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by Jon Lucas
20 Jun 2012, 10:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: welsh coast
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Re: welsh coast

I've done it as part of my complete ride around the British coast. Will you be going round all the fingers of peninsulas in Pembrokeshire, and the fingernails of little ones that come off them? Also, will you include Anglesey and all around the Lleyn peninsula? In all these cases I would say definit...
by Jon Lucas
15 Jun 2012, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tobermory and Lochailort Accomodation
Replies: 8
Views: 5227

Re: Tobermory and Lochailort Accomodation

Glenuig Inn (mentioned a few posts above) has a bunkhouse which I stayed in a few years ago. It was very cheap and basic then, but having just looked it up on the web, it seems to have gone upmarket, and is now £25 per bed including breakfast. It is the only accommodation along that long stretch of ...
by Jon Lucas
17 Feb 2012, 8:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Transport to and from lE and JOG
Replies: 17
Views: 9866

Re: Transport to and from lE and JOG

Wick's museum gives a fascinating insight into eastern Scotland's reliance on its fishing industry. There are some amazing photos there from the late 19th century and a lot of memorabilia, including some gruesome fishing implements! The town, at least when I passed through about 6 years ago, is incr...
by Jon Lucas
14 Feb 2012, 5:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling round the edge
Replies: 31
Views: 8004

Re: Cycling round the edge

Some responses to Ukdodger's questiions: "How did you organise your accommodation? I'm not one for chancing it and too old I think for camping." The only accommodation I organised in advance was where I had friends who lived by the coast. I also stayed with one lot of friends of friends, w...
by Jon Lucas
14 Feb 2012, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling round the edge
Replies: 31
Views: 8004

Re: Cycling round the edge

I have cycled round the whole UK coast. As Cunobelin says, it all depends on what you mean by riding round the coast. Peter and Nick, who have been mentioned here, did rides of about 3-4,000 miles, and generally rode on the nearest road to the coast, but that meant that they were out of sight of the...
by Jon Lucas
31 Jul 2009, 3:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record cyclists using trains
Replies: 220
Views: 31272

Re: A place to record cyclists using trains

Last Saturday July 25th I travelled with my bike from Par in Cornwall to Westbury in Wiltshire on the 0834 London bound train (10 carriages long). My bike was booked on and labelled, and went into the bike space at the rear of the train (not accessible from the carriages). When the train arrived in ...
by Jon Lucas
8 Jul 2009, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anglesey
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Anglesey

My partner comes from Anglesey and over the last 30 years I've spent many lovely days cycling around the island, and would thorughly recommend it for you and your wife. It is full of quiet country lanes, many hardly seeing any traffic, and the wild flowers are lovely, especially in the spring. The a...
by Jon Lucas
17 May 2009, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: round the coast of Britain
Replies: 28
Views: 3288

Re: round the coast of Britain

Peter - look forward to hearing from you. On my coastal ride I found Withernsea area impossible to stay in - all the few b&bs were booked solidly by contractors, and the ones I saw into (and was warned not to go near) were dire. Thought I would be staying in a ditch overnight, but was rescued by...
by Jon Lucas
17 Apr 2009, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around Mainland U.K.
Replies: 24
Views: 1200

Re: Around Mainland U.K.

Thanks third crank - I noted the typo just too late. Yes there was obviously a temptation to miss some dead-ends, but they were part of the fascination of the trip and I just got into following them. In parts of Cornwall I kept meeting the same coastal walkers who had walked another half mile while ...
by Jon Lucas
17 Apr 2009, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around Mainland U.K.
Replies: 24
Views: 1200

Re: Around Mainland U.K.

Sorry I've only just seen Mildred's posting. I've done this ride, cycling 8000 miles round the coast, but that included every single dead-end road to the coast (of which there are many!) as well as the roads closest to it (and quite a few tracks when I thought they were rideable). I did it over 3 ye...
by Jon Lucas
11 Mar 2009, 7:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How many ferries around coast of Britain?
Replies: 33
Views: 2672

Re: How many ferries around coast of Britain?

Thanks Peter for your reply to my response. To answer your specific questions, my three years actually involved about 200 or so days of cycling (a distance of about 8000 miles), and I mainly stayed in hostels and b&bs. Finding these in the highlands was quite challenging (though many of the b&am...
by Jon Lucas
7 Mar 2009, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How many ferries around coast of Britain?
Replies: 33
Views: 2672

Re: How many ferries around coast of Britain?

I've just joined this forum, and very pleased to see this thread, which brings back many happy memories. I cycled round the whole coast (including every dead end lane and some tracks to it, as well as every road along it, which more than doubles the length of ride and adds greatly to the hills) over...