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by AMC
5 Dec 2016, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Failed bike mount - advice

At some expense I bought an Armor-X bike mount & waterproof case from the U.S. for my new mobile phone to use OS maps on tour. I chose it & paid the extra money as I wanted a really reliable product. Unfortunately the instructions made no mention of an orange plastic locking device which (it...
by AMC
20 Apr 2016, 1:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: French Riviera

Yes, I'm sure it will be a built up nightmare along most of the coast, Corsica would be great (next time - I would like to go) but I'm just trying to keep it simple & chill out a bit, so will either pootle about the coast or more likely head up into the hill villages & tootle about up there ...
by AMC
18 Apr 2016, 9:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: French Riviera

I have always meant to go to Corsica - I'll think about that, thanks for the suggestion
by AMC
14 Apr 2016, 11:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: French Riviera

Hey - thanks for all the replies, much appreciated! I'll look into all of them over the weekend & augment the (big) cable lock that I normally use for touring with a D Lock. Usually wear valuables but consider myself duly warned, so thanks dodger. Shame about the Digne train - I could fold the B...
by AMC
13 Apr 2016, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 784

French Riviera

I've just booked a last minute week starting & leaving from Nice airport next week. Haven't been there for years, just want to pootle about a bit & have a break. Can anyone recommend any campsites (ideally cheap & fairly simple - less of the giant resort variety!); reasonable maps & ...
by AMC
28 Oct 2015, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

How much did it cost to fix it? Genuine question?? Would that money not have been better spent on Barmouth Bridge had they done a decent job originally?? That I don't know, but honestly, fancy laying the boards lengthways in the first place. I am especially interested in Cycle Route planning or lac...
by AMC
28 Oct 2015, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

So let's just hear that again. Lorry drivers crash into the bridge - regularly. Obviously the fault of the bridge. The whole thing beggars belief. Training? Reconsideration of the 44 ton limit (surely that's not the limit on this bridge?). One way flow? Cameras? Stiffer fines for poor driving? Spee...
by AMC
28 Oct 2015, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

On the point about money spent on roads, whilst I would not defend every scheme without looking at it in detail, we do need to maintain roads and, sometimes, improve them. I agree that the devil is in the detail to some extent, although I would prefer that more investment was turned to public trans...
by AMC
28 Oct 2015, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

Perhaps they should just make it wider with a less acute Northern approach? And raise and drain the causeway. Seems like a cheaper option to me. Yes, I'd find this more attractive, cheaper & quieter, but there is a strong school of thought that the old bridge is of historic value & must be ...
by AMC
28 Oct 2015, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

Your comment that the new bit of road will not prevent flooding concerns me. Are you sure about that?
I've lived in Mach for 23 years & the lowered road under the railway bridge floods much more frequently that the river itself by the old road bridge.
by AMC
27 Oct 2015, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge
Replies: 65
Views: 2825

Re: Cyclists Dismount signs on Dyfi bridge

Yes, the flooding issue is recognised and this will be resolved with the new bridge. The flooding issue won't be solved by the new bridge (more of a bypass really) as the most regular floods occur further south under the railway bridge & the new road can't bypass this. The new bridge is designe...
by AMC
30 Mar 2015, 9:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: People wanted for cycle trip Hungary in June
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

People wanted for cycle trip Hungary in June

Hi all, some friends of ours in Hungary are organising a leisurely week's cycle trip around Lake Balaton in Hungary in June & are looking for people to join them so that they can get group discounts on wine tastings etc. (It's not a commercial venture, they've just got lots of things lined up to...
by AMC
18 Jan 2015, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week?!
Replies: 13
Views: 19093

Re: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week

It's not for a tour in this case - it's to cover the bikes in the house & garage, & out & about. There's some cover for touring in our current house insurance, it's just that Nationwide Anglia have hiked our house insurance premium up to ridiculous levels, & it doesn't even begin to ...
by AMC
18 Jan 2015, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week?!
Replies: 13
Views: 19093

Re: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week

Great - thanks for that link. I've got lots of others to go through from forum searches, but it really helps to have a direct recommendation
by AMC
17 Jan 2015, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week?!
Replies: 13
Views: 19093

Re: Can't get bicycle insurance for less than £50 for a week

I agree with all the other replies. I have my tandem and other the other 5 bikes on the house insurance, 3 listed individually due to the value being over the £500 threshold. Any individual bike up to the value of £500 is covered whether stolen or damaged at home or on holiday on any good respectab...