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by eileithyia
12 Nov 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Choosing a club
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Choosing a club

Thanks all so far. This is really good advice. As one poster asked, I live near Cross Hands, West Wales, so the big local club is Bynea CC, which does indeed cater for a mix of abilities but is 14 miles (and a big hill) away from me. If I were to join them I'd realistically have to put the bike on ...
by eileithyia
12 Nov 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Choosing a club
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Choosing a club

Sound advise so far. Try before you buy.... go along to both. And don't be over ambitious.... try a ride below the level you think are capable of to begin with. And make sure you have some bits n pieces of spares with you.... nothing worse than a newbie with no puncture repair capability / no kit to...
by eileithyia
10 Nov 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anaemia ?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Anaemia ?

Firstly remember a woman's normal range is approx 120-140 slightly lower than a man's reading. We only concern ourselves when a reading is under 100... though prefer a buffer of it being bit higher. So yes it is a bit lower than average. But not that low. So where do you go from here. 1. Might be a ...
by eileithyia
10 Nov 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 142
Views: 14453

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Today i was on a ladies' ride with a lady who came out with us for the first time. A bit of encouragement helped her up one of the steeper hills. She was then telling me how her now ex partner undermined her confidence, never gave helpful advise etc.... no wonder he is now an ex. This is the seond t...
by eileithyia
10 Nov 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you help me chose please!
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Can you help me chose please!

Always best to let us know what sort of riding you anticipate doing, daily or weekly mileages etc Plus your experience of cycling.
by eileithyia
9 Nov 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake District roads in late November?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Lake District roads in late November?

Agree with others, no worse no better than anywhere else at this time of year. You might hit a cold snap with some potential for frost and ice or find it's just damp and miserable. Did a circuit of Coniston a couple of years back and found one bit of road where water had run across the road at an an...
by eileithyia
8 Nov 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: How to pay it back

What about GoRide? See via British Cycling website; to find nearest club. There are options there to join up, get involved and go on to do some training as a GoRide coach. But you will need DBS, as it is called now; disclosure and barring service. Our local GR club has Saturday morning rides, and th...
by eileithyia
8 Nov 2018, 8:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best of 3
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Best of 3

Suspension forks on a 250 quid bike will add nothing except weight and potential problems. Pretty much same goes for (cable) discs. The rigid Parva any day at that price point. Inclined to agree. Personally none. But it is what it is. Whichever bike I chose I would ensure mudguards can be fitted......
by eileithyia
7 Nov 2018, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1963 National Road Race Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: 1963 National Road Race Championship

Just spoken to Mick Ives and sounds like there were a couple of circuits that were regularly used based on Kenilworth. He remembers the event well (and your dad, and who he married and passes on best wishes .... Mick has had a heart attack recently but is getting back into cycling and hoping to race...
by eileithyia
7 Nov 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baltic Countries and Poland??
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Baltic Countries and Poland??

It's quite awhile. About 21 years. But we drove to Bialska Biala and camped for first and last night, leaving car at the campsite. Then toured southwards:- Tatras Zakopane (highly recommended) and into Slovakia. At the time Poland was well ahead of Slovakia in terms of choice and amount of food in s...
by eileithyia
6 Nov 2018, 7:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

Hi and welcome. first things first, no experience of flying to Barra, so me the first question would be direct to the airline and ask the question.. Can I take a bike?

Secondly I would ask why is a ferry not an option... as that would be my go to option.
by eileithyia
5 Nov 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: Leeds tourers - find me a hill please

To be honest I do not think you will find climbs that will emulate what you will climb in the West Highlands. Many of those climbs are fairly long.... not particularly steep but just drag on for a long way... more like a continental climb.
by eileithyia
3 Nov 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1963 National Road Race Championship
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: 1963 National Road Race Championship

I have a phone contact for Mick Ives and will contact him later today.
by eileithyia
2 Nov 2018, 8:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1386

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

And again last night, almost doored by a passenger as they leapt out of a car... fortunately watched it pull up parallel to the pavement and was wary that someone might be getting out....
Have also seen / been witness to a passing car being doored.