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by armadillo
11 Aug 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a 7 day tour in England or Wales
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Looking for recommendations for a 7 day tour in England or Wales

If you like history, then Chedworth Roman villa is worth a visit (NT, so you may have to book ahead). Not sure if it's open (due to Covid) but the Roman museum in Cirencester is also worth seeing. Bourton on the Water is very pretty, but tends to get crowded. However, as has already been said most o...
by armadillo
8 Aug 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 258
Views: 29095

Re: Parish Churches

Congratulations Mick on the completion of your task!
by armadillo
7 Aug 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Mid 1980 Dawes galaxy, seat tube diameter.

I have three Dawes 531st bikes and all take a 27.0 diameter seat post.

(As far as I know, 531st had thicker tube walls than 531c, hence the narrower seat post diameter.)
by armadillo
5 Jul 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 258
Views: 29095

Re: Parish Churches

"...the album became a little boring."
But just think how useful it could have been to get rid of guests who out-stayed their welcome! :D
("And now as a special treat I have prepared a slide show of all 226 Cornish parish churches...")
by armadillo
5 Jul 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 258
Views: 29095

Re: Parish Churches

I salute you for showing true dedication to the mission...

(I seem to remember you considered photographing each church as evidence, but decided not to. Might it have helped in this instance?)
by armadillo
29 Jun 2020, 6:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 258
Views: 29095

Re: Parish Churches

I think the main point is that Mick just needs to complete his visits to mainland Cornish churches only to complete his mission. (Maybe visiting all the island churches of the British Isles could be his next challenge. :D )
by armadillo
28 Jun 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parish Churches
Replies: 258
Views: 29095

Re: Parish Churches

Surely your mission was to visit every parish church in Cornwall. Are The Isles of Scilly not a separate entity? (Or are they considered to be part of Cornwall?)
by armadillo
24 May 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The perfect location...
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

Re: The perfect location...

Norfolk and Suffolk are much underrated cycling destinations. Rolling countryside, lots of quiet smaller roads and lots of interesting places/small towns to visit. Check out 'Lings Meadow' campsite on the Norfolk/Suffolk border; a lovely secluded eco-site but you need to book in advance as it has ve...
by armadillo
29 Sep 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ear syringe
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Ear syringe

Had my ear done by the local GP Practice nurse a few weeks ago, so still available on the NHS in primary care. (I suspect it depends on each individual GP Practice as to whether it is offered or not.)
by armadillo
24 Sep 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 2044

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Many thanks all, excellent information...

(Judging from NA's photos, it looks like the hardtail may be more suitable for exploring on the Moor itself.)
by armadillo
23 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 2044

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Hi All,

Many thanks for the information.

(I guess if Mick F can ride the Princetown track on a Moulton, I should be OK on my 32s...)
by armadillo
19 Sep 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 2044

Re: Princetown Railway Line

Hi All, As someone who likes to do the Devon coast to coast when we're down that way, I was wondering what the current state of the Yelverton Princetown route is like. Has the surface been upgraded? Is the bridge now open? I ask because the idea of popping up onto Dartmoor on an old railway line qui...
by armadillo
26 Jul 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders
Replies: 61
Views: 7868

Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Average cadence 45 and 50; sounds like you might benefit from lower gears! Anyway, good luck with the rest of your adventure...
by armadillo
9 Mar 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4740

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

I think you will find that all religion is " made up"...
by armadillo
17 Feb 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 126
Views: 9044

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Personally, I find my reaction to a town ( or indeed any 'new' place) is at least partly determined by my own frame of mind at the time. Thus my impression of Fort William was probably coloured by the fact that I was dog tired after a very long drive. A well-rested, positive frame of mind can usuall...