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by Lilyf
6 Feb 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

We joined the B873 (leaving the A836) after Altnahrra. It was, indeed, a beautiful quiet road running alongside Loch Naver, the River Naver and through Strathnaver. You rejoin the north coast road (A836) about 3 miles short of Bettyhill.
by Lilyf
27 Jan 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Hilda Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Hilda Fox

So sorry to hear this news. Hilda was a lovely lady and she’ll be missed by all her friends. RIP Hilda.
by Lilyf
26 Jan 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

On our LEJOG we followed the section of NCN1 from Ardgay to Invershin (after coming over from Alness), crossing the railway bridge at Invershin. In our opinion the crossing is dangerous for cyclists! We had to unload our bikes, carry everything down a long metal staircase, load the bikes up again (t...
by Lilyf
27 Sep 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: GCSE Project Survey

Done!
I already carry my kit in a saddlebag or on the frame of the bike.
However, you do see some cyclists who want to travel as light as possible (who rely on others to be carrying the spares!!!) so, for these people, whatever you are come up with would need to be as light and compact as possible.
by Lilyf
15 Jun 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Route 8 - Wales

Thanks brynpoeth. We visited C.A.T. when it was in it’s infancy (many many years ago) as we knew someone who worked there at the time. We have visited since then. We have also done the cliff railway at Aberystwyth (but there’s nothing to say we won’t go up there again, as we spend one night in Abery...
by Lilyf
14 Jun 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Route 8 - Wales

Thankyou for the info regarding route 8 - you’ve both been very helpful and we now know we will be fine following it. The YouTube video is absolutely brilliant. We watched it all. The guys made a fantastic job of filming, and editing, their tour. I’m sure it will encourage others to follow the whole...
by Lilyf
14 Jun 2018, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route 8 - Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Route 8 - Wales

We hope to follow route 8 from Dolgellau to Corris (and beyond to Machynlleth). Can anyone tell me what the surface of the section of route 8, after it crosses the A487, above Dolgellau to Corris is like? (We’ve done the section from Dolgellau to the A487 on several occasions so know what to expect ...
by Lilyf
24 May 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Highlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: The Highlands

On approaching Bettyhill from the Crask direction there is a massive sign stating that the cafe there is open ‘8 days a week’. Unfortunately, on the day we passed through, just about two years ago, there must have been ‘9 days’ in that week :( . It was CLOSED (due to family circumstances). Hubby and...
by Lilyf
27 Jan 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: march lejog cycling partners
Replies: 25
Views: 4485

Re: march lejog cycling partners

Aw, congratulations!
by Lilyf
15 Jan 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1878
Views: 128348

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I was ok with the painkillers but they were only over the counter ones and taken when necessary. However, I had forgotten about the sudden coughing/sneezing fits and the jarring when hitting bumps! Ouch, it’s just brought it all back to me. On the plus side, it will get you out of vacuuming and any ...
by Lilyf
15 Jan 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1878
Views: 128348

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I injured my ribs in Jan last year. Not by falling off my bike but by falling full length, hard, out of the car. I was in a lot of pain, couldn’t turn over in bed and struggled to get off the settee, needed help with upper clothes etc etc but didn’t bother going to see the GP for about 2 weeks as I ...
by Lilyf
11 Dec 2017, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)
Replies: 50
Views: 2666

Re: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)

Fortunately, this lady can usually hang on! Pity the women wearing bib longs who have to practically undress when caught short. Not good, especially in winter when there is nowhere to hide!
by Lilyf
11 Dec 2017, 11:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)
Replies: 50
Views: 2666

Re: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)

Despite your advice, Thornyone, I have had to read all the posts and you’ve made this lady smile (and laugh) :D :lol: this morning!
I look forward to reading more comments.
by Lilyf
28 Nov 2017, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Warning Newton Abbot Race Course Cyclepath Black Ice!
Replies: 48
Views: 4108

Re: Warning Newton Abbot Race Course Cyclepath Black Ice!

How are you today NA?
Hope the pain is easing and hope you’ve managed to get to A&E to be checked out.
Lily
by Lilyf
7 Sep 2017, 12:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned
Replies: 31
Views: 6576

Re: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned

Gutted for Jasmijn!!
Kept checking up on her progress throughout yesterday and was so disappointed when, this morning, I saw she had abandoned.
Get well soon Jasmijn.