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by delilah
25 Apr 2012, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What uk coast to coast route?
Replies: 15
Views: 8525

Re: What uk coast to coast route?

What type of bike will you be riding? Touring or MTB? Are you camping or B&Bing?
by delilah
23 Apr 2012, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Club in Bolton?
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Re: Cycling Club in Bolton?

Pop into Bolton Alternative Transport on 65 Knowsley Street Bolton. They will probably be able to put you in touch with someone to ride out with.
by delilah
19 Feb 2012, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats
Replies: 30
Views: 2226

Re: Hardknott, Wrynose and Winnats

Mick, Winatts is a must do climb but, (in my opinion), not the best in the Peak district. You can make a short loop by starting from Castleton up the Pass then drop over Mam Nick and into the Edale Valley and return to Castleton via Hope. Good cafes at Edale Station and The Woodbine Cafe in Hope. Pe...
by delilah
6 Feb 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight Ferries - info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 5116

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: 571

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: 858

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: 5881

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: 3469

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: 3469

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: 573

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: 3180

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: 2235

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: 1213

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: 11860

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: 830

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!