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by Ron
3 Oct 2018, 11:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 43
Views: 27438

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

I got it wrong or there's been some delay, I was sure they were due to go into service this year. . You did not get it wrong, we were promised new rolling stock in service this summer(2018). According to the BBC report only some of the wagons have yet arrived in this country from Spain via Cz Repub...
by Ron
3 Oct 2018, 9:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 43
Views: 27438

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

There is a further update on the sleeper.scot website, new wagons on all routes by the end of May 2019.
by Ron
28 Sep 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 43
Views: 27438

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

PH wrote:Are the new carriages in service yet? If so are they on all routes?

No, in a message on the website dated 14/08/2018 they say..... introduction in just a few short months.
For latest news click on https://www.sleeper.scot/ and scroll down to Cal Sleeper Press Releases.
by Ron
28 Sep 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1123

Re: Warning anecdotal helmet comment!

NATURAL ANKLING wrote: When your head hits the tarmac...... the next time you fall off

You make it sound as if falling on your head is an inevitable part of being a cyclist :( .
by Ron
18 Sep 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 1760

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Perhaps you could develop special spectacles which would "see" cyclists, these would be compulsory wear for drivers and have electrodes in the legs which would apply an electric shock across the brain of the driver when his/her vehicle came within range of a cyclist. The message to the bra...
by Ron
12 Sep 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG April 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: LEJOG April 2019

Unless you had some specific reason, you might wish to reconsider a section of Day 16, the planned route takes you on to an un-surfaced farm road and involves unnecessary climbing. Suggested amendment* Day 16 At 11 mile point turn left on to B 9176, *then after approx 200 metres turn right on to the...
by Ron
8 Sep 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 139
Views: 6970

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

Somehow, by creating off road infrastructure we have ended up turning cycling from a fuel free way of getting around to just another reason for burning gas. Just the reverse on a local route in my locality where the numbers of people walking and cycling was falling year on year disincentivised by t...
by Ron
6 Sep 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1192

Re: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...

I found it interesting to visit Schokland, an ex-island!
https://www.werelderfgoed.nl/en/world-h ... rroundings
by Ron
2 Sep 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 328
Views: 11804

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

I don't want to be distracted from dangers on the road by vehicles exhibiting their completely unnecessary 'look at me' lights when travelling in compliance with the law.
by Ron
25 Aug 2018, 2:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Terra Nova Solar Groundsheet tape refix
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Terra Nova Solar Groundsheet tape refix

Graham wrote:Is this something I can fix, myself, with the right glue ?

Terra Nova offer a lifetime guarantee, why attempt to fix it yourself?
If you are not the original owner you could 'phone for advice.
https://www.terra-nova.co.uk/p/customer ... /contacts/
by Ron
10 Aug 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start
Replies: 32
Views: 1237

Re: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start

Inverness to Crewe on the seated sleeper, then change for day train to Penzance should get you there for around £130 and sufficiently rested to start cycling that day, and without the faff of assembling your bicycle.
by Ron
30 Jul 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bruges To Amsterdam Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Bruges To Amsterdam Newbie

I was hoping I can just buy like baguettes or cheese or something from any old shop along the way and eat it as I go, Keep a lookout for cafes or small restaurants with 'uitsmijter' on the menu. They are a knife and fork job rather than carry out, but provide a good feed for a hungry cyclist. Basic...
by Ron
17 Jul 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV 12 Ostend to Denmark
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: EV 12 Ostend to Denmark

Perhaps things have changed, but getting from Dunkirk ferry terminal into the city was less than straightforward, a little research there would be worthwhile. It adds interest to see the changes through France, Belgium and into the Netherlands. I think it likely that you will want to stray off the E...
by Ron
28 Jun 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Midges in Scotland
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: Midges in Scotland

Greystoke wrote:Awful!
Pitch your tent in the wind away from water and you'll be ok.

I see a problem there :(
by Ron
24 Jun 2018, 11:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jog to Thurso by bus
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Jog to Thurso by bus

No.
There could be a following wind, or no wind at all :) .