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by JJF
1 May 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Repair Shop
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: The Repair Shop

IGICB = I go, I come back.
by JJF
24 Mar 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

I would expect the Loire route to be busy in August and you would be recommended to book accommodation in advance.
by JJF
6 Mar 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist which I bought 20 years ago. My decision to buy it was helped by a very positive assessment by Chris Juden in the Cycle magazine. My requirement was for a bike which was good for touring and I am very pleased with it. I wasn't so concerned with size when folded...
by JJF
24 Feb 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 3989

Re: Churches - interesting

Only about 6 miles from the outstanding church at Greenstead near Ongar (mentioned by LinusR above) is Magdalen Laver. On the list of Rectors inside the church is William Webb Ellis who is said to have originated Rugby Football and gives his name to the Rugby World Cup.
by JJF
3 Feb 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

My partner and I took the train from St Malo to Nantes a few years ago. The journey involved a fairly lengthy wait for a connection at Rennes.
We had a short ride from the station at Nantes to our first overnight stay then the following day set out on Eurovelo 6.
by JJF
1 Dec 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dismount on Cycle Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Dismount on Cycle Path

Harlow in Essex could at one time claim the prize for Cyclist Dismount signs. See Warrington Cycle Campaign Facility of the month September 2007. (Sorry, I don't know how to create a link for it ).
by JJF
2 Nov 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )
Replies: 25
Views: 1562

Re: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )

I haven't read all the above posts line by line so I might be repeating a point made by somebody else. The question about perceived risk whilst cycling has been addressed to readers of these boards ie people who cycle some of the time, whether it's a little or a lot. There are lots of people who don...
by JJF
9 Aug 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: are small-wheeled tyres always a tight fit?
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: are small-wheeled tyres always a tight fit?

I too am mystified by the problem of fitting tyres on 20" wheels. I didn't used to be. For a few years my partner and I have used Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres (20x1.35 or 35 406). I found them easy to remove with 2 tyre levers and replace using fingers only. Easy to cope with out on the road. F...
by JJF
22 Jun 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

There is a posting in this thread (10 June) which suggests the possibility of returning from Ijmuiden to Harwich. I'm afraid this is not possible. The ferry from Ijmuiden goes to Newcastle. The only ferry to Harwich is from Hoek van Holland. On another point, I have been told by a Belgian Friend tha...
by JJF
10 Jun 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bike racks on buses
Replies: 45
Views: 1522

Re: Bike racks on buses

I have seen (but not used) bike racks on the front of buses. This was in Hawaii.
I have seen and used bike racks on the back of Post Buses in Switzerland. The system seemed to work ok. You had to make sure you communicated with the driver both when loading and unloading.
by JJF
17 May 2018, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any routes in Newham?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Any routes in Newham?

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is suitable for short casual rides. It also give access, travelling northwards, to the off-road Lea Valley route to Ware and Hertford. Going south via canal towpaths, such as Limehouse Cut, and minor roads you can cycle by the Thames to Tower Bridge. Some interesting...
by JJF
19 Feb 2018, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Holland
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Touring in Holland

I'm afraid I can't remember how much were the bike-only tickets on the ferry. My recollection is that I thought it was reasonable.
by JJF
19 Feb 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Holland
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: Touring in Holland

I suspect that Mercalia has drawn the wrong conclusion to the FAQs relating to Dutch Flyer It says "....unable to include cycles as part of this product". I have on occasions bought Dutch Flyer for 2 people to go from anywhere in the England catchment area to anywhere in Holland. At the ca...
by JJF
15 May 2017, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurostar: bikes: Brussels
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

Re: Eurostar: bikes: Brussels

Thanks for the reply.

"As a matter of interest, what are you doing when you get here?"

I'll continue by train to Bruges to visit friends. Then, as yet unspecified bike tour which will include Ghent.
by JJF
15 May 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurostar: bikes: Brussels
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

Eurostar: bikes: Brussels

I have booked my bike on Eurostar. They send maps of St Pancras and Brussels Midi. The St P map shows the bike handover location at the end of line of arrows marked Eurodespatch Centre. The Brussels map has a line of arrows that seem to lead out of the station to the Coach set-down area. Elsewhere w...