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by skelo
16 Jan 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calais to Brussels - navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: Calais to Brussels - navigation

last summer I did south Holland & Belgium, roughly Europoort-Utrecht-Kinderdijk-Bergen op Zoom- Antwerp-Ghent-Ypres- Brugge- Zeebrugge out and return on the ferry from Hull. (softy southerners an use Harwich) I planned the route using Cycle Travel taking in interesting places en route and simply...
by skelo
13 Jan 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more

Yes, I have pretty severe foot-drop and left-side paralysis post-stroke. I wear a carbon fibre AFO (splint) have tried getting on a bike but can't control my foot enough. Ok on the back of a tandem with help placing my foot on the pedal. My solution was to get a recumbent trike (Kettweisel) which ha...
by skelo
2 Dec 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1360

Re: hotel laundry service?

so that's what the bidet is for.... :lol:
by skelo
6 Nov 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Recumbent Trikes

Get Cycling in York usually have a good range of Ice, Hase, and other weird & wonderful machines to try.
by skelo
29 Oct 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Via Francigena (Canterbury - Rome)
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Via Francigena (Canterbury - Rome)

Rode quite a bit of it in Italy between Lake Maggiore and Parma 'by mistake' a couple of years ago. kept seeing little brown signs with a monk, only realised chatting to a group of cyclists in Lucca on their way to Rome! hoping to use more of it for our planned York-Dubrovnik trip in 2021 (wife perm...
by skelo
15 Jul 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: Flanders

Thanks guys, had a look on Google and the plan is to cycle in the morning from Ghent to Tyne-Cot and Passendale, onto Ieper to have a look around the various monuments and Menin Gate, take in the last post before a couple of decent Belgian Beers. Yorkshire Trench ans dug-out in the morning before he...
by skelo
15 Jul 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3565

Re: Hat

Ok so I know this is boring, but as a brain injury survivor I absolutely recommend a helmet. What's a sweaty head or a bit of sunburn every now and then compared to a life changing injury or at worst death? If you are going to wear something on your head make it a helmet!
by skelo
14 Jul 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: Flanders

From Ypres there is a very well signposted route - called the Peace Route - that takes in loads of the sites, cemeteries etc - doable in a day but two would be better with some good bars along the way. You could incorporate asome of the route into your day. Rob Thanks Rob, that's really useful will...
by skelo
13 Jul 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Flanders

Next Friday i am heading for a weeks tour- ferry from Hull to Europoort easy 300km 'circular'to Zeebrugge and back to Hull. we are planning a penultimate day from Ghent to Bruges, probably via Ypres. other than the obvious Menin Gate, any tips for interesting WW1 memorials/sites to visit? any tip/ex...
by skelo
17 Jun 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2853

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

seems like sensible advice. If you don't have a helmet hi-vis gear and lights you are quite used to unnecessary risk, so what's the problem?
by skelo
28 Apr 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: Holland tour

i have just booked ferry tickets or a tour of the 'low countries' (aka the Beer & Bong tour :shock: ) in July. Hull- Rotterdam, then Kinderdijk (possibly via Gouda for a free bed!) then south through Bergen op Zoom (just because of the great name) on to Antwerp Ghent and Bruges back on the ferry...
by skelo
20 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 6239

Re: Port Appin loop

[XAP]Bob wrote:In general I find most users sympathetic to the disabled bloke on a funny bike ;)

Likewise!
by skelo
12 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 14
Views: 7859

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

I don't have a back problem but a paralysed left side following a stroke, so similar problems getting up and down I ride a kettweisel and it is ok to get in an out of, just sit down onto the seat and swing my good leg over the boom. you might want to talk to your specialist or physio about the seat ...
by skelo
26 Jan 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike

Thanks Mark. that is maybe an option but I have trouble with balance and walking (hence the trike) on longer rides I usually go accompanied, but I am planing to try this alone so don't mind detours around obstacles. It sounds like I will be generally ok in Yorkshire, but not so good on the wrong sid...
by skelo
25 Jan 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike

Thanks All, much as I feared. So it's probably back to Plan 'A' and the Way of the Roses from York and drop off south somewhere near Settle towards Chorley (not a choice destination - there is a reason!)