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by MrsHJ
12 Jul 2014, 5:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lift wanted back from SE france
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Lift wanted back from SE france

I thought this said "life" wanted back from south west France. Seemed quite existential for the CTC forum.
by MrsHJ
12 Jul 2014, 12:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has any one cycled in Ireland?
Replies: 12
Views: 8909

Re: Has any one cycled in Ireland?

Yes, very nice, we did a week or ten days on the west coast, from Shannon to. KNock a couple of years ago in September. We went as far as The Isle of Achill. Memorable bits included the peat bogs ( really) and the lovely Irish hospitality and food. Weather was the only compromise, England had a heat...
by MrsHJ
11 Jul 2014, 6:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tour insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6797

Re: Cycle tour insurance

I used sports direct for some years for medical etc and they are still around. Not cheap but useful for active people as they cover many sports and at the time I was doing a lot of skiing too and a lot of companies wouldn't cover any off piste skiing so this meant I could bundle all my sports trips ...
by MrsHJ
10 Jul 2014, 10:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Panniers for kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Panniers for kids

Thanks all, got a pair at SJS, excellent suggestion. I'll trial them and buy another if they work ok ( I expect they will though, I'm more interested in checking whether they have the right amount of space and that there's no heel hitting). I'd forgotten about SJS but they built a great bike for a b...
by MrsHJ
10 Jul 2014, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France: La Manche to Le Med -advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 6243

Re: France: La Manche to Le Med -advice?

Massif Central (especially le Puy but you seem to be going further east than that) and Provence (esp gorges of verdun and the Var, but you will probably be heading further west than that) were my two favourite sections in my first ever tour from Nice to St Malo ( I bailed at LImoges though :oops: )....
by MrsHJ
10 Jul 2014, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shipping the bike by plane
Replies: 31
Views: 6904

Re: Shipping the bike by plane

The writer is taking the right approach by reading the requirements of the airline. They can be a bit more flexible when you turn up ( I caught a flight from Madrid once with BA maybe an hour after arriving at the airport with no ticket and certainly no wrapping etc for the bike) but generally the b...
by MrsHJ
8 Jul 2014, 11:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Panniers for kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Panniers for kids

Thanks for all the replies. Long work day here but I've been googling your suggestions when I've had some time. Front panniers seem to be the way to go, what happened to the cheap brands?!
by MrsHJ
8 Jul 2014, 4:24am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Panniers for kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Panniers for kids

I'm taking the kids (8 and 10) on the Velodyssee in August. The plan is to cycle from Redon to Morlaix in 9 days (about 150miles). I've done plenty of cycle camping before and don't want to overwhelm the kids with big unwieldy bags but I need them to carry a small sleeping bag and thermarest each an...