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by Neil Wheadon
14 Jan 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

So which ones do offer genuine guided cycling holidays for families and I don't mean a bolt on where anyone can book. I'm not being awkward asking this question, just if there is a company out there aside CTC Tours and Holidays it would be interesting to know. Any company can put guided in the headl...
by Neil Wheadon
14 Jan 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 77
Views: 37209

Re: Travel Insurance

If it's anything like Pet Insurance (I'm a vet) then there are loads of different companies and in effect you get what you pay for. If it's cheap it's cheap for a reason. There are certain companies that are dreadful, they take your money and look at any reason for not paying out I use Snowcard and ...
by Neil Wheadon
13 Jan 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

I haven't used either of these companies, but they do some family friendly guided tours https://www.freedomtreks.co.uk/family-cycling-holidays https://flexitreks.com/themes/family-cycling-holidays/ There are also companies based in other countries. I know that a colleague has done such tours with a...
by Neil Wheadon
13 Jan 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

There aren't any to be honest The only ones are CTC Holidays and Tours and I ran them for 15 years. Gary Hill took over this year. He's doing a fixed centre trip to the Netherlands in 2019 Others New Forest Week, coming and routes offered Skedaddle and other companies do offer them, but they are sel...
by Neil Wheadon
12 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South korea on the bike for 2 months
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: South korea on the bike for 2 months

Hi Simon
How completed is the east coast section? When I looked into it a few months ago, parts were still under construction.
Looking at the website it's split into 2 parts. Are both northern and southern sections complete?
Thanks
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
8 Jan 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Semaine Federale 2019 - Registering
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Semaine Federale 2019 - Registering

Just French, but Google Translate is a real help
I've had 3 really helpful E Mails from France (in English) so hoping that by sharing it reduces the burden
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
8 Jan 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Semaine Federale 2019 - Registering
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Semaine Federale 2019 - Registering

Hi I'm taking 37 CUK members this year and am in the process of registering them If anyone else is registering hopefully this will be helpful Website https://www.cognacsf2019.com The second tab from the left says Inscriptions, the top dropdown is Dossier, so click on that The hyperlink is right at t...
by Neil Wheadon
28 Mar 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS mapping. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: GPS mapping. Help!

The above is all great advise, however there is an easier answer. Most garmins take a micro SD card. Simply get the area you need on a couple of micro SD cards and swap them in as you need them. If you contact gps training http://www.gpstraining.co.uk/ they will supply an SD card with the appropriat...
by Neil Wheadon
31 Dec 2015, 1:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring New Zealand
Replies: 47
Views: 3803

Re: Touring New Zealand

I can't see how to quote but I have to agree with the drivers being an issue in New Zealand. The fact that the comment saying it was rubbish also included a recommendation to use cycle tracks. The key point here is 'forewarned is forearmed' If you know that New Zealand drivers, drive fast and close ...
by Neil Wheadon
31 Dec 2015, 1:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: £1 a day tour completed
Replies: 31
Views: 5383

Re: £1 a day tour completed

Morocco is a destination offered by many cycle tour companies into 2016 and beyond. The problem with avoiding such places is that you destroy the local tourist infrastructure. As a result unemployment and poverty rises, so radicalisation is more prevelant and it's a spiral. One country that needs ou...
by Neil Wheadon
13 Jun 2015, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airline ticket / passport not matching
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Airline ticket / passport not matching

One note of caution
If you are flying to America, in my experience buying many tickets for CTC Tours and Holidays, the airline do require a middle name.

Neil
by Neil Wheadon
12 Sep 2014, 11:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Training course - 2 days - only £70
Replies: 0
Views: 936

GPS Training course - 2 days - only £70

Hi As a CTC leader I've organised a W/E tuition on GPS devices this W/E and have 2 places available, is anyone interested. They look great out of the box, but take a lot of effort and asking others to get started on them and this course will make that a lot easier This will be the second W/E course ...
by Neil Wheadon
12 Jul 2014, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Air Travel, Boxes and Warm Showers...
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: Air Travel, Boxes and Warm Showers...

You have to look at bikes on flights from the airlines point of view. They are difficult to handle, heavy and the automated conveyer belt system just isn't designed to move them from A to B easily,(Automation keeps flight costs down) As a result they have to be physically lifted onto trollies and ai...
by Neil Wheadon
11 Jul 2014, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Air Travel, Boxes and Warm Showers...
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: Air Travel, Boxes and Warm Showers...

The postives and the negatives Positive. Yes remove the derailler and attach it to the chainstay. All you need to do is unscrew it from the frame and velcro it between the chainstays, don't touch the cable. No adjustment should be needed. Negatives. Those cases are awfully bit and heavy. You'll almo...
by Neil Wheadon
1 Jul 2014, 12:15am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR fuel bottle
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: MSR fuel bottle

Never taken the pump out of the bottle during trips or storage for the past 20 years on a dragonfly and XGK, no problems whatsoever
Neil