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by Ron
10 Aug 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to Lands End from Scotland to start
Replies: 28
Views: 909

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: 368

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: 184

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: 1147

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: 201

Re: Jog to Thurso by bus

No.
There could be a following wind, or no wind at all :) .
by Ron
22 Jun 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

There is a posting in this thread (10 June) which suggests the possibility of returning from Ijmuiden to Harwich. I'm afraid this is not possible. The ferry from Ijmuiden goes to Newcastle. The only ferry to Harwich is from Hoek van Holland. Thanks for pointing out my error, original post now corre...
by Ron
14 Jun 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Train from Inverness to London

I have just booked the London to Inverness for Tue. I rang British rail who transferred me to the caladonian sleeper bookings. They got me a man and bike for £50 in just a few minutes.. Yes, that's the standard price for a seat on the sleeper, bikes go free but must be booked. I trust you are aware...
by Ron
14 Jun 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what this tool is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: what this tool is for?

Different sizes are available, its a slotted nut driver.

If still in doubt here is a pic of slotted nuts..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLOTTED-COUN ... 2442128157
by Ron
11 Jun 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 3502

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

Pedestrians dont have priority on the road except to complete crossing the road, usually at a junction. Peds and joggers SHOULD stick to the pavement but when they don't they become a nuisance. Pedestrians have priority in that motorised vehicle drivers are required to take action to avoid them, ie...
by Ron
10 Jun 2018, 12:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Air horn to deter pedestrians
Replies: 112
Views: 3502

Re: Air horn to deter pedestrians

I don't think debs was talking about footpaths or anything off road. So the answer to your question of where pedestrians can go for a quiet stroll is "not on a carriageway". I appreciate that many country lanes are pretty quiet, but nevertheless they are carriageways: expect motor vehicle...
by Ron
10 Jun 2018, 12:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

Amsterdam so anything that includes that would be great but bearing in mind I will have to return to Dunkirk to get the ferry back to the UK. Do you really have to go back to Dunkirk for the return ferry? Why not catch the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich. There is a train service from the fer...
by Ron
31 May 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2322

Re: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?

. Yes, the car driver moved over without making sure his line was clear, but had the cyclist been riding slower or cautiously like he should have done, he would have braked and the incident wouldn't have occurred. Not necessarily, bicycles can't stop on a sixpence! Despite what you claim, you are v...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input
Replies: 36
Views: 2064

Re: Dissertation: Cycling Infrastructure + Your Input

1. What are your thoughts on the UKs provision of cycling infrastructure, is it adequate? Woefully inadequate, and much of what has been constructed fails to comply with laid down standards. 2. Could more be done, would you like to see the UK cities following in the footsteps of cities like Copenhag...
by Ron
28 May 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2322

Re: Driver causes collision - cyclists on Facebook blame the cyclist.

Driver to blame, I doubt the law would be different from any other European country. Highway Code Rule 151 In slow-moving traffic. You should.... be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists who may be passing on either side. Edit to add.. Rule 182 Use your mirrors and give a left-turn signal well before ...
by Ron
24 May 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train from Inverness to London
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Train from Inverness to London

Has anyone done this recently? I can find trains - but can't see any way to reserve a bike space on on either the Virgin or Trainline websites. Do you have to call the company? Or is it just not possible to bring a bike on those trains?Advice appreciated.Thanks See this page for details of bike tra...