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by dodger
6 Aug 2007, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leisurely Rides in the Cotes do Granit Rose
Replies: 2
Views: 600

The obvious one is around the headland past Tregastel Plage, but the inland route to La Roche Derrien Pontrieux and Lanvollon is pleasant.
Even better is a bit of serendipity to just follow some of the minor roads and see where you end up.
by dodger
4 Jul 2007, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap accommodation near Falmouth?
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Go for a hostel - B&B is not cheap.
by dodger
4 Jul 2007, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France 4 weeks,what was i worried about???
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Glad you enjoyed it. The French seem to like cyclists and are usually friendly and patient, although the faster large roads are no fun. We always camp and you will meet a fair number of other cyclists this way. In Brittany this year all the tourers seemed to be British, whilst the lycra speed mercha...
by dodger
16 Jun 2007, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PC vandalism of English
Replies: 30
Views: 4871

For the sake of PC, when trying to cover male or female I usually write
(s)he, but his/her isn't so easy
by dodger
13 Jun 2007, 3:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling in the Azores?
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Ask your local bike shop for a bike box. They throw away loads and are happy to give them away. The airline will tell you what you need to do. Generally they ask you to deflate tyres, take off front wheel and attach to frame, turn handlebars through 90 degrees and remove pedals. They particularly wa...
by dodger
10 Jun 2007, 8:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling in the Azores?
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Went there 2 years ago. good road surfaces and plenty of climbing if you want it. stayed in Nordeste and it was a genuine delight. Theoretically there some bike hire places but better to take your own. The roads meander a great deal so all travel takes longer than you would think. The hot springs ar...
by dodger
2 Jun 2007, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New CTC film.
Replies: 42
Views: 8082

The big question is what's it for?
by dodger
30 May 2007, 12:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 16377

Si You will enjoy it. That's not an order, just a certainty. The coast to coast is well worth doing and for those who like fewer hills, a fair part of it is on old railway tracks from Plymouth to Ilfracombe. You can catch the train to Plymouth and back from Barnstaple to Exeter.
by dodger
30 May 2007, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Staying up late
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

No wonder he's been quiet for a bit. It's unusual to open a forum and not find him contributing. I put it down to retiring to early.
by dodger
30 May 2007, 11:36am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 16377

A Yorkshireman would say that you've gone soft living in the South. Cornwall and Devon excepted! You are right though; sometimes, knowing that there will be steep hills to climb is a disincentive if the weather is also a bit threatening. Bit like this morning, I should have ridden the 4 miles into L...
by dodger
29 May 2007, 9:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 16377

Diapason - don't be put off, the hills are what makes it interesting!
East Anglia is a nice place if you don't like hills but the trouble there is no hills = a bit boring!
Horizon is right on the travelling distances though.
by dodger
29 May 2007, 4:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Cornwall
Replies: 34
Views: 16377

CTC Cornwall

I know there has been at least one attempt to set up a Cornwall group, but in its absence, what's the scope for a Devon and Cornwall group? Obviously it should be Cornwall and Devon group, though in the circumstances that would be a bit presumptuous! Are you lovely Devonians up for a Kernow addition...
by dodger
26 May 2007, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Yatton-Landsend-Yatton
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Why not have a recce and see what the hills are like down here? I think you might revise your daily estimate!!
by dodger
26 May 2007, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike friendly car.
Replies: 74
Views: 11168

Travelling by train is great if you can get a reasonably priced ticket. It's even OK sometimes if 2 of you want to go somewhere, but try taking a family by train if you can get a mortgage on the ticket.
by dodger
24 May 2007, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Need Your Help - 2 week September trip in the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4393

I'm biased, but Devon and Cornwall have some great cycling, including long cycle paths on old railway lines. I particularly like the Tarka Trail in North Devon, and there is a great ride from Plymouth in South Devon, via cycle tracks and minor roads (mainly) to Ilfracombe in North Devon. Then you co...