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by Slowroad
8 Apr 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 77
Views: 37352

Re: Travel Insurance

I'm asking ETA why they are no longer offering this, but on their website they seem to be pointing people to their cycle insurance to cover cycle touring: https://www.eta.co.uk/cycle-travel-insurance-taking-your-bike-abroad/ I've emailed them and just now asked one of their Chat people - he said tha...
by Slowroad
8 Apr 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 77
Views: 37352

Re: Travel Insurance

I mentioned a comparison table of insurances I've been compiling. If you're interested it's avaialble to view and download from my Google Drive as an Excel spreadsheet (with links to insurers' websites) and PNG image (for those who can't open Excel). I've just had a look as I got this from my insur...
by Slowroad
7 Apr 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 50
Views: 4892

Re: Travel Insurance

Just an update - it seems that ETA no longer offer specific cycle touring insurance, so back to square one...
by Slowroad
24 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2668

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

[quote]Thanks to all for replies. The website worked fine. The trouble is of course they only allow an hour to get from Liverpool st to Paddington. Possible but no room for error. I used to live in Shoreditch when I was thirty and would have expected it to allow an hour to Paddington without luggage...
by Slowroad
21 Mar 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

The Brexit discussion has been moved to the appropriate thread. Please reserve this thread specifically for discussion of the impacts on cycle touring.

Thank you.

Thanks - I have found it useful - even if largely for advice re advance train tickets!
by Slowroad
18 Mar 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Some companies have released Whitsun Advance tickets. Some haven't. Is your route from Nottingham? EMT haven't because there's engineering and buses http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_d ... 15454.aspx but you might find "via Grantham" tickets on sale. Yes - doh - how could I forget! I'...
by Slowroad
16 Mar 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t - and National Rail!!

Cheers all for your comments, maybe time to draw it to a close. As has been pointed out a few times there is already a long thread covering the wider Brexit issues. I didn't post on there as I thought my comment would get 'lost'. What I am going to do is book my tickets to London, when the advance ...
by Slowroad
12 Mar 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6277

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

For all but the smallest riders, 650 wheels build into better bikes without the toe overlap issues of mudguard shod 700 wheels on all, save the largest frames. At 5'2" I'm not quite the smallest, but the two bikes I have with 26" wheels are the first I've ever had (since a 18" Raleig...
by Slowroad
4 Mar 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

May your trails be sunlit wherever you venture anyway. Enjoy :) Thank you! I b****t stops economic growth/increase in resource consumption, it will not be all bad You know, that is a really good point. (Thread drift... by OP) I do fear though, like austerity (as opposed to a controlled frugality) t...
by Slowroad
4 Mar 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14672
Views: 358350

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

May your trails be sunlit wherever you venture anyway. Enjoy :) Thank you! I b****t stops economic growth/increase in resource consumption, it will not be all bad You know, that is a really good point. (Thread drift... by OP) I do fear though, like austerity (as opposed to a controlled frugality) t...
by Slowroad
3 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Cheers all for your comments, maybe time to draw it to a close. As has been pointed out a few times there is already a long thread covering the wider Brexit issues. I didn't post on there as I thought my comment would get 'lost'. What I am going to do is book my tickets to London, when the advance t...
by Slowroad
3 Mar 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6277

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

Thanks all, really useful. But I am gnashing my teeth (unadvised as I have just shelled out on dental work...) as after decades of riding I have only in the last decade got hold of bikes which fit me. The reason they fit me is that they have 26" wheels and I am 5'2" (the reason I didn't ge...
by Slowroad
1 Mar 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6277

26" wheels going out of fashion?

Was told by a bike shop owner recently that it was starting to get difficult to get 26" wheels, particularly quality ones, as 27.5" wheels are the cycling industry's favoured size now. This would be disasterous for small people like me - and the 1000's of 26" wheel bikes out there! Is...
by Slowroad
1 Mar 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11451

Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Was asked today about my holiday plans for the year (by my hairdresser :D ) and had to say I'd not really got anything planned. "That's not like you!" (makes me wonder if I've banged on about cycle touring just a bit to much...) "No, it's well... I just want to see what happens about....
by Slowroad
23 Feb 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 3957

Re: Churches - interesting

I'm another atheist church-visitor - recommend Lincolnshire - the Wolds, as someone has already mentioned (hilly than some expect) and the dead flat marshes to the east. The Churches Conservation Trust is an excellent organisation which keeps unused historic churches open and safe for us the visit. ...