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by Tinnishill
15 Jan 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle courier
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Bicycle courier

Ferry to Cairnryan, cycle to Stranraer, Scotrail; Stranraer/Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street/Inverness.
by Tinnishill
13 Jan 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is all that gravel?
Replies: 73
Views: 9785

Re: Where is all that gravel?

Between Stranraer and Wooler
by Tinnishill
11 Dec 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay
Replies: 26
Views: 1466

Re: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay

About Oronsay. The causeway is just a gravel track, which is passible for about an hour or more either side of low water. It varies from day to day. You have a choice of either one hour or about eight hours on the island. There are no public facilities on Oronsay but it is a magical place. When we v...
by Tinnishill
9 Dec 2018, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to pack when riding my first road bike
Replies: 40
Views: 1786

Re: What to pack when riding my first road bike

+1 for the cash. Also, the new plastic banknotes can be used as a tyre boot !
by Tinnishill
7 Dec 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: calling Brucey.. SA touring potential
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: calling Brucey.. SA touring potential

About your APB; it’s hard to beat a Moulton for quality of touring ride. I had an APB which I regret parting with. The SA 7 speed Sprinter hub was never very good. I currently run a Tern Node which I fitted with a Sturmey CS-RF3 3 speed/8 speed combo gear and I reckon that that would have been prett...
by Tinnishill
5 Dec 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 10274

Re: Trailer users experience sought

How much beer do you plan to carry ? It is available in Scotland. EDIT Further to my last. I have done a good few miles up and down the west coast pulling both single and double wheeled trailers hauling children and camping gear. The CALMAC crews are usually pretty good with cycle trailers. What Tig...
by Tinnishill
23 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest and Be Thankful
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Rest and Be Thankful

I have been over all the ground on your desired route in the last three or four years, but not all on the same trip. My suggested route involves using some A roads. If you are OK with the traffic on the A83 between Tarbert and Lochgilphead, then the A85 from Dalmally to Tyndrum and Crianlarich to th...
by Tinnishill
22 Nov 2018, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages
Replies: 57
Views: 2193

Re: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages

The other night I was on the bus out of Glasgow. It was 5pm and already dark. The traffic was very slow. To pass the time I thought that I would count the first 100 cars going the other way. 5 had only 1 light and 2 had no light at all.
by Tinnishill
21 Nov 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest and Be Thankful
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Rest and Be Thankful

I presume that this is your mob on this:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvD4dA6szUU&feature=youtu.be I might be able to help. I assume that most of you still have the same bikes, that you would prefer tarmac roads rather than gravel forest tracks, that you are looking for up to 5 days, that yo...
by Tinnishill
10 Nov 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Adventure Show
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: The Adventure Show

The same TV team produce the weekly "Landward" programme. There is an episode on the iPlayer just now with a cycling feature. It start at minute 8.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... episode-18
by Tinnishill
20 Oct 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ardrossan to Port Patrick
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Ardrossan to Port Patrick

I live in Ayrshire. The A77 south of Turnberry is over run with heavy motor traffic heading for the Irish ferries. The A714 between Pinwherry and Barhill is a lot quieter than the A77, but suffers from the occasional local going very fast. The NCR7 route through Galloway is very hilly and a bit roug...
by Tinnishill
8 Oct 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 15180

Re: Trustee elections 2018

by admin » 8 Oct 2018, 11:19am It does seem odd to me that people up for election are not members of Cycling UK. Surely they could spend the small amount to join the organisation they are wanting to be a Trustee of? Why haven't they joined the organisation? Don't they want to be members for some re...