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by Jon Lucas
8 Jan 2018, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Fareham to Gosport ferry

There isn't any ferry between Fareham and Gosport. I assume you mean the Portsmouth to Gosport ferry? Cyclepath to where? It would be helpful to be more specific. I haven't used the ferry for some years but believe Portsmouth council have developed some paths to lead to the ferry, but have no knowle...
by Jon Lucas
29 Dec 2017, 3:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Welsh Cycle Paths
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Welsh Cycle Paths

Holyhead to Fishguard. Relatively flat. Hmmm. Might be a challenge. :) The flattest way would be to go a very long way round, along the north Wales coast (cycle paths much of the way), then south through the Marches (mainly low lying) and a fairly tortuous route keeping fairly close to the south Wal...
by Jon Lucas
29 Dec 2017, 3:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA 25% off offer Select Hostels extended until Feb 6th
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: YHA 25% off offer Select Hostels

They do offer good value, the last time cost me £9 for one night's stay in London (25% off £16 plus £3 members discount). I think I used the offers three times last year, but hardly got any sleep on any of the nights. The usual problems - people snoring, people coming in and out of the dorm right in...
by Jon Lucas
22 Dec 2017, 10:12am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5492

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

My experience too. The vast majority of people who try to follow vegan diets don't go round advertising the fact to others, and it is likely most people will know some without actually knowing they have that diet. The analogy with cyclists is correct. There are a lot of patronising attitudes made to...
by Jon Lucas
21 Dec 2017, 9:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5492

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Can you even be a vegan in the modern world? I thought vegan meant not meat, meat products or byproducts. I believe almost everything in this modern world is made of it with products if animals. I bet if someone claiming vegan status looked into everything they consumed (food and material items) th...
by Jon Lucas
20 Dec 2017, 6:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 244
Views: 14643

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

[ Did they at least offer you a second bowl? No they didn't. :( (and made it plain it wasn't wise to ask) It was both one of the most expensive and the least friendly place I've stayed in in Scotland. This was bordering on being a hotel, whereas the family run guest houses were very friendly and wo...
by Jon Lucas
20 Dec 2017, 4:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 244
Views: 14643

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Like Vorpal I have it occasionally, but can go months without, as my everyday breakfast is muesli. I like porridge, made on a stove, usually with some dried or frozen fruit added while cooking. I only ever use water, never milk of any kind - water and oats make a simple milk, so why add any? (I sho...
by Jon Lucas
20 Dec 2017, 10:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 244
Views: 14643

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Like Vorpal I have it occasionally, but can go months without, as my everyday breakfast is muesli. I like porridge, made on a stove, usually with some dried or frozen fruit added while cooking. I only ever use water, never milk of any kind - water and oats make a simple milk, so why add any? (I shou...
by Jon Lucas
25 Nov 2017, 10:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: Sept 2018 trip to Arran/Islay/Mull

If you are going from Arran to Tarbert, it seems a shame not to head down Kintyre, though I appreciate that would take up much of the rest of your week off. The peninsula is all worth visiting, some dramatic coastline and some quite fascinating. The hostel at Lochranza on Arran is lovely and close b...
by Jon Lucas
25 Nov 2017, 8:47am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 54
Views: 2441

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

Just watched it! Depressing wasn't the word, really hope that Headway doesn't have any influence, having listened to him :-( Too late for that. Headway, and all the other assorted pro-helmet lobbyists, have already infected the mindset of Mr and Mrs Average to the extent that they expect cyclists t...
by Jon Lucas
24 Nov 2017, 8:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 6th and Final LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 6393

Re: 6th and Final LEJOG

puffin wrote:In the spring i'd like to try going North South but from East to West. I'm searching the other forums for routes, but does anyone here have one to hand?


Erm, isn't that just JOGLE?
by Jon Lucas
24 Nov 2017, 8:52am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 54
Views: 2441

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

Well it does sound like Jesse Norman, the transport minister, will push ahead with this consultation, and if it does, it will undoubtedly be swayed by the medical responses it receives from the likes of the BMA. We need to ensure that we present a good medical case against compulsion based on all th...
by Jon Lucas
14 Nov 2017, 7:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets for cricketers instead of cyclists
Replies: 32
Views: 1861

Re: Helmets for footballers instead of cyclists

brynpoeth wrote:
Meantime I plan to play in goal, often the goalie goes 90 minutes without touching the ball once.


Are you that bad that you don't save at least one shot? :D
by Jon Lucas
2 Nov 2017, 9:16am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 16406

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

My granddaughters are - apparently - about to face a plastic hat compulsion in Northampton (Duston School). This might be starting to become a national issue rather than localised pockets of individual teachers. . This is precisely what many of us have feared would happen. The bandwagon effect can ...
by Jon Lucas
28 Oct 2017, 1:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?

The heritage centre cafe is good, so worth stopping there both ways! I like the sound of the telephone box cafe, makes me want to head up that way again soon.