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by Morzedec
16 Jul 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?
Replies: 30
Views: 618

Re: Train to Penzance won't take bike trailer - how else?

Hello folks, I'm back in the UK for just a week before returning to France once again. Suggest you mail/courier the trailer down to Mick F in Gunnislake, then get him to 'ride' it down to LE for you: he does so love a challenge, and could use his Chopper for a change. (Sorry Mick, but you are such a...
by Morzedec
27 May 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 92
Views: 15088

Re: camping chair hunt

Hello, I once found this luxurious item whilst 'wild camping', previously abandoned by someone but easily adapted for us by me!

And no, I didn't take it with me when I continued on my way.

Happy days,
by Morzedec
26 May 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1418

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

Ian C, hello, Good to hear from you after such a long time. This is probably my last post for a while, cos' I'll be 'home' in France again by the end of the week (Plymouth - Roscoff, and then 5 - 5.5 days on the road). By co-incidence I found some old route pics earlier this morning (on a previously...
by Morzedec
24 May 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

Hello, go to St Malo. Down one side of the River Rance, and then back up the other side to Dinard on the VV (search af3v.com). Lots of inexpensive Municipal campsites in the area. PM me for more info - but quickly, cos' I'm off to France myself on Tuesday, and we don't have an internet connection th...
by Morzedec
24 May 2019, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 653
Views: 14290

CURRENT VACANCY

It appears that there is now a position soon to fall vacant in the centre of London.

In the interest of all touring cyclists, I herby nominate Mick F for the job.

What?
by Morzedec
24 May 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1418

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

Bonjour, another 'Old Gent' here (a mere 73). I now live 95% of the time in France, where I have no car, landline nor mobile, television, washing machine, central heating, nor much else either. What I do have is an acre of fruit trees and veg beds (produce which I swap for wood), plus three bikes an...
by Morzedec
22 May 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: A30 between Bodmin and Okehampton

Hello, the 22 A30 miles from Bodmin to Launceston are on undulating, wide-open roads, with sightlines that are pretty good all the way: the moor scenery is difficult to beat in clement weather, and you can re-live the Jamaica Inn experience (Pirates! Ar!) From Launceston take the old A30 (down the h...
by Morzedec
15 May 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 1148

Re: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

'jour, I don't gave a car in France so ride every day with one or two in-line trailers: to the tip, the shop, the bar, or the supermarket. A yellow coat or T shirt, various flags on the trailers, and at night three in-line red lights - one on each trailer and one on the bike. Be seen and be safe, en...
by Morzedec
14 May 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

Bonjour, renting bikes next the Loire: pot luck what might be available. Have a look at the Breton Bikes website: they are a little way north of the Loire, on the Nantes to Brest canal, but rent out bikes regularly and know their stuff so you ought to get a better selection of machines to choose fro...
by Morzedec
14 May 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

Bonjour, Come to France, camp in our garden free of charge (but you buy the wine), and I'll help you wander around the quiet lanes and voie vertes. Really safe off-road cycling for children, if they are but novices. I'm in Deux-Sevres, which is a relatively unknown part of France - so don't expect l...
by Morzedec
13 May 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - does the V70 exist??
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: France - does the V70 exist??

Bonjour, The best advice so far is to 'follow your nose'. We ride this ride often when we cycle across and down from our home in Deux-Sevres to visit friends who live near Anduze (returning the 'other way round' by using the Canal du Midi). Just be careful if you are camping, because sites are quite...
by Morzedec
24 May 2017, 9:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: widest range of cycle clothing in greater manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 6247

Re: widest range of cycle clothing in greater manchester

Tinns, hello,

Advice please for when wearing shorts.

regards,

Fashion is what other people wear
by Morzedec
24 May 2017, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Packing camping gear?
Replies: 69
Views: 15459

Re: Packing camping gear?

For when touring in France:

Dinner jacket, spare hanky, local mayoresses telephone number.

Sorted.
by Morzedec
19 May 2017, 11:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 4 - wind direction
Replies: 7
Views: 6394

Re: Eurovelo 4 - wind direction

Richard, hello, There is an alternative route for you, one that is mostly off-road. Follow VV 7 from Roscoff (Morlaix) to Carhaix, VV 6 from Carhaix to St Meen le Grand, through the fields to Medreac (just 15km), and then follow VV 3 (or the River Rance) to Dinan. Continue up the EASTERN side of the...
by Morzedec
19 May 2017, 11:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TER trains France
Replies: 18
Views: 9197

Re: TER trains France

Ivor T, hello,

Er - sorry, but if you enter the departure and destination details into the boxes provided on the site all the available trains appear - designated as to their individual style.

Just head for the TER ones.

Works for me.

regards, Morzedec.