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by Campag
14 Aug 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wooler as a base for cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 1657

Re: Wooler as a base for cycling

Nice to hear that you had a good time. It is a lovely area for cycling. Good Youth Hostel at Wooler with an interesting history as a land army (forestry) base. Probably not open yet with the crooner virus, once things get better it is a good value place to stay.
by Campag
4 Aug 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: LTN 1/20 is out
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: LTN 1/20 is out

And in the key points, it suggests that people who design cycle facilities should actually have experience of cycling on their local roads. From my experience, that is not the case in my area. Big learning opportunity for the Highways Engineers.
by Campag
27 Jul 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22

Very useful thread. I had seen a greater choice of freewheels lately and wondered if this was in response to the requirements of e-bikes. A particular advantage for me is the option of a smaller cog. The minimum that I used to be able to find was 14 or occasionally 13 teeth. Just bought one with 11 ...
by Campag
18 Jul 2020, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wooler as a base for cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 1657

Re: Wooler as a base for cycling

There's a good choice of routes in most directions, with quiet lanes and generally light traffic away from one or two main roads. Lots of nice cafes and places to visit, although obviously that will depend on covid situation. Some interesting historic sites and castles as well if you're into that so...
by Campag
5 Jul 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

Of course it also depends on your accommodation. Some Youth Hostels aren't as sociable as they used to be, because of group bookings and car travel. B n B's would depend on who else happens to be staying. Same with Hotels / Motels. If you're camping you may be the only person who has carried your ow...
by Campag
23 Jun 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kingcycle fairing
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Kingcycle fairing

I recently fitted a Kingcycle type front fairing to my recumbent, and also have some pics of a Kingcycle one. If you'd like some pictures you're welcome to message me with your email address.
by Campag
10 Jun 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kilometres or miles
Replies: 106
Views: 2459

Re: Kilometres or miles

The reason it isn’t changed is the cost of changing every road sign. Most road signs don't have a distance on so thats rubbish to start with and its simple if you are thinking speed signs, just make the whole country safer and say that the, for example, 50mph limit is now 50kph - instant safety cam...
by Campag
5 May 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Hi - I also have a Velomotion scopa, set up with 27.5" rear wheel and 20" front. If you pm me I can send pictures and answer any questions about the setup.
by Campag
2 May 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is cycling for a 71 year old legal?
Replies: 60
Views: 2364

Re: Is cycling for a 71 year old legal?

When my time comes I would rather be outdoors enjoying my favourite activity. Especially given national government's lack of interest and failure to provide adequate resources for social care over the last ten years.
by Campag
18 Apr 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Finding new local routes
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: Finding new local routes

I've been re-visiting local roads that I used to ride quite regularly. Over recent years not so much as I have focussed on audax and used the car to travel short distances so that I can cycle on different roads. It has been quite pleasant with the good weather and less traffic. I suppose if I wanted...
by Campag
29 Mar 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1947

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

That looks good. Another option for the bars would be the tandem stoker stem that St John Street cycles sell, as a way of getting the cars higher / closer. If the diameter of the seat tube is suitable, or alternatively you might be able to fasten it to the vertical part of a stem.
by Campag
11 Mar 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1947

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

Tim - in response to a couple of your questions: It is possible to fit a standard 3 point fixing bike rack on a Kingcycle, the only additional work is a long bracket to connect the front down to rear brake bridge. I bought a second hand Kingcycle as my first recumbent, even though it is an old desig...
by Campag
6 Mar 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Routes around Keswick
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Routes around Keswick

There's a nice loop heading out over Whinlatter (cafe and toilets at the top). Cycle path alongside the A66 to Portinscale and Braithwaite. Then on the way down turn left towards Buttermere and when you get there, a right turn up over Newlands. Watch out for a very steep little hairpin on the way do...
by Campag
11 Feb 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Minister
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Cycling Minister

There are a very high percentage of Tory ministers who are from wealthy families, have been privately educated, and went to Oxford or Cambridge. Then to jobs in financial services, politics, or political 'think tanks'. Surprisingly enough their grasp of everyday life is limited.
by Campag
9 Feb 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Kingcycle - a local seller on fleabay, my first chance to try a recumbent. Comfortable and fast once I got the hang of it and still compares well to my newer ones Aerobikes Tour - a long wheelbase, fairly high bike. Comfortable and stable, a bit tricky stopping / starting because of the seat height ...