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by TerryField
27 Jan 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Maps for Italy

Thanks for the link to Stanfords. I picked up a 50.000:1 of exactly the area I wanted.

Thanks for all the suggestions
by TerryField
26 Jan 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Maps for Italy

Thanks for the responses. I don’t really need the map to find a route - we generally just follow our noses down the quietist tracks we can find. The maps just give us a context, general direction etc, to make sure we arrive at the right place at the end of the day.
by TerryField
24 Jan 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Maps for Italy

Later this year we will be cycling around Tuscany. Does anyone know of suitably large scale maps for Italy? We use the IGN ones for France which are fine and, of course, the OS for the UK.

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
12 Oct 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking in Marmande, France
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Parking in Marmande, France

For various reasons we need to park our car close to Marmande, south of Bordeaux, for a couple of week nexts June, while we cycle the Canal du Midi. Does anyone have any knowledge of where to park reasonably safely or indeed, has any contacts down there who would look after a car for us? Many thanks...
by TerryField
31 Mar 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem

Gaz, thanks. I have the correct code. I guess I will have to wait until next week to ring them

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
31 Mar 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem

I'm trying to buy some panniers from Cotswolds Outdoor using the Club discount. I have the discount code, but when I try to use it on the Cotswold website, the website doesn't recognise it.

Anyone had any experience of this?

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
26 Mar 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

That’s the problem - no apparent mechanism for booking bikes. Oddly, when I first looked at this earlier this year, I am sure it was as simple as ticking the cycle box, which now just says ‘unavailable’

Terry
by TerryField
25 Mar 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train - PROBLEM!

Trying to book 3 bikes onto the TGV but although Trainline says the train can take 3 bikes, it also says they are not available. Anyone know how to break through the system to get the bikes booked on?

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
5 Mar 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

Many thanks Rob
by TerryField
4 Mar 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

Rob, excellent. Many thanks. We were concerned that the TGV might be overbooked, but from what you say it should be easy. We will be booking as soon as the booking window opens, about 3 months before the trip in late June.

Where did you get the cross Paris route planner?

Cheers

Terry
by TerryField
4 Mar 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Selling a bike

Mr Smith, Sorry but I don't think I can send you a picture without your e mail, unless I have missed something.

Terry
by TerryField
3 Mar 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Bordeaux to Caen by train

Anyone done this with a fully laden bike? We are planning to take local trains as these seem easier than the TGV which has limited space for fully built bikes. Is this easy? We have to switch trains in Paris and go from the station at Montparnasse across Paris to the gare St Lazaire. Anyone done thi...
by TerryField
3 Mar 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!
Replies: 40
Views: 2401

Re: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!

Forgot to say, have you thought about the Normandy beaches from Cherbourg to Caen? Easy riding (apart from the hill out of Cherbourg!), and loads and loads of WWII museums and sights. Might be quite exciting for a 5 year old. Great camping and lots of it, and no shortage of places to eat. Cheers Terry
by TerryField
3 Mar 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!
Replies: 40
Views: 2401

Re: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!

Another vote for the Loire. Especially if you are camping. Lots of quiet roads and villages, and mainly good purpose built tracks. We started at Orleans and cycled East rather than the busier West. Depending on your kids, it might be worth looking at the bike express as a cheap way to travel (if you...
by TerryField
3 Mar 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do with panniers and kit when touring?
Replies: 46
Views: 3343

Re: What to do with panniers and kit when touring?

We’ve done quite a lot of this. Some things are obvious; be careful where you leave the bikes. City centres aren’t good but small villages are generally ok. If you are camping, lock it to a tree, and if possible chain the wheels and the expensive saddle. If you have to leave panniers on the bike, fo...