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by Neil Wheadon
8 Dec 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thailand into Laos
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Thailand into Laos

There is a list at present of entry points where you can get a VISA on arrival, see https://www.visalaos.com/border-crossing-points/ (I think this is a commercial site, so be careful of clicking the hyperlinks as will ask for extra money and add complication to e-VISA's) We went through Chiang Khong...
by Neil Wheadon
6 Dec 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1313

Re: hotel laundry service?

Lay out the hotel towel Put your clothes on it laying flat (usually room for a top and shorts) Roll the towel up, so your clothes are like the filling in a Swiss roll Put your foot on one end of the roll and with your hands twist the towel so you spiral the towel Remove your clothes, wet towel, almo...
by Neil Wheadon
6 Dec 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

I used a Hubba Hubba solo in Mongolia this year and frankly hated it. The main reason is the fly sheet doesn't go to the floor and with little room inside, things gets wet/sand gets in. Hilleberg every time for me, yes pricey, but divide cost by days used and it's a great investment
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
6 Dec 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thailand into Laos
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Thailand into Laos

Only an aside, but having just led a CTC Holidays trip to Laos, there is more accommodation than apparant from Google Maps / Trip Advisor etc. We stayed in one place that wasn't marked, but was on maps.me which may help with places to stay
Enjoy as it's changing quite quickly now
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
14 Jan 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

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: 78
Views: 55689

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: 11
Views: 1695

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: 11
Views: 1695

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: 363

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: 620

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: 620

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: 824

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: 3911

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: 5438

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: 3835

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