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by Tilley
31 May 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Cycle path closure (Pill)

The section of the A369 which you have to ride along does have a shared footpath/cycletrack down to the traffic light controlled crossing. However the suggestion of using Church Road and Marsh Lane to cross over the motorway is a much better alternative.
by Tilley
28 May 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle path closure (Pill)
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Cycle path closure (Pill)

I believe that the closure is to allow bridge abutment repairs. I would guess that the diversion will take you up into Portbury village and over the motorway footbridge into Sheepway.
by Tilley
12 Apr 2019, 7:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Lon Las Cymru on a trike?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Lon Las Cymru on a trike?

Looking at a potential challenge and I like the long distance ride through Wales but does anyone know of any obstructions I might encounter on a trike. I know that the route has some severe climbs but am I likely to be meet with narrow sections which will prohibit progress on an Ice TNT or Adventure?
by Tilley
18 Feb 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good place to base myself for days out in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 2182

Re: Good place to base myself for days out in UK

Try Bristol, good connecting cycle routes to the Mendips, Cotswolds, South Wales, Cheddar, Wells, and the Somerset levels.
by Tilley
9 Feb 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent friendly Sportive
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

Recumbent friendly Sportive

Anyone looking for a recumbent friendly sportive try the Cotswold Cogfest. I have taken part for the last 2 years on my ICE trice. Warmly welcomed on each occasion. Last year 4 of us took part and they were very encouraging. 2 route choices 60 and 30 miles both well signed and planned to be challeng...
by Tilley
21 Jan 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 4873

Re: First aid kit?

First aid trained for work my advise would be that if you are carrying a kit to help others it should include disposable gloves for your own safety.
by Tilley
10 Oct 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29389

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The Glassmaker at Nailsea has some outside seating and with good visibility of the cycle parking from inside from much of the seating.
by Tilley
10 Oct 2018, 12:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29389

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The V shed on Bristols harbourside has outdoor covered seating but limited space for secure bike parking.
by Tilley
10 Oct 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29389

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The knights templer near Temple Meads station Bristol has a large outdoor seating area.
by Tilley
2 Sep 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: South West & Wales Faecbook group rides
Replies: 0
Views: 468

South West & Wales Faecbook group rides

Just thought I'd post a couple of pictures from the most recent rides undertaken by the Facebook group. The first picture shows the group on Dundas aqueduct yesterday the second is at Burnham on Sea a couple of weeks age. All rides are sociable and relaxed and the majority of us ride Ice trikes. Dun...
by Tilley
9 Aug 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

Riding a recumbent trike in a semi rural location I have always been very conscious of the visibility issue and tractors. I haven't yet had any bad experience and my concern stems more from tractors emerging from a field onto the road rather than when they are progressing along a road. I have fitted...
by Tilley
20 Jul 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: The Westcountry Way (Across The Moors)
Replies: 21
Views: 7705

Re: The Westcountry Way (Across The Moors)

Thanks for that I will look forward to seeing the pics.
by Tilley
20 Jul 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1505

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

I bought a used Ice trike as I had balance issues which precluded my use of a DF. It did seem to take an age to build up m leg strength on the trike as it uses very different muscle groups and requires lots of spinning, something I was never good at. However I can now comfortably ride all day on the...
by Tilley
20 Jul 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: The Westcountry Way (Across The Moors)
Replies: 21
Views: 7705

Re: The Westcountry Way (Across The Moors)

I looked at this route some 7 years ago when planning to undertake a solo charity ride. I ended up doing the Wessex Way instead as the start point was more convenient. Now I ride a recumbent trike so I would be really interested to know what the overall surface is like throughout the ride and whethe...
by Tilley
17 Jul 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the humble tyre lever
Replies: 51
Views: 1678

Re: the humble tyre lever

https://www.facebook.com/CleverStandard/
These also double as quick link removers.