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by Imtryin
4 Jul 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Paris Family Ride 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: London to Paris Family Ride 2019

The edge 520 has no SD card slot, so it wasn't possible to add detailed street maps of france and UK. There was no way you would be abe to do it with the default base map it comes with. The screen was too small too, Komoot worked absolutely great, nice big clear maps, and great voice navigation. We ...
by Imtryin
4 Jul 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Paris Family Ride 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 292

London to Paris Family Ride 2019

HI I posted on here last year when i was in the very early stages of planning a family London to Paris ride. Cycling is my "Thing" and had been planning on doing a tour, when my wife suggested that she would come along, along with my 11 year old daughter. Thought id update on this and give...
by Imtryin
9 Feb 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Re: Advice on Food and Snacks

Thanks all for the advice, some great advice and tips. We're all really looking forward to it. I'm getting slightly nervous as it was my idea, so feel a little pressure to make sure everyone's happy and we stay safe. GPS maps street view have all been studied, to the point where I feel I could do th...
by Imtryin
3 Feb 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Advice on Food and Snacks

Hi All Myself and My wife and 11 year old daughter will be doing the London to Paris route. We've made it into a holiday, and so will be taking our time and taking the full 2 weeks in the Easter holidays, taking in the views and staying a couple of nights here and there along the way. We have booked...
by Imtryin
30 Aug 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

Hi Everyone. Thanks again for everyone's advice, I have been mulling over this planned trip alot, it will be my first ever long distance trip and as my wife and daughter are determined to coma along i need to make sure i make it a enjoyable time! I've decided to scrap the St.malo tour for now and ha...
by Imtryin
18 Jun 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

Great advice from everyone, i have used cycle.travel and found it to be excellent! Now to get all the equipment together and start convincing the wife that this is definatley the right thing to do....!
by Imtryin
11 Jun 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

Sounds nice, the routes verte etc would be a good choice for kids in France although the surfaces vary. We did Redon to Carhaix on the Nantes Brest canal (camping) when our son was just 8 and daughter 10 (using front panniers for their small rear racks as recommended by people here) and had great f...
by Imtryin
11 Jun 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

Great, thanks for all your advice. Im going to try the cycle.travel to plot my route. If it was just me, id not bother planning, but as i've got the family in tow, and they are counting on me to get them safely to our next stop, id rather be prepared as i can be! My 10 year old daughter will keep on...
by Imtryin
11 Jun 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

I'd recommend using http://cycle.travel/map to come up with good routes. Click on start, click on end, click on the suggested route for streetview, or a draggable via point which you can move to any intermediate place you may want to visit. You've got to register to save routes, but you can downloa...
by Imtryin
11 Jun 2018, 12:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Brittany ferrys st.malo cycling tour

Hi Everyone New to this forum, and a touring virgin. I was planing on taking my first tour with my family ( wife and 10 year old daughter ) on a cycling holiday (tour) next year and i was looking specificaly at this tour suggested by brittany ferries. The mileage is dooable, with plenty of campsites...