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by DaveLewis
30 Aug 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How hilly is Hadrians Cycleway?
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

Re: How hilly is Hadrians Cycleway?

It's mostly flat but there are a few massive hills near wall sections. I cycled up a few of them but the really steep ones just push. I need to change the gearing on my touring bike so my fault really but the very steep ones weren't very long so not that much of a problem.

https://amzn.to/2KK0oRV
by DaveLewis
30 Aug 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16522

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Just done a 'very wimpy' ride (I think all mine are) which I talk about in my latest book. It's a short guide but probably useful for some out there planning a similar ride. My main advice would be do both rides west to east. I did a loop due to time / logistics and Pennines would have been much mor...
by DaveLewis
30 Aug 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Sleeping matts

I've got one of these - https://amzn.to/34cjqIf - great mat, folds up quite small and easy to blow up in a few mins. :)
by DaveLewis
23 Nov 2016, 7:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wales Trails
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Wales Trails

Hope this is of interest to people :)

Wales Trails
The NEW LEJOG-lite ride

http://www.wales-trails.co.uk
by DaveLewis
23 Nov 2016, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What has age got to do with cycling.
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

Re: What has age got to do with cycling.

I'm fifty but when I cycle I feel twenty again. Well, until I reach a hill, then I feel seventy. :)
by DaveLewis
16 Jun 2016, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1109
Views: 315498

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Dave Lewis, Welsh writer Like mountain biking around Wales trails and the odd road bike trip about once every eleven years. Doing a charity ride for Prostate Cancer this August, will post details later if that's allowed. 50 years young in a week. From Pontypridd - http://www.pontytown.co.uk - South ...
by DaveLewis
16 Jun 2016, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should England be Expelled from Euro 2016?
Replies: 25
Views: 846

Re: Should England be Expelled from Euro 2016?

It would be a gross overreaction to expel England because of the misbehaviour of a few fans. To paraphrase Theresa May who was speaking about much worse violence in France “The hooliganism has nothing to do with football which is followed peacefully by millions of people around the world." htt...
by DaveLewis
16 Jun 2016, 12:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How do you acknowledge cyclists you pass?
Replies: 27
Views: 7631

Re: How do you acknowledge cyclists you pass?

Or I might say hya butt, or shwmae of course.
by DaveLewis
16 Jun 2016, 7:44am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10608

Re: How many miles of training

I did one training ride of 40 ish miles on a brand new bike, just to check it out and get used to it. Then my first day was Lands End to Newquay, up and down 14 hills or more along the coast and 55 miles. I just did training on the way. No point getting worried about it. I think people get a bit car...
by DaveLewis
16 Jun 2016, 7:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How do you acknowledge cyclists you pass?
Replies: 27
Views: 7631

Re: How do you acknowledge cyclists you pass?

I say hello or smile but I find only about half of cyclists smile back. Shame.
by DaveLewis
10 Apr 2016, 7:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: TRAINING for LEJOG
Replies: 20
Views: 3047

Re: TRAINING for LEJOG

Hi I intend to complete a 960 mile route in 12-14 days. so averaging probably about 80 miles per day. I have made my own training routine, however this is my first time training for such a long touring trip. I was wondering if anybody that has completed LEJOG before could have a look a give and com...
by DaveLewis
10 Apr 2016, 6:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: booking accomodation for LEJOG
Replies: 20
Views: 1790

Re: booking accomodation for LEJOG

Hi I was just hoping for a little bit of advice regarding accommodation on the LEJOG trip. I know that It depends on what route I take, but I would just like to hear from peoples' past experiences. Have most people found that turning up at a B&B or hostel without booking a problem? I would like...
by DaveLewis
10 Apr 2016, 6:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG T shirts or cycle tops
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: LEJOG T shirts or cycle tops

I printed a couple for me and my mate. I have my own tshirt shop online with Spreadshirt. It's easy enough to design your own though :) Doing a new ride this summer, which I hope to turn into a future iconic ride ;), and have done the tshirt for that already. If you do the ride for charity though, l...