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by Millhouse
25 Feb 2010, 11:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle and cyclist waterproof ( a cape..;-) )
Replies: 64
Views: 5611

Re: cycle and cyclist waterproof ( a cape..;-) )

I have a carradice cape, it ties around the middle and has loops for the hands/wrists. High visibility and keeps me dry. If you can get to the factory (more of a workshop, very interesting like going back in time) they often have seconds at a knockdown price. My 'second' had a slight oil mark. AndyB...
by Millhouse
25 Feb 2010, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde

I told my cycling budies of the great reviews that the Cafe de Lune had received, so on Wednesday morning off we set. Through the ice and snow and freezing conditions around Bowland and then down towards the coast. We arrived cold and hungry only to find that the cafe is shut on Tuesdays and Wednesd...
by Millhouse
21 Feb 2010, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde

Michael R wrote:Also try Christchurch Glasson for crocuses, and then go to cafe de Lune for a cuppa

Is that the cafe on the cycle route to Lancaster? If it is I have cycled past it a few times but never been in. Is it worth a visit?
by Millhouse
21 Feb 2010, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Crocus time St. Chads Poulton le Fylde

Last year, on March 4th, a few of us cycled over to St. Chads Church, Poulton le Fylde. There was a fantastic display of crocus blooming in the churchyard. We are going to do the same again this year. Anyone any idea as to the best date to visit? The crocus are at their best for only a few days. I w...
by Millhouse
30 Dec 2009, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Normandy Landing Beaches
Replies: 20
Views: 4882

Re: The Normandy Landing Beaches

Hi Vicki, there is an easily accesible campsite at Ouistreham, it's only a 10 minute ride from the port, the port is cycle friendly and not at all difficult to negotiate. There are many cycle routes around the area. There is loads to see including Pegasus Bridge and many war memorials.
by Millhouse
30 Dec 2009, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling holiday in France
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: cycling holiday in France

I too live in East Lanc's. For my 4 week trip in France I used the European Bike Express. This service opens up the whole of France and gives you loads of options. I picked the coach up in Whetherby and got dropped off about 24 hrs later in Bayonne. The coach journey is stress free and my bike and t...
by Millhouse
9 Nov 2009, 4:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Specialized Tricross or Ridgeback Horizon?
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Specialized Tricross or Ridgeback Horizon?

I travelled the channel to the med, and beyond, a couple of years ago. I used my Ridgeback Horizon. The route I took was along the pyrennes so I had some granny gears fitted, I was towing a fully laden trailer for a ten week camping tour of France. I certainly needed the extra gears in the mountains...
by Millhouse
29 Oct 2009, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Holiday Brittany - Ferry and Tour questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

Re: Touring Holiday Brittany - Ferry and Tour questions

About 4 years ago I took my son, who was 15 at the time and a non cyclist, to Brittany cycling. We used Bretton Bikes. They provided the bikes, all the camping equipment, maps and routes. They had several different routes with various daily mileages and hill profiles. Their web page is well worth a ...
by Millhouse
23 Sep 2009, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5732

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

I'm wearing a wrist support so I haven't done much cycling recently, if I were to fall off again it would really hurt!!

Have you got the new hitch attached, if so how did you find it?
by Millhouse
23 Sep 2009, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5732

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

I've ridden over 3000 miles towing a fully laden small Y frame carry freedom trailer. The old hitch caused me problems, the bike fell over a couple of times in high winds and closed the hook up. I contacted Nick at Carry Freedom, he quickly recognised the problem and supplied me with the new style h...
by Millhouse
14 Aug 2009, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the pyrenees in April
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Crossing the pyrenees in April

I went along the Pyrenees in mid May last year. One of the passes was still closed (Col d'Aubisque/Col du Soulor). There was a barrier across the top of the Col. I manoevered my bike and trailer underneath it and carried on. The road was strewn with stones and rocks left by the melting snow and the ...
by Millhouse
14 Aug 2009, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - cycling advice
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: France - cycling advice

Annecy is a great place to cycle. There are cycle routes around the lake and some hair raising downhill tracks in the mountains.
There is an excellent campsite on the eastern side of the lake run by the French Caravan and Camping club.
by Millhouse
8 Jul 2009, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Novice plans to go Sheffield-Bordeaux....
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Novice plans to go Sheffield-Bordeaux....

Hi Demus, what a great idea, cycling in France is excellent. There are so many routes to choose from, main roads are easy to avoid and the side roads through the villages are really interesting. There is loads of advice on this forum about which bike to choose. It seems that everyone has their own p...
by Millhouse
4 Jun 2009, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To B17 or not to B17... or... Numb bits - it's a man thing
Replies: 28
Views: 1181

Re: To B17 or not to B17... or... Numb bits - it's a man thing

About 18 months ago, after reading numerous rave reviews about Brooks saddles, I bought a B17. It was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever sat upon, however I persevered, but after about 700 miles of great discomfort I gave up! I just couldn't get on with it. Quite a few of the guy's I ride with...
by Millhouse
14 May 2009, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cyclo cross
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: Cyclo cross

I've just got back from a tour of all the historic counties in Wales. I used my Specialized Tricross Sport and towed a trailer with all my camping equipment etc. The bike behaved excellently. Yes the front brakes do judder sometimes, but that hasn't caused me any problems. Yes there is a small amoun...