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by island girl
6 Mar 2009, 8:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Itinerary
Replies: 30
Views: 2489

Re: My Itinerary

How much did your train fare from Edinburgh/Penzance cost? I'm flying Edinburgh/Newquay for £37 then train to Penzance £10. I am sending my bike Parcelforce 48 for £20 to bike shop in Penzance. Just curious thats all.
by island girl
6 Mar 2009, 8:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Youth Hostel Closed arran
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Youth Hostel Closed arran

Just to let everyone know the Youth hostel In Lochranza, Isle of Arran is closed until 2010. The Field Centre in Lochranza will be opening its doors over Easter holidays for anyone who is interested -01770830637.
by island girl
4 Mar 2009, 7:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bristol & north or via wye valley??
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Bristol & north or via wye valley??

Hi, I have been asking myself this same question. Via Wye Valley with hills but quieter and more scenic or via Gloucester etc which is flatter but busier. Both routes to merge at Whitchurch. I have decided to go via Wye Valley as I think further north Warrington,Wigan, Preston will be busy and it wi...
by island girl
9 Feb 2009, 8:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Views on A76 from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Thanks for all your advice.

Don'tlike the sound of the A76 now so will definitely look at the alternatives
suggested. Big help
by island girl
3 Feb 2009, 10:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Views on A76 from Dumfries to Kilmarnock
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Views on A76 from Dumfries to Kilmarnock

Hi All I am planning to cycle, as part of the Scottish section of my LEJOG, up the A76 from Dumfries to Kilmarnock then take the A77 to Glasgow. I will be staying wih my sister in Glasgow hence the reason for going this way. Does anyone know how busy this road is. I've read somewhere there is a quie...
by island girl
3 Feb 2009, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's is the best way to post a bike ??
Replies: 26
Views: 1762

Its Royal Mail that handle normal standard parcels. 10kg to 20kg costs £14.26 and you can insure up to £500 for £3.50. Parcelforce handle priority parcels. 48 hour delivery up to 20 kg costs £19.99. which includes insurance up to £150. You can insure up to £500 for an extra £12. Hope this is of help.
by island girl
1 Feb 2009, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for walking up hils and cycling down them.
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Hi All

Thanks for all your tips. Some good advise.
Funnily enough I have just been looking at 07' Specialised Women's Taho Mountain Bike Shoe that looks very suitable for walking. Also has a covered recessed cleat. Could be a stong possibility.
by island girl
1 Feb 2009, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for walking up hils and cycling down them.
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Shoes for walking up hils and cycling down them.

Hi All I am doing a long cycle run in the summer that will involve hills and heavy traffic. I wear shimano shoes with double sided pedals for spd 56 multi release cleats. Shoes are extremely comfortable and I find the pedals and cleats fine. However I know that I will have to walk up some hills and ...
by island girl
9 Jan 2009, 11:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Help around Bristol and further North
Replies: 21
Views: 2760

Hi Guys Thanks for all your replies- a lot of good information on how to get round Bristol. I'll take it all an board and use it. I especially like your route Bikepacker. Lauriematt - I would love company as I am a solo rider but I don't plan to go as far west as Hereford. Still you never know - I'l...
by island girl
8 Jan 2009, 10:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Help around Bristol and further North
Replies: 21
Views: 2760

Help around Bristol and further North

Hi Everyone. Still reading the forum avidly but am now looking for advice. I would like to cycle around Bristol and head for Gloucester but I can only see two direct ways of going. Head west to Weston-Super-Mare then A370 thru Bristol to Filton then A38. Other route is Axbridge, Churchill, thru Bris...
by island girl
14 Nov 2008, 11:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iv'e painted the house
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

The other disadvantage is having to start looking for somwhere at a reasonable time and doing a shorter day than hoped. Good point.Cranky. By booking in advance all you have to do is get there. You don't have the worry of getting a bed for the night so you can extend your miles a bit or take it a b...
by island girl
7 Nov 2008, 11:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iv'e painted the house
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Well done Cranky. You make it sound like a walk in the park - which I know it isn't. You were so lucky with the weather, hope I get the same next May. Did you book accommadation ahead or just risk it. I intend to take my chances although Mick F. is against this. I just don't know how much I will man...
by island girl
26 Oct 2008, 11:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton or Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 2867

Hi guys What a great source of information you are. I feel reassured you are out there to advise on my routes. At this stage think I will miss Bristol, but I could change my mind, and head north from Bridgewater, to Axbridge, turn right at Churchill onto the A368 to Bath and then A46 to Stroud. Out ...
by island girl
24 Oct 2008, 9:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton or Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 2867

Hi all

Thanks all for your imput. Much appreciated. You have made up my mind . I will go Crediton,Thorverton, Silverton or Hele then Cullompton and north to Taunton thus missing hills near Bickleigh.
What is the NCN route 3 thro Taunton, Bridgewater like. Would you recommend
by island girl
23 Oct 2008, 10:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton or Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 2867

Crediton or Exeter

Hi All Planning to do LEJOG next May and join the club. Have read all the comments posted. I think local knowledge is best so plan to follow Mick F route from LE eg Hayle, Truro, etc to Okehampton. After Oke. can't make up my mind whether to go via Exeter, Cullompton etc or go Crediton,Bickleigh,Wil...