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by Tilley
9 Feb 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent friendly Sportive
Replies: 1
Views: 569

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: 29
Views: 2630

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: 275
Views: 15959

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: 275
Views: 15959

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: 275
Views: 15959

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: 440

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: 1620

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: 3043

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: 1318

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: 3043

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: 1597

Re: the humble tyre lever

https://www.facebook.com/CleverStandard/
These also double as quick link removers.
by Tilley
10 Jul 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 32
Views: 4193

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

Having installed a csrk3 SA hub I can confirm what XAP Bob has suggested. I run a 22,32,44 chain set and 11-26 Cassette which run with the SA 2nd gear ie 1:1 ratio is good for 75% of the time. When I need those really low gear I select the SA ist gear and it reduces the whole range by 25%, if I want...
by Tilley
1 Jul 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3 day/4 night MTB route
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: 3 day/4 night MTB route

Here is a link to the page listing the route guide details for info. http://mbruk.co.uk/mbruk_guides.htm
by Tilley
1 Jul 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3 day/4 night MTB route
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: 3 day/4 night MTB route

There is the Wessex Way from WSM to Beachey head 250 miles which I completed in 5 days. you could pick up the later sections of this on the South Downs and have a really enjoyable ride without having to travel too far to the start. if you want the guide PM me, I can no longer ride a mountain bike an...
by Tilley
21 Jun 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3440

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

Cheers Hoarder,
If decide to go with the same upgrade and you want to pick my brains just PM me