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by delilah
6 Feb 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight Ferries - info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 5035

Re: Isle of Wight Ferries - info needed

If you ring round a few campsites, they can often offer you discounted ferry fares. I did this once when visting the Appledurcombe site. I'm told that the Orchards also offer similar deals. its a great place to ride!
by delilah
30 Jan 2012, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Audax this year
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: First Audax this year

Map essential unless you know the route really well. I was on an audax ride before Xmas when a group had to pack because they were cold and it was getting dark. They were 25 mies from the finish and one of them called a taxi to get some of them to the finish, who then had to return with cars for the...
by delilah
17 Jan 2012, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheddar Gorge
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Cheddar Gorge

Highnams Bakery left at RB before Caves is a good place to get a sandwich/lunch
by delilah
12 Jan 2012, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CORNWALL - Recommendations?
Replies: 33
Views: 5863

Re: CORNWALL - Recommendations?

Falmouth/ Penryn (both have stations) and onto the Helford Ferry, magical. then B3205 over Goonhilly Downs, Ruan Major and A3093 to the Lizard. Penzance Newlyn (visit the gallery), Mousehole and the pub if you like pasties and a good pint, Lands End you could make various detours to the coast before...
by delilah
7 Jan 2012, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Overtrousers
Replies: 23
Views: 3458

Re: Cycling Over Trousers

I've got a pair of these. Not the most expensive but they do the job and are very hard wearing. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-signal-zip-waterproof-trousers/#more HI Delilah. Interesting link. Can you give a clarification on the fixings on the calf and ankle? There appears to be two sets of velcro? H...
by delilah
6 Jan 2012, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Overtrousers
Replies: 23
Views: 3458

Re: Cycling Over Trousers

I've got a pair of these. Not the most expensive but they do the job and are very hard wearing.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-signal-zip- ... sers/#more
by delilah
4 Jan 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Feb/March/April 2012 tour - ideas on somewhere warm?
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Feb/March/April 2012 tour - ideas on somewhere warm?

Costa Blanca is 20C at the moment and Sunny. Plenty of cheap (well relatively) small pensions. Campsites are open. Excellent riding away from the coast and cheap to get to!
by delilah
24 Nov 2011, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SYHA hostel closures
Replies: 30
Views: 3072

Re: SYHA hostel closures

That's very sad indeed. I've stayed at 3 out of those hostels recently. They will be sadly missed by me at least! It will soon be near impossible to do a good cycling/walking tour using just hostels.
by delilah
5 Nov 2011, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chrome plate removal
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Chrome plate removal

Where are you? There are several places you could have it done in the northwest.
by delilah
26 Jul 2011, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Panniers or Rack Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Panniers or Rack Bag

If you're Hostelling and self catering then panniers are a definate advantage. You can pick up and carry food on your way to the hostel. If worried about taking more than you need then pack everything once then empty everything out and repack leaving out everything but the essentials. A search of th...
by delilah
26 Jul 2011, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: November cycling base?
Replies: 37
Views: 11736

Re: November cycling base?

The Costa Blanca based in Benidorm generally has settled weather in November. Its cheap both to get to and accommodation is plentyful. There are loads of quiet routes that you can do once off the main coast road, great villages to visit. There are even two Audax perms that you can try your hand at. ...
by delilah
12 Jul 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route up the Great Glen from Fort Billy
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Route up the Great Glen from Fort Billy

Cunobelin's pics show the route very well.
You can do it on a road bike but I would recommend nothing less than 28cc tyres. It a very scenic route but will slow down your progress, but hey there's no rush!
by delilah
12 Jul 2011, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling the A49 from Wigan to Hereford
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Cycling the A49 from Wigan to Hereford

I cycled from Ross on Wye via Hereford, Leominster and on to Whitchurch, in 2 very easy days, without hardly touching the A49, so it is possible to avoid it.
If you want my route please send me a pm.
by delilah
11 Jul 2011, 8:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)
Replies: 28
Views: 10053

Re: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)

My route is largely based on it and may help you. Leave Okehampton B3215. Through Belstone Corner to J with A3072, where R to Bow. 51/2 miles R in Bow and lanes to Coleford and A377. X A377 above Crediton and bear R towards Crediton. Stay above Town to join A3072 where L then shortly R and lanes to ...
by delilah
9 Jul 2011, 9:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: need a bike!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: need a bike!!!

The posters on this thread have been incredibly polite. Also I've just noticed that you've duplicated your request on another board.
Le Jog is a big undertaking. I'm not sure if you're confused or just trying it on, as I have no idea (other than a free bike) of exactly what you want.