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by captain offensive
16 Jan 2018, 7:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 328
Views: 13047

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

It's doubtless true that not looking is the biggest cause of incidents. So anything that helps must be good. I often (not always) ride with a flashing (not too bright) front light when on roads in daytime. I've read studies that lights can help drivers be aware of speed of travel. Also flashing ligh...
by captain offensive
16 Jan 2018, 7:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Grand Central ( rail )
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Grand Central ( rail )

Noticed that policy last year when looking at trains. It's a shame as whenever I've used their services (not for a couple of years to be fair and never with a bike) they've always been excellent and the staff always really helpful (i reckon they would try to see you right). Never seen the trains ful...
by captain offensive
15 Jan 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness and North
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: Inverness and North

Hi all, Well I've got around to writing up the final part of my Summer tour in Scotland. Day Five took in a simple dash across Orkney from the ferry at Burwick to Kirkwall. Not much of a day of itself but a good end to a great tour. I'm also going to be cheeky and point you to my new website. I've b...
by captain offensive
1 Jan 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness and North
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: Inverness and North

Happy New Year all, I've not been out on the bike today (though getting it ready for first commute of the year tomorrow) so have taken the opportunuty to get around to writing up Day Four of my summer 2017 ride across the North of Scotland. Hope you like it - you can find it at.... Day Four - Across...
by captain offensive
16 Nov 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness and North
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: Inverness and North

For anyone interested I've just added Day Three - Durness to Bettyhill (The Long Way) to my blog :-)

Cheers

C.O.
by captain offensive
27 Oct 2017, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning my first expedition (South Coast)
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Planning my first expedition (South Coast)

This route that I knocked up for someone else on here a few weeks back shows the way to stay closest to the sea between Whitstable ( and Brighton - might give you a start :-)

http://cycle.travel/map/journey/51286

Cheers

C.O.
by captain offensive
26 Oct 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness and North
Replies: 35
Views: 4076

Re: Inverness and North

Hi all, For anyone interested, and possibly as a thank you to those of you who gave some advice, I've written up the first two days of my little five day trip around the North of Scotland. These two posts take from Inverness to Durness via Lairg, and a few other points in between. Day One - Invernes...
by captain offensive
26 Oct 2017, 2:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2302

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

Thanks, but £85 for the day. A different target market possibly, for folks who go on cycle tours of 20 miles a day between restaurants lunch and dinner? Was given it as a christmas present a couple of years back so didn't pay it was worth it. A whole day out exploring and learning stuff and then a ...
by captain offensive
26 Oct 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 36
Views: 2302

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

For anyone in the South East I can highly reccomend Nick's mushroom hunts!
http://www.theoldgreenhouse.co.uk/mushroom-hunts/
by captain offensive
25 Oct 2017, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Urban Touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 2911

Re: Urban Touring?

Si wrote:....my old commute was about 10 miles by a reasonably straight route, but i have managed to stretch it out to 90 miles due to wanting to go look at stuff on the way.


That's not a commute, that's Skiving ;-)
by captain offensive
29 Sep 2017, 2:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route for East Coast of Britain?
Replies: 28
Views: 2142

Re: Route for East Coast of Britain?

Thank you all for the very welcome advice. I will be cogitating this over winter and then hopefully doing this in the spring or summer Feel free to give me a shout back on here closer the time if you have any questions - and if I've been out and about that way in the meantime (I'll likely have ridd...
by captain offensive
28 Sep 2017, 10:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 5543

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

Ps. I use those trains (well Hastings to Lewes) regularly. The seats by the bike racks are next to the toilets. Not nice but I always stay close by!
by captain offensive
28 Sep 2017, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 5543

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

Might be worth speaking to plumpton agricultural college. Sounds to me like it might have been a "prank" from one of their students getting the train in. Someone who might normally walk the two miles so would mess about on your bike in the time that would normally allow. The half moon is p...
by captain offensive
27 Sep 2017, 11:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2239

Re: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017

I've had some lovely days in the saddle this summer, but I'm going for one of the most recent, on my regular boring commute rides. The day was fairly non descript. Almost nothing of note occurred... Until i got to the final hill up to my house. Suddenly all those amazing but tough long days out paid...
by captain offensive
27 Sep 2017, 8:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 986
Views: 126289

Re: New Route Planner

Hi Richard. One little thing id love to see on the pdfs if possible would be the five mile markers you get on the website. They are useful to find out how far along one is. I normally end up adding them onto the print outs. Cheers :-)