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by delilah
21 Dec 2015, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Jumbles: What's the best one?
Replies: 21
Views: 1954

Re: Bike Jumbles: What's the best one?

Been to a few and this has got to be the best.
http://www.bikecreche.co.uk/bike-creche-events/
Make a list of what you need stick to it and don't be tempted by bargains you don't really need
by delilah
21 Dec 2015, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it
Replies: 27
Views: 2093

Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it

P1000820.JPG As I couldn’t persuade anyone else to go on the 18 Nov I left Manchester airport on a direct Thomas Cooke’s flight to Cayo Coco in the middle of Cuba. The eight hour flight including bike was a very reasonable £500. By 3.30 I had reassembled my bike and was on my way for a 60k ride to ...
by delilah
30 Oct 2015, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4281

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

reohn2 wrote:
delilah wrote:The Wheels of Chance by H.G. Wells, cycling in the mid 1890's a classic


Why,why,why?......

It evokes the spirt of cycling from a bygone age
by delilah
28 Oct 2015, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4281

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

The Wheels of Chance by H.G. Wells, cycling in the mid 1890's a classic
by delilah
25 Aug 2015, 12:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: winter tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3936

Re: winter tour

I'm off to Cuba for 3 weeks Nov/Dec (before the Americans trash it!) You can now fly direct from Manchester £500. Good weather, safe quiet roads, and excellent accommodation in casa particulares (local B&B's)
by delilah
9 Dec 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Classical Cycle Tours
Replies: 6
Views: 21957

Re: CLASSIC CYCLE TOURS

No experience of Classic Cycle Tours but have cycled a lot on the Costa Blanca and always arranged my own trips. There are a few English companies that organise trips but they are mainly "training camps" Altea and Calpe are good bases but IMO Benidorm is better. The filghts are the same, b...
by delilah
20 Aug 2013, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight Quarr Road
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Isle of Wight Quarr Road

I'm going to IOW at the beginning of Sept. If you let me have the details of exactly what you want I can check it out for you.
by delilah
23 Mar 2013, 4:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cold
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: Cold

I suffer from cold hands & feet. It's not an extreme problem, probably just on the edge of what's normal. It does result in a lot of money spent on gloves & winter cycling shoes though. I'll probably be an early adopter of this gadget. I would be very interested in the hand warmers (and I'v...
by delilah
23 Mar 2013, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trials of an organizer
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Trials of an organizer

I'm told the Dean 300 going out from Oxford to Wales had one starter this am. My ride out to Chirk tomorrow had 80 entries. Lots of DNS this afternoon,but I'm sure that despite the conditions (12 inches of snow at Chirk and temperatures, including the chill factor down to -7) that some will start! I...
by delilah
4 Jan 2013, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: He's anyone biked the Robin Hood Way near Sherwood Forest?
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: He's anyone biked the Robin Hood Way near Sherwood Fores

I have ridden from the campsite in Clumber Park to Creswell Crags and return via Cuckney and Norton taking in as much off road as possible including sections of the Robin Hoods way. Its a very pleasant loop. Lots to see but I wouldn't do it on my tourer. It's definately an MTB ride but very easy. I'...
by delilah
15 Dec 2012, 11:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: just finished jogle east of pennines
Replies: 9
Views: 6571

Re: just finished jogle east of pennines

andrewjoseph wrote:our route is here on ride with gps: http://ridewithgps.com/users/78525/routes

hope you can see it.

I'll be posting up our B&B's with comments soon.

I can' t bring up the link either but would be interested in your route. Can you post it up somewhere? Thanks
by delilah
20 Nov 2012, 7:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: UPDATE - Official CTC LEJoG Tours in July and Sept
Replies: 46
Views: 10865

Re: UPDATE - Official CTC LEJoG Tours in July and Sept

Not cynical Mick but unrealistic. You also need to consider the cost of the van over the useful life of it, insurance, probable double the mileage as the van needs to get to and from its base. Wages for the support crew and time spent planning and booking. I also think £30 per person per night is a...
by delilah
31 Oct 2012, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage cycling jerseys
Replies: 4
Views: 4233

Re: Vintage cycling jerseys

Just back from a trip to Florence and there was a great flea market on Sunday. After much searching I found a guy selling about a dozen or so vintage wool cycling jerseys. They were awesome! And I negotiated a good price. Unfortunately they were all too small for me. Damn! http://i139.photobucket.c...
by delilah
13 Oct 2012, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: AudaxUK
Replies: 10
Views: 5667

Re: AudaxUK

^
That's what I understand as well.
by delilah
1 May 2012, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof gloves
Replies: 20
Views: 2322

Re: Waterproof gloves

I've tried all sorts of gloves including many of the above mentioned. Nothing is really waterproof. I'm now resigned to carrying two pairs of gloves. Wearing one pair until they are really sodden and my hands can't take anymore. Then putting on a spare dry pair and hope they keep me warm until the e...