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by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

Just following your route as far as Langley Street /CLaxton, on Cycle Travel then put in my own deviation to Yelverton, Poringland, Framingham Earl then to Norwich. I’ve visited Poringland and Framingham by car in previous quests so this should be fun.
by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

since you are going past Somerleyton. You could continue to St Olives and over the bridge there ( quite a view of the marshes) , Haddiscoe, and then follow the side roads from the B1136 to Thurlton , Loddon, Langley st, Carleton St Peter, Rockland St mary, Surlingham ( broad), Bramerton. I used to ...
by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

Thanks folks, the die is cast. APT to Halesworth, reasonably straight to Southwold then north to Kessingland with a short pop down to Covehithe Cliffs. Thence Pakefield, Lowestoft, Somerlyton and train to Norwich. The wind is the main factor as the forecasts are winds from the south to North which I...
by carlislemike
21 Sep 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

I was merely thinking of popping off the main route to see the coast at Covehithe. I don't think it is a cycle friendly path towards the north of the county. I have walked it years ago and with the erosion and 'cliff' falls, it was dodgy enough in places, even then.
by carlislemike
21 Sep 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

A flat route in the main but the question is, do I follow the Cycle Travel Route Halesworth to Southwold which is essentially B1124 to Uggleshall, Wangford, Reydon to Southwold ie minor roads Or do I go for the slightly more direct route which is the more usual car route, Holton, Blyford B1223 A145 ...
by carlislemike
27 Aug 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford to Greenwich
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Dartford to Greenwich

Allegedly; I found it a pain on 23 skinny tyres. Stuck with 28s or 32s since. The former rides were on a Witcomb, the last, 32s, on a bloody heavy Surly LHT.
by carlislemike
27 Aug 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford to Greenwich
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Dartford to Greenwich

re the Brompton, a pal has cycled this on his 6 speed Brompton, no racks or bags, only a light rucksack. He didn't do much walking
by carlislemike
27 Aug 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dartford to Greenwich
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Dartford to Greenwich

I agree with most of what's been said but the entry to the river path in Dartford is awkward to find.Following the A206 from Dartford, I usually go under the railway bridge and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit which takes you down a narrow road towards Viridor Waste Disposal and other indust...
by carlislemike
20 Aug 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?

Right, thanks for that one and all. I'm trying the train route only for need of speed to Charing X. After that it's the pedal to London Victoria. Cycling the whole way is fine on a decent day and with plenty of time. On Sunday last, I was caught in an absolute deluge on the return leg from Victoria....
by carlislemike
19 Aug 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

At what time can I get away with a bike on a train in London?

Simple question: Could I get away with a bike on a train, uptown Central London[Charing Cross] at 05.35? The station ticket clerk said, probably. I have a guess at 05.35, not many will be commuting up to Central London from Catford or is it just a silly risk? Need to commute over to London Victoria ...
by carlislemike
13 Jun 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: What shorts?
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Re: What shorts?

Endura Humvee no question. On my third pair.
by carlislemike
11 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

Vorpal, no issue. Have you seen or got the t-shirt I’m a Woman. What’s your Superpower? My 25 yr old daughter, super fit, super healthy, sports nut who presses and benches weights I can only dream of, is in that category. She’s not tall, not old and not a bloke but god help anyone who crosses a woma...
by carlislemike
11 Jun 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

I think that pushing past 2-3 old blokes with laden touring bikes takes nerve. Doesn't mean we let them barge. Who needs to rush outside Rush-Hour? I actually found the instructions excellent and I do live and ride regularly in London, station to station.
by carlislemike
10 Jun 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Re: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??

Try the Suez Canal or the Panama Canal; loads of road space :D