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by dodger
27 Sep 2007, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pyreneean adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Been there after much sweat and toil. Didn't realise at the time how famous it was. What a fantastic ride down!!
Like you, it was great to have the cheery shouts of "Allez Pedallez" and what a heavenly place to stop and eat and drink and drink!
by dodger
27 Sep 2007, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brest-Nantes Canal Towpath
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

Forgot to mention the surface is reasonable - tarmac in many places and usually firm.
Also, you get a better deal from Brittany Ferries if you go for 5 days. Finally, I took my car over and left it so I could fill up with wine to come back. It's only a few pounds more if there are 2 of youRoger
by dodger
27 Sep 2007, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brest-Nantes Canal Towpath
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

Paul, It doesn't run from Brest, but Chateaulin, and you can't ride on the last 20 miles or so towards Nantes. You could try using Redon as the start or finish and catch a train back to Morlaix. (there are still a few trains to Roscoff from Morlaix too). Not all trains will take the bike but I've ca...
by dodger
25 Sep 2007, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Santander to Roscoff Easter 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

Forgot to add - try looking at http://www.af3v.org This is the website for the French "Green ways" - it has an English translation, but it's still not complete. I used part of one in Brittany last week and it was a really good ride along the route of a former railway - beautiful smooth tar...
by dodger
25 Sep 2007, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Santander to Roscoff Easter 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

This is a popular route and one I'm planning the other way round. Have a look on the CTC routes and you'll find a few accounts there. I met a couple in Santander who had cycled from Roscoff in about 10 days with just tiny bags and one change of clothes. They stayed in guest houses and just washed th...
by dodger
10 Sep 2007, 5:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: RR: Devon C2C (almost)
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Geoff, It was interesting reading. I followed almost the same route in 2005, but carried on to Ilfracombe and then across Exmoor to Minehead, finishing off on the steam railway to Taunton and back by train. It's a great ride, and I always feel that the Tarka Trail is the best bit of all. Well done; ...
by dodger
7 Sep 2007, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Calling Cornwall...
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Si,
This is the paper. Are you the one with the vastly receding hairline or the one with glasses doing the work??
You're welcome to the page if you pass me your address.
roger
by dodger
6 Sep 2007, 8:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2008 - LEJOG? or where?
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

I'm looking forward to the Pilgrim Trail, but maybe try the Roscoff - Santander part first and think about the rest!
by dodger
6 Sep 2007, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I’m in Cornwall Next Week.
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Gazza,
My impoverished son would love to rent out his Dawes Saratoga mountain bike!
PS
My neighbour has a Raleigh ATB that's now superseded, so that's available too!
by dodger
6 Sep 2007, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I’m in Cornwall Next Week.
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

I live near Looe and will ask around. Maybe someone will lend/rent you one. I know my son is short of cash and his bike just sits there!! He's 6ft 2in.
by dodger
6 Sep 2007, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Calling Cornwall...
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

I have a copy of the Cornish Guardian, which covers the area. Is that the one you're after?
by dodger
24 Aug 2007, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Keeping the plans in check
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Not sure about the ferries as I flew there. Traffic is OK, but busy near the towns. There are some fantastic routes up and around the hills/mountains which are quiet. Some great rides up through long valleys - some are dead ends e.g Gorge de la Restonica, but some passes eg the road fromFrancardo, n...
by dodger
23 Aug 2007, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Keeping the plans in check
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Forget most of the rest and give yourself at least a week in Corsica. I did, but I also wanted to get to Sardinia - but ran out of time.
by dodger
21 Aug 2007, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Plymouth to Severn Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Why not start off along the Plym valley trail, then back roads to Tavistock and on to the Tarka Trail, through Exmoor and the Quantocks, Somerset to the Bridge.
Don't know the route from Minehead, but up to there it's a great ride.
by dodger
18 Aug 2007, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Sardar - is this a touring bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 6367

Try a Dawes Sonoran if you're looking for good value touring and some off-road use. I've used mine now for 5 years and it's a great bike.