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by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

I should point out that day2 Little Salkeld to Consett. After leaving Little Salkeld the first place to get refreshments is Alston about 16m away however I would recommend stopping at Nenthead about 20m from start. It would be good planning if the backup could meet the riders at the top of Hardside ...
by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

So fixed gear it is then..... :D I have been given a report of tree roots coming through the track near the start but I can't find confirmation. Also the cyclists only cafe on the way to Penrith has closed I wonder if Tarzan knows :D There will be food ... As we found on our LEJOG, the lowest of ga...
by oldmanonabike
30 Aug 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

flash wrote:So fixed gear it is then..... :D

I have been given a report of tree roots coming through the track near the start but I can't find confirmation.
Also the cyclists only cafe on the way to Penrith has closed I wonder if Tarzan knows :D
by oldmanonabike
30 Aug 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

flash wrote:I really should sort out a bike....

There are lots of hills if that influences your choice
by oldmanonabike
28 Aug 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

As Paulatic has informed us in a previous post that Penrith Road in Keswick will be closed on the day we ride through I have amended our route to avoid it. I have avoided using the market place as it sounds like a busy area. I would be gratefull if Paulatic or anyone who knows the area would confirm...
by oldmanonabike
22 Aug 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

landsurfer wrote:
Nickeveson wrote:A good plan
MK. 2 ...

Lets leave the trip / planning until we're all together for the CTC and chat about it then .....

Unfortunately not all the Wimps are doing the C2C
by oldmanonabike
21 Aug 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I must admit I was really looking forward to a JOGLE. I wouldn't want to ride borders to LE. I like the challenge of the whole route, plus I was hoping to do the whole route on my Uncle John's bike. We talked about the trip and he wanted me to have his bike before he passed away. It would mean a lo...
by oldmanonabike
21 Aug 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

flash wrote:I'm sorry to hear that Ken. What will we do without the comedy tent??? :lol:
We'll have to make CTC really special then.......

Thanks Flash
by oldmanonabike
20 Aug 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I know it's hard to believe but some things are more important than cycling .
At 72 with failing health ive decided to make the C2C my last Wimps ride and spend my time with my ever understanding wife and family.
by oldmanonabike
20 Aug 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I must admit I was really looking forward to a JOGLE. I wouldn't want to ride borders to LE. I like the challenge of the whole route, plus I was hoping to do the whole route on my Uncle John's bike. We talked about the trip and he wanted me to have his bike before he passed away. It would mean a lo...
by oldmanonabike
20 Aug 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158815

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Looking at the responses to the 3 week Jogle and being reluctant to effectively stopping some Wimps from taking part may I suggest For next year do a Wimps tour of Scotland including some of the islands. this could be 7 to 10days depending on the Wimps availability. The following year we could compl...
by oldmanonabike
20 Aug 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

flash wrote:Ken, Phil would like a bacon / sausage sandwich at the first site. Ta...

OK is that what you are doing?
I will pass the postcode of the camping sites to Phil when I meet him assuming the vehicle has sat nav
by oldmanonabike
18 Aug 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

As I see it the two obvious options are 595470E5-AF5E-4012-AE7E-C5A806C8E5D4.png 4.2 miles Or 39817A1B-3992-4F32-B7FE-0C1AE0CD3785.png 3.9mls The profile sits at the top of pic. The Keswick bypass doesn’t usually look this quiet. 4378C986-2FA4-4A99-BB37-2F08056DD76A.png Over to you route master I'm...
by oldmanonabike
17 Aug 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Are you taking the road East out of Kirby Stephen to Reeth? That hill whose name eludes me was both long and then steep beyond anything in lejog have fun chaps!! Cheers James Ah that’s the one out of Nateby. Complete swine of a hill especially with panniers. There’s a ramp just before the top that ...
by oldmanonabike
17 Aug 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16427

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Ken, please remind me what day is that and how much and I'll ask... We stay at little salkeld on the first night of the ride proper the breakfast I mean is the following morning From memory the full breakfast was £10 served in the farmhouse or £5 for a sandwich and a cuppa choice was bacon or sausa...