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by Neil Wheadon
17 May 2010, 11:44pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: After the Vote
Replies: 104
Views: 9258

Re: After the Vote

2 points 1) No-one seems to have raised this, but why did a greater percentage vote for a change in the constitution than vote for charity status? It strikes me as odd that you'd vote no to becoming a charity and yes to the mechanism that's needed to properly implement it? It wasn't by a small perce...
by Neil Wheadon
8 Mar 2010, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: US - Across
Replies: 28
Views: 1257

Re: US - Across

I read a book about the Southern tier a number of years ago by a cyclist that did it. The 3 points I still remember 1) It was hot, d**n hot (Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam) 2) He fell off a few times due to the heat, fainted and stuck to the tarmac 3) He ended up riding at night. I'd do as A...
by Neil Wheadon
28 Jan 2010, 11:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling across America
Replies: 16
Views: 1631

Re: Cycling across America

Hi I haven't done the Trans Am but have cycled up the East Coast, Rockies and down the West Coast. A few thoughts 1) ACA routes are very good, Northern, central and Southern tier to chose from 2) However think about going 10 miles north of these routes. Americans especially in the mid West are very ...
by Neil Wheadon
2 Oct 2009, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wilts, Avon, E Somerset, N Dorset advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Wilts, Avon, E Somerset, N Dorset advice needed

Hi Bath to Frome Tricky bits 1) Finding Kennet and Avon canal 2) Finding route 24 3) Radstock From Bath . Head from the centre east towards Bathampton. It's difficult to describe but will try. From Pulteney Bridge (The one with buildings on it) head away from the centre along a wide boulevard, strai...
by Neil Wheadon
29 Aug 2009, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: RV61 along River Meuse in Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: RV61 along River Meuse in Belgium

To answer my own question now I've been there as someone may search this There is a path on the west bank and it goes right next to the river. It goes from Namur south to Dinant and I presume further. There are other RAVEL routes in the area and we did a 1 million euro one, just opened from Ciney fo...
by Neil Wheadon
9 Aug 2009, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Belgium trains
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Bikes on Belgium trains

Really useful information
Thanks to both of you.
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
22 Jul 2009, 11:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family friendly parts of france
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Family friendly parts of france

Normandy is good.
I did a CTC chateau holiday there last years for 11 families. Flat but can be windy on the coast and you don't have to travel too far, which is a huge advantage. There's a network of greenways, but the roads are pretty quiet
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
22 Jul 2009, 11:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: RV61 along River Meuse in Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 711

RV61 along River Meuse in Belgium

Hi

From Namur in Belgium south along the RV61, next to the River Meuse.
Any ideas? Paved, track, signed??

Thanks
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
22 Jul 2009, 11:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Belgium trains
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Bikes on Belgium trains

Hi
How easy is it to get a bike on a local service in Belgium and does it cost anything and are there limits on bike numbers?

Thanks
Neil
by Neil Wheadon
10 Jul 2009, 4:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 35,000 miles around North and South America
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: 35,000 miles around North and South America

Oops Freudian slip
North to South is the way to go.
Very, very few go South to North

Neil
by Neil Wheadon
1 Jul 2009, 12:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 35,000 miles around North and South America
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: 35,000 miles around North and South America

Hi Having done both the east and west coast rides in the USA, my instant reaction is; you're doing it the wrong way around 1) Prevailing winds East Coast South to North West Coast North to South 2) Shoulders on West Coast are all built wider going south, almost non existant on the northern side 3) V...
by Neil Wheadon
15 May 2009, 12:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2195

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Check out the book that I wrote 6 years ago for Harper Collins Cycling in South West Ireland. Lots of circular routes but can be joined up to make a circuit. (Out of print, but E Bay may have one) Tips Hostels are very good, loads of them, there are YHA, independant and more independants, there is a...
by Neil Wheadon
14 May 2009, 5:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Re: Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK

Thanks for the replies so far. The shock cord sketch is a good one. Only hassle is the 2 tents are a different height and also I'm not sure how stable it would be in strong winds. Certainly an option though, thanks for the good suggestion. Is it due to fire regulations? I don't think so, as you can ...
by Neil Wheadon
13 May 2009, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Difficulties with two tents on one site in the UK

Hi We have 2 backpacker tents, one for Sarah and I, the other for the children. Pitched a metre apart the footprint is small. However an increasing number of UK campsites won't allow us on one site claiming that they have one tent per site or that one is a pup tent. In all cases it's more expensive....
by Neil Wheadon
8 Mar 2009, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone willing to put me up for night (of course, I'll pay)
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Anyone willing to put me up for night (of course, I'll pay)

Hi I run the Cyclists Hospitality Directory for the CTC This is a mutual put up scheme, where cyclists are accomodated. It costs just £5 to join and there are several CTC members in the South West who are members. See http://www.cyclingwithneil.com for details, look on the right hand side of the too...