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by BE1
9 Apr 2012, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bikes on eurostar
Replies: 55
Views: 26984

Re: bikes on eurostar

Rob, as others have said Eurostar do not run a UK style wheel on service. Instead you need to drop the bikes off at the baggage service. If you intend changing to a TGV in Lille then you need to send the bike in advance as the "travel on the same train option" is not available. Best bet is...
by BE1
23 Mar 2012, 1:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: eurovelo 6
Replies: 1
Views: 3121

Re: eurovelo 6

Not an answer to your question but earleir in the trip I would advise taking the Croatian side rather than the Serbian side, crosing into Serbia at Ilok As to your question, search on here and on Crazy guy on a bike for plenty of views/experiences as to the merits of Romania Bulgaria. Whatever the c...
by BE1
24 Feb 2012, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get to and from the Irish E2E in one day
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: How to get to and from the Irish E2E in one day

The following is a bit vague but may point you in the right direction Mizen Head back to the UK, much will depend on connections Mizen Head to Cork. Ride back to Ballydehob +-40km bus to cork in just under 2 hours train cork to Dublin 3-3.30 hours depending on the train. Then Ferries as before. Ther...
by BE1
24 Feb 2012, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling during work?
Replies: 55
Views: 3554

Re: Cycling during work?

Here's the best bit of cycling for work I've ever done :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUJ38_BlvNg

A few CTC members crop up at various points
by BE1
20 Nov 2011, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: number lights.
Replies: 31
Views: 2809

Re: number lights.

In Serbia the countdown to green is for the cars. It started during economic sanctions in the late 1990s and was intended to let car drivers know if it was worthwhile turning off the engine to save fuel. It also meant that engines were turned back on in time to move off at green. I can see a countdo...
by BE1
10 May 2011, 2:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris to Brussels
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Paris to Brussels

Jake good luck with the trip you may find the following useful [http://www.gamber.net/cyclebel/highland.htm#charleroi The surface of the path is not always the best, it is in places quite rough and last time I was coming in towards Brussels along it I found some sections to be tiring enough that I s...
by BE1
2 May 2011, 1:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Access to Brussels (wildcamping/cheap hotel)
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: Access to Brussels (wildcamping/cheap hotel)

There is as far as i know only one campsite in the city and this is only open in July and August. The big Seafood expo is on as of 3 May which will explain why the city is jammed ....no seriously it is a huge business event.... :o As Bruce has said perhaps best to look at campsites etc on the edges ...
by BE1
6 Mar 2010, 7:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Strong Euro
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Strong Euro

Poland, Hugary, and latvia have all seen their currancies devalue against the Euro over the last 18 months. They were all cheap to travel in even before this, out of their respective capitals at least, and so should be very good value now. On the other hand Croatia has seen the Kuna appreciate again...
by BE1
27 Feb 2010, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6 opposite direction
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Eurovelo 6 opposite direction

vernon wrote:There shouldn't be any issues riding in the opposite direction. Distances don't change, the cities towns and villages retain their names and the food tastes the same.


and you are heading towards the sea so it should be downhill :)
by BE1
24 Feb 2010, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Super Galaxy, Panorama, Kona Sutra, Cannodale Classic
Replies: 31
Views: 4871

Re: Super Galaxy, Panorama, Kona Sutra, Cannodale Classic

You can adopt the sensible approach and test ride each after having carefully weighed up the specifications and price of each to determine an objective ranking...................or you can do what I did and go for the pretty blue one :D
by BE1
28 Jan 2010, 10:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying Merino shirts
Replies: 35
Views: 1945

Re: Buying Merino shirts

Colin is that an EWR Epic jersey in your profile photo? Santa was very kind to me this year and I am the proud owner of one. Very very nice but I'm not asing how much it cost :) I believe it is, and yes it is a wonderful jersey, by far my favourite piece of clothing. I've had it for over a year and...
by BE1
26 Jan 2010, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying Merino shirts
Replies: 35
Views: 1945

Re: Buying Merino shirts

Colin

is that an EWR Epic jersey in your profile photo? Santa was very kind to me this year and I am the proud owner of one. Very very nice but I'm not asing how much it cost :)
by BE1
25 Jan 2010, 10:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budapest - Novi Sad (Danube Cycle Path)
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Budapest - Novi Sad (Danube Cycle Path)

Has anyone cycled this section of the Danube cycle path? What is the surface like? How long is it? Can you camp anywhere? Is the a Danube path specific map/booklet? Thinking of buying or hiring a bike upon arrival in Budapest does anyone know any second shops or give advice? Jack I did this last su...
by BE1
25 Jan 2010, 5:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying Merino shirts
Replies: 35
Views: 1945

Re: Buying Merino shirts

Thanks guys, I'm looking for a top that I can ride in but is also acceptable for wearing off the bike. Something I can wear to the pub/cafe without looking like I live under a hedge. :D My favorite base layer at the moment is a John Smedley long sleeve woolen T shirt, not cycle specific, but warm, ...
by BE1
23 Jan 2010, 7:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders and Poperinge
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Flanders and Poperinge

Thinking of blatting over to Belgium for a credit card long weekend tour next month or in March. Want to go base myself in Poperinge as wife's great uncle is buried in the Old Military Cemetery there and I've not been. Have been to Ypres a couple of times (by car) before. drinking Belgian beer will...