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by Chris Ince
15 Jul 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3908

Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Well done, hope rest of Lejog goes well. Hope you have got accommodation booked up here, big demand with campsites, hotels and BB fully open as of today.
by Chris Ince
30 Mar 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3908

Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Sarcasm is the worst form of wit and is not becoming of a Cycling UK member. I will repeat, to come up to northern Scotland and to interact with its remote communities, many of which have an ageing population, would be irresponsible. Just to let you know, police are pulling in cars having checked th...
by Chris Ince
27 Mar 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3908

Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Don’t do it. You will not be welcome up here in Scotland.Most places for food and accommodation are closed. If you go in to a small rural store or filling station, you could compromise the wellbeing of the whole community. Please wait until we have better and healthier days in this country and you w...
by Chris Ince
21 Jan 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Train from Wick to Inverness and then on down south Train from Wick to Inverness and then flight from Dalcross (Inverness airport- Luton, Gatwick, Manchester etc) One or two local transit companies take bike to Inverness on cycle trailer Cycle from Wick to Inverness via A9, wind behind can be done i...
by Chris Ince
2 Sep 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 6400

Re: Rehook

So much gumph with cycling these days. In spite of owning many bikes, those made for me by the likes of Major Nichols, Mercian and Bob Jackson ( not to mention one or two titanium road bikes) my greatest pleasure was a £2.50 Dawes five speed win Campag Gran Sport, Weinmann 999 brakes etc renovated a...
by Chris Ince
1 Sep 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 6400

Re: Rehook

Ok I’m going on Dragons Den with a brilliant idea, it’s called ‘Knowing how to adjust your FD so your chain does come off. I reckon I could make trillions at lunch time down in Canary Wharf where there are plenty of those with all the gear and no idea.
by Chris Ince
1 Sep 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 6400

Re: Rehook

Just seen this on Dragons Den, waste of money. I always carry surgical gloves in my small saddle tool bag on the rare occasion the chain derails. But then I wear cycling gloves so no dirty greasy fingers. But the urbanites will buy them and then someone will knick them in a second and sell them on E...
by Chris Ince
26 Aug 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 100hr lejog
Replies: 34
Views: 2486

Re: 100hr lejog

Expect half decent weather up here in the Highlands. Forecast for 3/4 Sept is westerly breeze sunny intervals with occasional showers. Good luck.
by Chris Ince
4 Aug 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aching left Arm
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Re: Aching left Arm

All ok in that regard I have an annual MoT
by Chris Ince
4 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aching left Arm
Replies: 14
Views: 2570

Re: Aching left Arm

Just seen this, my symptoms similar to Mick F; LEJOG was a real pain. But yes, 20 miles in to a ride bingo-left arm pain. None of us are symmetrical and I know my left arm is slightly longer. I also threw the javelin at a senior club level thirty years ago and did sustain several injuries to left ar...
by Chris Ince
23 Apr 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 10267

Re: Supplies along the way

Full of iron, you need to be made of tough stuff
by Chris Ince
23 Apr 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 10267

Re: Supplies along the way

James,
Guinness at the end of the day, avoid the amber fluid up here in Scotland, you'll struggle in the mornings otherwise. Let me know your time frame when you get north of Perth or Glasgow and ill see if I can intercept you.
by Chris Ince
22 Apr 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 10267

Re: Supplies along the way

You haven’t seen plates of food
by Chris Ince
22 Apr 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 36
Views: 10267

Re: Supplies along the way

In Scotland stay in good B and B, have a large bowl of porridge followed by a full Scottish cooked breakfast and you will last through to the evening. Trust me, I know as I cook the stuff and live and cycle in Scotland. By all means survive on tasteless cereal bars but think of the calorific value a...
by Chris Ince
12 Oct 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 527
Views: 43535

Re: Statins - side effects

Many thanks, just posted extended post under Prostatitis forum, salutary lesson if you want to read it