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by Tinnishill
10 Jun 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Arrangements for Trangia fuel bottle on flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Arrangements for Trangia fuel bottle on flights

I always use a 300ml or 500ml plastic pop bottle. Mind you, I also use them as water bottles so try to find a different brand/shape. Cost about 70p for the bottle, including a free 500ml of orange juice.
by Tinnishill
5 Jun 2017, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: Northern Trains - Newcastle to Ravenglass

You will find the West Cumbria line timetable at https://be803fe5c416e39d38ae-aa21086260d3bd4e072d597fe09c2e80.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/images/timetables/2017-04/spring-winter-timetables/Northern-6-0317-web.pdf The departures headed with "L" are old fashioned locomotive hauled train with a big ...
by Tinnishill
30 May 2017, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Colintraive to Dunoon hugging the coast
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

Re: Colintraive to Dunoon hugging the coast

If you want to research this sort of route Bing Maps gives you free on line access to 50th and 25th OS maps and high resolution satellite photo. The Open Cycle map sometimes shows more up to date paths than OS. Anything based on Google maps is pretty poor quality for anywhere that doesn't have tarma...
by Tinnishill
28 May 2017, 12:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...
Replies: 18
Views: 11500

Re: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...

More about midgies and a bit about accommodation in Scotland. Midgies don't like weather which is colder than about 8°C, wind faster than about 8 mph, heavy rain or bright sunshine. If you have to camp in weather which indicates a threat, try to pitch somewhere to catch the breeze. Midgies do like d...
by Tinnishill
22 May 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: widest range of cycle clothing in greater manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 6315

Re: widest range of cycle clothing in greater manchester

Cycle clothing ? You push your right trouser leg down in to the top of your sock. That's it; everything else is fashion.
by Tinnishill
18 May 2017, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring HELP!
Replies: 21
Views: 7294

Re: Touring HELP!

by Tinnishill
16 May 2017, 11:39am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...
Replies: 18
Views: 11500

Re: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...

Getting out of Carlisle is quite straightforward if you don't go via Rockcliffe. When the dual carriageway was upgraded to motorway a new road that runs from Carlisle to Gretna was constructed alongside the new stretch of M6. Yes that is the road I was trying to describe at the Metal Bridge. How wo...
by Tinnishill
15 May 2017, 12:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...
Replies: 18
Views: 11500

Re: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...

Hallo, I have tried to have a look at your Google map thingy and couldn't see it even when signed in to Google. Never mind, Google maps are pretty poor quality in Scotland anyway. It might be useful to have a look at the Sustrans website map for an idea of planning quiet routes. http://www.sustrans....
by Tinnishill
1 May 2017, 11:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Repairs - West Coast Scotland - help!
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Bike Repairs - West Coast Scotland - help!

Walker cycles in Kilmaurs, Sprockets in Kilmarnock, Irvine Cycles, Carrick cycles in Ayr. All have web site adverts with a phone number. I would call them in the order that I have listed them.
by Tinnishill
27 Apr 2017, 11:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hooray for PC Doyle
Replies: 17
Views: 10859

Re: Hooray for PC Doyle

If you look at the BBC Scotland John Beattie radio show website for 24/04/2017, which you can find at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08m9151 and scroll through it to minute 9, you will find an interview with PC Doyle followed by a studio chat. Among his many talents, John Beattie is well known as ...
by Tinnishill
25 Apr 2017, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to school
Replies: 43
Views: 10544

Re: Cycling to school

A fit of nostalgia convulsed me in to digging out an old "cycling to school" picture. The passengers are now both over 6 foot and cycling to college.
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by Tinnishill
22 Apr 2017, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2382

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

For planning information you might want to read this old thread, https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=107532 For buying an off the shelf bike, you could look at the Halfords company. There stuff isn't great but they do have a lot of stores; they sell Chinese made bikes under several brand nam...
by Tinnishill
21 Apr 2017, 5:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to school
Replies: 43
Views: 10544

Re: Cycling to school

Our kids went from a bike-trailer to a good quality trailer-bike. The adult still has control of the steering and braking; the kid learns some road skills. When the kid is ready for a solo bike on the road is an evaluation which changes for case to case, depending on the kids temperament and local r...