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by JJF
12 Sep 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring for 10 days around Suffolk & Norfolk... Ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 4173

Re: Cycle touring for 10 days around Suffolk & Norfolk... Id

Another foot (and cycle) ferry worth considering is between Southwold and Walberswick. It's quite unusual because it's rowed (not motorised) and the rower is a woman. It may well be seasonal.
by JJF
7 Sep 2013, 4:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium to Denmark in autumn
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Belgium to Denmark in autumn

The OP says he's planning to go via "one of the Channel ports, maybe Ostend"
Can I point out that there is no longer a ferry from Ramsgate to Ostend. It ceased recently.
by JJF
23 Aug 2013, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NSCR (Ijmuiden to Esbjerg)
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: NSCR (Ijmuiden to Esbjerg)

Elsewhere on this board you will find a thread with the title " north sea cycle route in stages" which discusses this topic. You may find it useful.
by JJF
12 Aug 2013, 4:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "You and Yours"...cycling topic 13 August
Replies: 5
Views: 8078

"You and Yours"...cycling topic 13 August

BBC4 You and Yours say tomorrow they are going to discuss the investment in cycling. However, they spoiled it by inviting "drivers who are already frankly sick" of cyclists etc. I have protested as follows: At the end of Monday's Y and Y there was a trail for tomorrow's item about cycling....
by JJF
6 Aug 2013, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring on a folder
Replies: 30
Views: 6178

Re: touring on a folder

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist which I bought in 1999. I bought it following a very positive article in Cycle mag in 1995. In particular I was looking for ride quality and I haven't been disappointed. The folded size is bigger than, say Dahons and a lot bigger than Brompton. I've toured in B...
by JJF
6 Aug 2013, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist too weak to operate brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2196

Wrist too weak to operate brakes

I was in conversation with a woman who used to cycle but has a problem that leaves her with very weak wrists. The result is that she can't operate the brakes. Can anyone say if there are alternative means of braking. I recognise that there are many bikes with "back pedal" brakes. But they ...
by JJF
5 Aug 2013, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Don't change at Manningtree for Harwich!
Replies: 40
Views: 7704

Re: Don't change at Manningtree for Harwich!

I have used Dutch Flyer several times....catching the Liverpool St/Harwich train at Chelmsford. I've never seen more than a couple of other cyclists on the train and a handful on the ferry. My journeys were in June and Sept.
by JJF
3 Aug 2013, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: north sea cycle route in stages
Replies: 6
Views: 3249

Re: north sea cycle route in stages

cldg51 plans to do the NSCR to Esbjerg "Then maybe the rest next Spring." Unfortunately there are no ferries across the North Sea north of Esbjerg (to Harwich) so the route is no longer complete unless you fly from/to Norway. I tried cycling from Manningtree to Harwich as suggested by Ron....
by JJF
21 May 2013, 5:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Going to Wem ber lee
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Going to Wem ber lee

Today I met this cyclist on the road in mid-Essex. He is cycling to Wembley from Munster in Germany. Something to do with a football match on Saturday.

Under the decorations his trike is a rickshaw from Indonesia.
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by JJF
9 May 2013, 9:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ferries
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: ferries

This quote
"There is a nominal charge of £7 on the Greater Anglia network " which Portland found on the Dutchflyer site is not correct. There is no bike charge on Greater Anglia. See their website.
jjf
by JJF
8 May 2013, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ferries
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: ferries

Hi Slowroad, As I said, I have used Dutchflyer a number of times, most recently in 2009 and May 2012. Bike reservations aren't required on most Greater Anglia trains....as far as I can see, the only exception is the interCity between Liverpool St and Norwich. So, for example if you are travelling fr...
by JJF
1 Apr 2013, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from Malvern to Bonn/Germany ... crossing the channe
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: cycling from Malvern to Bonn/Germany ... crossing the ch

andymiller said above
"Actually the Eurostar goes from Ashford in Kent or Ebbsfleet in Essex".

Correction: Ebbsfleet is in Kent.
by JJF
21 Mar 2013, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: March Alphabet Pics, Z-A
Replies: 191
Views: 7093

Re: March Alphabet Pics, Z-A

F for the Fox and Raven.
by JJF
17 Mar 2013, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: March Alphabet Pics, Z-A
Replies: 191
Views: 7093

Re: March Alphabet Pics, Z-A

I made a minor diversion to find my subject for J. The World Scout Centenary Jamboree took place in Hylands Park and there is a special garden to commemorate the event.
Jamboree.JPG

And would you believe, the sign doesn't use the word Jamboree at all.