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by gibsons
2 Feb 2009, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tesco Chickens
Replies: 35
Views: 2431

Thank you so much for posting the link to Tesco customer services. The programme reminded me why we do not shop there and the link has enabled me to tell them why and how much they are missing out on every week because of their failure to require higher minimum satndards of animal welfare and to sup...
by gibsons
27 Jul 2008, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: if you want to take you bike on the train...
Replies: 46
Views: 5270

Done ! My husband and 2 children are cycle touring in the Hebrides as we speak and got there by train (and ferry!). What a hassle that was to book - they ended up with over 50 (!) separate tickets, and may yet get stranded in Birmingham as London Midland do not take cycle reservations - carriage of ...
by gibsons
5 Jul 2008, 11:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: anyone used the cycle claim solisitors? Which one?
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

Hi John, Sorry to hear about you accident it must have been very shocking. Make sure you use a solicitor, and preferrably one with a specific interest in cycling accidents. They should handle this on a no win no fee deal and you are much more likely to get a fair outcome more quickly. Make sure you ...
by gibsons
14 Jun 2008, 4:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: very proud !
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Thanks everyone - much appreciated. The round trip to riding lessons went well too but that is very local - 15 mins and skull cap in the pannier. Unfortunately school has not bought into the cycling culture, something my husband - a teacher there - is trying to change. They do not run a bike to work...
by gibsons
14 Jun 2008, 8:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tiny boil, hugely annoying - wits end, advice please.
Replies: 37
Views: 7745

Poor you. I answer as a mum rather than a long distant cyclist. I note that other respondents have had success with nappy rash creams. By far the best nappy cream is conotrane - widely available from pharmacies. It is very much 'cleaner' to use than other nappy creams and is also marketed as being s...
by gibsons
14 Jun 2008, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: very proud !
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

very proud !

I hope that my family have not peaked too early for Bike Week - they cycled the round trip to school (22 miles) all five days this week - 110 miles. Not bad for 43, 11 and 7 on a trandem/triple..... .....and we're just about to cycle to riding now (tandem and lone 11 year old) Phew ! Judy
by gibsons
11 Jun 2008, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban, Tiree and Barra in July
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Will, Thanks very much for this - they have booked a hostel on Tiree. The information on the change of trains in Glasgow and accommodation on Uist is really helpful. Do you think a capable 7 year old will manage ok cycling on the islands ? How easy were the ferries ? Should they book any of those in...
by gibsons
11 Jun 2008, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban, Tiree and Barra in July
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Chris - I have pm'd you

Judy
by gibsons
11 Jun 2008, 11:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban, Tiree and Barra in July
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Oban, Tiree and Barra in July

My intrepid husband and 2 children (11 and 7) are planning a cycle touring trip around the Oban area and then over to Tiree, Barra and possibly the Uists. After something of a nightmare (Virgin trains being hopeless until I found Fiona in customer services) of booking the 3 of them and 3 bikes on 3 ...
by gibsons
21 Apr 2008, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: CTC weekly news email - Video of cycling school run Nirvana
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Some of us do try. My husband and 2 children (6 and 11) cycle a round trip of 22 miles to school (he teaches there and hopefully they learn !) on a Thorn me 'n' u 2 triple. In the better weather they hope to cycle 3 or 4 times a week. they are quite a local talking point - but still get abuse from c...
by gibsons
27 Mar 2008, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2 kids & 1 bike- how do we get them to nursery/school?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

we have a u plus two we have now finished with, do get in touch if you are interested. We are based in Malvern.

rob gibson