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by ericonabike
3 Sep 2008, 6:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transport from JOG to Inverness and beyond
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Transport from JOG to Inverness and beyond

Thought I'd mention that while staying at the Seaview Hotel in JOG the night before my JOGLE began, I noticed an A4 sheet in reception giving details of a transport service for bikes and riders. It quoted four bikes + riders to Inverness for £160. It also offered transport for you and bike 'to anywh...
by ericonabike
26 Aug 2008, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gunners Maiden Voyage
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Good stuff - I live in Kirby Muxloe and commute to Enderby via various scenic routes, so am aware the way you're travelling ain't exactly flat! Eleven miles over country roads each way is a goodly distance - well done.
by ericonabike
25 Aug 2008, 1:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLEd in 7!
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Thanks all - Dee, re human nature - I was also carrying signs that read 'honk to support'. By the end of the trip I'd clocked nearly 500 honks! Each one very welcome, and each one establishing some positive PR for cyclists. Started to think we should all carry similar signs at all times...
by ericonabike
24 Aug 2008, 12:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLEd in 7!
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

JOGLEd in 7!

On Friday 22 August I became the 1 millionth (just guessing!) cyclist to complete an End to End. But for me it was my first and is therefore completely unique! It was a seven day affair as that's about all I had time for, unsupported and solo. I was raising money for The Eve Appeal as well, a charit...
by ericonabike
14 Aug 2008, 8:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Laminated maps
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Fair point. I've just packed my 19 laminated A3 sheets ready for the off tomorrow, and they take up more room than I had anticipated. Agree the laminating idea is ideal for audaxing - just surprised I've never seen another laminator on an audax ride. I'll post a review of how I get on with the A3 la...
by ericonabike
11 Aug 2008, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Laminated maps
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Laminated maps

I'm sure this one's been done to death, but just in case...I'm a laminating addict! I do audax rides fairly regularly and bought a laminator and 100 A4 puches for less than £20 from Aldi. Result? Completely waterproof route sheets that can be folded or cut and which are stiff enough just to elastic ...
by ericonabike
1 Aug 2008, 3:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day JOGLE starting 16 August
Replies: 3
Views: 890

7 day JOGLE starting 16 August

After spending a long time lurking around this site I thought it was time to join the club, so to speak. I've found the advice and tips on here really useful in planning my trip. I'm doing it in memory of my late sister to rasie money for research into ovarian cancer - http://www.justgiving.com/peda...
by ericonabike
1 Aug 2008, 3:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: train fares...how much did you pay???
Replies: 27
Views: 4391

By booking as soon as the tickets became avail;able [12 weeks before travel] I bagged Peterborough to Thurso for £50 and Penzance to Birmingham for £36.50. Curiously, if I tried to add the last part of the journey [to/from Leicester] the price doubled! Book early, and try a few alternative routes se...
by ericonabike
5 Jun 2008, 8:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train fares to the Extremities
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Personally I'd prefer the security of having a ticket and a bike reservation than the possibility of saving a few bob by hanging on. I'm not even sure if the railway companies use the airlines' 'demand-led pricing model'. But if they do, then the cheap fares come either by booking as early as possib...
by ericonabike
29 May 2008, 5:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train fares to the Extremities
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Just booked a ticket from Peterborough to Thurso, travelling 15 August, for £51 online. Searched first on national rail then paid on East Coat trains, having first checked that the cycle reservatipns would be valid on the Inverness-Thurso leg also. Recommended.
by ericonabike
30 Apr 2008, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling whilst at work - legal position
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Thanks all for the contributions - apologies for going AWOL for a time. I find myself in a bit of a quandary after reading them - do I want to be treated as a pedestrian or as a vehicle user? We don't expect any evidence of competency if an employee walks to another office. But we do of car drivers ...
by ericonabike
24 Apr 2008, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling whilst at work - legal position
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Cycling whilst at work - legal position

Hi - new member posting. We had a query on our Bicycle User Group forum at work that I couldn't answer. Namely: What's the insurance position when you're using a bike for a work journey? From previous work knowledge, I'm aware that you're officially 'at work' whilst travelling from one office to ano...