany this summer with the wife and kids. For the Netherlands I bought a set of Falk Fietskaart 1:50000 maps which are superb, campsites are shown and there are loads of them. We don’t intend to plan the Dutch leg of our ride in any great detail, just use t...
by Davidwd
2 May 2017, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking cycles on non-reservable trains
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Re: Taking cycles on non-reservable trains

Thank you

I am going to take an earlier train so i will have 4 hours flexibility - just in case
by Davidwd
2 May 2017, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking cycles on non-reservable trains
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Taking cycles on non-reservable trains

I am taking my bike to Harwich and then on to the Hook of Holland. I booked the ticket with trainline and then rang to reserve my bike space and was told this. The first part of the journey to stowmarket is non reservable, the 2nd part of the journey - the bike space is already reserved. the 3rd par...
by Davidwd
27 Feb 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lerwick ferry
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Lerwick ferry

I suppose Harwich to Hook then and use the trains up to Norway!
by Davidwd
27 Feb 2017, 7:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lerwick ferry
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Lerwick ferry

Has anyone used the ferries between Scotland to Lerwick to Bergen? Are they cycle friendly?

Thank you
by Davidwd
27 Feb 2017, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpkit Toliari panniers
Replies: 19
Views: 3087

Re: Alpkit Toliari panniers

I woud pay the extra and go for ortlieb, proven longevity and excellent 5 year warranty
by Davidwd
13 Feb 2017, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 days in holland - advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 5887

Re: 4 days in holland - advice?

It's a plastic box styled to look like a modern device which you can mount to your bars. Inside you can stick a card with the route numbers written down. . Right I see. I guess a handwritten page inside the map holder on my bar bag will work as well then! Yes, but they are only £5 https://www.youtu...
by Davidwd
11 Feb 2017, 11:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 days in holland - advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 5887

Re: 4 days in holland - advice?

I tend to get a bit tired of my garmin, but not really sure of any alternative. I kinda just want to plan a basic route, noting the numbered junctions and follow that as best as I can. Is that asking for trouble? On the map the numbered junctions look easy to follow, in practice, is that true? The ...