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by Tilley
21 Jul 2021, 5:25pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Wye Valley Greenway
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Wye Valley Greenway

I have ridden the track on a full sus recumbent trike and it is good, but the tunnel lighting will severely limit your speed, and the surface is variable. There are sections which are tarmaced, there are sections which are compacted dust, and there are some sections which appear to be little more than well compacted soil. Nowhere was there any deep mud or washed out ruts. However in the unsurfaced sections the track was dirty, slippery, and uneven, very similar to the towpath beneath the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol. In this current heatwave the shade offered by the route would be very welcome and it is a ride I plan to do again. I just wouldn't recommend it on a cold wet day.
by Tilley
21 Jul 2021, 5:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Amputee cycling
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Amputee cycling

Within a Facebook group which i administer South West and Wales trike riders, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1669047716480391, we have at least 2 amputees. One has a leg amputated above the knee, the other is a double below the knee amputee, they both ride ICE recumbent trikes with electric assist and cope very well on the group rides.
by Tilley
21 Jul 2021, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling through the Longleat Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Cycling through the Longleat Estate

Thanks for the sensible answer I will now plan the ride.
by Tilley
19 Jul 2021, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling through the Longleat Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Cycling through the Longleat Estate

I am looking at a potential route from Frome to Longleat which use NCN routes 24 and 25. Doing a simple Google search of the route details I also found posts suggesting that the license for the route sections through the estate had been revoked. Can anyone clarify what the current situation is please?
by Tilley
11 Jul 2021, 10:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike friendly helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Recumbent trike friendly helmet

I was recently looking to replace my helmet and wanted something that didn't compromise the head/neck rest on the trike. After reading reviews on Google I chose to go with the Lazer Blade+ and I can confirm that it does fit well and does not interfere with the neck rest.
by Tilley
26 May 2021, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maintenance Books
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Maintenance Books

Zen and the art of mountain bike maintenance.
by Tilley
25 Nov 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 112
Views: 4246

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

The few times I spray painted bike frames in the fashion you are referring I applied a clear lacquer over the paint finish to provide a more durable finish.
by Tilley
3 Nov 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Grasshopper sturmey Archer hub gear
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Grasshopper sturmey Archer hub gear

You could fit a Sturmey Archer Axle Fulcrum Lever with Washer - HSJ905
by Tilley
14 Aug 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer

Weber make a more substancial trailer hitch but it isn't cheap.
by Tilley
12 Aug 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike/tarp combo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Bike/tarp combo?

I too use a cheap cycle cover. I managed to pick up a double size cycle cover from a charity shop it fits over my recumbent trike a treat. As well as keeping the rain and dew at bay it also effectively disguises the trike from inquisitive eyes.
by Tilley
2 Aug 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel builders in Brizzle area
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Wheel builders in Brizzle area

The other option would be the Bristol Bike project. They operate an evening session called the bike kitchen where experienced people can have access to the well stocked workshop and that includes at least 1 wheel building rig.
by Tilley
31 Jul 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

If you are concerned with the packed size of the sleeping bag you could always look at a 2 season bag and a liner
by Tilley
17 Jul 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 584
Views: 270561

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Recently refurbished KMX X class trike with 20" front wheels.
by Tilley
17 Jul 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes

Bristol to Bath cycle path linked to the 2 tunnels route with a return leg on the Kennet and Avon canal towpath. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33406745
Can also be extended along the canal towpath to Bradford on Avon.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27393346

Yatton to WSM using the Strawberry line and various cycle paths into WSM.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31377387

Bristol Docks to Portishead leaving Bristol along the river Avon towpath. Passing beneath the M5 and following local cycle paths into Portishead. Crossing the river via the Avonmouth bridge cycle path and returning to Bristol on the cyclepath alongside the Portway.
The river Avon towpath can be quite dirty, the route is tree lined for a large part and the leaf mould does produce a lot of debris at times. The surface is uneven in parts but thoroughly passable on a trike. I have ridden it with a large group on a number of occasions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29167917

A short circular ride from Ashton court in Bristol with interesting views of the city. Some of the barriers are a bit tight but passable with care.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29172400

A short circuit leaving from the Mshed in Bristol chosen because the car park is accessible and reasonably priced. The route follows the route of the river Frome through Eastville park and on into Oldbury Court before going through Fishponds to pick up the Bristol to Bath cycle route for the return leg.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31741685
by Tilley
9 Jul 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent

I have successfully installed a bladder into the back of the mesh seat on my TriceTNT, but it wasn't a straight forward install. I now have two bottle cages fixed to the rear of the seat frame. The bottles are accessible on the move and easy to refill and clean. As these are in addition to the central water bottle mount these are more than adequate for any ride.