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by Lilyf
16 Apr 2017, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to cycling and after clothing advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: New to cycling and after clothing advice

I've seen a few b*ms through very worn out cycling shorts. I've told the occasional person too. It's only ever men! Are other men too polite to say or do they just comment behind their backs! I agree, it's not a pretty sight! :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Lilyf
12 Mar 2017, 9:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: YHA Lejog
Replies: 12
Views: 8022

Re: YHA Lejog

When hubby did LEJOG almost 21 years ago, with his mate, they cycled up to Wanlockhead YHA from Carrock Fell in pouring rain. After knocking the, very unhelpful, warden came to the door and said "I'm having my tea, can you come back later". Needless to say hubby and mate turned round and l...
by Lilyf
23 Jan 2017, 4:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN 81 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Replies: 20
Views: 3161

Re: NCN 81 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury

Thanks for the info Whoof. I realise, now, it is route 818 for the section I have queried. Unfortunately coming through the Élan Valley takes us out of our way as we will be cycling from Oswestry that day. Another alternative, for us, is bearing west from Llanidloes on lanes, picking up the A44 as f...
by Lilyf
23 Jan 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN 81 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Replies: 20
Views: 3161

Re: NCN 81 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury

Can anyone tell me what the surface (and terrain) is like between Llangurig and Cwmystwyth? It's on the NCN 81 and leaves the A44, turning left, just west of Llangurig. From what I can see on my tablet it looks like it might be a forest track - is it suitable for a road bike with loaded panniers? Th...
by Lilyf
4 Jan 2017, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Extreme gloves/overshoes circulation issues...
Replies: 16
Views: 3200

Re: Extreme gloves/overshoes circulation issues...

I suffer with Raynaud's and the only way I can ride my bike in the colder months is by taking medication (from November until April!) I also wear two pairs of gloves,very thick socks (or two thinner pairs) and thick overshoes. It doesn't stop me getting cold hands and feet but it does help. I also m...
by Lilyf
6 Dec 2016, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Headband to cover ears under cycling CAP (NOT helmet nor that debate)
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: Headband to cover ears under cycling CAP (NOT helmet nor that debate)

My ear warmer/head band came from Decathlon.
It fits nicely under my helmet so one should be ok with a cap.
They don't seem to do one the same as mine any more (which had no obvious branding) but they do have lots of choice.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/Buy/Headband
by Lilyf
28 Nov 2016, 12:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 10836

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2017

Not sure whether you are jesting Psamathe - but it's £2140 per person and not for eight people!
Think it would be sold out in minutes if it was that price for a block booking. :lol:
by Lilyf
17 Oct 2016, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Iron on reflective tape.
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Iron on reflective tape.

Some years ago I purchased 'sew on' reflective tape and got a 'good seamstress friend' to stitch it onto my fleecy winter cycling jacket. It, and the jacket, are still going strong. I wouldn't risk having it sewn onto a waterproof top though. I can't remember where I got the tape from but if you jus...
by Lilyf
5 Oct 2016, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about the Tissington, Manifold Valley & High Peak trails
Replies: 27
Views: 2514

Re: about the Tissington & Manifold Valley trails

Yes, the Monsal Trail is worth a visit but try and avoid weekends as it gets very busy.
by Lilyf
20 Jul 2016, 11:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 4 or 5 day LEJOG
Replies: 74
Views: 23317

Re: 4 or 5 day LEJOG

Congratulations mnichols on completing your ride.
It certainly sounded an ordeal on several fronts.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hubby and I completed our 17 day LEJOG at the end of May after well over a week of strong, cold, headwinds. However, your ride made ours seem easy!
by Lilyf
13 Jun 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: In Edinburgh...after an amusing episode...
Replies: 26
Views: 17428

Re: In Edinburgh...after an amusing episode...

Glad you made it safely, and in one piece!
by Lilyf
13 Jun 2016, 10:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....
Replies: 17
Views: 8103

Re: How much does a self planned Lejog cost ....

Our LEJOG has just cost - for two of us: Train fares (bought in advance using two together card) £ 134.60 All food & drink (includes tips where appropriate). £ 707.66 Bed and breakfast accommodation (which ranged from B&B's, pubs and Travelodges) £1197.90 Dishes & spoons (for when we bou...
by Lilyf
13 May 2016, 6:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Who's setting off when
Replies: 60
Views: 13702

Re: Who's setting off when

Thanks for your best wishes. We're hoping to average about 60 miles per day so it should be 17-18 days (our route is approx 1000 miles). None of our days has more than 3000 ft of climbing. We did 3800ft on our 61 mile club run last Sunday! Ok, it was without panniers but we both carry a packed carra...
by Lilyf
13 May 2016, 2:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Who's setting off when
Replies: 60
Views: 13702

Re: Who's setting off when

Well, after over 12 months of planning the date has finally arrived.
Train to Penzance first thing tomorrow, pedal to our b&b near Lands End, and set off on Sunday morning.
If our legs aren't up to it now, they never will be.
:D :D :D :D :D
by Lilyf
9 May 2016, 9:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Secure bike lockup near Paddington?
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Secure bike lockup near Paddington?

Do you have to go via London? I'm not from the south of the country so don't know where the railways run but I've just been doing a bit of searching and you could go, for example: Eastbourne to Portsmouth Harbour (change at Brighton). Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance (change at Salisbury and Exeter St...