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by ddot
4 May 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gravel bike choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Gravel bike choice

I've had a Boardman ADV 8.9 for about 18 months or so. Didn't use it offroad but put some 28mm tyres on and mudguards and used it as a winter bike. It has been pretty good, brakes are great and have done some longish rides on it. However I didn't like the saddle and changed it for a Spa one. One thi...
by ddot
10 Nov 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1962

Re: La Velodyssee

Cheers Dodger.
by ddot
5 Nov 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1962

Re: La Velodyssee

Thanks for information. We have had slight change of plan, probably starting from Limoges and picking up coast from Rocheford. Dodger, the sections of La Velocdyssee you mention riding, are they ok for 25mm tyres, I’ve heard the surface can be a bit rough in places. Could go up to 28s and we are not...
by ddot
28 Oct 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Bike Express??

I used it to Narbonne this year and thought it was excellent. Yes 24 hours on a coach was a long time but there were a lot of breaks including the ferry crossing. The coach was very comfortable, blankets and pillows for the night section, usb plugs, WiFi, magazines books, tea and coffee and meals on...
by ddot
28 Oct 2019, 11:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1962

La Velodyssee

Next year I’m thinking of taking the Bike Express to Bordeaux and riding up the west coast of France to Roscoff and getting the ferry back to England. We were thinking of using La Velodyssee for all/part of the route. I’ve read some mixed reviews of La Velodyssee, bit boring/busy/bad surface etc so ...