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by Millhouse
15 Feb 2012, 12:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats

Take 'The Struggle' out of Ambleside onto Kirkstone Pass.
by Millhouse
14 Feb 2012, 4:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling round the edge
Replies: 31
Views: 8009

Re: Cycling round the edge

For something still challenging but not as much mileage try cycling through every County in England, or England, Wales and Scotland. I've done the first two but not, as yet, Scotland. My account and the How's and What's are here http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1&doc_id=8969&v=A6 I love...
by Millhouse
28 Jan 2012, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crossing at Dartford?
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Re: Crossing at Dartford?

I used the free Dartford crossing service last summer. I had a 60 minute wait, this was probably due to having a trailer with me and the driver brought a flat back truck along. The driver did not offer to help in any shape or form, fortunately there was another cyclist waiting who helped me out. The...
by Millhouse
24 Jan 2012, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advise for a group of Icelandic cyclists in south England?
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Advise for a group of Icelandic cyclists in south Englan

The Chilterns is a fabulous area for cycling. http://www.chilternsaonb.org/cycleway
Plenty of villages/towns to stay in, lots of quiet lanes to cycle along, great pubs with great beer!
Fellow user al_yrpal lives in the area and may have some recommendations.

Millhouse
by Millhouse
18 Jan 2012, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland, must do routes.
Replies: 32
Views: 10958

Re: Scotland, must do routes.

Thank's to everyone so far for taking the time to put up some cracking ideas.
I've got my map out as we speak :D
Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
17 Jan 2012, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheddar Gorge
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Cheddar Gorge

Not wishing to put you off but I found the gorge itself overhyped, overdeveloped and very busy with coaches and cars. However once away from the gorge there are plenty of pleasant minor roads amongst beautiful landscape.
by Millhouse
17 Jan 2012, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland, must do routes.
Replies: 32
Views: 10958

Scotland, must do routes.

Last year I cycled throughout England, a couple of years before I covered all the counties in Wales, so this year it’s Scotland. I intend to go in April/May. My initial thoughts are to set up camp in the various locations and do day rides before moving on. I prefer on road routes, but also willing t...
by Millhouse
24 Nov 2011, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: your best place/pic from 2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6198

Re: your best place/pic from 2011

Peak District.jpg The Peak District, from my tour of all the historic Counties of England. I found this and it just about sums up my feelings of touring by bicycle:- 'Travelling by bicycle is a magical and mysterious thing. To feel the topography of your landscape coursing through your limbs is an ...
by Millhouse
24 Oct 2011, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling London to Melbourne starting May 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Cycling London to Melbourne starting May 2012

Hi Kate,
Don't know where you live, but one of our club members is giving a talk/slide show of his cycle tour of Yunnan Province.
24th November 2011.
http://www.blackburnanddistrictctc.org.uk search diary dates and scroll down.
by Millhouse
20 Oct 2011, 2:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clochemerle
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Clochemerle

The pic in the OP looks to me suspiciously like a police under-cover squad, attempting to infiltrate a bike racing club. The disguise is so cunning nobody would suspect anything else. :wink: "You're too good for me thirdcrank!" I even used some very short officers, no height limit now, to...
by Millhouse
20 Oct 2011, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clochemerle
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Clochemerle

Edwards wrote:Is that one of the gentleman's facilities in France?

I wish I was in France but unfortunately not, it's at the top of a hill in Mellor, nr Blackburn.
We were taking shelter from some ferocious weather.
by Millhouse
20 Oct 2011, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clochemerle
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Clochemerle

Everyone of us is wearing a Carradice cape.
The capes are one size fits all. As you can see from the photograph that is a fare range. 'The long, the short and the tall' :)
by Millhouse
20 Oct 2011, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clochemerle
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Clochemerle

Yesterdays ride, cold and wet in the morning!
by Millhouse
16 Oct 2011, 5:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: So long and thanks for all the fish!
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: So long and thanks for all the fish!

Good luck Shane, stay safe.
I've noticed a few posts of yours on the Big Africa Cycle being undertaken by Peter Gostelow.
I'm looking forward to following your progress.

Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
13 Sep 2011, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Five days in Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Five days in Scotland

Great Blog.
After this years tour around England I am already thinking about next year, your blog is helping me to decide, 'Historic Counties of Scotland' or something else!? :)