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by brianleach
27 May 2015, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the river Rance St Malo
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Crossing the river Rance St Malo

Thanks for the responses. I'm going west and south for Stage 8 of the TdF so the D366 crossing adds several miles. I agree it is a better crossing however as I used it a couple of years back when heading for Dinan. I might try the ferry on the way back this time as I shall probably be coming along t...
by brianleach
27 May 2015, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the river Rance St Malo
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Crossing the river Rance St Malo

Does anyone know if it is possible to take a fully loaded bike on the river crossing from St Malo to Dinard in July by any chance? I'm not keen on the D168 road crossing as it is a bit of a race track so thought starting from Dinard after crossing the mouth of the estuary might be nice. If it means ...
by brianleach
21 Mar 2015, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorries
Replies: 3
Views: 5649

Re: Lorries

Thanks. I see I am way behind the times. Must have missed that post.
by brianleach
20 Mar 2015, 3:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lorries
Replies: 3
Views: 5649

Lorries

A new one on me this lunchtime. A Travis Perkins lorry is turning left in Central London and everyone is looking round. As I get alongside the vehicle I hear the following in the tone of "this vehicle is reversing". "Caution, this vehicle is turning left" on repeat presumable whi...
by brianleach
10 Mar 2015, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New free map app out for Android / iOS and works offline
Replies: 17
Views: 3050

Re: New free map app out for Android / iOS and works offline

No one has mentioned the OSMAND android app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... d&hl=en_GB

Been around for a while. We, or rather my son, used it successfully to navigate around Northern Spain last year. There is no iOS version as far as I am aware.
by brianleach
30 Dec 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany - the draining of the Lac de Gueledan
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: Brittany - the draining of the Lac de Gueledan

Not wishing to hijack the thread but it may be the particular day/time of the crossing you were hoping to book on. I've already booked a crossing on that route with a bike to see a stage of the TDF. However last year I got more or less the same response when trying to book a return crossing from Bil...
by brianleach
29 Dec 2014, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Santander to St Malo
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Santander to St Malo

As the ferry to Santander takes bikes, it is a common tour starting point.


Unlike the Portsmouth/Bilbao ferry sadly.
by brianleach
6 Oct 2014, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.

+1 Never had this happen.
by brianleach
19 Sep 2014, 7:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Bike tracker

Immobitag

That's the one I've used. Thanks everyone.

As has been said not sure how effective but an extra level of "security" can't be a bad thing.
by brianleach
18 Sep 2014, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Bike tracker

I'm getting another bike this weekend and need to get a tracking device. The ones I use do not generate their location but merely identify the bike when a reader is passed close by and just drops down the seatpost tube. Unfortunately I can't remember what they are called and all the modern trackers ...
by brianleach
14 Sep 2014, 4:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in Northern Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Re: Camping in Northern Spain

For the poster who requested a report on the trip here it is. As you know we took no tents but booked on line as we went. There were campsites in a lot of the places we stopped at but as we totalled over 500 k and climbed 10,000 metres in the fortnight as a 65 year old I was quite happy not to carry...
by brianleach
13 Aug 2014, 4:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in Northern Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Re: Camping in Northern Spain

Thanks for all the helpful comments. We have decided to leave the tents behind this time although I do see there are sites in several of the towns we may or may not pass through. More of hill/weight issue. The route is still pretty vague!!
by brianleach
7 Aug 2014, 2:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in Northern Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2609

Camping in Northern Spain

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post or whether it should go elsewhere. However my son and I are travelling to Northern Spain in a week's time and having found campsites to be few and far between on a previous visit I was wondering what the forum's view was on this. We arrive in Santand...
by brianleach
18 Jul 2014, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Road vs Cycle lane
Replies: 55
Views: 5025

Re: The Road vs Cycle lane

Much as I admire the work Sustrans does and the saintly Boardman this is the reason I find this separation of cycles from "normal" traffic policy disturbing. Yes these lovely scenic routes are fine for an outing but why the hell should we not be able to use the normal road safely to go abo...