Bike around Britain

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
motty
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby motty » 28 Jul 2013, 8:14pm

I have been following your blog, well done for completing the tour. I will be checking in over the next week or so as you catch up :D

LondonBikeCommuter
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby LondonBikeCommuter » 29 Jul 2013, 5:25pm

jam_har wrote:Hi,
I'm setting off on 01 May (next Wednesday) to cycle around the coast of Britain in 3 months


Would love to know how your getting on with and your thoughts on the how the Akto is performing as a cycle touring tent.

jam_har
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby jam_har » 5 Aug 2013, 12:05pm

Hiya - with regards to the Akto, it's a superb touring tent, and I'd thoroughly recommend it. It survived all sorts of weather and didn't leak once. I had a pole break latterly but that's because someone fell on it, so no design fault. Sometimes the pegs are a little hard to get into the ground, due to the dry weather, however I came across a tip on that - use a piece of copper plumbing tubing (3 way junction), that slots around the end and allows you to push the peg in more easily.

I'm back in Norwich now but still updating the blog - just got back into England on that! Thinking about next trip now, maybe up to Artic Circle via Norway, and tentative thoughts about round the world.

Cheers,

James

jam_har
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby jam_har » 16 Aug 2013, 9:44am

North Wales was proving wet and windy, but Anglesey was nice. Reckon the Isle would make a good road race if you did a circuit, imagine there may well be something like that organised already:

http://bikearoundbritain.com/2013/08/16 ... -anglesey/

jam_har
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby jam_har » 29 Aug 2013, 12:21pm

I've updated my blog with a couple more Welsh legs, and a gallery of some of my favourite pics from tour.

http://bikearoundbritain.com/2013/08/21 ... gallery-1/

Been back at work 3 weeks now, missing life on the open road! Ordered Alastair Humphreys round the world cycling books to gain some inspiration, seriously tempted to go for it.

jam_har
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby jam_har » 15 Sep 2013, 9:04pm

Blog now up-to-date as far as Land's End, Jogle completed! Getting there slowly: http://bikearoundbritain.com/

jam_har
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Re: Bike around Britain

Postby jam_har » 20 Nov 2013, 11:43pm

Bike around Britain blog now complete, and latest post with index and links to route maps for anyone thinking of doing something similar.

http://bikearoundbritain.com/2013/11/20 ... oute-maps/

5,541 miles in 86 days, had a brilliant time, thoroughly recommend it.

Cheers,

James