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by delport
14 Aug 2011, 1:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris Bordeaux in 6 days - wild camping
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Paris Bordeaux in 6 days - wild camping

Yes it's very easy to wild camp in northern France, just done so for a week a few days ago, and have done so at other times. I have wild camped in Normandy,Brittany,Calais direction,Picardy region [which just about covers every section of the north of France] Loads of trees, forests, cycle paths, ev...
by delport
13 Aug 2011, 12:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 11 Days & 934 miles later.....
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: 11 Days & 934 miles later.....

I will say well done, as no one has added any comment yet. Your 11 tips i can relate to, armadillo tyres may be going over the top, you can do the route on much cheaper ones and still have no real issues, but for piece of mind buying good ones does help. Weather wise i got by on extremes, nice sub z...
by delport
31 Jul 2011, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The end of Brooks saddles
Replies: 19
Views: 2462

Re: The end of Brooks saddles

Given how their prices have gone up in the last few years, I can say that the horror I felt until I got the joke was not a surprise. Either P Liptrot or Brooks have guessed wrong about the price elasticity ofr these saddles. I have a Brooks saddle, which is the best I've ever had, but it'll be my l...
by delport
31 Jul 2011, 2:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Cornwall

Do you recognise this area at all? http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj86/port_soft/john%20ogroats%20to%20lands%20end/DSCN4270.jpg The signpost is next to a bridge, if i remember rightly there is a massive climb a bit after that signpost, i couldn't believe the angle of the climb. No more than hal...
by delport
29 Jul 2011, 11:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: We Did It! Ellie and Matts JOGLE
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: We Did It! Ellie and Matts JOGLE

Well done.
What did you make of the journey south from Glasgow towards England?See many potholes?
I just got a single puncture on my trip, you were unlucky with 6,
i got mine about 800 miles into the journey.
by delport
29 Jul 2011, 11:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Cornwall

Hi, It is fairly hilly but worth it! If you just stick to small roads you can't go wrong really. I Do you recognise this area at all? http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj86/port_soft/john%20ogroats%20to%20lands%20end/DSCN4270.jpg The signpost is next to a bridge, if i remember rightly there is a m...
by delport
28 Jul 2011, 5:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting into Inverness from Helmsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Getting into Inverness from Helmsdale

I just went helmsdale, stay on A9, arrive in Inverness.
The road gets busy in the last 15 to 20 miles towards Inverness, compared to A roads in England it wasn't bad at all i felt.
I was travelling during rush hour as i neared Inverness.
by delport
26 Jul 2011, 8:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: 2500 miles LEJOG and back in 20 days

Best of luck, that is very impressive. I done 1200 miles on my trip but took 23 days to do it, very much a slow coach compared to your plans. I reckon you'll get plenty of donations on the route if you let people know what you are doing, folk will be bowled over with those statistics. People gave me...
by delport
26 Jul 2011, 8:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2474

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

ok peoples, status update: I have now planned my route as far down as Shrewsbury! - nearly there. I also did just over 60 miles on the bike on Sunday (fully loaded), out and back in 5 hours total - yay. struggling to put together the best route from Shrewsbury to Monmouth. I'm looking for a route t...
by delport
26 Jul 2011, 5:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punch-up
Replies: 101
Views: 7319

Re: Punch-up

Latest news http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018839/YouTube-justice-Driver-John-Nicholls-caught-road-rage-attack-posted-online.html?ito=feeds-newsxml £400 fine and £100 compensation to the cyclist.... Jan Thanks for the update on the story. £100 compensation is nothing really. That is a ver...
by delport
24 Jul 2011, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: November cycling base?
Replies: 37
Views: 11907

Re: November cycling base?

In Europe or further away? Having travelled europe in November there are many cold places at that time of year, not so many hot. Spain,Portugal,Greece,Turkey,Sicilly, Sardinia [not sure of] Corsica [not sure] Those are the only ones i can think of that may be close to those temperatures, and some of...
by delport
24 Jul 2011, 11:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: melfort?
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: melfort?

Up that way you will find countryside in abundance, finding a camping spot should be quite easy.The same stands for most of Scotland except the built up cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Scotland is completely different to England when it comes to wild camping. In Scotland we have more green are...
by delport
23 Jul 2011, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vienna to Belgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Vienna to Belgrade

Thanks for all the info again. I get to Vienna on the morning of the 28th (overnight train from Milan via Innsbruck, - as the direct train doesn't allow bikes) planning to go straight to Bratislava for a cheap beer or two. Getting back tor Grenoble (where I am based) by train is going to be interes...
by delport
22 Jul 2011, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries French fares compared to British
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Brittany ferries French fares compared to British

...so, if you have browser-equipped device with you, you can always buy from the .uk site - even in the ferry terminal, in Caen! Yes, exactly, that is what the Caen ticket sales man said to me at the port, he said go back to the internet cafe 14 miles away or whatever and book there. He said you we...
by delport
22 Jul 2011, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries French fares compared to British
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Brittany ferries French fares compared to British

I head down to the port, £55 ticket please, sorry that is a Uk price only and only available if you booked it on the net, our price for French travellers is 89 euros.French travellers, or anyone leaving from Caen,always pay more i was told. I had the same on the Ijmuiden-Newcastle link a month ago....