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by cycleruk
22 Jan 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2921

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Just been testing the water, :wink: Currently a train ticket = £132. That is Wick to Lancaster with two changes. I did come across a ticket for Wick to Glasgow for £32 but would then need to get on to Lancashire. (And still need to guarantee the bike as well?) (And is the bike going to be free?) If ...
by cycleruk
22 Jan 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Skill on the green.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Skill on the green.

by cycleruk
20 Jan 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sarah Montague confirms settlement with BBC over equal pay
Replies: 91
Views: 1766

Re: Sarah Montague confirms settlement with BBC over equal pay

Sorry if this is taking the thread off topic but imho it isn't right to question this win at tribunal but the thread should be whether the men doing the same job are being overpaid. It's completely right she won her case. I do question whether the pay for that job is right. Perhaps they should get ...
by cycleruk
20 Jan 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2921

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Hmmm … budget airline to Luton …. or ferry to the Orkneys for a day-or-two, then the sleeper back to London … Nice to have a choice I guess! Sleeper back to London? You'd need to get to Aberdeen/ inverness first. Problem is I don't live anywhere near London :( :wink: Lancaster or Preston nearest ma...
by cycleruk
19 Jan 2020, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6351

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

When I did "direct access" some years back I started from scratch but had a car license. You will need to go to a licensed instructor to go through the course. A few motorcycle dealers will organise a course. One thing that we had to do was to sit down in front of a computer and take a the...
by cycleruk
16 Jan 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2921

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

One way car hire sounds interesting?
by cycleruk
15 Jan 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3385

Re: Vanishing Topics?

I just think we are lucky that the "tea shop" section still exists.
If the Mod's had any sense they would remove the section from the website and not have any worries over it.
Or get hassled from unappreciative persons.
by cycleruk
14 Jan 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2921

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Just pondering the same question myself. JoG to Lancaster. Initially train from Wick (17 miles from JoG.) Thurso is is 21 miles. 2 concerns - bike on train and cost. :roll: Try splitting it John I just tried as an example Wic > Edi > Lan was £30 pound cheaper than Wic > Lan Thanks for the info' Pau...
by cycleruk
14 Jan 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2921

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Just pondering the same question myself. JoG to Lancaster.
Initially train from Wick (17 miles from JoG.) Thurso is is 21 miles.
2 concerns - bike on train and cost. :roll:
by cycleruk
13 Jan 2020, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6351

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Had to add another post as run out photo allowance on previous post, So Tiger 800. tiger 800.jpeg Has a couple of side panniers and plenty of room for pots and kitchen sink. Now looking to swap this for a lighter bike as it's a bit on the heavy side for my old muscles. Possibles are RE Himalayan or...
by cycleruk
12 Jan 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6351

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Had to add another post as run out photo allowance on previous post, So Tiger 800. tiger 800.jpeg Has a couple of side panniers and plenty of room for pots and kitchen sink. Now looking to swap this for a lighter bike as it's a bit on the heavy side for my old muscles. Possibles are RE Himalayan or ...
by cycleruk
12 Jan 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6351

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Thought was I would get a Harley when I retired. Changed my mind when I saw the prices. :shock: Anyway took my test (direct access) and bought a Yamaha Virago 535. Virago.JPG Didn't keep it long as decided it didn't have enough power (for overtaking) 39BHP ? Sold it to a lad from Ireland and purchas...
by cycleruk
11 Jan 2020, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hartside
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Hartside

There is another route upto Hartside that misses out most of the main road but is probably harder. Go north from Melmerby to Gamblesby. Head to Renwick but turn right before and then climb to Hartside. Mile 5 - 8.3 on this route (part of our C2C). Rejoin main road (fairly quiet) and Hartside at 9.8...
by cycleruk
11 Jan 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hartside
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Hartside

There is another route upto Hartside that misses out most of the main road but is probably harder. Go north from Melmerby to Gamblesby. Head to Renwick but turn right before and then climb to Hartside. Mile 5 - 8.3 on this route (part of our C2C). Rejoin main road (fairly quiet) and Hartside at 9.8 ...