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by nomisp
29 Apr 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tyres, tent, thermarests x2, trangia etc
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Tyres, tent, thermarests x2, trangia etc

Hi. pm sent re the prolite regular . regards nomisp
by nomisp
4 Apr 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Isla balance bike
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Isla balance bike

Where are you based ?
by nomisp
12 Feb 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass
Replies: 26
Views: 2115

Re: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass

Hi, could try bus from Oxford to Swindon then Swindon to Cheltenham lastly Cheltenham to Gloucester seems to be quite a few buses to chose from .
by nomisp
12 Feb 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass
Replies: 26
Views: 2115

Re: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass

Hi, I have done a few tours now using a Brompton and my bus pass , last year cycled and bused from Carlilse to Hertfordshire , very good way to see the country and to be able to join very good cycle areas or routes and then miss out on the more built up areas I dislike touring in rain so it was good...
by nomisp
6 Jan 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: UK camping without a reservation

Hi, back with C & C club , last year while cycling North Norfolk cycle route stopped at Sandringham and West Runton sites during school holidays. I think I paid £7.50 at both sites Sandringham seems to have an area set aside for small tents for cyclists / backpackers and motorcyclists near the s...
by nomisp
6 Jan 2019, 12:04am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: UK camping without a reservation

Hi, In relation to Camping and Caravan club sites , I have stayed at probably 8 or 10 and have always paid about £7 to £8 per night as a cycle tourist. I have been asked initially to pay sums up to £20 for a small tent on some sites but after explaining to the member of staff that there is a button ...
by nomisp
1 Sep 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Britain's best tours
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: Britain's best tours

+ 1 to make the 3

Cornwall coast to coast from Padstow on Camel trail
by nomisp
1 Sep 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Britain's best tours
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: Britain's best tours

2 very good short tours ,

Trans Pennine Trail
North Norfolk cycleway
by nomisp
11 Aug 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Seat Reservations with Cycle spaces

Hi, I have been on a number of Virgin services and quite often they have 2 or 4 seats reserved for cyclists at the end of the train where your cycle is stored . I usually sit in them because it gives me peace of mind over the security of my bike even though I have reserved seat elsewhere on the trai...
by nomisp
17 Apr 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Disposal of used tyres

Hi. Mine go the local recycling centre and are put with the car tyres after all bike tyres are much the same construction. Nomisp
by nomisp
8 Apr 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Trans Penine Trail

I did manage to wild camp on 3 or 4 nights but almost wherever you camped the were dog walkers out late or early, almost by the nature of route you were never far from inhabitation . My biggest surprise was that there were no campsites in or close to Southport .
by nomisp
7 Apr 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Trans Penine Trail

Hi, Terrain was surprisingly good , there are a few hills but when you realise you are going over the Pennines a lot of the climbing is done on old railway lines so gradients are never steep . nomisp
by nomisp
7 Apr 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Trans Penine Trail

Hi. I did route in May last year from east to west. Signage generally very good but have to remember sometimes that there are other routes marked TPT , it is not just one route from coast to coast. The only place that I got lost in was Hull but still managed to get through. I had planned to camp but...
by nomisp
22 Feb 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Virgin East Coast Sale 50% off
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Virgin East Coast Sale 50% off

Hi. seems a very short lived offer , have looked at east coast web site and can find no mention of this offer at all. any ideas ? nomisp
by nomisp
11 Dec 2017, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do disc rotors last?
Replies: 48
Views: 2301

Re: How long do disc rotors last?

Hi, this thread seems to have moved into a rim / disc cost question . Should not the cost of pads also be taken into account, especially as I hear stories of pads being worn out very quickly especially in wet or muddy conditions compared to shoes,. Nomisp