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by Dean
16 Jun 2016, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling To India from Scottish Highlands
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: Cycling To India from Scottish Highlands

I don't think the requirements for Iran have changed - as a Brit, you still need to go with a tour guide according to all the advice I can see (as a cyclist, this would mean paying for a man-with-a-van to follow you if that's even possible, and the "guide" would almost certainly be a gover...
by Dean
26 May 2016, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hull to Whitby
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: Hull to Whitby

Wow, 2017. I like your forward planning! A Belgian mate of mine did Hull-York-Whitby-Hull, and used all of the main roads (A1079, A171) - I wouldn't recommend that. The A171 is worth avoiding, though that does condemn you to hard hills or comedy offroad. It bears a lot of traffic - but use that to y...
by Dean
13 May 2016, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rail: To Oban
Replies: 23
Views: 2798

Re: Rail: To Oban

So try getting separate quotes for the journey to Glasgow and the journey from GQS to Oban, or breaking it down even more if you have to change to get to Glagow. That's the simplest way - Glasgow to Oban is no more than around £20, and you should be able to find cheap fares to Glasgow, depending on...
by Dean
15 Apr 2016, 6:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling opportunity Keswick -Kendal
Replies: 70
Views: 5309

Re: Cycling opportunity Keswick -Kendal

I rode through yesterday, and it was fine - the security guards didn't bat an eyelid, the worst I got when I ignored the cyclists dismount signs was a resigned look, but generally the working lads were fine, and i got a few thumbs-ups. I moved over for a works van coming down the narrow bit, and bra...
by Dean
10 Apr 2016, 11:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling opportunity Keswick -Kendal
Replies: 70
Views: 5309

Re: Cycling opportunity Keswick -Kendal

Here you go, Graham: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.msg2012120#msg2012120 Apologies for link to another forum, I'll provide my own photos after next week. Apparently the guards at the security hut tell the cyclists to walk, but it's two miles, so only the most rule-abiding pay attention...
by Dean
8 Apr 2016, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Cycling Shop/Repairs in Gtr Manchester
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Best Cycling Shop/Repairs in Gtr Manchester

John's Bikes in Middleton.
by Dean
7 Mar 2016, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lakes and Dales Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Lakes and Dales Loop

That's a lovely route and includes some of my favourite roads (Howgill Lane, Caldbeck Common...). On a day ride, you'd have to dodge commute o'clock at Sellafield - loads of the buggers use Cold Fell between Sellafield and Cockermouth. Good to see a route around the Lakes which isn't gratuitously hi...
by Dean
25 Jan 2016, 2:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...

Distance covered of route - if you've ridden 25 km of 100 km, it'll be a quarter full.

It only displays if you're following a course.
by Dean
21 Jan 2016, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast to Coast England ... SUPPORTED..
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Coast to Coast England ... SUPPORTED..

Sherpa Vans are based in Richmond and have a good rep. Never used them personally, mind.

https://www.sherpavan.com/trails/sea_to_sea.asp
by Dean
12 Jan 2016, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleightholme Moor Road
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Sleightholme Moor Road

Tan Hill won't be closed, I can guarantee it. My mate told a story of arriving there early on a Sunday morning, and mixing in with the wedding party which hadn't stopped since the Saturday. Or, possibly, Friday. He also tells the story about when the licensing laws were more restrictive and police h...
by Dean
10 Jan 2016, 11:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleightholme Moor Road
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Sleightholme Moor Road

Wow, a tandem! I ran the night ride to Tan Hill twice (and may do so again), but I never had a tandem, though there was a bent: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5116/5896962662_e04450cede_b.jpg You can just see the steep bit behind Kim, which I recall Kim describing as "a cliff face". The ol...
by Dean
10 Jan 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleightholme Moor Road
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Sleightholme Moor Road

I've ridden it many times, with and without loads, on fixed and with 23mm tyres, I've even taken groups along it. You'll be fine. These photos are from a couple of years ago, but it hasn't changed much. I last rode it on the summer. https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=69858.msg1518701#msg151870...
by Dean
9 Jan 2016, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuvre.
Replies: 50
Views: 4239

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

The parallel overtake, the left hook, the close pass, overtaking at roundabouts, overtaking immediately prior to a queue or a junction, going through red lights... How long do you have? One that really annoys me is where a driver coming the other way decides to park on your side of the road, and won...
by Dean
30 Nov 2015, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 3300

Re: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?

I celebrated Black Friday by liberating a knackered bike, riding it home (hardest two and a half miles I've ever ridden - the rear axle had snapped and the rear wheel was grinding against the chainstay, which explains why it was dumped, but it was probably just as well that I couldn't go fast, as th...
by Dean
30 Nov 2015, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 3300

Re: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?

I celebrated Black Friday by liberating a knackered bike, riding it home (hardest two and a half miles I've ever ridden - the rear axle had snapped and the rear wheel was grinding against the chainstay, which explains why it was dumped, but it was probably just as well that I couldn't go fast, as th...