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by nomisp
12 Feb 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

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: 1008

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: 19
Views: 787

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: 19
Views: 787

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: 1351

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: 1351

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: 1053

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: 1993

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: 753

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: 753

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: 753

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: 770

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: 2262

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
by nomisp
17 Oct 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Found again! RECUMBENT FWD RAPTOBIKE
Replies: 3
Views: 3665

Re: STOLEN ! RECUMBENT FWD RAPTOBIKE

I have seen on another forum that this bike was found close to where it taken from with no apparent damage, lucky owner, one of the very few that are found and recoverd
by nomisp
18 Sep 2017, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I fly Inverness to Bristol without a passport?
Replies: 21
Views: 1866

Re: Can I fly Inverness to Bristol without a passport?

Hi, would my over 60 bus pass be accepted as proof of ID as it is issued by local government ? nomisp