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by ikenbikeit
21 Aug 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4784

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

I thought I would revisit the Barrow to Whitby route this summer, but reroute along the upper Lune valley from Tebay, mainly along the old A685. This was the route before the road was rebuilt along the defunct Stainmore rail line. It was a fine ride. There are a couple of crossings over the newer fa...
by ikenbikeit
13 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer
Replies: 33
Views: 1594

Re: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer

Nowhere on the c & c website does it say no facilities therefore no tents.

I suspect that this is the case.
by ikenbikeit
13 Jul 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer
Replies: 33
Views: 1594

Re: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer

I tried to book into Clitheroe C & C on Friday, after a small tour of the Dales. It was if I was bringing the Black Death to the campsite. I assured the officials that I didn't need facilities - I had brought folding washbasin and adequate toilet facilities. She didn't say" no tents "b...
by ikenbikeit
9 Aug 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5429

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

There is a quality touring bike with discs. It does have bar end shifters. Its cromoly.
The bike is Evans own on ebay for £680. That is the price of a Surly frame. It has mudguards and a tubus rack.
Its called the Dacite 1
I think it will make a super tourer.
by ikenbikeit
3 May 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Oxford following the Thames
Replies: 5
Views: 390

London to Oxford following the Thames

For eons I have toured in northern England ,Scotland and Wales. I feel it is time I went somewhere else. So I thought I might catch a train to London and cycle and camp my way back to Merseyside. Trouble is I don't know the London -Thames valley area. I know the Pennines and the Southern Uplands lik...
by ikenbikeit
31 May 2016, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Enan amazingly cheap
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Enan amazingly cheap

Delivered, tried and marvellous.
by ikenbikeit
26 May 2016, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Enan amazingly cheap
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Enan amazingly cheap

If you TYPE in the reduction code 15OFF_TENTS_MAY at the checkout, you can get a Hilleberg Enan tent for just over £400. ----- If you want one that is. All this is here:-- https://www.themountainedge.com/camping-c6/tents-c87/1-person-c197/hilleberg-the-tentmaker-enan-p17632 Dont copy and paste
by ikenbikeit
15 Apr 2015, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast & Castles - Recommended sights & tea shops?
Replies: 15
Views: 3678

Re: Coast & Castles - Recommended sights & tea shops?

The barn at Beal is a great place for at least four reasons. 1] Good food 2] great coffee 3] you can camp here and have supper and a cooked breakfast 4] Soon there will be an evening bar and you can have a nightcap if you are that way inclined. It is a mile or so down the Lindisfarne road from the A...
by ikenbikeit
11 Mar 2015, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days
Replies: 16
Views: 3904

Re: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days

Been on that campsite 3 times. A nice segregated backpacking area and a great welcome.
With it being a Welsh speaking town, Caernarfon has its own marvellous flavour. I'm ashamed to say I can understand more in a bar in the Dordogne.
by ikenbikeit
9 Mar 2015, 12:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days
Replies: 16
Views: 3904

Re: Lon Las Cymru - 4 or 5 days

I have done the Chepstow to Holyhead route 3 times. The first time I took four days, the second five and the last six, always fully laden. It could be that I have got 9 years older, but I definitely enjoyed the last best of all. We had time to sightsee in Builth during the Royal Welsh and had a grea...
by ikenbikeit
28 Nov 2014, 12:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Country Zephyros 1 vs Vango Banshee 200
Replies: 19
Views: 5003

Re: Wild Country Zephyros 1 vs Vango Banshee 200

My Zephyros 1 end pole holders both disintegrated by night 6 of the tour, tied on with gaffer tape, so on return went back to the shop. Six months later it still wasn't resolved. I got another make of tent from the kind retailer. It could be I bought one of the first batch, I haven't heard of anyone...
by ikenbikeit
10 Oct 2014, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only cyclists
Replies: 64
Views: 4537

Re: Only cyclists

The £85 is the HP, by the way. I don't mind being insulted online, but I must point out that I did not enter into this lightly. I noticed in the debate nobody really questioned the price of the public transport. When I was travelling to Rochdale from Liverpool, the journey was farther but cost £24 L...
by ikenbikeit
7 Oct 2014, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only cyclists
Replies: 64
Views: 4537

Re: Only cyclists

Sad to say I've just bought a car, having just got a job 35 miles from home. IT's the first car I have owned since 1982 [although I have driven my wife's car on holiday, to the tip etc] and I am rather sad and only manage to get out on weekends. The final straw was the cost. The combined rail and Ma...