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by JJF
19 Jun 2015, 4:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.

TimP, The "ramp" in the discussion in not part of a ferry, it is the sloping road taken by cyclists and cars after leaving the ferry. My post on 7 Oct 2014 explained why some people experience the "significant drop" reported by the OP and some don't. Possibly it has now been fixed.
by JJF
23 May 2015, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of Switzerland
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Tour of Switzerland

Switzerland has a network of cycle routes. I have used a few of them and found the signing very reliable.
Look at
http://www.veloland.ch/en/cycling-in-switzerland.html
by JJF
19 May 2015, 10:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting your bike to Harwich for the ferry
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Getting your bike to Harwich for the ferry

Travel from Lpool St to Harwich in nowhere near as difficult as you imagine. Their policy says 4 bikes per train but it simply means that in certain carriages there are tip-up seats where bikes can be placed. It's quite possible you will find people sitting there. It is entirely normal to get on the...
by JJF
25 Apr 2015, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1st tour advice
Replies: 11
Views: 4241

Re: 1st tour advice

The tour you have described looks ok to me.

It's often recommended to do a short trial tour before setting out on a first tour. It can be quite near home....say a couple of nights with the kit you intend to take later. It gives the opportunity to refine your ideas about luggage etc.
by JJF
8 Apr 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do I get to St Malo from US?
Replies: 28
Views: 3904

Re: How do I get to St Malo from US?

There is a ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo. My copy of European Rail (and ferry) Timetable (formerly produced by Thomas Cook) doesn't show any ferries from Weymouth now. There is a small airport at Dinard which is very near to St Malo. You would need to research how to fly there from UK. There migh...
by JJF
3 Apr 2015, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 3059

Re: London to Paris

In this thread gaz said "Eurostar does not take full size solo bikes." You can't wheel a bike onto the train with you but there is a bike service. Here is a short extract from "the man in seat 61". Taking bikes to Paris, Brussels or Lille by Eurostar... Option 1: Take it with you...
by JJF
1 Apr 2015, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Clarkson for president - no joke!
Replies: 6
Views: 4958

Re: Clarkson for president - no joke!

What's the date?
by JJF
5 Feb 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northern Germany and Denmark (Trier to Hirtshals)
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Northern Germany and Denmark (Trier to Hirtshals)

Hello looserlama, I have cycled on assorted parts of your proposed route but not all of it. First of all your general questions about the nature of the region. There are no wild animals or fearsome meteorological problems. You certainly won't experience heat like in Spain. In the vicinity of the Nor...
by JJF
2 Jan 2015, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Veloscenic France
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Veloscenic France

A short article about a tour on this route appeared in the latest issue of Cycle mag.(Dec 2014/Jan 2015).
by JJF
8 Dec 2014, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor

Thanks for all responses.
I emailed my question to CTC HQ and learned the procedure.
JJF
by JJF
4 Dec 2014, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Code for buying from Cotswold Outdoor

I've been trying to get the code to buy from Cotswold Outdoor. When I enter my username to log in it tells me that the username is reserved. Hopefully it is ....to me. I thought maybe the problem was that I was already logged in to the forum so I would be logged in twice which might not work. So I l...
by JJF
2 Dec 2014, 5:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family cycling holiday recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Family cycling holiday recommendations

The river Avon from Avonmouth thro' Bristol, Bath, Kennet and Avon canal and river Thames to just to the west of London provide a continuous cycle route. Mostly towpaths but with occasional bits of road. If you camp somewhere in the middle then you can have two days of very attractive out-and-back r...
by JJF
20 Oct 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Portuguese coastline
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: Cycling the Portuguese coastline

I cycled a small part of the Portugese coast about 15 years ago. I crossed the Tagus from Lisbon and headed south. I stayed in a B&B in Sesimbra then went to Setubal and took the ferry across the Rio Sado. From there I cycled down the coast to Villa Nova de Milfontes. As borisface says, it is an...
by JJF
14 Oct 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scientific Calculator
Replies: 81
Views: 3256

Re: Scientific Calculator

I have a slide rule. In getting it out to remind myself what it looked like I discovered that in its box there is an instruction booklet that cost 9d.
I also have book of Log tables with my military number stamped on it.
by JJF
7 Oct 2014, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.

I recognise the situation described by greyhead. My partner and I crossed on the ferry to Ouistreham in mid Sept. As we left the ferry itself there were half a dozen or so cyclists about 20 yards in front of us. They responded to the marshals' pointing hands by walking along the road/ramp which was ...