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by eileithyia
7 Jul 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brighton to Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 753

Re: Brighton to Cornwall

I have a vivaro and we could put 3 mountain bikes in each fully loaded up ( panniers stuffed ) for a weeks camping tour. 4 bikes wouldn't be possible. You'd need a Renault master or maybe a long wheel base van -- mines short wb I beg to differ, I've had 7 bikes in my vivaro van (swb) with some cann...
by eileithyia
5 Jul 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old or new?
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Old or new?

If the bike you are using is fit for purpose then why buy another one.... Keep using the current bike and assess what you may need to if it fails to fully suit your purpose; ie mudguards, lights, means to carry spare clothing / tools and upgrade as you go along.... This may give you chance to re-ass...
by eileithyia
5 Jul 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure Vehicle Parking?
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Secure Vehicle Parking?

We have done this a few times in the past, usually finding somewhere to drive to stay overnight for our first night and book in for the last night, that way they know you are coming back. Then ask if you can leave the car at the venue for the week / fortnight. We done this at a couple of campsites a...
by eileithyia
5 Jul 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

As a general rule, I think you can end up interacting with more people when you travel solo, than you do when you travel in a group. Agreed, my early touring experiences were, weekending with the cycling club, 2 weeks in Scotland again with the cycling club, as a couple and then solo.... Some of th...
by eileithyia
3 Jul 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

whoof wrote:Boris's Dad.


:lol:
by eileithyia
3 Jul 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: post lockdown holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: post lockdown holiday

delilah wrote:I like the New Forest but I've already made plans for this year. Is it on the same time each year?


Yes it is, usually last week of July. Keep a watch on the events thread also.
by eileithyia
2 Jul 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Get your family cycling holiday fix
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Get your family cycling holiday fix

The New Forest cycling weeks is going ahead as planned... with some modification of activities (ie Barn Dance is cancelled) and rides will be conducted in accordance with CUK advise. For a week of cycling and some social distanced relaxation on a campsite at the edge of the beautiful Forest see; htt...
by eileithyia
1 Jul 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: post lockdown holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 225

post lockdown holiday

Anyone looking for the chance of a holiday, camping and getting away from it..... Avon Tyrrell is open for our annual New Forest cycling week...
Come and join us.

http://newforestrallycc.org.uk/wp/newsl ... july-2020/
by eileithyia
1 Jul 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Touring food

Golden Veg type Rice packet, as the water is absorbing throw in a piece of white fish... to cook through.... it does break up a bit but makes a good fish kedgeree.
by eileithyia
30 Jun 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: New Forest Cycling Week
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: New Forest Cycling Week

Following on from a committee meeting last night... and subject to tying up a few loose ends, we are fairly good to go. The Avon tyrrell campsite is open, there will be enhanced cleaning schedules and cleaning equipment available. While it may not be quite the usual rally, with larger group rides, w...
by eileithyia
29 Jun 2020, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4265

Re: Antisocial cyclists

Day out on the High Peak and Tissington trails, last week, Everyone was friendly and greeted us on the HPT, while TT was totally opposite???????????
by eileithyia
29 Jun 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 1090

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

Camper Longflap bought in '78
by eileithyia
28 Jun 2020, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route from Doncaster to Bury st Edmunds
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Route from Doncaster to Bury st Edmunds

I think Peterborough is okay for cycling. It's better than many places. Unfortunately, the cycleways are really poorly signposted, and most direct routes are not so nice. So I tend to agree wwith PH that unless you know the cycleways, or have time to find your way around poorly signposted routes, i...
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling - new or used?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Returning to cycling - new or used?

You could be waiting a bit longer than a couple of months, they'll get stashed in sheds, forgotten about then the weather will turn, and will still be forgotten about, I reckon some of them might collect dust for a good few months before they are sold on... Might be just worth getting one now while ...
by eileithyia
27 Jun 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Returning to cycling - new or used?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Returning to cycling - new or used?

Normally I would advocate new, even if it is just a fairly cheap bike. However many shops are seriously depleted of choice and re-supply is not a guarantee for a few months for some models. So a secondhand one to start on especially on short miles might be your best bet at the moment and watch out l...