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by Queens Park Pete
8 Oct 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: Cycle mag

Mine arrived on the 2nd. excellent!
Spent the last week researching those trails in Galloway (NCN 7 plus extras). Looks well worth the midge bites once the pubs re-open!
by Queens Park Pete
2 Oct 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: Cycle mag

I havent. but then I only received the May June one half way through September. I am relatively new so I dont know when it normally arrives. Pretty pathetic if delays continue- how much are we paying staff working at the mailing house?
by Queens Park Pete
2 Oct 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Winter or summer, which is worse?
Replies: 44
Views: 3631

Re: Winter or summer, which is worse?

I have to say - regardless of the weather and good bike lights, the ability not to see the landscape in some semblance of daylight reduces my riding pleasure in winter (not to mention a distinct aversion to ice). And as for the antics of motorists with one hand on the smartphone and the other wiping...
by Queens Park Pete
2 Oct 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

I think the concept of "stealth Cycle routes" would be fair if applied to tarnmac routes. One of my concerns with NCN on tarmac routes is they are rarely accompanied by any signage warning motorists they are borrowing a bit of the NCN and to expect bikes- as is common practice on French Ve...
by Queens Park Pete
2 Oct 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

The mass trespass on Kinder Scout helped to make rights of way official which had previously had not been recognised by law, and as the official mapping body the OS put those rights of way on its maps. If you don't think the current rights of way network is adequate, then you might not regard OS ma...
by Queens Park Pete
2 Oct 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3552

Re: King Alfred's Way - Difficulty and places to stay

My friend and I are looking to do this loop in spring and was looking for someone who has done it to say how far we should plan each day. guide book sets out a variety of schedules based upon rough miles per day you feel comfortable doing as for difficulty, theres about 2.5 hours of video on YouTub...
by Queens Park Pete
1 Oct 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3552

Re: King Alfred's Way - Difficulty and places to stay

BusterB wrote: . . . . <snip> . . Anyone done this and could offer help?

You could buy the guide and help pay the wages of the team that put it together.
https://shop.cyclinguk.org/king-alfreds-way-route-guide
by Queens Park Pete
1 Oct 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Thanks for the link. I had forgotten about the Charles Close Society. And my wife thinks I am a map obsessive! Concur with the writer's take on both articles- especially the delightful croydecycle maps (The walking guides are fab too). I would be interested in his take on the Tour maps-as far as I c...
by Queens Park Pete
30 Sep 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain north to south in October...
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Spain north to south in October...

Try next year!
by Queens Park Pete
30 Sep 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN5 at Wilmcote Warwickshire
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: NCN5 at Wilmcote Warwickshire

Probably not a great idea on a laden tandem since it quickly became a slippery muddy challenge even in August on an ordinary tourer but rather than turn off at Wilmcote riding from Stratford, I carried on as far as the aqueduct at Edstone but by the time I got there I quickly abandoned attempts to c...
by Queens Park Pete
30 Sep 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1460

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

I spent half of my lockdown "improving" my 1:50 000 paper maps by adding additional highlighting to their bridleways, white roads and some footpaths (if there were no stiles and they were actually rideable tarmac) once I had checked them on cycle.travel and streetview/geograph and then rid...
by Queens Park Pete
30 Sep 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shorts for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1330

Re: Shorts for touring

I got some not very baggy baggies from decathlon for under thirty quid a few weeks back complete with removable inner shorts and a waterproof phone/wallet pocket. Certainly better than full on lycra to wear in cafe without frightening the staff!
by Queens Park Pete
30 Sep 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shorts for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1330

Re: Shorts for touring

I got some not very baggy baggies from decathlon for under thirty quid a few weeks back complete with removable inner shorts and a waterproof phone/wallet pocket. Certainly better than full on lycra to wear in cafe without frightening the staff!
by Queens Park Pete
16 Sep 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3552

Re: King Alfred's Way

Heading out from London there are masses of decent days out which can easily be linked into two or three day expeditions. Just build up the distances gradually so you don't turn it into an outdoor treadmill. http://www.cyclingfromguildford.co.uk/ was a website I dipped into to widen my cycling horiz...
by Queens Park Pete
14 Sep 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3552

Re: King Alfred's Way

FJ1001 wrote:Thank you so much for the advice!! Yep sounds like waiting for next summer is best... are there any other routes in the South East that might be better to do at that time of year for us, even if it’s a shorter (overnight) one?


Where are you based? Lots of options for days out depending on that!