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by spaman
4 Apr 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

Thanks The Gazman,
"Cycling Friendly" country - a definite oxymoron.
by spaman
19 Mar 2019, 7:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

RickH, you mention 'shut gates' on the Leeds Liverpool canal - are they locked, ie impassable?
by spaman
18 Mar 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

Rareposter - stopping points not decided yet but as we are camping/hostelling would be either side of Manchester conurbation. We are slow tourers, My bike is a Spa Tourer with 1.5" tyres.
So criteria is backroads/Sustrans cycling rather than speed. Hope that's enough.
by spaman
17 Mar 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes from Sustrans 74 over to Kincardine Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Lejog routes from Sustrans 74 over to Kincardine Bridge

Anyone have any ideas as to how to to cycle from Sustrans 74 over to the Kincardine Bridge? We have relations who live just over the bridge where we can stay overnight.
by spaman
17 Mar 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Lejog routes past Manchester or Runcorn/Widnes

We are planning on doing Lejog and wondered which route is preferable when getting through the M56/M62 corridor.
We will be taking our tent but happy to hostel/B&b.
Advice would be appreciated.
by spaman
18 Jan 2017, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portugal - casual cycling
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Portugal - casual cycling

We are travelling through Portugal in May this year using our campervan and hoping to do a bit of day-cycling from the campsites. The approximate itinerary is Granada/Seville/Lisbon/Oporto/Penada-Geres Nat Park/NW Spanish border. We like to park the 'van for a few days at each stop and cycle or use ...
by spaman
21 Mar 2016, 6:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Using TGV from South of France
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Using TGV from South of France

Anyone experienced using the TGV from the South of France? We are cycling from St Malo to Arles and intended to get back to St Malo by train. It would appear that you can take the bikes on the train but only if they are dismantled and placed in a bike bag. Does anyone know the definition of a "...