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by Millhouse
3 May 2011, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists, an opinion from a lorry driver
Replies: 92
Views: 6597

Re: Cyclists, an opinion from a lorry driver

Another vote of thanks to Biscuit for a good post- thoughtful, fair, and informative. (I do make a practice of stopping on narrow lanes to let milk tankers etc. to get past, honest!- my philosophy is, they're working, I'm not- and I find HGVs of all kinds to be, with of course a few exceptions as t...
by Millhouse
1 May 2011, 4:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cattle grids
Replies: 41
Views: 3123

Re: cattle grids

Friend of mine cycling over a cattle gride, near to Ribblehead, when his front wheel jammed into a gap between the horizontal bars, he was catapulted onto the road. Front wheel a right off and damaged his front teeth. Needless to say we are all a bit more careful now when weighing up the situation. ...
by Millhouse
30 Apr 2011, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Royal Wedding
Replies: 57
Views: 2783

Re: The Royal Wedding

Avoided that wedding by doing my first 100 of the year, quiet roads - perfect :D
by Millhouse
30 Apr 2011, 8:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

Can anyone help with a rural, not too hilly route from Launceston in Cornwall to Frome in Somerset?
by Millhouse
28 Apr 2011, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

And finally 27. Somerset Frome 28. Wiltshire Devizes 29. Berkshire Hungerford 30. Gloucestershire Lechlade 31. Oxfordshire Burford Chipping Norton 32. Warwickshire Bidford on Avon 33. Worcestershire Pershore Great Malvern 34. Herefordshire Leominster 35. Shropshire Much Wenlock Bridgenorth Whitchurc...
by Millhouse
28 Apr 2011, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

Next set 14.Huntingdonshire St. Neots 15. Bedfordshire Leighton Buzzard Eggington 16. Buckinghamshire Chesham 17. Hertfordshire Tring St. Albans 18. Middlesex Fortyhill Edmonton 19. Essex Tilbury Aveley 20. Kent Gravesend Dartford Sevenoaks Edenbridge 21. Surrey Witley Godalming 22. Sussex Midhurst ...
by Millhouse
28 Apr 2011, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

I thought that I would share with you the towns that I am visiting in each county. In some cases I show more than one town, this is to provide me with an alternative as I am navigating on the hoof. I have split them into 3 sets of 13. County Town 1. Westmorland Kendal 2.Cumberland Penrith Alston 3.N...
by Millhouse
28 Apr 2011, 7:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

York is the subject of a bit of an urban myth. I grew up believing that the Ainsty of York was a separate bit of Yorkshire and not in any riding. It was incoporated in the West Riding in the 1830's:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainsty Interesting, the Association of British Counties give York as a...
by Millhouse
27 Apr 2011, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

I'm cycling East and West Riding, North Yorkshire and York, so Yorkshire's pretty well covered. I think that's quite impressive from a true Lancastrian!! :wink:
by Millhouse
27 Apr 2011, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

I'm going through Goole, is that in Humberside?
I chose the historic counties because they have charm and a sense of history.
It is true that I will be missing some amazing places but this is not a tour of every town/village in England, maybe that's next years tour :lol:
by Millhouse
26 Apr 2011, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

I agree, I am only dipping my front wheel in a few of the counties. I know that Cornwall has loads to offer, as do all of the other counties. A tour like this could be done as many ways as there are cycleable roads. It's not set in stone, but I do need to aim for towns in each of the counties. I hav...
by Millhouse
26 Apr 2011, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

Thanks Simon, that's just the sort of information I need. From the link you posted I see that there is a cycle path at the side of the A13 and a path along the side of the Thames to Tilbury.
by Millhouse
26 Apr 2011, 11:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2656

Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!

It is my intention to do a cycling/camping tour which includes cycling through each of the 39 historic counties of England, hopefully starting within the next few weeks. I have used the county boundaries as outlined in the Association of British Counties website, http://www.abcounties.co.uk I have c...
by Millhouse
19 Apr 2011, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Brookes
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Broken Brookes

Got in touch with Brooks (I have realised how to spell it correctly!), by e-mail, they responded promptly. Had the saddle been less than 2yrs old they would have fixed it FOC, they also gave me the contact details of a supplier. Had a chat with my cycling buddies and one of them was sure he had a sp...
by Millhouse
17 Apr 2011, 8:41am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Askews Cycles, Kendal
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Askews Cycles, Kendal

On a cycling holiday in the Yorkshire Dales my gear cable snapped whilst in the Howgills, leaving me with only the most hardest gear to use :shock: Three other cyclists stopped to see if they could assist and directed me to Kendal, about 15 hilly miles, where they thought there was a bike shop. Got ...