Brighton to Cornwall

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Cowsham
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Re: Brighton to Cornwall

Postby Cowsham » 23 Jun 2020, 10:19pm

jgurney wrote:
Cowsham wrote: 4 bikes wouldn't be possible. You'd need..

Ah, if there are 4 or more of them than no freight van would do as none have more than 3 seats.



One could be a stowaway :wink:

eileithyia
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Re: Brighton to Cornwall

Postby eileithyia » 23 Jun 2020, 10:24pm

Cowsham wrote:
I have a vivaro and we could put 3 mountain bikes in each fully loaded up ( panniers stuffed ) for a weeks camping tour. 4 bikes wouldn't be possible. You'd need a Renault master or maybe a long wheel base van -- mines short wb


I beg to differ, I've had 7 bikes in my vivaro van (swb) with some canny packing, 6 with camping kit. The problem is lack of people space, I can carry more bikes than I can carry people.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

Cowsham
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Re: Brighton to Cornwall

Postby Cowsham » 23 Jun 2020, 10:46pm

eileithyia wrote:
Cowsham wrote:
I have a vivaro and we could put 3 mountain bikes in each fully loaded up ( panniers stuffed ) for a weeks camping tour. 4 bikes wouldn't be possible. You'd need a Renault master or maybe a long wheel base van -- mines short wb


I beg to differ, I've had 7 bikes in my vivaro van (swb) with some canny packing, 6 with camping kit. The problem is lack of people space, I can carry more bikes than I can carry people.


We wanted to have the bikes packed and ready to wheel off and onto the boat so the bikes had to be stuffed in with panniers stuffed, tents and sleeping bags on the handle bars plus more stuff piled on the top of the panniers. Then our back packs etc. Granted you could probably get another bike in if you removed all the panniers etc and just throw them on top but did you take the bikes apart to get 7 in plus all the camping stuff for 11 days?

ChrisF
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Re: Brighton to Cornwall

Postby ChrisF » 23 Jun 2020, 10:49pm

whorse@live.co.uk wrote:I would prefer the scenic route, what is Bodmin mood, doesn’t sound nice. Good point, we said Newquay because we could get a train home. However, if we hire a mini bus it can perhaps be open to finishing in another place. Somewhere with some nice pubs to sinks few on the Saturday would be ideal :)

In good weather, Bodmin Moor is one of my favourite places to ride in Cornwall. The route North and (particularly) West of it (NCN 3) is great.
The train from Newquay, though, isn't great - slow, infrequent and you need to change to the main line at Par. You'd be better off finishing at Bodmin, Snozzle (see above!) or Truro, all on or near the main line.
If you want to surf when you arrive, then go to Newquay by all means. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend.
Chris F, Cornwall