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by Cyclefrance
9 Jan 2009, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Normandy Landing Beaches
Replies: 20
Views: 4894

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Cyclefrance I think you have given me an idea while I want to the battle fields and pegasus bridge I also would like to have a look around the area so going to do pretty much the same as you guys. Sorry for copying you but the Calvados seems a good idea as well No Problem - if you end up going the ...
by Cyclefrance
8 Jan 2009, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Normandy Landing Beaches
Replies: 20
Views: 4894

I'm doing it with a few pals in June too! but we decided on Cherbourg to Caen (ferries from and to Portsmouth each way) - 3 days for the beaches and 4 days for the Calvados routes! Out on 6 June looks favourite.... Can't help with campsites as we alsways go the B&B method - use sawdays normally:...
by Cyclefrance
4 Jan 2009, 12:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with 8 year-old on bike paths in Flanders?
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

I go along with the previous coment - the bike paths are excellent and abundant. The only negative of this to my mind is that, in a country with so much flat terrain (and its accompanying wind), you never really stop pedalling! In some ways I prefer the ups and downs of undulating terrain, as the sl...
by Cyclefrance
2 Jan 2009, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: where to go for summer expedition?
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

I cannot help as regards another continent, but certainly have a look at some of the France and Belgium trips I have done on http://www.geocities.com/cyclefranceuk and it might be worth getting in touch with some of the members of a US come international forum that has a biking thread in the Sports ...
by Cyclefrance
2 Jan 2009, 10:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Have a look at http://www.geocities.com/cyclefranceuk for ideas - depending upon how long you want to be away there may be something there that suits - happy to provide additional info if you need same - you can email me from the site.
by Cyclefrance
2 Jan 2009, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First touring bike - Raleigh Royal?
Replies: 10
Views: 4534

I bought a Specialized Tricross this year using the Cyclescheme to save me half the cost - great bike that's light for unloaded work, and strong enough for touring (it has pannier rack mounting points front and rear)
by Cyclefrance
2 Jan 2009, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with GPS
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

I have a Garmin eTrek which, when used in combination with a good set of maps, I find extremely useful. A few years back I used it to get me into Paris. The eTrek recorded the route as I progressed. This year (sorry that's 2008!) we did Calais to Paris, and, thanks to the eTrek, managed to do a 65 m...
by Cyclefrance
2 Jan 2009, 9:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders or the Somme?
Replies: 26
Views: 3104

I only just caught this request - haven't been on the site for a few weeks. You may find my websites of interest as we have done the Somme and Ypres a few times now - 2006 and 2007 being the last two occasions - the sites contain route details we used, plus I've included B&B details in case thes...
by Cyclefrance
23 Oct 2008, 5:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another newbie question,
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

I go along with all that is said here. Just remember that an MTB even with slicks will require at least 10% more effort than a road bike on a like for like basis, but once you have loaded up with panniers, bottles, locks, etc that disadvantage doesn't seem so obvious. I toured happily for 7 years on...
by Cyclefrance
10 Sep 2008, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lance Armstrong to come out of retirement
Replies: 25
Views: 2845

Why not? On a personal level, to face the relative emptiness that would have followed the sudden stop after 7 wins won't have been easy . From the cancer awareness aspect, who could there be better to raise the global profile. From a competition point of view, once competitive, always competitive. F...
by Cyclefrance
5 Sep 2008, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SuperCalaisParisBiketripCycledByFourOldBlokes!
Replies: 7
Views: 895

With two good suggestions like that I will investigate further!
by Cyclefrance
5 Sep 2008, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SuperCalaisParisBiketripCycledByFourOldBlokes!
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Great stuff - we're setting off next Friday via Eurotunnel and then all the way to Montpellier. One small point - the website content is great BUT the hosting is crap :? - Yahoo keeps throwing all sorts of rubbish on the screen and then giving "service unavailable" messages or not renderi...
by Cyclefrance
5 Sep 2008, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SuperCalaisParisBiketripCycledByFourOldBlokes!
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Great stuff - we're setting off next Friday via Eurotunnel and then all the way to Montpellier. One small point - the website content is great BUT the hosting is crap :? - Yahoo keeps throwing all sorts of rubbish on the screen and then giving "service unavailable" messages or not renderi...
by Cyclefrance
5 Sep 2008, 7:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SuperCalaisParisBiketripCycledByFourOldBlokes!
Replies: 7
Views: 895

SuperCalaisParisBiketripCycledByFourOldBlokes!

This year's website is finished (for those who might be interested) - bar a few spelling errors that need attention!

http://www.geocities.com/cyclefrance2008
by Cyclefrance
27 Aug 2008, 1:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dieppe to Bergerac
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Hi - I'm always interested in routes through France - your's sounds like it was a good excursion!

You can email me vis the link on my website http://www.geocities.com/cyclefranceuk and if you end up doing a website yourself, let me know the url and I'll place a link to it from mine.