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by stephenjubb
8 Jun 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South-West Coastal 300, Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: South-West Coastal 300, Scotland

To Harry D, a well researched and evidence based response. Nice one.
by stephenjubb
7 Apr 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?

Last post was a good one.

In reality who cares about the content of Tom Allens post, he is an inspiration, but as he points out in other blogs, it is your trip. Enjoy it your way safely and don't worry about anything else. That is the point.
by stephenjubb
23 Feb 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

ah I did not know.Thanks!
by stephenjubb
21 Feb 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

They are going for 5 days, as long as they make sure the bromptons are fine before they go it is highly unlikely anything will break. If they are not taking a lot of luggage Bromptons are perfect for what they need in Belgium with it being flat. I've done Scotland in winter with a brompton and a tra...
by stephenjubb
2 Feb 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 41322

Re: Pannier security

Not always possible for everyone, but I could never leave my bike with all my gear on ( even if locked ) for a few hours. For this I basecamp, then I only have to lock the bike. If I arrive somewhere late on an evening, I'll then stay the next day and explore as described.
by stephenjubb
29 Jan 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: From Cannich into Glen Affric
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: From Cannich into Glen Affric

I suggest you carry on. It's great to hear stories of this area - it truly is fantastic.
by stephenjubb
27 Jan 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.

Dusting off my standard advice here: get a Svea 123 and enjoy a hot meal every time. It's not a multifuel stove as it only runs on petrol but you're really not going to have a problem finding petrol I promise. No pump to go wrong, no filter to clog. Someone will post that it will gum up and everybo...
by stephenjubb
26 Jan 2018, 2:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.

Dusting off my standard advice here: get a Svea 123 and enjoy a hot meal every time. It's not a multifuel stove as it only runs on petrol but you're really not going to have a problem finding petrol I promise. No pump to go wrong, no filter to clog. Someone will post that it will gum up and everybo...
by stephenjubb
25 Jan 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: From Cannich into Glen Affric
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: From Cannich into Glen Affric

I've ridden most of that route, after the car park it does become gated and on a touring bike the roads get a bit rougher.
by stephenjubb
15 Oct 2017, 1:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Defining cycle touring...
Replies: 36
Views: 2367

Re: Defining cycle touring...

Me, Bike, Travel, Enjoy.

That should cover it all.
by stephenjubb
26 Aug 2017, 8:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite fees
Replies: 26
Views: 2137

Re: Campsite fees

that's strange, if not a member they charge an extra £1.50 a night. Membership is £40 per year so repaid in full in one month. Curious how they got six months! I thought many sites were member only, in theory at least. I've stayed at a few and there's been no extra charge for not being a member. Th...
by stephenjubb
25 Aug 2017, 9:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite fees
Replies: 26
Views: 2137

Re: Campsite fees

that's strange, if not a member they charge an extra £1.50 a night. Membership is £40 per year so repaid in full in one month. Curious how they got six months!
by stephenjubb
25 Aug 2017, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TomTom
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: TomTom

Yes I use it on my phone, excellent piece of kit. Tried all the free ones, they were good but not a complete product like Tomtom.
by stephenjubb
19 Jul 2017, 11:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness and North
Replies: 35
Views: 3904

Re: Inverness and North

A wise precaution if you're travelling alone is to send word ahead to your overnight accommodation and give them an ETA. At least they can raise the alarm if you don't arrive. Not much use if you're wild camping though. There's no guarantee of a mobile phone signal in the highlands. In all the year...