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by PeterT
1 Jan 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Hadrian's Cycleway transport?

It takes one and a half days to cycle from Newcastle back to Whitehaven or similar location so instead of spending the next morning on a train just add one day to your itinerary and cycle back. (Newcastle to carlisle = 1 day. overnight in Carlisle (travel lodge) , then Carlisle to the coast the next...
by PeterT
12 Sep 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9122

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Fat tyre kicker wrote:Please forgive my ignorance, what is JOGLA ?


Jon O Groats to Lands End. ie reverse of LEJOG
by PeterT
10 Sep 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9122

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Day 10 around mile 54 go through Crawford. Gives you opportunity of a shop which might be open but more importantly it cuts out an unnecessary hill by Weston’s Recovery Day9 A lot will say, including me, the A6 over Shap isn’t busy and isn’t a steep , to be feared, climb. I suspect your very pretty...
by PeterT
9 Sep 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What would you do differently?
Replies: 17
Views: 4641

Re: What would you do differently?

I would do it for charity. So many people wanted to donate because for me it was going to be quite an achievement (and was), yet I chose not to. I could have raised quite a bit for a charity that now I am thinking of doing it again just for that reason.
by PeterT
7 Sep 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9122

Re: LEJOG April 2019

A49 must've changed then. I was last up there spring of 2014 and rode Leominster/Ludlow/Church Stretton/Shrewsbury/Whitchurch with absolutely no bother at all. It's a good cycling road considering it's a major trunk road ........... or at least it was, and I've ridden it loads of times. Mercian and...
by PeterT
6 Sep 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 9122

Re: LEJOG April 2019

I could advise you to go on this road or that road, avoid this town or that city but I wont. What I will advise you to do is to meticulously plan your route. Work out approximately how many miles to ride each day. If you are staying in hostels, B and B or premier inn type places look for place to st...
by PeterT
23 Aug 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2762

Re: Airports on your own

For anyone flying from Birmingham, park at the off site 'airparks' , Mackadown Lane. They will transport you and your bike (in a box) on their bus. I enquired before travelling 2 years ago and have since used them twice. Simple and no problem. Regular bus service. There is a space on the bus for pus...
by PeterT
1 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British airways bike charges
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: British airways bike charges

I think you will be charged £65. On economy tickets one hold bag is free but only up to 23kg. So you may be charged the overweight fee of £65 https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/extra-overweight-baggage Thanks Thats the way I read it... pity they couldnt just say it ...
by PeterT
1 Aug 2018, 8:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British airways bike charges
Replies: 2
Views: 605

British airways bike charges

Having read the somewhat complicated baggage allowance terms etc on the British Airways site I am non the wiser of the cost. Perhaps I'm not the brightest person on the planet. Anyway can someone tell me how much it costs to take a bike in a bike box, approx 30kg on a BA flight from LHR to european ...
by PeterT
27 Jul 2018, 11:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyclists accommodation Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Cyclists accommodation Italy

Thanks to all those that have replied. Will speak to the group to see what they want to do.
by PeterT
26 Jul 2018, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyclists accommodation Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Cyclists accommodation Italy

We are a group of 5 cyclists (male and female) that would like a one week holiday cycling in Italy next April, May or June 2019. Can anyone recommend suitable bed breakfast and evening meal accommodation that specializes for cyclists. We don't want to go 'organised' but just a base suitable for road...
by PeterT
13 Jul 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11390

Re: Drying your padded shorts

Assuming you are in a hotel (eg premier inn) or b and b and be able to use the roll up towel method, I have finished them off in the morning with a 10 minute blast with a hair drier.
by PeterT
10 Jul 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

Thanks Paul. Food for thought. Perhaps Jersey AND Guernsey would be a great option.
by PeterT
9 Jul 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Jersey Channel Islands, around the Coast Road

What a great idea Paul, A couple of questions. How busy were the roads and what time of the year did you go. Did you do the 50 miles in 1 day or perhaps would you suggest breaking it in 2 with more sightseeing (and refreshment stops :D ). How many nights did you stay?
by PeterT
15 Jun 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: c2c2c - Hadrians wall
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: c2c2c - Hadrians wall

Just thought I'd update on our ride. We stopped off at Steel Rigg car park and walked for a few minutes to view a good section of the wall and took a few pictures. We also rode next to the Vindolanda site where they were excavating Roman ruins, and also cycled the road alongside the wall after Gisla...